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William Lester Blakeney (1894-1977)
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Born: 6 Apr 1894 Burnsville, Mississippi. 1
Married: Nell Rook (1900-1978) .
Died: 20 Sep 1977 Abilene, Taylor County, Texas. 1
Buried: Elmwood Memorial Park Abilene, Taylor County, Texas.
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John Blakeney
Abt 1800-Bet 1850 and 1860
Thomas Blakeney
3 Jan 1835-8 Jun 1908
Winifred Wilson
William Lester Blakeney
6 Apr 1894-20 Sep 1977
Married: 17 Jan 1893
World War I
Edna Francis Grass
3 Dec 1872-10 Feb 1948

Spouse and Children

      Nell Rook

Brothers and Sisters

W.L. Blakney

W.L. Blakney, 83, of 511 Poplar died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesdayin his home after a lengthy illness. Services will be at 11a.m. Thursday at Elliott-Hamil Chapel of Faith, Highway277. Dr. Chris Diebel, pastor of First Christian Church,will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Memorial Park.Born April 6. 1894, in Burnsville, Miss., he was a retireddistrict manager for Southwestern Bell. He started workwith Bell in 1920. He was manager at the office in Marshalluntil 1933. He had lived in Abilene since 1933. He marriedNell Rook in 1920 in Florence, Ala. She was a member ofFirst Christian Church. He was a first lieutenant in theArmy in World War I. He was a member of the American Legionand a 42-year member of the Abilene Rotary Club. SurvivorsInclude his wife; daughter, Nell Evans of Richardson; ason, Tom of Providence, R.I.; two sisters, Georgia Rushingand Bessie Dickinson Miss.; and five grandchildren.2 3 1


  1. Ancestry.com. Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982
  2. Abilene Reporter-News, 22 Sep 1977, Thu, Page 67
  3. Ancestry.com. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLSDeath File, 1850-2010

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