Place Name: Blacklock Way
Feature Type (Year Approved): Road (1991)
Name Origins: Commemorative
English: nickname from Middle English blāk + lok(e) (Old English blæc + locc), probably for someone with black hair even though blāk might mean either ‘black, dark’ or ‘pale’ .
From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland
Cultural Affiliation: English
Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie
Thomas M. Blacklock worked as a teacher in Alberta for 43 years. Blacklock was born in Utah and came to Edmonton in 1912. He received his BA degree from the University of Alberta and began teaching in 1925. After joining the Edmonton Public School system in 1930, he taught at Parkdale, Oliver and Queens Avenue schools. Blacklock was later appointed vice-principal of King Edward School and principal of Queen Alexandra, Norwood and Strathearn schools. He retired in 1968. Blacklock Way is in the Blackburne neighbourhood.
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