Walter Robert Blakely was born on August 23,1876 in Grey, Ontario, Canada, the sixth child of Thomas Blakely and Margaret Isabella Orr.
He left Canada in 1897 and moved to North Dakota.
When he was 26, He married Bessie M Downs,daughter of William Downs, on 29 Apr 1903 in Minto North Dakota.
Walter Robert Blakely and Bessie M Downs had the following children:
Winifred B Blakely was born on 27 May 1916 in North Dakota. She died on 16 Oct 1996 in Ontario, San Bernardino, California, United States of America.
Harriett M Blakely was born about 1905 in North Dakota.
Walter Robert Blakely Jr was born about 1908 in North Dakota.
He died on 19 Dec 1926 in 1000 west Broadway Anaheim, California,