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Adelia M. Blackman (1865 - 1942)

Adelia M. "Dele" Blackman
Born in Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, United Statesmap
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Died in Palo Alto, Santa Clara, California, United Statesmap
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Aunt Dele never married. She was fiercely protective of her younger brother Oscar, and during their younger days stood up for him against their father Oscar P. Blackman, whose funeral she refused to attend.

After World War I, Dele falsified her birthdate, cheerfully shaving 11 years off her age, in order to obtain a passport to go to Europe to work for the Red Cross.

A few years before her death, Dele sold her home in Bellport, L.I. and moved to Palo Alto where her younger brother Oscar lived. It was he who found her, dead in her Palo Alto apartment.


  • Allen, Orlin P., The Allen Memorial: Descendants of Samuel Allen of Windsor, Conn., 1640-1907. Second Series (1907). Pages 258-267 (Appendix II: Penniman), at 266.
  • Personal knowledge, from family stories told me.

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