ROSWELL BLACKINTON DEAD
North Attleboro Jewelry Manufacturer Dies at His Home After a Long Period of Poor Health
North Attleboro, Mass., Nov. 10 – Roswell Blackinton, one of North Attleboro's best known and most respected citizens, died Monday afternoon at his home on High St. Mr. Blackinton had been in poor health for several years, and for the last 10 days had been seriously ill. His condition, however, seemed to improve until yesterday, and his death, which occurred about 5 o'clock, was a great shock to his many friends.
Mr. Blackinton was born in North Attleboro, June 16, 1872, the son of Roswell and Caroline Price Blackinton. He was educated in the North Attleboro public schools, Mowry & Goffs, Providence, and at Goddard Seminary, Barre, Vt.
Upon completing his education he entered the employ of R. Blackinton & Co., a concern established by his father and others, and was closely identified with it until he retired from active business in the Summer of 1920.
On Dec. 1, 1903, Mr. Blackinton married Miss Florence Sturdy, of North Attleboro, and she and one son, John Roswell, survive him.
Town affairs occupied much of Mr. Blackinton's time for several years, and he was secretary of the sewerage committee and an important member of the committee which built the new high school building. He was a 32nd degree Mason, being a member of Bristol Lodge, F. & A. M., Rabboni Chapter, R. A. Masons, and Bristol Cornmandery.
Few men have enjoyed a wider circle of friends than Roswell Blackinton. In recent years he had traveled considerably, and everywhere he went his good nature and keen sense of humor attracted to his side many prominent men. His pleasant smile will be greatly missed by a multitude of friends as they come together each season at the places he so thoroughly enjoyed, but their sadness will be lightened by the memory of his courage, fortitude and desire to look always at the bright side of life.
The funeral services was held at his late residence on High St. on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. H. E. Latham, of the First Universalist Church, was the officiating clergyman.
Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 15th November 1922