1855–1930

Introduction

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 17, 1855, Ware, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Died: Oc­to­ber 8, 1930, So­mer­ville, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Buried: Wy­o­ming Ce­me­te­ry, Mel­rose, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Biography

Blackmer mar­ried twice, to Jen­nie M. Ba­ker (1881) and Do­ra Jo­se­phine Ro­by.

A mem­ber of the Ad­vent­ist Church, he at­tend­ed the Wil­bra­ham Acad­e­my. When it came to mu­sic, though, he was large­ly self taught.

He wrote his first song at age 16, and went on to write over 300 more dur­ing his life.

He lived most­ly in So­mer­ville, Mas­sa­chu­setts, and had a pi­a­no­for­te business.

He di­rect­ed the choir at the Ad­vent Chris­tian Church in So­mer­ville, and was a song lead­er at the Al­ton Bay camp meet­ings in Lake Win­ni­pe­sau­kee, New Hamp­shire (1914–30).

Publications

Sources

Lyrics

Music

Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Black­mer (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?