Biography of John K. & Charles L. Blackman
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Blackman Brothers - John K., and Charles L., - are sons of Solomon K. Blackman, who was a native of the county and a farmer and stock dealer of Speedsville. John K. was educated in the common schools, while Charles received his academic education at Cortland Normal School, teaching eleven terms in Tioga and Tompkins counties. After he left teaching he was for three years employed by Hillyer & Hartley, New Brighton, Staten Island, and then came to Ithaca, where he and his brother (who had been engaged in the same business in Williamsport, Pa., with his uncle, L. Stearns) formed a partnership in February, 1888, buying out the grocery of L. S. McWhorter, which they have since conducted. The brothers are Democrats in politics, and members of the church (Presbyterian and Episcopalian respectively). John is a member of Hobasco Lodge, and married in January, 1888, Margaretta Post, of Shickshinny, Pa. Thdy have one daughter, one and a half years old.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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