Benjamin Thomas Blackwell
- Born: 26 Jan 1876, Townsville, Vance Co., NC
- Marriage: Lola Byrd Gary on 27 Nov 1907 in Richmond, Virginia 1
- Died: 10 Jan 1943, 4101 Monument Ave., Richmond, VA. at age 66 1
- Buried: Hollywood Cem., Richmond, VA.
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Sallie Wortham Blackwell presented her son, Thomas, a small family New Testament Bible, which had been given to her by "Aunt Sue". This Aunt Sue was Sallie's father's sister, Susan Wortham, who had been given the bible in 1869. Tom was presented the bible on August 6, 1893 by "his affectionate mother". He later gave the bible to his sister Mattie Sue Webb Blackwell Garrett because she had been named for the aunt, Susan Wortham. The bible is currently in the possession of Clara Garrett Fountain of Danville, Va. (April 2004).
See general notes on his father-in-law, Robert Gary, for 1910, 1920 & 1930 census facts.
During the Spanish American War, Benjamin Blackwell was a private in Co. H of the 2nd Regiment of the Georgia Infantry. He was in camp in Tampa, Florida, and spent time at the Fort McPherson Hospital with typhoid fever. He was discharged 8 Dec 1898 at Rome, Georgia, signed by Capt. Walter Perkins (Capt. Co. H, 2nd Ga. Vol. Inf.).
The WWI Draft Registration Card dated Sept. 10, 1918 for Benjamin Thomas Blackwell records his date of birth as January 26, 1876. He is living with his wife, Lola Gary Blackwell, at 106 North Boulevard in Richmond, VA. He is a dentist working at 501 East Franklin Street in Richmond. His physical description is tall with medium build and gray eyes and brown hair.
Benjamin Blackwell attended the Medical College of Virginia, graduating in 1903 with the degree of D.D.S. (Doctor of Dental Science). He practiced in Richmond where he lived on Monument Avenue. A democrat, Dr. Blackwell attended Grove Avenue Church and served as deacon for four years. Also, he was a Mason, belonged Chi Psi Phi, a dental Greek fraternity, the Westmoreland Club, Richmond City Central Society (president in 1914), the Virginia State Dental Association (president in 1920), and the American Dental Association. He also served as a member of the Virginia State Board of Dental Examiners for three years, 1923-1926.
Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation: Dentist.
Benjamin married Lola Byrd Gary, daughter of Robert W. Gary and Imogen Byrd Mallory, on 27 Nov 1907 in Richmond, Virginia.1 (Lola Byrd Gary was born on 27 Sep 1885 in Richmond, Va, died on 23 Apr 1943 in 4101 Monument Ave., Richmond, VA. 1 and was buried in Hollywood Cem., Richmond, VA..)