Chapter 5: William
Blackledge and Descendants
|Small photos: (photos from Left to right as submitted by Älta Christopher) Hiram Blackledge  and Ruth Ann Pickett, 1842-1931. Sterling, KS cemetery, final resting place of Hiram Blackledge. (right, fourth photo): Ella Elizabeth Randolph (in Blackledge line) 1849; Last small photos: Tombstone of Hiram Blackledge.|
|Hiram Blackledge family, 1872: from Left to right: William , Alta , Hiram , Ruth Ann and Julia  Blackledge. Hiram Blackledge family, 1889: Ella  b.1877 (in back), Ethel  , Hiram , Charlie , Ruth Ann, Bert  Blackledge.|
as Private: Hiram Blackledge  enlisted in 1861 and
was severely wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg. This photo is
from that period, c. 1863.
parents: Della Mae (Covington) and Milton
Harvey Carter [7:4]with young son
Chester [7:16], c. 1914 in KS. Chester
25: Chester Carter [7:16], c. 1939, Corpus Christi, TX.
of Alma and Chester: 1 June 1940, Alma Logue marries Chester
Carter [7:16]. (at
left) The bride and groom. (at right) The
bride and groom with wedding attendants (best man and matron of honor),
at wedding in
Oklahoma City, OK. Alma and Chester and their descendants do not
appear in Chapter 5
(2nd Edition) due to publication timing constraints, however their
story is presented at the end of Chapter 7,
with Daughters, c. 1948: Älta [7:28]
at left, Barbara Carter [7:27] at right. Singing Carter Sisters: Älta and
Barbara, c. 1949. The Carter girls would sing at local functions
in the Oklahoma City area.
Logue Carter family: Alma Logue (at left) and Alta [7:28]
Kids: Linda Mayes (in back), Karin, Cindi, Mark in front. Happy Family:
(in front, L to R): Karen Quinn, Jessica Melendez, Stephanie
Melendez, Cyndi Christopher. (middle row, L to R): Conor
Quinn, baby, Braxton Christopher. (in back): Destiny
Melendez. Photo taken in Oklahoma City, OK, Sep 2010.
In Israel: Chester Carter [7:16] taken in Israel with Charles Stanley [of the In Touch Ministry]
(back): Clarence, John, Raymond. (two boys in white shirts):
Jake, Charles. (three
in foreground): Chester, Della Mae, Jewell.
Della Mae is Mae (Covington) Carter, the children's mother. Charles and
Jewell are Della's children by her second marriage, to Charles Arthur
Wilson. c. 1940.
Wedding: Wedding of Cyndi Christopher and Rick
Melendez, 1990. Milton
Harvey Carter: photo c. yyyy
Gerald, Chester, Clarence, Ronald, Wayne Carter. Photo from
1919: (L to R): Eliza Winnona (Albert) Work, Evalyyn
Marguerite Work, and Ella (Carter) Albert (the sister of Levi
|Älta Christopher: submitter
for these photos and caption information, Älta Christopher in business
attire, Frisco, TX, 2008.