Edward Blacker

10 September 1851–27 November 1910 (Age 59)
Cwmtillery, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of Edward

When Edward Blacker was born on 10 September 1851, in Cwmtillery, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, John Blacker, was 33 and his mother, Maria Gould, was 30. He married Merintha Althera Loveday on 27 October 1873, in Mountain Ash, Mid Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Ystrad-dyfodwg, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1881 and Star Valley, Uinta, Wyoming, United States in 1900. He died on 27 November 1910, in Afton, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Afton, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Blacker
Merintha Althera Loveday
Marriage: 27 October 1873
Edward George Blacker
Sarah Ann Blacker
Mary Blacker
Thomas Blacker
Maria Blacker
Isaac Blacker
William John Blacker
Merintha Althera Blacker
Hyrum Blacker
Fannie Blacker
Kemuel K. Blacker

Spouse and Children

27 October 1873
Mountain Ash, Mid Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)


Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 12

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 16

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

1 English: probably an occupational name for a bleacher of textiles, from Middle English blāken ‘to bleach or whiten’. Compare Bleacher . Alternatively, it could be an agent noun from blæc ‘black’, an occupational name for an ink maker. Compare 2.2 German (Bläcker): probably from Middle Low German black ‘black ink’, hence an occupational name for an ink maker.

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

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Story Highlight


At the age of 22 in October 1873, Edward Blacker married a Mormon girl by the name of Merintha Althera Loveday, age 21. This marriage brought two nationalities together, English and Welsh. Merinth …

Sources (3)

  • Edward Blacker, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Edward Blacker, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Edward Blacker, "United States Census, 1900"

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