John Blackwell

15 May 1874–11 April 1955 (Age 80)
Wayne, Tennessee, United States

The Life of John

When John Blackwell was born on 15 May 1874, in Wayne, Tennessee, United States, his father, Nathaniel Martin Blackwell, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Ellen Hollis, was 33. He married Cara Dampf on 31 October 1922, in Searcy, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Civil District 11, Greene, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Marshall, Searcy, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 11 April 1955, in Iron City, Lawrence, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Wayne, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Blackwell
Cara Dampf
Marriage: 31 October 1922
Mary Rizzo

Spouse and Children

31 October 1922
Searcy, Arkansas, United States


    Mary Rizzo


Parents and Siblings



    Mary E. "Pollie" Blackwell


    Wayne A. Blackwell


    Ellen W. Blackwell


    James Blackwell


    Sarah E. Blackwell


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

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.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 4

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

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.

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)

  • John Blackwell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Blackwell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John Blackwell in household of Nathanl Blackwell, "United States Census, 1880"

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