Tuesday, March 31, 2015
MRS. FLOY BLACKMAN
SUCCUMBS TO FLU AT CITY HOSPITAL
(DEC. 4, 1946)
Mrs. Floy C. Blackman, former proprietor of the Smart Shop of Greene, died in the Binghamton City Hospital, Wednesday night of influenza-pneumonia. She was the widow of Ivon Blackman, Sr. and the family resided for several years in Norwich where the late Mr. Blackman was associated in the laundry business.
Since his death she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Nelson Williams at Greensburg, Pa., coming to Oxford five years ago. In 1941 she opened the Smart Shop, Greene, which she conducted very successfully until April of this year. Upon her return to this village she lived at the Wells home on Taylor street until failing health necessitated care and she went to the home of her sister, Mr. H. M. Hoffman.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. H. B. Garfinkle of Charleston, S. C., and Mrs. Williams, mentioned above; a son, Ivon Blackman of Washington, D. C.; three sisters, Mrs. Hoffman and Mrs. C. C. Mayo of Oxford and Mrs. W. D. Woodhead of Neptune, N. J.; a brother, C. H. Chaffee of Swartmore, Pa., and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 from the Seymour Funeral Home. The Rev. John Heidenreich officiated and burial was in Mt. Hope cemetery in Norwich. Bearers were J. L. Harrison, J. C. Wyckoff, Herman Russell and George Armitage.
Attending the services from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Williams of Greensburg, Pa; Mr. and Mrs. I. H. Blackman of Washington, D. C.; C. H. Chaffee of Swarthmore, Pa., and Mrs. Walter Woodhead of Neptune, N. J.
NOTE: DATE WAS HAND-WRITTEN ON THE ARTICLE.