Monday, August 6, 2012

Ollie And Margaret (Cason) Blakey

Descendants of Isaac and Rachel (LEPHRIDGE) BLAKEY
Ollie "Deke" Blakey
(1895 -1972)
Ollie was the son of Isaac Blakey from MO
and Rachael Leftridge / Lephridge Blakey from MS.

According U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,
Ollie was decribed as short and had a medium built.
He had black eyes and black hair.
Ollie married Margaret (Cason) Blakey.
Isaac Blakey aka Private Isaac Blaker from MO.
(Isaac fought in the Civil War... Union Side MS.)

Ollie worked in the State Capital Building.
Then as a tour guide.
He worked under four Governors,
 including one named Ronald Reagan.
(Gov Reagan later became President Ronald Reagan.)

Ollie and Margaret came to Yankton, South Dakota for a while.
They were the singing team.
They moved to Sacramento, CA in 1929.

Margaret "Mike" Cason Blakey:
(1896- 1972)

Margaret was the daughter of Grace "Gracie" Harriet Cason and Hebert Cason.
 Margaret was born on March 17, 1896
She passed away on  Aug 6, 1972.

Margaret did domestic work for years.
Margaret and Ollie had no children.
Margaret's siblings were:
Mabel  Cason and Lephridge Cason
Some of the info was from a 1985 Blakey Blakley White Family Reunion Booklet.

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