Willis Stanley Blatchley

Willis Stanley Blatchley

Birth
Putnam County, Indiana, USA
Death 28 May 1940 (aged 80)
Dunedin, Pinellas County, Florida, USA
Burial Dunedin, Pinellas County, Florida, USA
Plot Old Block-7-Lot-189-Space 2
Memorial ID 14514142 · View Source
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Willis Blatchley was a Winter resident of Dunedin during the years 1913-1939, from Indiana. He married Clara A. Fordice (1854-1928), from their union two sons were born, Raymond S. and Ralph F. As a renowned naturalist he specialized in the fields of entomology (insect), ornithology (birds) and ichthyology (fish). He authored 13 books and 264 articles. One book he wrote about the natural history of Dunedin, he dedicated to the memory of his wife, who had died soon after their arrival in Dunedin in the fall of 1928. When he built his home in 1915 on property in Skinner Hammock, he tried to preserve as much greenery as he could, such as trees and bushes.


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  • Created by: J.A. & D.S.
  • Added: 5 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14514142
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Willis Stanley Blatchley (6 Oct 1859–28 May 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14514142, citing Dunedin Cemetery, Dunedin, Pinellas County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by J.A. & D.S. (contributor 46808935) .