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Biography: Hon. Felix Edward Blackburn born August 24, 1867 – photograph

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Blackburn, Hon. Felix E.

HON. FELIX EDWARD BLACKBURN

BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY

(1867-1937)

Perry and Jefferson County, Alabama

Hon. Felix Edward Blackburn, attorney-at-law, Birmingham, Alabama was born at Hamburg, Perry County, Alabama Aug. 24, 1867. He was the son of T. Edward (1823-1879) and Lorena Mildred (Howard) Blackburn, (1829-1882) natives of Georgia. His mother was the daughter of Asa J. and Elizabeth Howard of Oglethorpe County, Georgia.


He entered the University of Alabama in 1885 and was graduated from it in 1888 with the degree of bachelor of arts. In 1889 he entered the law class of the University of Alabama but did not graduate. From 1856 to 1885 there was a ban upon fraternities passed by the faculty of the University of Alabama. The ban was repealed in the summer of 1885 and many students set to work to revive the chapters of fraternities. At a convention of 1885 for the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, a charter was granted and Felix Edward Blackburn was one of twenty-one candidates inducted to receive the charter.

In 1890, he began his practice of law at Birmingham and took a lively interest in politics. He was elected a Democratic member of the State legislature in November 1902. In the European War, he was a Major and served in the judge advocate general’s department of Alabama on the Board of Contract Adjustment of the War Department before 1918-1920. He later attained the rank of Colonel

On April 21, 1897, he married, at Elyton, Alabama, Katherine Brown Eubank daughter of Dr. Alfred and Sarah E. Eubank, who were members of one of the oldest families of Jefferson county.

They had the following known children:

  1. Felix Edward Blackburn Jr. married Margaret McCain
  2. Mildred Blackburn
  3. Katherine Blackburn

Hon. Edward Blackburn passed away July 6, 1937, in Florida. His wife, Katherine passed away earlier, the same year, on Feb. 1937 in Jefferson County, Alabama.

SOURCES

  1. Notable men of Alabama By Joel Campbell DuBose 1904
  2. Alabama official and statistical register – State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives and History, 1908
  3. Final report of Board of contract adjustment of the War Department June 30, 1920, United States, John Ross Delafield
  4. 1910, 1920, 1930 Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, US census
  5. Find A Grave Memorial# 54029202# 54029233

This biography is included in the EBook Biographies of Notable and Not-so-Notable Alabama Pioneers Volume VI 

and

A Collection of Perry County Alabama Pioneers Volume III

About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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