Cythera J. Sowle Blackman

Cytheria Jeannette Sowle was born near Fremont, Ind., April 10, 1860, and
departed this life at her home north of Fremont, April 23, 1904, aged 44
years and 13 days.  When fifteen years of age she began to teach school and
continued to do so for many years.  She was one of the charter members of the
Philomathean society of the Tri-State Normal, also a teacher at one time in
the Angola and Fremont schools.  she was married April 5, 1888 to Wm. E.
Blackman and to this union were born seven children, five boys and two girls,
the youngest being a babe of three weeks.  Besides the husband and children
she leaves an aged father and mother and two sisters, Mrs. John Stallman of
near Metz, and Mrs. James Moody of Ashley.  Mrs. Blackman leaves many
friends, as she was held in high esteem by all who knew her.  She was always
ready and willing to help those who were in! trouble and sickness, thus
endearing herself to those which whom she came in contact.  The funeral was
held from the residence April 25, 1904, conducted by Rev. Dyer, in the
presence of a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends, after which
the body was laid to rest in the Mundy Cemetery.  

Steuben Republican - Angola, Indiana, Wednesday, May 4, 1904

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Cythera Jeannette (Sowle) Blackman was the daughter of
Francis M. and Elizabeth Clarabell (McMahon) Sowle. Her
parents are buried at Powers Cemetery, Steuben County,

Sister: Alice V. (Sowle) Moody, 09 Jul 1869 - 15 Dec
1966, married James Alfonso Moody, 12 Nov 1867 - 06 Jan 1937.
They are buried at Circle Hill Cemetery, Angola, Steuben
County, Indiana.

Sister: Julia A. (Sowle) Stallman, 06 Aug 1861 - 1945,
married John Henry Stallman, 07 Dec 1862 - 1934. They are
buried at Powers Cemetery, Steuben County, Indiana.

"Cemeteries of Steuben Co., Ind., 1990" by Audree Siebel
Lewis, Vol. II, pages 1292, 1293, 1715, 1716, 1736.

Submitted By: Mona Hilden-Beckwith