Cythera J. Sowle Blackman
Cytheria Jeannette Sowle was born near Fremont, Ind., April 10, 1860,
departed this life at her home north of Fremont, April 23, 1904, aged
years and 13 days. When fifteen years of age she began to teach
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
the Angola and Fremont schools. she was married April 5, 1888 to
Blackman and to this union were born seven children, five boys and two
the youngest being a babe of three weeks. Besides the husband and
she leaves an aged father and mother and two sisters, Mrs. John
near Metz, and Mrs. James Moody of Ashley. Mrs. Blackman leaves
friends, as she was held in high esteem by all who knew her. She
ready and willing to help those who were in! trouble and sickness, thus
endearing herself to those which whom she came in contact. The
held from the residence April 25, 1904, conducted by Rev. Dyer, in the
presence of a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends, after
the body was laid to rest in the Mundy Cemetery.
Steuben Republican - Angola, Indiana, Wednesday, May 4, 1904
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
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