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Louis Blaylock
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Birth: Oct. 21, 1849
Sevier County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Dec. 4, 1932
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA

Mayor of Dallas, Texas 1923-1927

"As publisher, capitalist, city official and property owner, Mr. Blaylock left an impression upon the civic life of Dallas few other persons have done....

The eighteen years Mayor Blaylock spent in politics represents only a small part of his activities spread over more than a half century. He was best know, perhaps, as the founder and president of the Blaylock Publishing Company and publisher of the Texas Christian Advocate, the official organ of the Southern Methodist Church in Texas.As Mayor, however, he was one of the few Western officials whose views on public questions have been reprinted in newspapers all over the country."

The Governor of Texas appointed him Police Commissioner of Dallas to solve the open and closed town fight then uppermost in city politics in 1901. The office carried no compensation, but Commissioner Blaylock served three years. He served several city administrations as commissioner of police/fire and finance.

His family moved to Texas when he was a year old. Later they moved from Burnet County to Austin. "It was in Austin that the youth became a friend and protege of Sam Houston. Willis Blaylock, the Mayor's father died in Austin and the family moved to Galveston in 1866. In Galveston Louis Blaylock became apprenticed to the printer, who then had the contract for the Texas Christian Advocate."

Member of the First Methodist Church of Dallas. He was a Scottish Rite and York Rite Mason.

(Source: Dallas Morning News, 5 Dec 1932, pgs 1, 8)

Parents: Willis Blaylock and Irena Gibbs 
 
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 Parents:
  Irene Gibbs Blaylock (1811 - 1878)
 
 Spouse:
  Georgia Darton Blaylock (1850 - 1929)
 
 Children:
  Betty Blaylock Torrey (1872 - 1910)*
  Carrie Irene Blaylock Jones (1874 - 1955)*
  Georgia Blaylock Bunting (1876 - 1947)*
  Louis Watts Blaylock (1877 - 1958)*
  Willis Darton Blaylock (1882 - 1937)*
 
 Siblings:
  William A Shaw (1846 - 1924)*
  Louis Blaylock (1849 - 1932)
  Kate Blaylock Gilmour Cain (1852 - 1922)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakland Cemetery
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 3, Lot 43
 
Created by: Barbara Ware
Record added: Feb 10, 2009
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