T. J. Blackstone Cigar Co.
Factory No. 133, 4th District of Iowa
T. J. Blackstone operated a cigar factory in Oskaloosa from about 1880 to 1890.
Five people employed at the T. J. Blackstone cigar factory in 1880.
Brands of cigar manufactured: Blackstone’s Best, Proud Mahaska, Centennial, Frank’s No. 1
Born February 10, 1837 in Pennsylvania
Died February 16, 1891
Wife: Mary J. Threlkeld Blackstone
1870 – farmer near Eddyville
Civil War Veteran