Richard Allen Blakely

25 October 1882–6 June 1973 (Age 90)
Riggs, Clinton, Iowa, United States

The Life 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

22 November 1904
Silver Bow, Montana, United States


Parents and Siblings

    James Marlow Blakely


    Agnes Elizabeth Sims




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, Scottish, and northern Irish: habitational name from any of various places in northern England and the Scottish Borders called Blakeley, named with Old English blæc ‘black’, ‘dark’ ( see Black ) + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The Scottish surname may also have absorbed some cases of Blakelaw, from a place in the Borders named with Old English blæc ‘black’ + hlāw ‘hill’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Richard A Blakely in household of Agnes E Blakely, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Richard Blakley, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Richard A Blakely, "United States Census, 1910"

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