Skeen, Huldah Virginia “Jennie”

Huldah Virginia “Jennie” Skeen, c.1892. Photo: egil1,

Huldah Virginia “Jennie” Skeen, undated. Photo: egil1,













Attended Mont Amoena in 1870s. Faculty of Mont Amoena (Business Department), 1898-1899.

Birth: 7 Oct 1867, Gold Hill Twp., Cabarrus County, North Carolina
Death: 9 Jul 1961, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina

Jesse Skeen (1833–1910)
Sarah Ann Montgomery Skeen (1837–1912)

Roma Etta Skeen Eudy (1859-1933)
Cora Belle Skeen Torrence (1862-1886)
Matthew Thomas Skeen (1871-1944)

Spouse: John Alonzo Blackwelder (1875-1923)
Marriage: 20 May 1908, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

Burial: Elmwood Memorial Gardens, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina
Source:, #191307875


The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC), 5

Miss Jennie Skeen, a graduate of the Charlotte commercial College, has charge of the business department in Mount [sic] Amoena Seminary, Mt. Pleasant.


The Concord Daily Tribune (Concord, NC), 23 May 1908, 1

Miss Jennie Skeen and Mr. Alonzo Blackwelder of Mount Pleasant, Married at Charlotte Last Wednesday

Cupid works in wondrous ways, and in the announcement of the marriage of Miss Jennie Skeen and Mr. Alonzo Blackwelder, of Mt. Pleasant, which took place at the home of Mrs. Ritchie, in Charlotte last Wednesday night, their friends in this city and throughout the county were unprepared for any such news. Mr. Blackwelder, the groom is one of the best known citizens of the county, being a member of the faculty of the Collegiate Institute at Mt. Pleasant and has been for a number of years in charge of the Mt. Pleasant correspondence to the Tribune. Mrs. Blackwelder, the bride is well and favorably known throughout the county, for the past several years having charge of the telephone exchange at Mt. Pleasant. Mr. and Mrs. Blackwelder passed through the city this morning returning to their home at Mt. Pleasant, where they will make their home. The Tribune wishes for them the greatest joys that life holds, and our congratulations are hereby extended.


The Concord Times (Concord, NC), 19 Jun 1911, 4

Mrs. Alonzo Blackwelder, who for a number of years has handled the “Alexander hats” at Mt. Pleasant, will continue the business on a larger scale this fall, having a more extensive and beautiful assortment that ever before. Prices always lower than the same class of merchandise can be bought elsewhere.


The Concord Daily Tribune (Concord, NC), 17 Feb 1912, 1.

Mrs. Alonzo Blackwelder has resigned her position as operator at the central office of the Concord Telephone Company in Mount Pleasant. Mrs. Blackwelder has been in charge of the office there since the line was established about ten years ago.


The Concord Times (Concord, NC), 10 Oct 1912, 4

Penny Column
I am again selling hats for Miss Nannie Alexander in the room over the store of the Mt. Pleasant Mercantile Co. Will be glad to serve all my friends. Mrs. A. Blackwelter [sic].