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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY.
farm which he now owns but which belonged
to his uncle. He followed various occupations
until his marriage October 4, 1869, to
Miss Rosina Getzer, a native of Switzerland,
who came to this country in 1867, when sixteen
years of age, a daughter of Andrew Getzer.
After the celebration of his marriage he resided
in Dallas for four years, conducting a
bar and bakery business, and also erected
many buildings in the city, one of which
was the Odd Fellows' Hall in 1872. During
the Civil war he was in Mexico, engaged in
freighting cotton and remained in that country
for four years. In 1875 he moved to his
present farm, and although he at first followed
general farming he has since made a specialty
of gardening and dairying. His land
comprises 160 acres and is well and carefully
tilled. He and his wife are the parents of
five children: Rosina, John, Ema, Maxime,
and Emile. Mr. Loupot is a member of the
I. O. O. F., and politically is independent.
TIe is a self-made man, in the fullest sense of
that oft abused phrase, and by his own efforts
has accumulated a comfortable competency,
notwithstanding the fact that in
early life he met with many reverses and discouragements.
OSEPH BLAKENEY, City Assessor of
Dallas, was born in Kildare county, Ireland,
March 29, 1856, a son of Hugh
and Mary (Kehoe) Blakeney, also natives of
Ireland. The father died June 11, 1892,
aged sixty-five years. He was a member of
the Board of Trade, and a nmenber of the
Equalization Board for four years, and a
member of the Catholic Church. He was
highly respected by the community, having
always been identified with every enterprise
that tended to the advancement of the city.
The mother of our subject died July 28,
1885, aged fifty-three years. She was a devout
Catholic fiom early girlhood. The parents
reared a family of seven children, four
of whom are still living: Mary, wife of C. F.
Bohonon, resides in Nashua, New Hampshire,
and has one child, Lillie; Joseph, our
subject; Thomas James, who attended the
celebrated college at Carlow, Ireland, three
years, the Allegany college, New York State,
four years, was ordained priest in 1892 by
Bishop Brennen, of Dallas, and is now located
in St. Patrick's Church as curate; and
Hugh J., who married Annie Foy, and they
have four children: Thomas, Mary, Annie
Joseph Blakeney our subject, graduated
at the Boston high school in the class of
1875, and the following year came to Dallas,
where he successfully conducted a bakery for
ten years. He was then connected with the
Blakeney Manufacturing Company 1888 to
1891, having been secretary of the company
during the latter part of the last year. His
brother Hugh was vice-president of the
same two years, and his father president
three years. April 5, 1891, our subject was
elected to his present position, on the Democratic
ticket, and in a most hotly contested
election. His opponent, E. R. Fonda, received
1,900 votes, and our subject 3,030.
Mr. Blakeney is a member of the Catholic
Church and takes an active part in the
He was married July 13, 1880, to Miss
Ellen Griffin, a daughter of John Griffin, of
New Castle, Pennsylvania. Four children
have been born to this union: John J.,
Hugh, Ellen and Edith. The latter died at
the age of seven months. The mother died
at New Castle, Pennsylvania, having gone
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Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20932/m1/408/: accessed June 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.