Oris Degrapharee Blackburn

13 November 1899–11 July 1985 (Age 85)
Baconton, Mitchell, Georgia, United States

The Life of Oris Degrapharee

When Oris Degrapharee Blackburn was born on 13 November 1899, in Baconton, Mitchell, Georgia, United States, his father, William J. Blackburn, was 24 and his mother, Elishann Elliefair Bozeman, was 13. He married Mary Emma Johnson on 17 September 1927, in Moultrie, Colquitt, Georgia, United States. He lived in Sale City, Mitchell, Georgia, United States in 1920 and District 1199, Brooks, Georgia, United States in 1940. He died on 11 July 1985, in Quitman, Brooks, Georgia, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Quitman, Brooks, Georgia, United States.

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Oris Degrapharee Blackburn
Mary Emma Johnson
Marriage: 17 September 1927

Spouse and Children

17 September 1927
Moultrie, Colquitt, Georgia, United States

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

Age 7

The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.
1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 23

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.

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)

  • Oris Blackburn, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Orus M Blackburn in household of Billie Blackburn, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Oris Blackburn in household of William J Blackburn, "United States Census, 1920"

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