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Lewis Blackhall

Lewis Blackhall

Posted: 1285595487000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Blackhall
I've found entries for the deaths of two of his children in the Idaho death records and also for the death of Lewis in 1910 in Fremont County, I have his spouse as Anna M ??? ore Maude A ??? but no surname, would his death record or the birth/death records for his children show the mothers maiden name.

Re: Lewis Blackhall

Posted: 1287184181000
Classification: Query
Hopefully you have the exact death date of Lewis and then you can request a copy of his death from the Fremont County Herald Chronicle, 44 N. Bridge, St. Anthony, ID 83445, 208-624-4455. His obituary might have her maiden name.

Check with the Fremont Court Clerk/Recorder, 151 West First North, St. Anthony 83445, 208-624-7401 and ask if th emother's maiden name appears on the child's birth certificate. It does in other states but I'm not sure about Idaho. Successful Searching!

Re: Lewis Blackhall

Posted: 1287205216000
Classification: Query
The 1910 Census for St Anthony, Fremont Co, ID, enumerated April 16.
Lewis C Blackhall, age 29(circa 1880/1881), born in Canada to both parents born in Scotland, immigrated in 1901, immigration status "PA" which means "papers" indicating he had filed his declaration of intention to become a citizen. He was a bookkeeper/Forest(?) service.
Anna M, age 29, born in Canada to both parents born in Canada
Lewis C. Jr, age 5, born in Idaho
--a book identifies a life insurance policy was paid in St. Anthony for Lewis C. Blackhall in the amount of $1,000.00, in the week ending 10/22/1910.

I find three family tree's having a Lewis Blackhall. They show his birth in 1835 in Moray, Scotland, son of Cosmo Blackhall and Janet Thomson. They show he died on 20 July 1910, but location unknown.

His gravestone:;
This identifies THIS Lewis C. Blackhall as born July 6, 1860 and died August 27, 1910. He is buried in the Saint Anthony Cemetery, Fremont County, ID.
--Now is this a different person than the one in the 1900 census, or did they make a mistake on year of birth, 1860 instead of 1880?

There are two other Blackhall's found in the cemetery:
Mona, born June 9, 1907, died April 30, 1908, dau of L.C. and Maude Blackhall.;
Jack, born unknown, died unknown. (Possibly a child of theirs).

That is your first step, contact the cemetery for any information they have.

It appears to me the person in the 1900 Census and the one found in the cemetery are the same person, with the error in the stone.

I searched the 1901 Canadian Census, without success. They may have emigrated before it was enumerated.
I searched the databases of British Columbia, no marriage identifiable to criteria.
I searched a number of other Canadian sites, but without specific information as to where they came from, search impossible.

Idaho holds birth certificates as confidential for 100 years, Death Certificates for 50 years (so at this point you are okay). The State did not hold the records until July 1911, so you would have to contact the COUNTY Clerk (Not Court Clerk) / Recorder

In the future, present the information you have on your persons. Identify known dates of birth, dates of death, places of birth, etc. It prevents a volunteer from having to start from scratch. You may have what I found, I didn't and needed the research for the investigation. Do you know what happened to the wife after the death of Lewis?

Ron Bestrom
Tacoma, WA

Re: Lewis Blackhall

Posted: 1287230385000
Classification: Query

Many thanks for that info

I'm sorry I didn't give more information as it was more of a general query to find out which details might be in the records

In future I'll make sure that I post everything relevant to the query

Probably the best way is to list my Blackhall website at

Ron - The Lewis Blackhall I am intersted in was indeed born
Lewwis Chalmers Blackhall 6 July 1880 in Ontario, Canada to James Blackhall & Louisa Chalmers and died 27 August 1910 Big Springs, Fremont, Idaho.

I have him in the following census

1881 age 0 in Toronto City, Ontario
1891 age 10 in York West, Ontario
1910 age 29 in Fremont Idaho

I have found no trace of him in the years between 1891 & 1910 and no trace of his marriage although his first child that I am aware of was born Lewis C Blackhall in 1905 in Idaho.

I have no further info on his wife

But I'll follow up on the pointers given by yourself and Judy

Many thanks Jim
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