Title: Stella MAUGERI Blackwell
Page: Blackwell GEDCOM CD
Title: Joyce Lorraine Wiedrich
Page: RootsWeb WorldConnect database :3293720 - Wiedrich/Scarborough
Text: RootsWeb WorldConnect database :3293720 - wiedrich/barth/scarborough/sutton
Note: sister is Mrs. Royal White * * * Wellsboro Agitator of May 28, 1952, p1 has: Three Die in Fire Near Morris Mother, Son and Daughter Trapped in House; Father and Brother Escape. Three persons were burned to death when the rural home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Blackwell, Morris R. D., located four miles south of Morris near Oregon Hill, was destroyed by fire about 3 a. m. Friday morning. Dead are Mrs. Blackwell; her daughter, Shirley Ann Blackwell, 15, student at Liberty Joint High School; a son, Floyd Melvin, 21, who was discharged from the armed forces in January. The father and his brother, Willis Blackwell, were also in the home but escaped from the binning building. Robert Blackwell suffered burns about the head and face. The fire was discovered by Shirley Blackwell who awakened the family. She and her brother, Floyd, tried to attach their mother's artificial leg before carrying her to safety. Apparently, this took too much time and when the three reached the stairs, it collapsed under them. It is believed that defective radio wiring caused the fire. When Morris firemen arrived only three walls were still standing and within, seconds they went down, too. The men searched the ruins for remains of the bodies. All three were found close together. Shirley Ann Blackwell was a sophomore in the Liberty Joint High School. Floyd Melvin Blackwell had served 13 months in Germany with the Seventh Field Artillery in World War II. Later he served 14 months in Japan with the First Cavalry. He was honorably discharged in January. Mrs. Annie English Blackwell, aged 54 years, a native of Oregon Hill, is survived by her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Walter Hunter, Wellsboro; Mrs. Charles Warner and Mrs. William Matthews, Morris; sons, Robert Jr., Wellsboro; John, Morris; Cpl. Willis, Indiantown Gap; brothers, Leon English, Williamsport; John English, and a foster brother, Leland Farnsworth, Knoxville; sisters. Mrs. Ruth Torpey, Corning, N. Y.; Mrs. Florence White of Buffalo, N. Y.; Mrs. Cora Cotter, Texas. Funeral services were held Monday, the Rev. Robert Wilhelm officiating. burial in the Horn cemetery.
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