John Blakely (1842-1915)
Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 9/15/2019 at 18:35:49
Feb 13, 1842 – Feb 6, 1915
Lewis Standard, Lewis, Iowa, Wed., Feb 10, 1915, p.1, col.4
John Blakely was born in Pery County, Ohio, Feb 13, 1842, and died at his home near Lewis, Iowa, Feb. 6, 1915, aged 72 years, 11 months and 24 days. He was the fifth son of Andrew and Catherine Gilchrist Blakely. He was brought up in Westmoreland County, Pa., where he learned the carpenter’s trade, which he followed for many years in Pennsylvania and Ohio. In 1868 he came west and worked in Missouri at his trade. In 1871 he came to Cass County, Iowa and bought land. Feb 5, 1874 he was married to Miss Lucina Ingraham of New York, a daughter of Clark and Electa Grennell-Ingraham, both natives of New York.
In 1876 he sold his farm and moved to Pottawattamie County, where he resided until the spring of 1894, when they moved to their present home. To this union five children were born: Mrs. Etta Dealy, Mrs. Lenora Forsyth, Elizabeth Jane, John S. and Mrs. Electa Cole, who with the exception of Elizabeth Jane, who died at the age of 14 years, and Mrs. Dealy, who was not able, with his ever faithful wife, were at his bedside until the last, Mrs. Forsyth coming from Colorado. He also leaves fourteen grandchildren, an older brother, David Blakely, who lives in Michigan. He united with the Presbyterian church a number of years ago, of which he remained a consistent member until his death. He was a member of Lewis Lodge No.140, I.O.O.F.
In his death the neighborhood has lost a good man; the home of good husband and father. Short services were held at the home Monday, after which the remains were brought to the Lewis Congregational church, where Rev. Chambers, Presbyterian pastor of Griswold, assisted by Rev Myers, conducted the funeral service. The services at Oakwood Cemetery were in charge of the Odd Fellows.
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