Ashley Blake

Brief Life History of Ashley

When Ashley Blake was born on 18 February 1854, in Kingsey, Drummond, Quebec, Canada, his father, Francis Blake, was 76 and his mother, Sophia Brown, was 47. He married Bertha Estelle Smith on 7 August 1913, in Nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. He died on 14 November 1922, at the age of 68.

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Ashley Blake
1854–1922
Bertha Estelle Smith
1875–1936
Marriage: 7 August 1913

Sources (4)

  • Ashley Blake, "Canada Census, 1871"
  • Ashley C. Blake, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Ashley C Blake, "New Hampshire, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1636-1947"

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World Events (1)

1871

British Columbia joins the confederation.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish (England and central Scotland): variant of Black 1, meaning ‘swarthy’ or ‘dark-haired’, from a byform of the Old English adjective blæc, blac ‘black’, with change of vowel length.

English: nickname from Middle English blak(e) (Old English blāc) ‘wan, pale, white, fair’. In Middle English the two words blac and blāc, with opposite meanings, fell together as Middle English blake. In the absence of independent evidence as to whether the person referred to was dark or fair, it is now impossible to tell which sense was originally meant.

English (Norfolk): nickname from Middle English bleik, blaik>, blek(e) (Old Norse bleikr) ‘pale or sallow’ (in complexion).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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