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 Basil McDuff Blauvelt

Basil McDuff Blauvelt

Belmore, Putnam County, Ohio, USA
Death 13 Sep 1948 (aged 85)
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 28129859 · View Source
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On Sept 14, 1948 page B-1

Blauvelt, in Business Nearly 40 Years, Dies

Basil M. Blauvelt, 86, for nearly 40 years a Santa Barbara businessman, died late yesterday in a local hospital. He lived at 1329 Salsipuedes St.

Behind the counter of his tobacco and magazine store, he was a widely known personality in Santa Barbara and was a man who retired from business twice.

Most of his business career here was in partnership with Frank Pelch at State and Anapamu Streets. Mr. Blauvelt was about 79 years old when he decided to retire the first time. It didn't work.

He explained that retirement was fine for the first few weeks, but that he missed his friends who stopped in for a smoke or a paper and a brief visit. He also found himself "getting out of shape."

So, at 80 years, he went back in business again, purchasing a cigar and magazine stand in the lobby of a hotel. He stayed in business this time for about three-and-a-half years, retiring the second time a little over two years ago.

Mr. Blauvelt becaame seriously ill about a week ago and was taken to the hospital.

He was born in Belmore, Ohio, and came to California 45 years ago. He came to Santa Barbara in 1909.

Surviving in addition to his wife Nellie is a daughter, Mrs. Harold Cooper of Alburqueque, N. Mex., and a granddaughter, Nancy Cooper, 15.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

The next day, page B-2

Blauvelt Funeral Set for Tomorrow

Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow at 3 pm in the Welch & Ryce Chapel for Basil M. Blauvelt, widely known retired Santa Barbara business man. Mr. Blaluvelt, who was in business here for nearly 40 years, died Monday.

The Masonic Order will be in charge of the final rites. Interment will be Friday in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Los Angeles.

(Basil was the adopted son of Isaac Elbridge and Hannah Speaker Blauvelt.)

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 28129859
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Basil McDuff Blauvelt (21 Oct 1862–13 Sep 1948), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28129859, citing Los Angeles Odd Fellows Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Bob (contributor 46581407) .