|Birth: ||Feb. 19, 1874|
|Death: ||Jan. 13, 1932|
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From the Vidette-Messenger
Friday, January 13, 1933:
City Mourns Sudden Death
of Mrs. C.A. Blachly
Valparaiso and Porter county today
mourned the death of Mrs.
Grace Blachly, wife of County
Auditor C. A. Blachly, who died in
Christian hospital at 11 o'clock this
morning following an operation
submitted to a few hours before.
Mrs. Blachly was stricken Wednesday
morning at the Specht-
Finney company store, where she
is a department manager. Her condition
became gradually worse, and
an operation was deemed advisable.
This step, according to physicians,
came too late to save her
The decedent was born in Lake
county, Indiana, on February 19,
1874, a daughter of George and
Mary (Thornton) Guernsey.
On June 1, 1893, she was united
in marriage to Cornelius A. Blachly,
and to this union were born
two children, Esther E., who is the
wife of Dr. W. E. Bordeau, Valparaiso
naturopath, and Ruth, the wife
of Bruce B. Loring, Valparaiso attorney.
She is also survived by one sister,
Mrs. B. H. Wood, of Valparaiso,
and one brother, Joseph Guernsey,
of Holyoke, Colorado.
Mrs. Blachly was the first woman
in Porter county to hold public office.
From 1920 to 1924, during the
administration of Mayor E. W.
Agar, she served as city clerk.
She was a member of the Valparaiso
chapter of Eastern Star.
Funeral arrangements have not
been fully completed, but the rites
will be held on Sunday afternoon.
George Guernsey (1828 - 1889)
Mary Thornton Guernsey (1835 - ____)
Cornelius Arthur Blachly (1867 - 1943)
Frances Sale Blachly (1897 - 1985)*
Hallie Blachy Edge (1902 - 1997)*
Created by: Jackie & Ralph
Record added: Mar 06, 2009
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