Edward Blackwell

Edward Blackwell, manager of the Gull River Lumber Company of Cooperstown, was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin, August 25, 1863. His father, Charles Blackwell was born in New York and was a pioneer of southern Wisconsin. He was a soldier in the Civil War and died in a hospital at Memphis, Tennessee. Mrs. Charles Blackwell was Miss Jane Moon.

Edward Blackwell was younges of 4 children - two boys and two girls. He was reared and educated at Waukesha, Wisconsin. At 16 he went to Topeka, Kansas and worked for the Kansas Lumber Company for three years, then returned to Wisconsin, then to Fergus Falls, Minnesota, where he worked for the John McCullough Lumber Com. About a year, then to Sanborn, Dakota Territory, then to LaMoure, North Dakota. He soon afterward traveled as a lumber salesman through Nebraska, and in the spring of 1885 located at Cooperstown, accepting the position of manager for the Gull River Lumber, until the present time.

Mr. Blackwell was married in St. Clair County, Michigan in 1887, t Miss Mary Davis, a daughter of William H. Davis, a farmer of that county.

They have two children Lillian and Ruth. He is a Mason and A.O.U. H.

Bibliography: Condensed from Compendium of History and Biography of North Dakota, 1900, page 276.

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