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Henry Christopher Blazer, Sr
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Birth: May 8, 1873
Henry County
Missouri, USA
Death: Sep. 14, 1947
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA

Born near Creighton, over Henry Co. line - Missouri.
Son of William Frederick and Amanda Elmira (Bellamy) Blazer, whose other children were Mary Ann (M: Woolard), John Frederick, and William Frank Blazer.

Married Mary Ann Akers Nov 4 1904 in Harrisonville, MO.
-Alberta May-infant
-Wilma Akers 1906-1996, unmarried
-Irma/Erma Fay m: Walter Smith
-Henry C., Jr. 1920-1999

Henry C. Blazer, 73, a former resident of the Pleasant Hill farming community who has lately resided a short distance north of Harrisonville, died at 5:40 a.m. Sunday in St. Joseph hospital in Kansas City, where he had been a patient for one week. Mr. Blazer had been in failing health two years.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon in the Christian church at Harrisonville by the pastor, the Rev. A. G. Smith. A quartet composed of James Lightfoot, Charles Collins, Lee Phillips and Clara Phillips, all of Pleasant Hill, sang "Alone with Me" and "Going Down the Valley" with piano accompaniment by Mrs. Estella Trabue of Pleasant Hill. Mrs. Bryan Fitzgerald was at the organ. Pallbearers were Robert Hon, W. W. Moore, Jesse Walker, Simon Gray, Walter Kochameier and James Craig. Burial was at Freeman , Mo.

Henry Christopher Blazer was born May 21, 1873, in Henry County, Missouri, near Creighton. He grew to young manhood in the vicinity of Creighton, moving to Cass County while a young man and settling on a farm a few miles west of Harrisonville. The rest of his life was spent in the Harrisonville and Pleasant Hill communities, where he was well known and highly respected.

He was married on March 4 1904 in Harrisonville to Miss Mary Ann Akers, who survives. To this union four children were born - three daughters and one son. One of the daughters, Alberta May, died in infancy. Surviving are Miss Wilma of the home, Irma Fay (Mrs. Walter Smith) of Garden City; and H. C. Blazer, Jr., of Kansas City. He had five grandchildren, four of whom survive. They are Lucille and Margaret Ann Smith of Garden City, and David and Kathleen Blazer of Kansas City. One granddaughter, Lois Marie Smith, preceded him in death.

Mr. Blazer and his wife united with the Christian church during the Oliver revival in Harrisonville a number of years ago. He remained a member of that church until his death. He was baptized by the Rev. King Stark, at that time pastor of the Harrisonville Christian church.

--published Sep 18 19947, Pleasant Hill Tribune

Mo. death cert.
74Y 4M 6D
Died at Kansas City Hospital
COD: Post operative for stomach cancer
Informant: H. C. Blazer, Jr. 3330 Flora, KC MO., a son
Burial: Sep 16 1947, Harrisonville MO.

Note: Death cert gives DOB as May 8, obit as May 21,

Note: Runnenburger funeral records and obit gives Freeman Cemetery as place of burial. No stone is presently at Freeman, there is stone at Orient Cem. Unknown if Henry and Mary Ann were later moved to Orient, or if the location was in error.
Family links: 
  William Frederick Blazer (1832 - 1911)
  Amanda Elmira Bellamy Blazer (1841 - 1910)
  Mary Ann Akers Blazer (1881 - 1974)*
  Alberta May Blazer (1905 - 1905)*
  Wilma Akers Blazer (1906 - 1996)*
  Henry Christopher Blazer (1920 - 1999)*
  William Frank Blazer (1871 - 1939)*
  Henry Christopher Blazer (1873 - 1947)
  John Frederick Blazer (1875 - 1943)*
*Calculated relationship
Orient Cemetery
Cass County
Missouri, USA
Created by: LaDon Brennan
Record added: Nov 28, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23144054
Henry Christopher Blazer, Sr
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Henry Christopher Blazer, Sr
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 Added: Sep. 16, 2012
RIP, distant cousin - your mother, Amanda, was a sister to my g-grandmother, Julia Alice Bellomy Wells.
- LaDon Brennan
 Added: Nov. 28, 2007

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