|Birth: ||Nov. 21, 1857|
|Death: ||Dec. 29, 1926|
Frank Harris Blackledge was born on 21 Nov 1857 in Bluffton, Wells Co, IN. His passport application, dated 26 Jan 1925, was stamped saying that his birth certificate was seen indicating that the birthdate should be correct.
He received, along with his brothers John and Albert, a patent for improvements in electric machines on 10 Dec 1901. "The chief novel feature of this invention is the commutator attachment."
He was an Attorney in Indianapolis, IN after being admitted to practice in Jan 1907. He appeared in the census in 1910 in Indianapolis, Marion Co, IN. Frank H. Blackledge (53, lawyer) was listed with his wife Mary I. and sons John E. and Frank H. Lottie Jacobus (22, servant) is also in the household. He appeared in the census in 1920 in Indianapolis, Marion Co, IN. Frank Blackledge (58, lawyer) was listed with his wife Mary (56), son John (27, architect), and daughter-in-law Isabelle E. (26).
He died in Dec 1926. He was buried on 29 Dec 1926 in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion Co, IN. He lived his adult life in Indianapolis, IN. On Luella's (his sister-in-law, wife of Benjamin) pension application, Frank gave an address of 720 State Life Building, Indianapolis, on 27 Jun 1918 which was probably his business address. He was Governor Porter's private secretary for a while during the 1880s.
Frank Harris Blackledge and Mary R. ELDER married on 17 Oct 1888 in Indianapolis, Marion Co, IN. Mary R. ELDER (daughter of John R. ELDER and Amelia Ann LINE) was born in 1858. She was listed as Mary I. on census records, but as Mary R. on her son John Elder Blackledge's SAR application. She died of chronic nephritis [inflammation of the kidneys] on 26 May 1923 in Indianapolis, IN. She was buried on 28 May 1923 in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, after burial services at the family residence, 1835 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis. Frank and Mary R. ELDER had two sons, John Elder and Frank Jr.
Reference: “Blackledges in America” (2013, Second Edition, Chapter 5), ISBN 978-0-9722704-2-7.
Thomas G Blackledge (1809 - 1884)
Susan E. Kenagy Blackledge (1829 - 1909)
Mary Elder Blackledge (1858 - 1923)
John Elder Blackledge (1891 - 1961)*
Frank Harris Blackledge (1896 - 1918)*
Mary Alice Goudy Reynolds (1848 - 1918)**
Frank Harris Blackledge (1857 - 1926)
Albert Samuel Blackledge (1859 - 1925)*
John Wesley Blackledge (1863 - 1937)*
Irene Blackledge Thornton (1868 - 1942)*
Note: burial: DEC 29,1926
Crown Hill Cemetery
Plot: Sec: 23, Lot: 35
Maintained by: Michael Blackledge
Originally Created by: John C. Anderson
Record added: Dec 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45881713