Christopher Columbus Blaker Obituary

Sudden Death of C. C. Blaker.

Highly Esteemed Citizen Passes Away as the Result of Heart Trouble.

Waynesburg people were shocked and saddened on Saturday afternoon to learn of the sudden death of C. C. Blaker, Esq., a highly esteemed resident, which occurred at his home on Naser street, about 3:30 p.m.

Mr. Blaker had been at Pittsburg, on Friday, to consult a specialist in regard to an eczema upon his hands. On Saturday morning he complained of feeling ill and Dr. A. B. Patton was summoned. During the afternoon Mr. Blaker was lying upon a couch when his wife noticed him breathing heavily and upon going to his side found that he was dead. Neighbors and the physician were summoned and the sorrowful news quickly passed from house to house.

Deceased was in his sixty-first year and had spent most of his life in Perry township, Greene county, being a son of John Blaker. He was for many years an extensive dealer in livestock and was well known throughout the county. He was a man known for his honesty and integrity in business dealings and was successful in all of his investments, owning a large amount of valuable coal and farming land at the time of his death. He was a member of the Claughton Chapel M. E. church and was a liberal supporter of every religious cause. Genial in disposition, warm-hearted, upright in character, he was respected by all who knew him. In politics he was a Republican and was influential in his party. Mr. Blaker had been twice married. His first wife was a Miss Fordyce, who died some years ago and nine children survive this union. In December, 1906, he was united in marriage to Miss Zorah Moore, daughter of Alfred Moore, of near Reedsville, W. Va. The surviving children are: Porter and Imri, of Brave, this county; Mrs. Connor Stephens, of Iowa; Mrs. Charles Staggers, of Whiteley; John, Jesse, Fordyce, Nora and Euphon Blaker, of Mt. Morris. Memorial services were held at the residence, here, on Sabbath at 1 p.m., by Rev. J. B. Taylor, after which the remains were taken to the former home of deceased in Perry township. On Monday at 3 p.m., the funeral was held at Claughton Chapel, the services being conducted by Rev. Moore, of Mt. Morris. The interment was in the cemetery near the church.

Waynesburg Republican, July 18, 1907 (Greene County, PA)

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