Blaine, Myrtle Eva (Black) (January 12, 1898 - November 5, 1933)


NIGHT Lived in Converse County for Twenty-nine Years and Had Great Many Friends

Douglas Enterprise - November 7, 1933

Mrs. Arthur Blaine died in Douglas Sunday night at 11:30, following several weeks of severe illness. She had been in bad health since 1929, but this fall became much worse and could not recover.

She was born in Olney, Richland County, Illinois, Jan. 12, 1898, and her maiden name was Myrtle Eva Black. Her parents moved the family to a homestead on Elkhorn Creek between Orin and Glendo, 23 miles southeast of Douglas, in 1904.

Mrs. Blaine graduated from Converse County High School, and married Arthur Blaine on Christmas Day, 1917. Mr. Blaine enlisted in the U.S. Army six months later, and was in France with the A.E.F. when Mary Eva, their first daughter, was born, on Jan. 28, 1919. Another daughter, Hattie Jean, was born April 4, 1921.

Mrs. Blaine was well known and had many friends in Douglas and over the county, and was highly respected and well thought of. Only last December her mother and an aunt died and were buried at Douglas.

Her father, George M. Black, lives at Glendo; a married brother, Victor, lives at Glendo. Mrs. Mary Copsey, Newcastle, and Mrs. George Lilly, Casper, have been in Douglas and assisted greatly in the last few weeks.

The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the M.E. Church, by the Rev. H.C. Crisman. Pallbearers will be John Slonaker, Otis Trumper, Everett Goodrich, William Smith, George Powell of Glenrock, and Harter Schaffner of Midwest.


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