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Emory J "Hal" Blakesley
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Birth: Apr. 22, 1871
Stark County
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 11, 1930
Hot Springs County
Wyoming, USA


Occupation: Orchestra leader, newspaper publisher

Married: Nov 7, 1889, SYLVIA VIOLET CRANMER, Phillipsburg, Phillips Co., Kansas

Eleven children:
1. Darrell Roland BLAKESLEY
1891 1944
2. Floyd Elroy BLAKESLEY
1893 1952
3. Mabel Ione BLAKESLEY
1895 1950
4. Emory J. "Hal" BLAKESLEY, II
1896 1955
5. Dorthelle "Dottie" BLAKESLEY
1898 1987
6. Beatrice June BLAKESLEY
1900 1974
1902 1984
8. Grace Olive BLAKESLEY
1905 1955
1906 1975
10. Jack Tory BLAKESLEY
1908 - 1997
11. Conrad Devern BLAKESLEY
1910 1989

Dec 1930, Thermopolis Record:
Emory J. Blakesley
Another of Pioneers Ends Useful Career

Funeral Services Held at Thermopolis Saturday
Emory J. (Hal) Blakesley was born at Lafayette, Ill., on April 22, 1871, and died at Thermopolis, Wyo., Thursday, December 11, 1930, being in his 59th year at the time of his death.

Shortly after his father's death, Hal Blakesley started west and located at Lander, Wyo., in 1901. He there organized the first band in that community and was leader of the Silver String orchestra. Later he moved to Otto and there he and a brother, Lou Blakesley, who passed away several years ago, edited and published the first newspaper to be printed in the Basin country.

On November 7, 1890, he was united in marriage to Sylvia Viola Cranmer, and to this union there were born eleven children, all of whom are living and who were present at the time of his death.

Mr. Blakesley was a member of the Modern Woodmen and also the Knights of Pythias lodge.

Those who knew this pioneer knew him as one of the courageous characters who helped develop the Big Horn basin. He was the last of a family of six who came to this country many years ago.

Funeral services were held from the Eastman Mortuary on Saturday afternoon last, the services being conducted by Rev. S.E. Anspaugh, of the Community church. Interment took place at Riverside cemetery.

The survivers are as follows: His wife, Mrs. E.J. Blakesley, Darrel R. Blakesley, Oregon Basin; Floyd E. Blakesley, Thermopolis; Mrs. Mabel Williams, Thermopolis; Emory J. Blakesley Jr., Sheephorn, Colo., Mrs. Charles J. Williams, Otto; Mrs. Harry O. Ray, Thermopolis; Lou R. Blakesley, Conrad, Mont., Mrs. Boyd C. Collings, Bellflower, Calif.; Mrs. Maurice E. Lewis, Brookville, Kans.; and Jack Blakesley of Thermopolis.
Family links: 
  Edmund Charles Blakesley (1829 - 1884)
  Olive Adelia Lake Blakesley (1830 - 1902)
  Sylvia Violet Cranmer Blakesley (1872 - 1951)
  Floyd Elroy Blakesley (1893 - 1952)*
  Emory J Blakesley (1896 - 1955)*
  Beatrice June Blakesley Brensinger (1900 - 1974)*
  Jack T Blakesley (1908 - 1997)*
  Emory Mather Blakesley (1920 - 1944)*
  Sylvia K Blakesley Speaks (1921 - 2008)*
  Darrell Norman Blakesley (1934 - 1994)*
  Fred Irving Blakesley (1938 - 1985)*
  James Orvis Blakesley (1854 - 1913)*
  Rolla E Blakesley (1861 - 1911)*
  Ernest Edmund Blakesley (1862 - 1906)*
  Helen Ione Blakesley Sonners (1865 - 1928)*
  Lewis William Blakesley (1868 - 1926)*
  Emory J Blakesley (1871 - 1930)
*Calculated relationship
Riverside Cemetery
Hot Springs County
Wyoming, USA
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Record added: Apr 22, 2011
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- Dr Andree S
 Added: Nov. 3, 2012
To my Great Grandfather.... Eternity in Peace
- Jacqueline Trout
 Added: Mar. 5, 2012
RIP Emory - you are my 10th cousin, 3 times removed.
- Kellie Walton
 Added: Jul. 26, 2011

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