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P. C. Blackmer
Born 1848
P. C. BLACKMER, farmer, Clay Twp., Sec. —; P.O. Onslow; was born in Enfield, Mass., in 1848. At the breaking-out of the war of the rebellion in 1861, he enlisted in Springfield, Mass., in Co. I, 27th Mass. V.I.; participated in a number of hardfought battles, and was honorably discharged at the close of the war. In the latter part of 1865, he went to Kendall Co., Ill., where his parents (Luke and Huldah Blackmer) lived, and remained in that county until 1867, when he came to this (Jones) county. July 4, 1871, he married Roseltha Eckler; their children are William E., Alice J. and Charlie L. Mr. Blackmer and wife are members of the Free-Will Baptist Church; in politics, Mr. B. is a strong Republican. He is extensively engaged in farming, and is a man of much enterprise.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 701.

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