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Zeno George Blackwell, Sr.
 1881 - 1965

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  • Suffix  Sr. 
    Birth  15 Jun 1881  , Spartanburg, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sex  Male 
    Died  28 Apr 1965  , , South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Rutherford Memorial Cemetery, , Rutherford, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I9441  Kit 17969 - Edward Williams - NC - 1750
    Last Modified  29 Oct 2005 
     
    Father  George Blackwell, b. 9 Jun 1859/1860, , Spartanburg, South Carolina  
    Family ID  F3966  Group Sheet
     
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    • 1910 Census Cherokee Co., SC Page 245-B Morgan Township
      Blackwell, Zeno 28 SC SC SC Married 1 time for 8 years
      " Ella M. 27 " " NC (wife) 5 children, 4 living
      " Jessie L. 7 " " SC (dau)
      " Nelson 4 " " " (son)
      " Nannie 2 " " " (dau)
      " Duloy 1 " " " (son)

      1920 Census Spartanburg Co., SC Page (Part 2)21-B Cherokee Township - Alabama Ave.
      Blackwell, Zeno 38 SC SC SC Renting, Occ.: Retail Merchant, Furniture Store
      " Ella M. 36 " " " (wife)
      " Jessie Lee 16 " " " (Dau)
      " Nelson 14 " " " (Son)

      Obituary in the Spartanburg Herald, Blackwell, Zeno Sr. - 29 Apr 1965 Page 44, SS Death Index #251-78-9334 (12 gc, 11 ggc)

      Zeno Blackwell Sr. Chesnee Pioneer Dies at 84
      Chesnee - Zeno Blackwell Sr. 84, widley known funeral director and businessman, died Wednesday morning at 12:45 after a long illness.
      Son of the late Mr. And Mrs. George Blackwell, Mr. Blackwell was a pioneer resident and one of the first to open business in Chesnee. Since 1909 he operated both a furniture store and the Blackwell Funeral Home. He was the first to furnish electric lights to Chesnee and the surrounding community, operating the early opwer system on a crude oil engine. He later sold the power business to the city of Chesnee, which in turn sold it to the present owners Duke Power Co. Mr. Blackwell also owned and operated the first silent motion picture house in Chesnee. In 1954, he and his son, Zeno Jr. opened and developed the Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery.
      Survivors: son, Zeno Jr., daughters, Mrs. Jessie Davis of Gaffney, Mrs. Nannie Mae Baker, Mrs. Janette Ezell, Mrs Corrine Martin, all of Chesnee; brothers, Fred of Cowpens; sisters, Mrs. Nan Champion of Mayo, Mrs. Virdie Blackwell of Cowpens, Mrs. Connie Green of Chesnee; 12 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren.
      Services 2:30 Friday, First Baptist Church. The Revs. Earnest A. Mehaffey, B.M. Strickland; entombment in family mausoleum, Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery.
      Pallbearers; Talmadge and Osier Blackwell. L.C. Green Jr., Maynard, Everette, and Bill Vickers, Judd Jenkins, Frank Hawkins, Vernon and Allison Hines, F---man Jolley. Honorary ……… Sunday …. of the Church, several phusicians and others.
      Body at home of daughter Mrs. Baker 10 today in Church at.... :30 Friday.
      Blackwell Funeral Home.
      Chesnee merchants have indicated they will close their doors from 2 t0 3:30 p.m. Freiday as a tribute in Mr. Blackwell’s memory.
     

  
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