Clarence Leslie "Pat" Blakely (1889 - 1964) and Bessie Mae Shafer ( 1894 - 1970)

Clarence Lesie "Pat" Blakely was born 02 Dec 1889 in Williams, Hamilton County, Iowa, USA.  He was the son of Edwin Carlos Blakely (14 Nov 1840, New York, USA - 29 Jan 1913, Williams, Hamilton County, Iowa, USA) and Caroline Johnson (30 Jul 1845, Indiana, USA - 11 May 1917, Williams, Hamilton County, Iowa, USA).  He worked for the railroad, variously as a telegraph operator and station agent  He died 23 Apr 1964 in Belton, Bell County, Texas, USA.

Bessie Mae Shafer was born 30 Dec 1894 in Garrison, Benton County, Iowa, USA.  She was the daughter of Elmer Elsworth Shafer and Anna Mabel Backer.  She died 23 Jul 1970 in Belton, Bell County, Texas, USA.

They were married 24 Mar 1914 in Iowa, USA.  The had five children:

Herbert Burton Blakely (14 Oct 1915, Trimont, Martin County, Minnesota, USA - 08 Apr 2008, Eldrige, Scott County, Iowa, USA)
Gordon Keith Blakely (02 Apr 1918, Trimont, Martin County, Minnesota, USA - 24 Nov 1998, Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming, USA)
Leonard Lesie "Dutch" Blakely (29 Sep 1921, Togumph, Martin County, Minnesota, USA - 03 Apr 1989, Winnemucca, Humbolt County, Nevada, USA)
Rolland Elmer Blakely (28 Sep 1925, Benton County, Iowa, USA - 09 Mar 1929, Benton County, Iowa, USA)
Marion Darlene Blakely (25 Mar 1928, Cluttier, Tama County, Iowa, USA - ?)

Notes for Clarence Leslie Blakely:

1915 IA census, Hardin Co.: Clarence Blakely 25 Iowa Falls Ward 2 telegraph operator, fa NY mo IN married. Bessie Blakely 20 Iowa Falls Ward 2 fa IA mo IA. Mrs Caroline Blakely 69 Iowa Falls Ward 2 born IN widow fa KY mo DE.

1920 census, Togumph, Martin, Minnesota: Blakely, Clarence L. head 30 M IA OH IA depot agent railroad; Bessie wife 25 IA IA IA; Herbert son 4 2/12 MN; Gordon son 1 9/12 MN.

1930 census, Clutier, Tama, IA, 77 Crowley St.: Blakely, Clarence L. head 40 M when 25 IA NY IN Station agent Station; Bessie wife 35 M when 20 IA OH IA; Herbert son 14 IA; Gordon son 12 MN; Leonard son 9 MN; Arlene dau 2 IA.

Notes for Bessie Mae Shafer:

DOB: Helene M. Vaubel, 1990

Living in Cluttier, IA in 1939

Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 Name: Bessie Blakely Death Date: 23 Jul 1970 Death County: Bell Gender: Female Marital Status: Widowed


Clarence Leslie 'Pat' Blakely family: Left to Right: Leonard 'Dutch' Blakely, Bessie (Shafer) Blakely holding Darlene, Herbert Blakely, Clarence Leslie 'Pat' Blakely, and Gordon Blakely. 

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