Willie Blackburn

31 January 1892–16 April 1940 (Age 48)
White Plains, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Willie

When Willie Blackburn was born on 31 January 1892, in White Plains, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States, her father, William Allison Blackburn, was 33 and her mother, Sarah Oliver Butler, was 29. She married Esmer Francis Oates on 9 January 1915. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Magisterial District 1 Curtail, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Dawson Springs, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States in 1910. She died on 16 April 1940, in Nortonville, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Salem Cemetery, Clay City, Powell, Kentucky, United States.

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Esmer Francis Oates
Willie Blackburn
Marriage: 9 January 1915
James Howard
William Matthew Oates

Spouse and Children

9 January 1915


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1900 · Governor Shot

Age 8

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 14

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Willie Blackburn in household of W A Blackburn, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Willie Blackburn in household of William Blackburn, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Willie Blackburn in entry for James Howard Oates and Robbie Nell Dannelley, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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