Ashley Blake

18 February 1854–14 November 1922 (Age 68)
Kingsey, Drummond, Quebec, Canada

The Life 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 died on 14 November 1922, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Francis Blake
1777–1861
Sophia Brown
1806–1881
Lucinda Blake
1826–1871
Moses Blake
1828–1925
Nancy Sophia Blake
1831–1919
Melvina Blake
1834–1891
Daniel Jones Blake
1837–
Emily Blake
1837–1904
Edwin Washington Blake
1839–1921
Issac Blake
1841–1919
Mary Jane Blake
1845–1924
Adelina Julie Blake
1846–1885
Oscar Francis Blake
1849–1926
Ashley Blake
1854–1854
Ashley Blake
1854–1922

Parents and Siblings

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+8 More Children

World Events (1)

1871

Age 17

British Columbia joins the confederation.

Name Meaning

1 English: 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.2 English: nickname from 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.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bláthmhaic ‘descendant of Bláthmhac’, a personal name from bláth ‘flower’, ‘blossom’, ‘fame’, ‘prosperity’ + mac ‘son’. In some instances, however, the Irish name is derived from Old English blæc ‘dark’, ‘swarthy’, as in 1 above. Many bearers are descended from Richard Caddell, nicknamed le blac, sheriff of Connacht in the early 14th century. The English name has been Gaelicized de Bláca.

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

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  • Ashley Blake, "Canada Census, 1871"

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