William BLACKWELL

Male 1844 - 1924  (79 years)


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  • Name William BLACKWELL 
    Born 31 Dec 1844  , , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1901  Ross Twp., Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Religion 1901 
    Methodist 
    Census 1911  Cobden, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Main St., 
    1861 Census Horton Twp., Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Origin 1911  [2
    Irish 
    Occupation Farmer 
    Occupation 1911 
    Mail Carrier 
    Religion 1911  [3
    Holiness Movement 
    Died 7 Aug 1924  Cobden, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried Cobden, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Cobden Union Cemetery
    Cobden, Ontario 
    Person ID I11101875  Bennett Johnston Family
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2018 

    Father George BLACKWELL,   b. Abt 1802, , , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1887, Horton Twp., Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Mother Susanna DAGG,   b. Abt 1807, , , , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1892, Horton Twp., Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Family ID F119  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Grace Young PERCIVAL,   b. 5 May 1859, Bromley Twp., Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1955, Renfrew, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 21 Dec 1892  Cobden, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Children 
     1. Margaret Isabel BLACKWELL,   b. 28 Jul 1897, Bromley Twp., Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1985, Renfrew, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. Percival William BLACKWELL,   b. 1 Apr 1899, , , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1932, Strathmore, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2008 17:39:00 
    Family ID F3667265  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret MASON,   b. 14 Oct 1844, Horton Twp., Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1892  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 15 Jan 1867  , Renfrew Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George W BLACKWELL,   b. Abt 1868, Ross Twp., Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1940  (Age ~ 72 years)
     2. Samuel BLACKWELL,   b. 20 Aug 1870, Ross Twp., Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1882  (Age 12 years)
     3. Eliza Jane BLACKWELL,   b. 5 Sep 1872, Ross Twp., Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1938, Bromley Twp., Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     4. Wilson BLACKWELL,   b. 17 Sep 1874, Ross Twp., Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1950  (Age 75 years)
     5. Sarah Ann BLACKWELL,   b. 5 Jun 1882, , , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1924  (Age 42 years)
     6. Gertrude BLACKWELL,   d. Infant
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2008 17:39:00 
    Family ID F373  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Gravestone-Blackwell, William & Grace nee Percival
    Gravestone-Blackwell, William & Grace nee Percival
    Block 3 - Methodist
    Cobden Union Cemetery
    photographed by Fay Bennett, Sept 2016

  • Notes 

    • Cobden Sun Aug 14th 1924 (reprinted in Renfrew MercuryAug 22 1924)

      On Thursday Aug 7th, God saw fit to take to himself another man who saw pi oneer days in this community in the person of WM Blackwell, whom he had bl essed with a long life of eighty-two years and seven months. Of a fami ly of ten, six sons and four dau who with thier parents came from Irelan d, all have passed to the Great Beyond except one, George of Ottawa. Will iam being the second last. As a fmaily they were all reaised on a farm be low Haleys, near the Garden of Eden and from there they all started o ut in life. Wm married Miss Margaret Mason, dau of the late Mr and Mrs. S am Mason of Horton, and started a home for themselves on a farm in Ross ne ar the corner commonly called Bull's Acre. Here this union was blessed wi th a family of three sons and two dau : George , onw of Cobden; Sam, who d ied at the age of ten years; Wm of Wolftown; Jane Mrs. Magnus McLeod of Wo lftown; and Sarah Ann Mrs. Wesley Clark of Neepawa, Man. From there the f amily moved to Bromley Twp to the farm owned by his son, Mr. Wilson Blackw ell. Abt thirty-three years ago the mother died and Mr W Blackwell marri ed again to Miss Grace Y Percival of Bromley. To themwere born on dau a nd one son Mrs. John Crozier of Cobden an Wm P of Strathmore, Alberta. Tw enty-five years ago they came to Cobden to reside. For twelve years decea sed carried the mail from the locatl Post Office to the station. He w as a man who was highly honoured and respected and one who had been a frie nd to many and was always of a cheerful disposition. His first thought w as always of others. A short illness of two weeks from heart trouble a nd old age brought him to his eath ed. The funeral was held on Sat Aug 9 th from his late home on Morton St to Grace Methodist church where servi ce was conducted by his pastor, Rev W H Shadbolt of the Standard chur ch of which deceased was a strong supporter. Rev Mr Shadbolt was assist ed by Revs L Tomlinson of Forester's Falls and R Collins of Renfrew. Inte rment was made in the Cobden Cemtery. Beside his wife and family who a re left to mourn his loss there is an adopted dau, Miss Alice; an adopt ed son, Harold, aged ten years, died four years ago. One brother Geor ge of Ottawa, also survives, but owing to a visit in the West this summ er was not present at the funeral. Among those from a distance a the funer al were Mr and Mrs W Dagg and Mr Harry Blackwell of Ottawa; Miss Nell Mas on of Montreal, Mr and Mrs Carswell and dau of Campbells Bay; Mr and Mrs P off of Pembroke and a number from Renfrew.

  • Sources 
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