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Wm.Blacklock - Samoa 1880s to 1905

Wm.Blacklock - Samoa 1880s to 1905

Posted: 1136558753000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Blacklock
Does anyone know the history of this William Blacklock?

William Blacklock was United States consul-general in Samoa from the 1880s to 1905. He published a collection of newspaper clippings about the German annexation of Western Samoa, USA's control over Eastern Samoa, and Britain's renouncing of all claims to the Samoan Islands.

Re: Wm.Blacklock - Samoa 1880s to 1905

Posted: 1139984532000
Classification: Query
Surnames: BLACKLOCK, TIETIE
Talofa/Hello:

I am in search of Charles William BLACKLOCK
b 17 Feb 1888 Apia, , Samoa, Pacific Islands

Parents listed per IGI:
Father: William or 1 BLACKLOCK
Mother: Apele TIETIE

Could your BLACKLOCK be the father of Charles?

Any and all info greatly appreciated.
Manuia/Regards,
Manaia
~=~=~=

Re: Wm.Blacklock - Samoa 1880s to 1905

Posted: 1140021396000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Blacklock, Tietie
Hello Manaia,
I don't know anything abot this William Blacklock. I came across a little piece of information about him and posted it. I want to know about him too. Who was he? Where in USA did he come from? As for his being Charles William, it's altogether possible. In his day, many people used their middle name rather than their given name. It was true in my family. Is there anyway you could contact the IGI submitter? S/he might have more information for you. I don't suppose there were too many Blacklocks in Samoa anyway. This is looking for good for your research. Don't give up. Is he kin to you? Good luck. Barbara

Re: Wm.Blacklock - Samoa 1880s to 1905

Posted: 1140143417000
Classification: Query
Surnames: BLACKLOCK, BUCHANAN, SMITH, TIETIE
Hello Barbara:

Many Thanks! regarding your thoughtfulness on this journey - <G>. I, too, am not blood related but am helping when and wherever I can.

I've alerted the SAMOA mailing list[ers] of your generosity and I expect the posts to be coming your way.

I haven't been able to find much re William BLACKLOCK other than "a trader and United States consul-general in Samoa from the 1880s to 1905" and "On December 6, 1900, William Blacklock was issued a license to sell liquor in the bar of his newly-constructed Oceanic Hotel in Tutuila" and "On October 1, 1901, William Blacklock closed the Oceanic Hotel, which was unable to show a profit after its bar was closed."

William BLACKLOCK definitely is father of:
Soldiers from Samoa according to the American WW1 Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918
Charles William BLACKLOCK b 17 Feb 1888; Samoa, Gt Britain; Caucasian;reg Omaha, Douglas NE.

~~AND~~

BLACKLOCK Private John Douglas 13162. 1st Bn. Australian Infantry A.I.F. Killed in action 6th - 11th August 1915. Age 21. Son of William and Apele BLACKLOCK of 273 George St. Sydney New South Wales. Native of Samoa. 13.

~~AND~~

Husband of:
Apele TIETIE
b.About 1869 Falelatai,Upolu, , Samoa, Pacific Islands
m.17 FEB 1887 Apia Upolu, , Samoa, Pacific Islands
d.1933 Apia Upolu, , Samoa, Pacific Islands
.......

Parents of William BLACKLOCK can be traced back to Scotland.
John BLACKLOCK b.About 1832 , Perth, Scotland
m. About 1853 Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
Agnes Buchanan SMITH b.About 1833 Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland

Would be interesting to piece this ancestry together and hear if the descendants are thriving - lets hope so.
.......

A rare and true "genie" you are.
Regards,
Manaia
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Samoa to Australia & Minnesota

Posted: 1140242294000
Classification: Biography
Edited: 1147265803000
Surnames: Blacklock, Tietie
Some additional information on this family:

WILLIAM BLACKLOCK
Birth: 01 SEP 1856 Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Marriage: 17 FEB 1887 Apia Upolu, , Samoa, Pacific Islands
Death: 1960 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Burial: 1960 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Wife APELE TIETIE
Birth: About 1869 Falelatai,Upolu, , Samoa, Pacific Islands
Marriage: 17 FEB 1887 Apia Upolu, , Samoa, Pacific Islands
Death: 1933 Apia Upolu, , Samoa, Pacific Islands
Burial: Apia Upolu, , Samoa, Pacific Islands

Children
1 - CHARLES WILLIAM BLACKLOCK
Male
Birth: 17 FEB 1888 Apia, , Samoa, Pacific Islands
Death:
Burial:

2 - ELLA BLACKLOCK
Female
Birth: 22 JAN 1890 Apia Upolu, , Samoa, Pacific Islands
Death: , , Australia
Burial: , , Australia

3 - LELAND BLACKLOCK
Male
Birth: About 1892 Apia Upolu, , Samoa, Pacific Islands
Death: Apia Upolu, , Samoa, Pacific Islands
Burial: Apia Upolu, , Samoa, Pacific Islands

4 - JOHN DOUGLAS BLACKLOCK
Male
Birth: 26 JAN 1894 Apia Upolu, , Samoa, Pacific Islands
Death: 06 AUG 1915 Lone, , Pine, Minnesota
Burial:

