Joseph Woodrow Blackwell

11 June 1925–July 1983 (Age 58)
Luverne, Crenshaw, Alabama, United States

The Life of Joseph Woodrow

When Joseph Woodrow Blackwell was born on 11 June 1925, in Luverne, Crenshaw, Alabama, United States, his father, Joseph Porter Blackwell, was 20 and his mother, Gladys Compton, was 16. He married Frances Marie Goree on 20 June 1950, in Jackson, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Aiken, Crenshaw, Alabama, United States in 1930. He died in July 1983, in Coosada, Elmore, Alabama, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Oakwood Annex Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, United States.

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Joseph Woodrow Blackwell
Frances Marie Goree
Marriage: 20 June 1950
Gladys Josephine Blackwell

Spouse and Children

20 June 1950
Jackson, Mississippi, United States


    Gladys Josephine Blackwell


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 4

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Age 16

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Cumbria, Derbyshire, County Durham, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire, named Blackwell, from Old English blæc ‘black’, ‘dark’ + wæll(a), well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Woodrow Blackwell in household of Joe Blackwell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Joseph R Blackwell in household of Joe P Blackwell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joseph W Blackwell, "Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979"

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