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George Washington Blakeley
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Birth: Jul. 9, 1836
Hancock County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jul. 10, 1901
Kings County
California, USA

Died from the effects of a kick from a horse, at his home in Kings County, two and one half miles southeast of Armona, on July 10, 1901, George W. Blakeley. The deceased was born in Hancock County, Indiana, July 9, 1836, and was 65years and 2 days old at the time of his death. He was married to his surviving wife, Hannah Thomas, in Monroe County [Iowa] in August 1867. To this union were born seven children, three boys and four girls, all of whom are now living except one girl, who died in infancy. Brother Blakeley volunteered in the late civil struggle in the 99th Inf. in March 1862, and seven months later was honorably discharged on account of disability to perform military duties. Early in the 60's he removed from Indiana to Iowa and in 1885 he moved to Nebraska and later in 1892 he and his family came to California and stopped in or near Lemoore and have resided in this part of California ever since. Brother Blakeley was converted and joined the Methodist Church about 1860 or 1861, and afterward in 1867 he joined the Baptist Church, with which he stood identified at the time of his death. His last formal membership was in Fairfield, Nebraska. Brother Blakeley leaves behind him to mourn his sudden death, a wife and six children and one brother, James, living between Lemore and Armona, and several relatives and very many warm friends. The funeral services were conducted by a former pastor, Elder O. W. Donnei, of Selma, assisted by Rev. M. G. Bradley, the present pastor, at the home on July 11th at 10 o'clock a.m. after which the remains, followed by a large company of neighbors and friends, was taken to the Grangeville Cemetery for interment. Mr. Blakeley was an honorable, upright manly man and had won many warm friends and admirers during his residence in California. Of him
who trusted in man's only hope we say, 'Not lost, but gone before.' HANFORD (Calif.) DAILY JOURNAL, 15 July 1901, p. 2. 
 
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 Parents:
  Daniel Blakely (1814 - ____)
  Jane Hickman Collier (1814 - 1890)
 
 Spouses:
  Mary Jane Turner Blakely (1844 - 1861)
  Hannah Thomas Blakeley (1841 - 1922)*
 
 Siblings:
  George Washington Blakely (1836 - 1901)*
  George Washington Blakeley (1836 - 1901)
  James Monroe Blakeley (1837 - 1922)*
  John Riley Collier (1850 - 1932)**
  Mary Samantha Collier Aleshire (1855 - 1928)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Grangeville Cemetery
Armona
Kings County
California, USA
 
Created by: Jeff Turner
Record added: Mar 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49080133
George Washington Blakeley
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George Washington Blakeley
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