Biography of Lamott M. Blakely
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Blakely, Lamott M., is a native of Wyoming County. He attended school in Wyoming county, Honeeye, Richmond Mills, and finished his education at the East Bloomfield Academy, Ontario county. His first business enterprises of note were in Iowa and Illinois, where he became a heavy shipper of lumber from points in Iowa on the Mississippi River to all points below St. Joseph on the Missouri River. He continued in the lumber business until the breaking out of the war, which closed all traffic for the time on the Missouri River. At the close of the war he went into the cotton business at Atlanta, Ga., which he continued from 1866 to 1870 at Washington, N. C., and other places, including Newbern and Greenville. Later he resumed the lumber business and soon became one of the heaviest dealers in the South. These operations extended over nearly twenty years, and pine, juniper and cypress were the principal varieties of lumber handled. Mr. Blakely won the good will and respect of the Southern people during his long residence in the South. and at the present time has many warm friends in that section. He returned to Lyons a few years ago, where his people had resided since 1848. In 1892 Mr. Blakely was an alternate delegate to the National Republican Convention at Minneapolis. From the time of his return he has taken a great interest in the advancement of Lyons and has served as a member of the Board of Trustees; last March he was elected president of the village, and has been active in matters tending to improve the town, especially the streets and water courses. His administration thus far has been characterized both by public improvements and the economical expenditure of public money.

Also see La Mott M. Blakely

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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