William Blizzard
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member two-bit Joe
N 38° 20.592 W 081° 37.847
17S E 444877 N 4244083
Located in front of UMWA District 17 headquarters
Waymark Code: WM5EX3
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 12/29/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 23

Born in Kanawha County on 19 September 1892. Began work as miner at age ten, and served as field organizer, UMWA. Noted as leader of 1921 Armed March. Indicted for treason but later acquitted. President of District 17 and vice-president of West Virginia Federation of Labor. Retired to Putnam County farm in 1955. Died on 31 July 1958.
Marker Title: William Blizzard

Marker Location: In front of UMWA District 17 headquarters, 1300 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston

County or Independent City: Kanawha County

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Division of Archives & History 2007

Marker Number: Not listed

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