Charles Ashley Blakeslee

4 July 1859–7 June 1924 (Age 64)
Mauch Chunk,Carbon,Pennsylvania

The Life of Charles Ashley

When Charles Ashley Blakeslee was born on 4 July 1859, his father, James Irwin Blakslee, was 44 and his mother, Caroline Jones Ashley, was 42. He married Jean Struthers Brodhead on 15 October 1885. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Carbon, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Jim Thorpe, Carbon, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. He died on 7 June 1924, in Mauch Chunk, Carbon, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Mauch Chunk, Carbon, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Charles Ashley Blakeslee
Jean Struthers Brodhead
Marriage: 15 October 1885
Gertrude Easton Blakeslee
Ophelia Easton Blakeslee

Spouse and Children

15 October 1885
<Mauch Chunk,Carbon,Pennsylvania>


Parents and Siblings

    James Irwin Blakslee


    Caroline Jones Ashley




World Events (8)


Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 4

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 18

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Northamptonshire named Blakesley, from an Old English personal name Blæcwulf + lēah ‘woodland clearing’, ‘glade’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Charles A Blaksler in household of James I Blaksler, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Charles A Blakeslee in household of James I Blakeslee, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Charles A Blonslee in household of James Blonslee Sr., "United States Census, 1900"

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