Richard Allen Blakely

Male25 October 1882–6 June 1973

Brief Life History of Richard Allen

When Richard Allen Blakely was born on 25 October 1882, in Riggs, Clinton, Iowa, United States, his father, James Marlow Blakely, was 31 and his mother, Agnes Elizabeth Sims, was 30. He married Myrtle Fern Terry on 22 November 1904, in Silver Bow, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Waterford Township, Clinton, Iowa, United States in 1885 and Silver Bow, Montana, United States in 1973. He died on 6 June 1973, in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, United States.

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Richard Allen Blakely
Myrtle Fern Terry
Marriage: 22 November 1904
Helen Nettie Blakely

Sources (20)

  • Richard Allen Blakely, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Richard A Blakely, "Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004"
  • R. A. Blakely, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 November 1904Silver Bow, Montana, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1883 · Anaconda Established

    Age 1

    In 1883, Marcus Daly established the town of Anaconda, Montana. It was at the same time that the smelting works in Anaconda was established.


    Age 4

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    1906 · Saving Food Labels

    Age 24

    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: habitational name from Blackley, north of Manchester in Lancashire, or possibly in some instances from Blackley in Yorkshire, from apparently a compound of Old English blæc + lēah ‘black clearing’. Some forms suggest the name may be derived from an unrecorded place in Bury or Prestwich called Blakelaw ‘black hill’ (Old English blæc ‘black’ + hlāw ‘hill’) or that Blackley was also known as Blakelaw. Confusion between -law and -ley is not uncommon. The surname was confused with (and may also be a source of) Blakey .

    English: habitational name from Blakeley Hall in Witton le Wear (County Durham), from Old English blæc ‘black’ + hlāw ‘hill’.

    English: habitational name probably from Blakeley in Staffordshire, with the same etymology as 1 and 2 above.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    This picture was my Great grandmother nickname Toots, her husband my great grandfather nick named Pal. My siblings called him Grandpa Pal. My Grandfather was Charles Paul Weldon, his spouse was Helen …

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