John M Blacker

12 September 1918–12 May 2010 (Age 91)
White Heath, Piatt, Illinois, United States

The Life of John M

When John M Blacker was born on 12 September 1918, in White Heath, Piatt, Illinois, United States, his father, Park Everett Blacker, was 34 and his mother, Florence L. Mitchell, was 30. He married Cecil Jeanette Steel on 7 April 1949, in Rochelle, Flagg Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States. He lived in Sangamon Township, Piatt, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Lodge, Piatt, Illinois, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1941. He died on 12 May 2010, in Piatt, Illinois, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Monticello, Piatt, Illinois, United States.

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John M Blacker
Cecil Jeanette Steel
Marriage: 7 April 1949

Spouse and Children


    Cecil Jeanette Steel


7 April 1949
Rochelle, Flagg Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings



    George Stanley Blacker


    Mary Blacker



World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Age 1

During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 24

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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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Sources (3)

  • John Blacker in household of Park Blacker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Blacker in household of Park Blacker, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Blacker in household of Park E Blacker, "United States Census, 1930"

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