Hazleton Obituaries

Here are obituaries from my BLACKWELL family research. If this isn't the proper format to enter them let me know. I have them transcribed on a Mac system using Micro-soft word but I think you should be able to cut and past from this mail to the board. I submitted them once before but they never appeared on the obit board. Mary Anne (Stanley) Magnuson - my mother was Martha Blackwell

Hazleton Pa. Plain Speaker, Monday, August 19, 1907

Another Hazleton pioneer is dead in the person of Lewis G. Blackwell, who passed away at his home on East Mine Street late Saturday afternoon at the age of 81 years. He was born at Newport, this county, in 1826, and at an early age went with his father and the rest of the family to Hackettstown, N. J., where he lived until he was 18 years of age. In 1844 he came to Hazleton, where he resided ever since. When he first came to Hazleton he was employed by A. Pardee in the foundry and later on he worked for the same company as a fireman and engineer. In 1864 he met with an accident in a collision at Black Creek Junction, which crippled him so badly that he could not work for a year. Later he worked for A. Pardee & Co. in the machine shop, where he remained until 1890, when he was forced to retire on account of his injured limb. His grandfather was born in England and fought in the Revolutionary war with Washington. He is survived by one sister, residing in Gillman, Ill., also his aged wife and the following children: Gardner, of Weatherly, William, Harry, and Ellsworth, of Hazleton; George, of Fort Hancock, Sandy Hook, N. J., a private in heavy artillery; Mrs. William Purdy, of Hazleton; Mrs. Edward Bannon of Port Carbon; Mrs. Edward Blewitt, Scranton. Mr. Blackwell was married in 1854 to Miss Almena Krapf, a sister to Casper Krapf, of this city. The Funeral will take place on Tuesday afternoon. Services will be held at the house by Rev. Russell.

Hazleton Pa. Plain Speaker, Tuesday, August 20, 1907
Today´s Funerals - Lewis G. Blackwell

The funeral of Lewis G. Blackwell took place this afternoon. Services were conducted at the family residence on East Mine street, and interment followed in the Vine Street Cemetery. Among those at the obsequies were Senator and Mrs. Blewitt, of Scranton. Mrs. Blewitt is a daughter of the deceased.

January 11, 1923, Standard Sentinel, Hazleton, Pa.

William Blackwell, aged 66 years, a native of this city, died last night at the home of his son Arthur at Oakdale. The end came very suddenly, he being stricken while moving about the house. He dropped lifeless to the floor. He is survived by his widow and the following sons: Clayton, of Edgewater, N. J.; Christian, of Brooklyn, Arthur, of Oakdale, and Albert of Brooklyn. The funeral is planned for Sunday afternoon at 2 o´clock, with interment in the Vine street cemetery.

February 8, 1941, Standard Sentinel, Hazleton, Pa.
George W. Blackwell, aged 72 years of 12 West Oakdale, died at the Mercy Hospital in Wilkes-Barre at 9:40 o´clock yesterday morning of pneumonia, following a five weeks´ illness. He was born in Hazleton February 7, 1869, and was a veteran of the Spanish American War and the World War. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Eleanor Purdy, of this city and several nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be conducted at the residence of his nephew Arthur Blackwell, in Oakdale, on Monday afternoon at 2:30 o´clock, with the Rev Haffner, of Freeland, officiating. Burial will be in the vine street cemetery, city.

February 11, 1941 Standard Sentinel, Hazleton, Pa
Funerals - George W. Blackwell

A military funeral was held yesterday for George W. Blackwell who died at the Mercy Hospital Wilkes-Barre, on Friday. Services were conducted at the house of his nephew, Arthur Blackwell of West Oakdale, by Rev. F. S. Haffner, pastor of St. Luke´s Lutheran church at Freeland and interment was in the Vine street cemetery. The Hazleton American Legion post furnished the firing squad and conducted the military rites. Pallbearers were Angelo Barto, John Farrar, John O´Donnel, George Schrader, Clarence Phillips and William Blackwell. The following members of the American Legion served as members of the firing squad: Edward McGinty, Henry Schaub, Christ Wilhelm, Steve Dehonyas, John Cassie, John Dill. Samuel Edlestein was the color bearer and Evelyn Hornick was the bugler.

Hazleton Pa. Plain Speaker, October 22, 1916

Mrs. Edward J. Bannon, of Palo Alto, Schuykill county, formerly of Hazleton, died Sunday morning after a lingering illness of ten months. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Charles E and Joseph A., of Atlanta, Georgia; Sadie E., of Reading; William H, of Hazleton; Edward, J., of El Paso, Texas , and Thelma, at home; also the following brothers and sisters; Gardner Blackwell, of Weatherly; Mrs. Edward Blewitt, of Philadelphia; Mrs. Wm. Purdy, Wm. Blackwell, George, Harry and Ellsworth (Blackwell) all of Hazleton. She was the daughter of Mrs. Almena Blackwell, who was buried last Tuesday in this city. The funeral will take place Wednesday from the residence, 50 East Bacon Street, Palo Alto. Interment will follow in the Lutheran cemetery, at Port Carbon.

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