John Moroni Blakey

4 February 1847–1879 (Age 31)
Stockport, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John Moroni

When John Moroni Blakey was born on 4 February 1847, in Stockport, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard John Blakey, was 34 and his mother, Caroline Garstone Price, was 31. He married Clarissa Reed White on 6 November 1871, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died in 1879, in Lewiston, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Lewiston, Cache, Utah, United States.

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John Moroni Blakey
Clarissa Reed White
Marriage: 6 November 1871
Clarissa Caroline Blakely
Rebecca Lorena Blakely
John Henry Blakey
Laura Ann Blakely

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 November 1871Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 7
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 16
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    Name Meaning

    English (northern): habitational name from Blackay in Lancashire. Alternatively, from Blakey (Moor and Topping) in Allerston (North Yorkshire), from Middle English blake howe ‘black mound’ (Old English blæc + Old Norse haugr).

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

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    Story Highlight

    Henry Edward and Clarissa Blakely Parry

    HENRY EDWARD AND CLARISSA BLAKELY PARRY (author not provided; may have been written by Gladys Parry) My father’s name was Henry Edward Parry. He was born February 1862 in Salt Lake City, Utah. His f …

    Sources (13)

    • John Blakley in entry for Rebecca Blakley Hansen Earl, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • John Moroni Blakey, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
    • John Moroni Blakey, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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