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Walter W. BLAKE 8359, Graves Co.

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Walter W. BLAKE 8359, Graves Co.

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Classification: Biography
Surnames: Blane, Ford, Conner, Brandon, Turnbowe, Lewis
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Memorial Record of Western Kentucky, Lewis Publishing Company, 1904, pp 637-638 [Graves]

WALTER W. BLANE, a prominent farmer and tobacco raiser in Graves county, Kentucky, is the grandson of John Blane, who was born in Virginia in 1805 and died in 1892, aged eighty-seven. William Edward Blane, the son of the latter, was born in Halifax county, Virginia, in 1834, and was a farmer throughout his life, coming to Graves county, Kentucky, in 1881; he lived to be sixty-three years old and died in 1897. His wife was Bettie E. Ford, who was born in Stewart county, Tennessee, in 1842, and was married in 1858. Patrick Ford, her father, was born in North Carolina in 1818, and died in Tennessee in 1879. Mrs. W. E. Blane is still living at the age of sixty-one. The brothers and sisters of Walter W. Blane are as follows: William, now in the piano and organ business at Mayfield, Kentucky; John, who died when only eight years old; Lester, a farmer of Carlisle county, Kentucky; Lena, the wife of Edward Conner, a carpenter of Graves county; Gladys, the wife of Dr. Charles Brandon, of Palouse, Washington; and Mollie, the wife of John Turnbowe, a farmer in the state of Washington. Walter W. Blane was born in Stewart county, Tennessee, in 1860, and was educated in that county. He then engaged in farming, and in 1881 came to Graves county, Kentucky, where he has since been engaged in farming and the raising of tobacco. In 1885 he was married to Miss Mary Belle Lewis, who became the mother of the following children: William L.; James; Ruth, who died in 1895 at the age of three years; Tinie; Ella; and Bettie.

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