Richard (Dick) Cleveland Blakeslee (September 15, 1921 – April 7, 2000) was an American professor of English who is best known as the author of the folk song.
Thermopolis resident, Richard C. “Dick” Blakesley, 87, died Tuesday, September 16, 2014, in Billings, Montana. Born July 15, 1927 in.
Harold Richard Blakesley, son of Ralph and Edith (Wallace) Blakesley, was born December 27, 1931 in Willmar, Minnesota, a middle child of six children.
Born in and died in Zenda, Kansas Elmer.
Right: Richard [Dick] Blakesley age 17 Gorham [NY] High School graduation 1951. Left: Natalizia [Connie] Piertropaolo age 18 Canandaigua [NY] High School.