Winifred Isabelle Blackburn

4 August 1898–18 September 1985 (Age 87)
Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Winifred Isabelle

When Winifred Isabelle Blackburn was born on 4 August 1898, in Oklahoma, United States, her father, Edgar Stanton Blackburn, was 30 and her mother, Talitha Jane Vance, was 30. She married Robert Lee Snyder on 21 May 1919, in Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States. She died on 18 September 1985, in Edmonds, Snohomish, Washington, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Sumner Cemetery, Sumner, Pierce, Washington, United States.

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Robert Lee Snyder
Winifred Isabelle Blackburn
Marriage: 21 May 1919

Spouse and Children

21 May 1919
Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Edgar Stanton Blackburn





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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Age 9

Oklahoma is the 46th state.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 23

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Blackburn, but especially the one in Lancashire, so named with Old English blæc ‘dark’ + burna ‘stream’. The surname is mainly found in northern England.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Winifred Isabelle Blackburn, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
  • The Blackburn Family Association Master Database
  • Legacy NFS Source: Winnie Blackburn - Published information: Family genealogies: birth-name: Winnie Blackburn

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