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Walter Penniman Blackman (1864 - 1927)

Walter Penniman Blackman
Born in Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 18 Apr 1899 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United Statesmap
Husband of — married about 1923 [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in New Rochelle, Westchester, New York, United Statesmap
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Walter Penniman Blackman served as a colonel in the local National Guard during the Spanish-American War but I have seen no evidence that his unit served overseas. His name appears in numerous articles in the Brooklyn "Daily Eagle" in the late 1890s, mainly describing snappy drills and neatly-kept encampments. He was much involved in social events in Brooklyn. His first marriage, in 1899, was to a wealthy Chicago woman, with whom he had two children before divorcing her in 1907. Some years later he married a much younger woman, who survived him. For many years he ran Blackman, Couvenhoven & Co., an insurance business, in New Rochelle, N.Y.

Burlington (Vt.) Daily News, Tuesday, 22 November 1927, p. 3, col. 4:

Funerals Walter P. Blackman

The body of Walter P. Blackman, a native of this city, whose death occurred at New Rochelle, N.Y. on Nov. 17, was brought to this city Sunday morning and burial took place in the family lot in Lake View Cemetery. The Rev. Julian M. Bishop officiated.

He is survived by his second wife, and by a daughter and son, and by his first wife; by a sister Delia, and by a brother, Oscar Blackman, all of whom were here yesterday for the interment.


  • 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.

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