Monday, December 28, 2009

Aaron A. Van Blarcum

Aaron A. Van Blarcum died on Christmas Eve, according to his obituary in the Sandusky Register on December 26, 1882. (His tombstone, however, shows the death date given as Christmas, December 25.) His age was 57 years, and 5 months. In the 1874 Sandusky City Directory, he was listed as the sexton for Oakland Cemetery, which is the cemetery where he was buried.

The 1870 U.S. Census for Perkins Township of Erie County lists 44 year old Aaron Van Blorkum as the head of the household, with other family members given as:

Laura age 44
Almeda age 19
Minnie age 13
George age 8
Fredy age 2
Frank infant

Aaron was born in New York, and Laura was born in Vermont. All the children were born in Ohio. What a sad holiday for the family who lost their husband and father at Christmastime.

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