6 October 1859 – 28 May 1940
Born: North Madison, Connecticut.
Died: Indianapolis, Indiana.
Favorite Quote: “There are, in my opinion, too many specialists and too few naturalists in the world today.”
Occupation: Entomologist, Geologist. Head of the Science Dept., Terre Haute High School, 1887-1893; State Geologist, 1894-1910.
Education: Indiana University, B.A. 1887; M.A. 1891 (studied under David Starr Jordan and John C. Branner), Honorary LL.D. 1921.
Research Interests: Freshwater Mollusca of Indiana, Coleoptera, Orthoptera, Heteroptera.
Travels: Arkansas (with Dr. J. Branner); Scovell Expedition to Mexico; Alaska and Canada, 1913; South America, 1922-23; Florida.
Remarks: Charter member of the Indiana Academy of Science; Fellow, 1893; President, 1903.
Married Clara A. Fordice in 1882.
Data from: Anonymous ???? Willis Stanley Blatchley, October, 6, 1859 – May 28, 1940. Indiana Academy of Science ??:1-2.
Blatchley, W.S. 1901. A list of the Mollusca known to occur in Lake Maxinkukee. Indiana Department of Geology and Natural Resources, 25th Annual Report 248-251.
Blatchley, W.S. 1921. L.E. Daniels – A biographical sketch. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science 1919:67-69.
Blatchley, W.S., and L.E. Daniels. 1903. On some Mollusca known to occur in Indiana – A supplementary paper to Call’s catalogue. Indiana Department of Geology and Natural Resources, 27th Annual Report 27:577-628 + 3 plates.