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

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