Hi, I ran across a Joseph A Blades, living in Bracken county, Kentucky in 1910 & 1913. Appears he died in Ky around 1936. I am a volunteer entering names from old newspapers into a database.
It appears he was a noted inventor around 1913. He invented a car which started when the driver sat down & turned itself off when the driver got out of the seat. A small article about this was in a 1913 newspaper in New Mexico.
hope this helps.