William Cicero Blackburn

Bartow Tribune
Cartersville, Georgia

January 16, 1919

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W.C. Blackburn, aged forty-two, died at his home near Krebs Mine on Tuesday morning at six o’clock, after a short illness.  The immediate cause of his death was pneumonia, brought on by a serve attack of influenza.  The funeral was held Wednesday morning at Macedonia church and the Junior Order, of which he was a devoted member, had charge of the services at the grave.  Rev. G.G. B. Turner conducted the funeral rites at the Baptist Church, of which Mr. Blackburn was a member.  He was also a valuable member of the Cartersville lodge of Odd Fellows, and was highly esteemed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Coming here about ten years ago from Augusta, Mr. Blackburn has held a responsible position at the Krebs mine.  He was a good citizen, and a man whom to know was a real pleasure.

He is survived by his wife, and four small children, all of whom it is understood, are now suffering from the malady which took the life of their father and husband.  Everything that medical skill and tender nursing could do was afforded the deceased and t his same care is now being given to the members left behind.

[NOTES:  Buried at Old Macedonia Cemetery.  It is possible that the family changed their name from Blackman to Blackburn at some point.  There are conflicting records showing both names.
William Cicero Blackburn is buried at Old Macedonia.  The Bartow County marriage records show Cicero Blackburn marrying Nancy Summey.  The death certificate for William states his name is Blackman, but his obituary and tombstone state Blackburn.
Similar name switches can be found when researching his mother and sister.  Caleb C. “Kitt” Hufstetler, Enoch Washington Alford, Hannah Ponder Lanham, Emma Crow Ginn, Mahala Smith.]


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