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Blackwell, WI.

Blackwell, WI.

W. Blackwell (View posts)
Posted: 12 Apr 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Blackwell
Does anyone know how Blackwell and Blackwell Junction in Forest Co. got their names? Who were they named after? Which Blackwell? Are their any Blackwells still living in or near Forest Co.?

Blackwell

Posted: 10 Mar 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Apr 2002 7:13PM GMT
Surnames: BLACKWELL
I have a small amount of information regarding Blackwell from a research project published in 1980 by the Youth Community Conservation Improvement Program and funded by a grant through NEWCAP. The information is a bit confusing... it states that Blackwell was named after a man who established a small mill on the Rat River not far from the present site of the town. This was in 1904. It says that no one knows the exact date thta Mr. Flanner arrived, but to be between 1904-1909.
So it's a bit confusing because this man's name was not Blackwell. If you would like further information from this research project, please email me.
Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

Re: Blackwell

tim flanner (View posts)
Posted: 12 Mar 2002 5:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Good Morning-

I did a message board search using "flanner" as the search word. Your information popped up.

I'm curious where the Flanner in your message figured in?

Any information I can provide I'll be happy to do so.

Thanks-

Tim

Re: Blackwell/Flanner

Posted: 12 Mar 2002 9:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Apr 2002 7:13PM GMT
Surnames: FLANNER, BLACKWELL
Tim...if you look at the thread from the original message it was actually in regards to Blackwell (a town). However...the name Flanner was included because it appears that the man that established this town was a Mr. Flanner. Contact me via direct email if you would like to know what information I have. Thanks. Bridget flatland@newnorth.net

Re: Blackwell/Flanner

tim flanner (View posts)
Posted: 25 Jun 2002 9:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Bridget- Sorry for the long delay. Your message indicated a direct email link. I wasn't able to send anything that way. I am interested in any info you might have re Flanner and would be happy to give you anything that could help you.

Re: Blackwell, WI.

Posted: 3 Mar 2013 8:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Likely after the company president-see below from 1904
Flanner and Steger already had towns named after them.

THE FLANNER-STEGER CO.
The Flanner-Steger Land & Lumber Co.,
of Chicago, was granted a certificate of incorporation
by the secretary of the State of Illinois
last week, with a capital of $25,000. The
officers are: President, G. C. Flanner; vicepresident,
J. V. Steger; second vice-president,
G. H. Fuller; secretary, J. Scott Blackwell;
treasurer, J. Howard McEldowney.
Tt is the purpose of the incorporators to
operate saw mills, market lumber and dispose
of the clearing land for farming purposes. A
tract of 25,000 acres has been purchased in
Forest countv, Wisconsin.

Re: Blackwell, WI.

Posted: 3 Mar 2013 8:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
I meant likely after the company secretary J.Scott Blackwell

Re: Blackwell, WI.

Posted: 3 Mar 2013 9:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Blackwell
I guess this proves that old posts never die. Thanks for your info. It is the most probable explanation of how Blackwell and Blackwell Junction, WI got it's name. In 1999 I was actively trying to identify and research as many Blackwell place names as I could find. I'm not so active any more, but will add this info to my data.

Re: Blackwell, WI.

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 1:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
I just figured out the connection between J.Scott Blackwell and George C.Flanner-they were cousins. It seems George's mother Sabina Silverthorn and J.Scott's mother Martha Silverthorn were sisters. It pays to do the research here on ancestry. At the time (1904) that Flanner-Steger Land & Lumber Company was created in this unnamed town, there was already a Flanner WI after George, President and a Steger Ill after John V.Steger, V.President (the man who made pianos from the N.WI wood), it makes sense that they named it after Blackwell.
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