Odie Alma Blackburn

2 September 1888–11 March 1974 (Age 85)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Odie Alma

When Odie Alma Blackburn was born on 2 September 1888, in Georgia, United States, her father, John B Blackburn, was 32 and her mother, Virginia Amy Morgan, was 28. She married Elect Morris Sumner on 17 January 1905, in Dooly, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Irwin, Georgia, United States in 1935 and District 901, Irwin, Georgia, United States in 1940. She died on 11 March 1974, in Ocilla, Irwin, Georgia, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Irwin, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elect Morris Sumner
Odie Alma Blackburn
Marriage: 17 January 1905
James Howard Sumner
Herbert Homer Sumner
Leon Milton Sumner
Myrtle Nell Sumner
Ethel Sumner
Vera Mae Sumner
Curtis Jack Sumner

Spouse and Children

17 January 1905
Dooly, Georgia, United States


    James Howard Sumner


    Herbert Homer Sumner


    Leon Milton Sumner



    Ethel Sumner


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John B Blackburn


    Virginia Amy Morgan




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 5

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 24

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Alma Sumner in household of Elex M Sumner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Alma Sumner in household of E Morris Sumner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alma Sumner in household of E M Sumner, "United States Census, 1930"

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