Thomas Alberton Blakely was born March 16 1863, in Portlaw, Artemesia Township, Grey County, Ontario, Canada. He was the son of Thomas Blakely and Margaret Isabella Orr.
He had ten siblings.
- Mary Jane, married Little
- George Henry
- Joseph Alexander
- Catherine E Cassie
- Walter Robert,
- Margaret Isabella
- Andrew Wilson
- John Wesley,
- William Guy
Thomas was a jack of all trades and owned several types of businesses around Grey county throughout his life. He also was a Municipal Councillor and a police trustee.
In 1905 Thomas submitted an application for a patent for the double ball bearing. Check out his invention here!
|Dec 24,1885 Flesherton Advance|
Thomas Alberton Blakely and Hanna Margaret Lever had the following children:
Thomas Clifford Blakely was born on 16 Jun 1892 in Dundalk Ontario Canada (Grey County). He died on 07 Feb 1970.
Aleath Leone Blakely was born on 24 May 1896 in Ontario. She died on 07 Sep 1962 in Dunnville,Ontario, Canada.
Luella Margaret Blakely was born on 30 Jun 1905 in Grey, Ontario, Canada. She died on 13 Oct 1974.
Estelle MYRTLE Blakely was born on 21 Jul 1890 in Flesherton, Ontario, Canada. She died on 20 Oct 1960. She married John Charles Miller on 13 Dec 1913 in York, Ontario, Canada.
Clarence Elverton Blakely was born on 29 Apr 1894. He died on 18 Jan 1896.
Gordon Roswell Blakely was born on 04 Mar 1902 in Grey, Ontario, Canada. He died on 22 Apr 1993. He married Gloria Gaddye on 04 Dec 1926 in Peel, Ontario, Canada.
Lillian Pearl Blakely was born on 06 Feb 1898 in Flesherton, Ontario, Canada. She died on 12 Oct 1988. She married Harry Stafford on 05 Nov 1918 in Toronto, Ontario Canada.
Florence Margurite Blakely was born on 27 Jun 1900 in Flesherton. She died on 11 Sep 1900.
Wilford Elmo Blakely was born on 19 Oct 1888 in Flesherton, Ontario, Canada. He died on 23 Jan 1947 in Bakersfield, Kern, California, USA.
Letta May Blakely was born on 24 May 1896 in Flesherton, Artemesia Township, Grey County, Ontario, Canada (Twin of Aleath). She died on 15 Jun 1896 in Flesherton, Ontario, Canada (Died at birth).