Source: IGI at Family Search.com

Re: Wm.Blacklock - Samoa 1880s to 1905

Posted: 1140250163000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1144957946000
There is also a Blakelock in WW1
Surname BLAKELOCK
Given Name John
Category Fijian Contingent
Regimental Number 84807
Rank Private
Unit or Regiment Fijian Contingent
Last NZ Address Narrow Neck Military Camp
Next of Kin Title R(obert Thurston)
Next of Kin Surname BLAKELOCK
Next of Kin Relationship Father
Next of Kin Address Suva Fiji
Occupation Boat builder
Last Employer Fiji Shipping Co

mother is Foumalo of Samoa. John calls himself Samoan and European. He was born in 1898

Are Blacklock and Blakelock the same name and family, or two different ones?

Re: Samoa to Australia & Minnesota

Posted: 1140251621000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1144957946000
According to RL Stevenson, in Eight Years of trouble in Samoa, William Blacklock was "an American clerk in Apia" who eventually became the American Consul.

If he was born in Australia, he would have been of British nationality, and have to have become naturalized in order to be American consul

In Fiji, in 1875, there were Thomas T Blakelock aged 41,
Elizabeth Blakelock aged 30, Robert Blakelock aged 15, James Blakelock aged 10, John Blakelock and William blakelock aged 8, Mary Blakelock aged 7, Elizabeth Blakelock aged 3, and J H Blakelock(m) aged 6 months all at malawai, Kadavu island.
Robert aged 15, therefore born 1860, appears to be the father of John the Fiji soldier.
I think it is 2 different families, but I also think that at times names could have confused.

Re: Samoa to Australia & Minnesota

Posted: 1140251818000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1144957946000
That should be "names could have been confused" in my last post.

There are no Blacklocks or Blakelocks mentioned in the Cyclopedia of Samoa or the Cyclopedia of Fiji

Re: Wm.Blacklock - Samoa 1880s to 1905

Posted: 1141530756000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Blacklock, Blakelock
How can we know if Blakelock and Blacklock belong to the same family? I don't know. Might be. My friend from Scotland tells me that "BLAKE" means "BLACK." But we need more evidence here. I've seen Blacklock reported as Blacklick, Blecklock, etc. I'm sure you do what I do: save all information and move cautiously. Let's keep hunting. . . . Barbara

Re: Wm.Blacklock - Samoa 1880s to 1905

Kimina Blacklock (View posts)
Posted: 1145852268000
Classification: Query
Surnames: BLACKLOCK
I researched this family some time ago thinking they could be connected to my husband's family but so far I haven't been able to find a connection .I have how ever been in contact with a descendant who lives in New York. This is what I have found : John Blacklock & Agnes m: 3 June 1853 @ Lanark, Scotland leaving shortly after their marriage for Australia. Arriving in Sept 1853 on the Ivanhoe John aged 23 & Agnes aged 20. Their first son William being born in Melbourne, Australia 1 Sept 1856. Just after William's birth John , Agnes & William left for New Zealand arriving on the 17th of Dec 1856 on the Gil Blas from Melbourne. It was about this time that John's brother James came out & it was from New Zealand that they both operated their trading business before leaving for the Oregon. Both familie's are in the 1880 census there. From what I understand Jame's family stayed there although making trips back to New Zealand .James death was filed in New Zeand on 2 April 1880 . He died at Curry Co Oregon on 24 Jan 1878. These are some of the notes that I have collected :
On December 6, 1900, William Blacklock was issued a license to sell liquor in the bar of his newly-constructed Oceanic Hotel in Tutuila. The license was signed, in Commmandant Benjamin Tilley's absence, by his executive officer, Lieutenant Commander E.J. Dorn.

On October 1, 1901, William Blacklock closed the Oceanic Hotel, which was unable to show a profit after its bar was closed.

Blacklock Point; Located north of Cape Blanco. Named for John BLACKLOCK, a native of Scotland and resident of Bandon. A post office was established October 1890 in this locality and named Sandstone. Annie J. BLACKLOCK was the postmaster until its dissolution in May 1891. Annie was William's sister.

Port Orford Cemetery [Masonic-Knapp Cemetery] (partial recording only)
Located on Cemetery Loop Road (old US 101), southeast of Port Orford.
BLACKLOCK, Agnes B.; (10/22/1833-4/25/1888); Wife of John Blacklock
BLACKLOCK, John; (10/22/1828-6/18/1905)

Died. At Invercargill, on the 10th March 1859 , John G. D. BLACKLOCK, aged 9 months, infant son of Mr John Blacklock.

February 18 1860
Birth. At Invercargill, on the 31st ultimo, the wife of John Blacklock, Esq., of a son.
This record & the one before it could be the same son .

Blacklock, William, Newspaper Clippings, etc., Relating to Samoa, 1899-1902 Held in NZ .1 reel #700
Canberra : Pacific Manuscripts Bureau, William Blacklock was a trader and United States consul-general in Samoa from the 1880s to 1905; clippings cover the German annexation of Western Samoa, the United States establishing control over Eastern Samoa, and Britain renouncing all claims to the Samoan islands.
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