George Albert Blackman

9 February 1863–12 November 1941 (Age 78)
Magnolia, Harrison, Iowa, United States

The Life of George Albert

When George Albert Blackman was born on 9 February 1863, in Magnolia, Harrison, Iowa, United States, his father, George James Blackman, was 33 and his mother, Harriet Staley, was 33. He married Alice Hudson Sabin on 5 September 1883, in Magnolia, Harrison, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Greenacres, City of Spokane Valley, Spokane, Washington, United States for about 10 years and Greenacres Township, Spokane, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 12 November 1941, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Pines Cemetery, Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States.

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George Albert Blackman
Alice Hudson Sabin
Marriage: 5 September 1883
Verne Merritt Blackman
Fields Blackman
Charles Willis Blackman
Estella R. Blackman
Nellie Vida Blackman
George I Blackman

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5 September 1883
Magnolia, Harrison, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 4

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 21

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: descriptive nickname for someone of swarthy complexion or hair, or else someone with a pale complexion or hair ( see Black ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • George Blackman in household of George Blackman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George A Blackman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George A Blackman, "United States Census, 1940"

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