Parley Pratt Blackburn

Brief Life History of Parley Pratt

When Parley Pratt Blackburn was born on 9 March 1874, in Minersville, Beaver, Utah, United States, his father, Elias Hicks Blackburn, was 46 and his mother, Nancy Phipps Lane, was 40. He married Mary Margaret Bonzo on 14 June 1905, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Diamond, Juab, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 7 May 1923, in Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Grove City Cemetery, Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States.

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Parley Pratt Blackburn
Mary Margaret Bonzo
Marriage: 14 June 1905
Dudley Pratt Blackburn
Lyle Marion Blackburn
Mildred Agnes Blackburn
Raymond Hicks Blackburn

Sources (59)

  • Parley Pratt Blackburn, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Parley P. Blackburn, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Parley P Blackburn, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.


Historical Boundaries: 1878: Piute, Utah Territory, United States 1892: Wayne, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Wayne, Utah, United States


Idaho is the 43rd state.

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’. This surname is found mainly in northern England.

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

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Mission to the Southern States

April 1902- May 1904 Age: 27 Southern States Set Apart: 9 April, 1902 End Date 2 May, 1904 Priesthood Office: Elder Priesthood: Elder Called From: Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States Set apart b …

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