I am new here and would like to see if I could get a little info
I am looking for information on my Great Grandfather. I have a bit
that I've gathered from my family, but am still looking for more (on my
Great Grandmother, actually). John A. Blackwood was (as far as we know) not
born in Texas. He might have been born in Arkansas. His DOB is Apr 12,
1895. Guessing based on what I know, he married between 1913 and 1935ish to
Clara born about 1891. I don't know for sure, but her maiden name might be
Moore. John had a brother, Joe who was a fireman in Stephenville. John and
Clara had several children one of which is Clara Bell Blackwood (my paternal
grandmother). John was a Mason and Clara belonged to the Order of Stars (I
think that is what it was called, I might be wrong). John died in Nov 1969.
Both are buried in Erath Garden of Memories Cemetery just west of
Stephenville. I have been told John was a member of the Assembly of God
then converted and attended a Methodist church on McCart in Stephenville.
John was a barber and had a shop at 129 N Virginia St just east of the
square (a block from Jake and Dorthey's Cafe).
Clara Bell went on to marry Bruce Anderson (a serviceman stationed
nearby during the Korean conflict). Speaking of which, can anybody help me
on the name of that station? I've checked every site I can and none have
reference to a base anywhere near Stephenville.
As you can see, I do have a lot of info. But there are still hole.
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.