Chapter 5: William
Blackledge and Descendants
Providing a look at some submitted photos that did not appear in First Edition of "Blackledges in America." Note: descendant numbers from the Second Edition for Chapter 5 [Sept 2011 database] have been inserted in the photo captions to provide "Blackledges in America" identification references.
[This is the second 'extra' photo page for
5. For other
photos, see: Page
Page Index ]
|Susan Crispen: [top]: Four
direct generations. [Left to right}: Emma Zetta
Blackledge ; Etta Susan Brown  with baby
Virginia Sloan ;
(and) Susan Crispen [sp:150];
taken in Missouri in 1909. [bottom]: gravestone
of Susan Crispen [sp: 150]
in Evergreen Cemetery, Cameron, MO: "1828-1918;" photo taken by Ernest Thompson in 2003.
||Susan Crispen: Susan was
the spouse of Joseph Blackledge  and the mother of thirteen
including Emma Zetta and Anna (shown below). Photo taken in
Cameron, MO around 1890.
|Emma Zetta and spouse Jacob: Emma Zetta
with spouse Jacob Steelesmith Brown, DeKalb Co, MO about 1883.
Emma is the older sister of Anna, shown at right.
||Anna Blackledge  with spouse Louis Jerome and their son Nelson Jerome ; taken in OK about 1900.|
|Pickering-Blackledge: (photo at Left ): Sylvester Pickering , IN, c. 1895 (Emily Jane Blackledge's first born at about 22 years of age). (at right, L to R): Emily Jane Blackledge  with grandson Seth  and husband Seth S. Pickering (b. 1839); Cameron, MO, c. 1905.||Four Direct Generations: (Left to right ): Emma Zetta Blackledge ; Etta Susan Brown ; Ernest B. Thompson III ; Maurine Virginia Sloan . (compare with earlier 4 generations photo top, left of this page)|
|John Stanton Blackledge: (photo at left): John
Stanton Blackledge  c. 1920 in California. (at right): John Stanton's
wife Verna Williams
|Mom + 2 kids in '54: Evelyn Ruth SCOTT (Lancaster)  (in back) with her children Sylvia  and Arthur Lancaster . Photo dated Oct 1954.|
50th Anniversary for Mr. and Mrs. George Roy Sloan; 50th Wedding Anniversary: George Roy is at left, Etta Susan Brown  is at right. 1955, Cameron, MO. (Etta is the first born of Emma Zetta Blackledge  shown in photo at top of page.)
Etta Susan Brown and sisters: Back row: Etta Susan Brown  and sister Eulah Brown . Middle row: sisters Ruth Alice Brown  and Neva Rose Brown . Etta's daughter shown at bottom: Maurine Virginia Sloan , b. 1908. In DeKalb Co, MO, 1912.
Brown Siblings: [Left]: Roy Chester Brown
, b. 1886, and Etta Susan Brown ; Cameron, MO about
1892. [right]: at Cameron Missouri
Centennial, 1955: [L to R]: Roy Chester Brown , Arthur Burton Brown  b. 1919, George Roy Sloan
[sp:1167] - see clean shaven George Roy at top - Ernest Thompson
reminds us: "1955 was the
Bicentennial of Cameron MIssouri, and many of the men in the town
grew beards just for the celebration." Photos
courtesy Ernest Thompson.
|Orval & Lulu: (left, really small): Orval Blackledge  and Lulu (Luetta), Los Angeles, CA, abt 1925. They were married in Dec 1924. Or is this Orval's second wife, Lulu Rheimerr SCHNEIDER? (right) Frank Coe  OK, abt 1900 (b. about 1874). Franklin's mother was sister of Emma Zetta B.|
|Ernest B. Thompson family: (standing, L to R):
Ernest B. Thompson III ;
Virginia Rita Boland [sp:3247];
Jane Marie Schuster [sp:3472];
Roy Sloan Thompson .
(sitting, L to R):
Maurine Virginia Sloan ; Evan Sloan
Thompson ; Lisa Marie
Thompson ; Ernest B. Thompson
Jr. [sp:2239]; Virginia Ann
Thompson . Bethany, MO,
||R. Sterling Holloway siblings and cousins:
(front, L to R):
Gary Harness  (b.
1953), Jerry Crow ,
Cheryl Harness ;
(back L to R): Sterling Holloway ,
Betty Ruth Croy ,
James Holloway .
Nov 1954, MO.
Thompson family: [from L to R]:
Virginia Rita Boland, son Ernest B. Thompson IV , and Ernest B.
Thompson III 
on cruise in Baltic Sea near Russia, 1996.
courtesy Ernest B. Thompson III.
(photo at right): Olivia Jane Dolorier  (Berkeley, CA, 1995)
the General's Estate: Gen. Colin Powell (at left) with Ernest B.
Thompson III  on the
Mount Vernon estate of Geo. Washington; 2000.
|Above photos provided by Ernest B.
III on two CDs with identification information, in