This is the second section of a booklet that I put together for my father-in-law’s 96th birthday. His parents were Clifford Franklin and Bertha Bryan Blackmore. Section two is about Clifford’s parents. Future postings will include the other parents and grandparents of Clifford and Bertha and will include Blincow and Doyle surnames. I have also included a small amount of information about the siblings of these direct ancestors.
George Marlin Blackmore and Mary Blincow
George Marlin BLACKMORE was born on 27 March 1865 in Odell, Livingston County, Illinois to Thomas Greenslade Blackmore and Jane Francis Lemon. Sometime in the 1870s George with his family moved to Nebraska. In the 1880 census George and his parents were living in North Platte, Nebraska and in 1885 they were living in McFadden in York County, Nebraska.
George married Mary Elizabeth “Polly” BLINCOW. “Polly” was born on 3 May 1869 in Long Buckby, England. She was the daughter of William A Blincow and Betsy Wikes Howe. This family emigrated from England about 1872.
In 1885 the Blackmore family and the Blincow family lived next to each other in York, Nebraska. Then on 30 December 1887 Polly married George in York. They lived in Nebraska, for a brief time in Kansas as Mattie Hazel was there and then they moved to Colorado.
Mary and George had eight children: Henry Irvin, Clifford Franklin, Ada Florence, Mattie Hazel, Harold Robert, Leonard, Reba Martha and George Raymond Blackmore.
According to different census records, George was a teamster (1900) and a house carpenter (1910) in Granite, Colorado, and a farmer (1920) in Rifle, Colorado. However, in the 1906 Colorado State Business Directory it stated that George M Blackmore owned a meat market. George’s brother Calvin owned a meat market in 1896. Did George buy this from his brother Calvin who then moved?
In 1940 George and Mary lived “in town” at 239 Fifth Street, Rifle. George died on 13 November 1949 in Rifle, Garfield County, Colorado and he was buried in November 1949 in Rifle. Polly died on 23 January 1951 and she was also buried in Rifle.
Children of George and Mary Blincow Blackmore
Henry Irvin Blackmore was born on 8 December 1888 in McCool, Nebraska. I believe he died in January 1898 in Granite, Chaffee County, Colorado. No further information is known about him.
Clifford Franklin Blackmore was born on 16 February 1890 in McCool, Nebraska. He married Bertha Jane Bryan on 10 November 1914 in Winchester, California. More complete information about this family is found in the first section of this blog series.
Ada Florence Blackmore was born on 1 November 1891 in Fairmont, Nebraska. By 1900 Ada and her family were living in Granite, Colorado. Ada married Edward Loesch on 29 June 1913 in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Edward was born on 4 January 1889 in Colorado. His parents were Jacob B Loesch and Julia A Voltz. According to the World War I Draft Registration card, Edward was short, stout and had blue eyes and light brown hair.
Edward and Ada had five children: three boys (Edward Jacob, George Wallace and Russell Eugene) and two girls (Mary Idell and Lois Ada). All of the children were born in Colorado. Edward and Ada lived in Granite County, but according to various census records, their farms were in the towns of Divide, South Rifle and Silt. Edward died on 31 January 1952 in Colorado. Ada died in August 1982 in Rifle, Colorado.
Mattie Hazel Blackmore was born on 4 February 1893 in Colby, Thomas County, Kansas. She married Otis Albert Mallory on 26 July 1914 in Rifle, Colorado. Otis was born on 26 July 1886 in Wills Gulch, Gilpin County, Colorado.
Otis and Mattie had six children, four boys (Albert “Marlin”, Clayton Kent, Lloyd Raymond and Gene) and two girls (Phyllis Marie and Mary Margie). Gene died when he was about six weeks old. He is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery. Another son, Albert Marlin died at age 22. He is also buried in this cemetery.
Otis was a farmer but in a 1928 city directory it stated that he and Mattie were living in Grand Junction and he was working for the Holly Sugar Corp.
Then in 1940 Otis was working in Brea, California, for a citrus fruit company. It is unknown how long they lived in California but Otis was listed in the 1948 voter registration list for Orange County, California.
Otis died on 24 October 1949 and he is buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Colorado. Mattie died on 4 January 1958 in Brea, Orange County, California.
Harold Robert Blackmore was born on 23 June 1895 in Granite, Colorado. Harold married Florence Moore on 19 November 1923 in Glenwood Springs,Colorado. When looking at postcards, parts of the town look less developed, but Glenwood Springs appears to have been a resort area because the town had at least two large hotels, springs and even a large wood slide for the children to use to go into some water. I don’t know if it was a lake or springs though.
In 1930 Harold and Florence were living in Phoenix, Arizona. Florence was a nurse and Harold was a lettuce packer. A 1932 Reno, Nevada, newspaper stated that Florence Blackmore and Harold Blackmore were granted a divorce decree. After the divorce I don’t have any more information about Florence.
On 31 December 1935 Harold married Alta Lucine Gwynn in Rifle. Alta was born about 11 September 1913 in Thermopolis, Wyoming. They had no children.
Harold died on 8 March 1979 in Rifle.
Alta died on 11 May 2006 also in Rifle, Colorado. The obituary for Alta ran in four Colorado newspapers. This one is from the Vail Daily News on May 17, 2006
Leonard S Blackmore was born on 4 April 1898 and died a few months later on 26 August 1898, in Granite, Colorado. Leonard was buried in Home of Peace Cemetery in Weld, Colorado.
Reba Martha Blackmore was born on 7 December 1900 in Granite, Colorado. Reba married Emery Clifford Harlow on 14 August 1921 in Meeker, Colorado. Often Emery went by the name Clifford. He was born on 30 November 1898 in Glenwood Springs, Garfield County. From his World War I Draft Registration card it indicated that he was tall and slender and had blue eyes and light brown hair.
Cliff and Reba had one boy Gerald Vincent and one girl Gladys Maxine. Both of them were born in Colorado. Cliff was generally a farmer; however in the 1940 census he was listed as a proprietor of a “Gasoline Filling Station” in Rifle, Colorado. Cliff and Reba both died in Rifle: Cliff on 27 February 1968 and Reba in 1974. They were buried in the Moose Lodge Section of Rose Hill Cemetery in Rifle.
George Raymond Blackmore was born on 17 May 1904 in Granite, Colorado. He married Nettie Wright on 7 March 1928 in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
Nettie was the daughter of Barnabas Wright and Daisy Raymond and was born on 9 March 1907 in Garfield County. George and Nettie had three children, Harold Elmer, Irene Loraine and Dorothy Rae. Nettie died on 14 January 1956 in Rifle. According to a book written by Clifford F Blackmore, George then married Zella, last name unknown, on 21 February 1960. They probably married in Colorado since it appears that George spent his entire life in that state.
George died on 12 July 1967 in Grand Junction, Colorado. No further information is known about Zella.