Bleazard Family Tree

Caleb Davis Bleazard (1865 - 1940)

 
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Hopwood
Bleazard
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Caleb
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Elizabeth
Diana
Merritt
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Lucy
Diana
Bleazard
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Emma
Bleazard
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John
Bleazard
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Lydia
Bleazard
 


Caleb Davis Bleazard was the son of John Hopwood Bleazard and Lydia Davis.

Caleb was born on Wednesday 1 March 1865 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Caleb married Elizabeth Diana Merritt on Thursday 30 March 1893 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA.

He had the following children from his marriage to Elizabeth Diana Merritt:

- Lucy Diana Bleazard

born on 18 September 1895 at Peoa, Summit, Utah.

- Emma Bleazard

born on 16 July 1897 at Thayne, Lincoln, Wyoming.

- John Bleazard

born on 19 December 1898 at Thayne, Lincoln, Wyoming.

- Lydia Bleazard

born on 9 January 1904 at Thayne, Uinta, Wyoming.

Details of Caleb's occupation are not known.

Caleb died when he was 75 years old, on Saturday 14 December 1940 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA.  

Caleb Davis Bleazard was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on March 1, 1865, son of John and Lydia Davis Bleazard, who were 1847 Utah pioneers. He was married in Salt Lake City, UT to Diana Merritt on March 20, 1892. To this union were born six children.

At the early age of twelve, Caleb was left on orphan, being forced to make his own way in the world. He learned self reliance and to be prudent and economical. Picking up odd jobs, sleeping on the streets at night, receiving unkind treatment from disinterested relatives and going hungry when there was no work to be found, were all unpleasant experiences that might have turned the heart of a young boy to bitterness, and beckoned him on toward the path of crime and sin, but because of his valiant spirit and noble character he pursued and conquered reaching maturity with honor, having kept himself clean in body and mind and being prepared financially to support a wife and family.

His early married life was spent in Peoa, Utah, where he owned a small farm. Later, having heard about the undeveloped opportunities in the great open spaces of Star Valley, Wyoming, USA, he came with his wife and baby daughter to Thayne, WY, taking up a homestead there for a number of years. He specialized in cattle raising and farming on a large scale. His farm in Thayne was one of the best managed and scientifically worked places in Star Valley.

In 1908 he purchased the store at Bedford, WY and received the appointment of postmaster, serving in that capacity for a period of twenty years.

In 1922, because of failing health, he retired from active life, purchased a home in Afton, WY and "carried on" as long as his infirm body would permit. The last five years of his life were spent sitting in his chair, his mind still keen and active, and his spirit longing to do something more to make his home and surroundings attractive and beautiful.

Notes - Sources of information:
1. Information on Caleb's life John Glen Bleazard.

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