John Gilchrist Blakely

13 February 1842–5 February 1915 (Age 72)
Perry, Ohio, United States

The Life of John Gilchrist

When John Gilchrist Blakely was born on 13 February 1842, in Perry, Ohio, United States, his father, Andrew Thomas Blakely, was 51 and his mother, Catherine Maria Gilchrist, was 34. He married Electa Lucina Ingram on 5 February 1874, in Cass, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Cass, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Lewis, Cass, Iowa, United States in 1900. He died on 5 February 1915, in Cass Township, Cass, Iowa, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Lewis, Cass, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Gilchrist Blakely
1842–1915
Electa Lucina Ingram
1855–1930
Marriage: 5 February 1874
Etta Belle Blakely
1875–1957
Lenora Blakely
1877–1971
Elizabeth Jane Blakely
1879–1893
John Sherman Blakely
1883–1973
Electa Lucina Blakely
1890–1973

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 February 1874
Cass, Iowa, United States
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    Andrew Thomas Blakely

    Male1791–1860Male

    Catherine Maria Gilchrist

    Female1807–1893Female

siblings

(6)

    Susanna Blakely

    Female1827–Female

    Female1828–1891Female

    Mary Blakely

    Female1830–1911Female

    Male1842–1915Male

    Thomas I. Blakely

    Male1845–Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1846

Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1849

Age 7

USGS Data Base describes Lewis as a Post Office, City, Locale, Populated Place, and a Railroad Station. Opened as Cold Spring 12/24/1849. Name changed to Lewis 08/12/1854
1863

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • John Blakley, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • John Blakley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Blakeley, "United States Census, 1900"

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