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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Daniel Webster Blaylock 1882-1958 Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, Maryland

I'm not sure how I got started on looking for newspaper items for Daniel Webster Blaylock. Daniel went by D. W., and while hacking around in Newspaper Archives, I happened upon more than 100 newspaper entries for D. W. Blaylock in Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois. Most of these entries are for Mrs. D. W. Blaylock (Mary Zulu (McKinley) Blaylock). Mary played bridge, directed local theatrical events, and was an Eastern Star. Here are the family details.

Daniel Webster Blaylock (FAG 82726831)
b. 22 Dec 1882 Millheim, Perry County, Missouri
d. 25 Nov 1958 Bethesda, Montgomery County, Maryland
m. 23 Apr 1919 Tilden, Randolph County, Illinois
Mary Zulu McKinley (FAG 80968687)
b. 4 Jun 1893 Lakewood, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
d. ?? Mar 1989 Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland

Child 1:
Living Blaylock
b. 6 Oct 1929 Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois
m. 20 Jun 1952 where?
Living Adams
b. 27 Mar 1931

I haven't had much luck in identifying D.W.'s parents. However, among the newspaper articles was a death announcement for his mother.

The Edwardsville Intelligencer, Edwardsville, Illinois, 7 Dec 1933

Mrs. J. M. Blaylock Dies.
Mrs. J. M. Blaylock, 68, mother of D. W. Blaylock of this city died yesterday in Flat River, Mo. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow in that city. Mr. and Mrs. D. W, Blaylock will attend the service.

          Note: Flat River is in Saint Francois County, Missouri.

Here's a timeline for D. W.

1882 ( 0) born Millheim, Perry County, Missouri

1890 ( 8)

1900 (18) living Indian Territory, Missouri  Source: cens (Boarder)

190? (2?) attending Rolla School of Mines Source: newspaper

1910 (28) living Edwardsville, Madison County, Ilinois Source: cens

1918 (36) living Glen Carbon, Illinois (Mining Engineer) Source: WWI record

1919 (37) married Tilden, Illinois

1920 (38) living Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois Source: cens w/Mary

1920 (38) listed in Am. Inst. of Mining, Metallurgical... Chief Mining Engr. Source: Google books

1930 (48) living Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois Source: cens w/Mary

1935 (53) moves to Bethesda, Maryland Source: city directory

1940 (58) living Lakewood, Ohio Source: newspaper

1942 (60) living 1055 Sylvan Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio Source: WWII (Defense Plant Corp)

1950 (68) living

1955 (73) living Lakewood, Ohio Source: newspaper

1956 (74) living Lakewood, Ohio Source: obit

1958 (76) died Maryland...no obit in Washington Post; however, there was one in Illinois


The Edwardsville Intelligencer, Edwardsville, Illinois, 26 Nov 1958

D. W. Blaylock
Word was received here Wednesday morning of the death earlier of D. W. Blaylock of Bethesda, Md., a former resident and mining engineer for the Madison County Coal Co., whose main office was located at Glen Carbon for many years.
The deceased, who suffered a stroke two weeks ago, is survived by his wife, a son, D. W. Blaylock, Jr., and two grandsons.
Funeral services and burial will be held Saturday afternoon at Marissa. The time is 2 o'clock.

Here's a smattering of the newspaper articles.

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The Edwardsville Intelligencer, Edwardsville, Illinois, 20 Oct 1928, Page 3
D. W, Blaylock attended an Alumni banquet of the Rolla School of Mines , in St. Louis, last evening.
According to Wikipedia: Missouri University of Science and Technology was known as the University of Missouri–Rolla and originally Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy. The school is an institution of higher learning located in Rolla, Missouri and part of the University of Missouri System.

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The Edwardsville Intelligencer, Edwardsville, Illinois, 30 Oct 1928, Page 2
Move Into Residence,
Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Blaylock have moved into the Barnsback residence on St. Louis street,
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The Edwardsville Intelligencer, Edwardsville, Illinois, 8 Jul 1932, Page 1
Rushed to Hospital.
D. W. Blaylock of this city was rushed to St. Elizabeth's Hospital at Gianite City this morning.
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The Edwardsville Intelligencer, Edwardsville, IL, 1 Dec 1933, Page 3
Mr. and Mrs. D. W Blaylock and son, Danny, spent Thanksgiving Day with Mrs. Blaylock's mother, Mrs J. H McKinley at Marlssa, Ill.
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The Edwardsville Intelligencer, Edwardsville, IL, 2 May 1935, Page 3
Bridge awards were given to Mrs. A. E. Stolze, Mrs. D. W. Blaylock and Mrs. R. I. McKee. A light luncheon was served the guests during the latter part of the afternoon.
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The Edwardsville Intelligencer, Edwardsville, Illinois, 22 May 1937, page 2
Returning From Meeting.
D. W. Blaylock, a mining engineer of this city, returned Fnday night from Cincinnati, O, where he attended a four-day session of the American Mining Congress.
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The Edwardsville Intelligencer, Edwardsville, IL, 10 Aug 1940, Page 3
Mrs. D. W. Blaylock and son, Danny, of Cleveland, Ohio are spending the week-end here with Dr. and Mrs. O R. Keenan at their home on East Park street.

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The Edwardsville Intelligencer, Edwardsville, IL, 13 Feb 1948, Page 4
Mrs. D. W. Blaylock spent several days in Marissa, as guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. McKinley.
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The Edwardsville Intelligencer, Edwardsville, Illinois, 16 Aug 1955, Page 3
Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Blaylock, former residents, now of Lakewood. 0., were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Wollbrinck.

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During the last years of their lives, the Blaylocks seem to split their time between Lakewood and Bethesda. Living descendants of this family live in the Bethesda, Maryland area.

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