Orpha M Blackford

7 July 1869–22 June 1954 (Age 84)
Clinton Township, Jackson, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Orpha M

When Orpha M Blackford was born on 7 July 1869, in Clinton Township, Jackson, Ohio, United States, her father, Joseph Taylor Blackford, was 35 and her mother, Sarah Ann Springs, was 25. She married James Nelson Angle on 19 May 1889, in Perry, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Beaverton, Gladwin, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died on 22 June 1954, in Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida, United States.

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James Nelson Angle
Orpha M Blackford
Marriage: 19 May 1889
Nellie May Angle
James G Hunter Angle

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 May 1889Perry, Ohio, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 1
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
    Age 9
    Historical Boundaries 1878: Manatee, Florida, United States; 1921: Sarasota, Florida, United States
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 27
    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 called Blackford, for example in Blackford (Somerset), Blackford Farm (Sussex), Blackford Farm in Castle Eaton (Wiltshire), and Blackford House in Tanworth in Arden (Warwickshire), from Old English blæc ‘black, dark’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

    Sources (15)

    • Orpha Blackford in entry for Nellie May Angle, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
    • Orpha Duncan in household of James Duncan, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Orpha Blackford, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"

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