According to his 1941 draft card, he stood 5' 11" tall, weighed 198 lbs., had black hair, brown eyes, and a light brown complexion.
He initially enlisted in the Army Infantry (serial #391140513) before the war on 15 Oct 1940, and was released on 7 Nov 1941. During the war, he again entered the Army on 30 Jun 1944, and at the end of the war was released on 21 Dec 1945. (BIRLS)
His first marriage was to Bertha Greengrass, whom he divorced on 21 December 1982. (Wisc. Div. Rec.)
He had a second family with Mary L. Whitebeaver. They had at least one child, Toyvie Leyden “Oopie” Blackdeer in 1960. (Obit, Find a Grave)
1921 Indian census; Roll: M595_168; Page: 4; Line: 13; Agency: Grand Rapids. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M595, 692 rolls); Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
1927 Indian census; Roll: M595_570; Page: 4; Line: 16; Agency: Tomah. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M595, 692 rolls); Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
1930 Federal Census for Levis, Clark, Wisconsin; Page: 6A; District: 0021, LEVIS TOWN; FHL microfilm: 2342298. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.
1940 Federal Census for Levis, Clark, Wisconsin; Roll: m-t0627-04465; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 10-21; Description: LEVIS TOWN. United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.
Obit (of Toyvie Blackdeer) — Winnebago Indian News, Saturday, November 24, 2012; Pg. 3.
Find a Grave, database and images (accessed 14 November 2020), memorial page for Toyvie Leyden “Oopie” Blackdeer (1960–2 Nov 2012), Find a Grave Memorial no. 170259658, citing Winnebago Cemetery, Winnebago, Thurston County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by kmapp (contributor 46799577) .