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
Electa Lucina Ingram
Marriage: 5 February 1874
Etta Belle Blakely
Lenora Blakely
Elizabeth Jane Blakely
John Sherman Blakely
Electa Lucina Blakely

Spouse and Children

5 February 1874
Cass, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Andrew Thomas Blakely


    Catherine Maria Gilchrist




    Susanna Blakely



    Mary Blakely



    Thomas I. Blakely


+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 4

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

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

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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