John Wesley Blocker

14 July 1895–22 October 1919 (Age 24)
Hampshire, Maury, Tennessee, United States

The Life of John Wesley

When John Wesley Blocker was born on 14 July 1895, in Hampshire, Maury, Tennessee, United States, his father, Peter Bird “Pete” Blocker, was 26 and his mother, Ella Gainey Morrow, was 20. He married Allie Z Bishop on 24 July 1915, in Maury, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Civil District 10, Maury, Tennessee, United States in 1910. He died on 22 October 1919, in Maury, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 24.

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Family Time Line

John Wesley Blocker
Allie Z Bishop
Marriage: 24 July 1915
Bessie Mae Blocker

Spouse and Children

24 July 1915
Maury, Tennessee, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Peter Bird “Pete” Blocker


    Ella Gainey Morrow




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 3

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 7

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

1 German (Blöcker): occupational name for a jailer ( see Block 1).2 English: occupational name for a shoemaker or bookbinder ( see Block ); a person called Henry le Blocker is recorded in York in 1212 . However, in some cases the English name is of German origin (see 1 above); the census of 1881 records, amongst others, a Herman Blocker and a John Blocker , both born in Germany.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jno W Blocker in household of Ella Blocker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John W Blocker in household of Peter B Blocker, "United States Census, 1900"
  • J Wesley Blocker, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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