Blackman, James Allen (April, 1890 - May 8, 1956)
Funeral for James Blackman
Douglas Budget - May 10, 1956James Allen Blackman, well known Douglas resident, was found dead in the basement at his home at 232 N. 6th St., Tuesday. His wife discovered the body. He was 66 years old.
Funeral services will be at Stark's Chapel Friday, May 11th at 2 p.m., with Rev. A. Ray Henry officiating. Burial will be in Douglas Park Cemetery.
Mr. Blackman was born April , 1890 in Graham, Kansas and served with the United States Field Artillery in France during World War I. Following his discharge from the service, he moved to Wyoming and homesteaded in the Dry Creek Community in 1919. He and his family lived on their ranch until 1945 when they moved to Douglas where Mr. Blackman became engaged in the garage and electrical business in which he was actively engaged until his death.
Mr. Blackman married Pearle E. Gleim in York, Nebr., prior to moving to Wyoming.
Survivors are his wife, Pearle, one son, Wayne of Casper, one daughter, Lydia Pero of Salt Lake City, a brother Jay of Hill City, Kansas, two sisters, Edith Krump and Ethel Wilkers of Arkansas and Texas, a half-sister, May Zugler, of Phoenix, Arizona and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, James H. who died in 1939.
He was a member of the Fort Fetterman Post of the VFW in Douglas.