Francis Marion Blake

5 May 1846–before 1860 (Age 13)
Graham Township, Jefferson, Indiana, United States

The Life of Francis Marion

When Francis Marion Blake was born on 5 May 1846, in Graham Township, Jefferson, Indiana, United States, his father, Kenneth Anderson Blake, was 61 and his mother, Elizabeth Ann Hill, was 31. He died before 1860, at the age of 12.

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Family Time Line

Kenneth Anderson Blake
1785–1863
Elizabeth Ann Hill
1815–1889
Nancy Dudden Blake
1837–1877
Ally J. Blake
1840–1856
William Melville Blake
1844–1863
Francis Marion Blake
1846–1860
Anney D Blake
1847–
Caroline Blake
1850–
Allen Dexter Blake
1855–1858
Susan H. Blake
1857–

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World Events (2)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 5

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 10

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

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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  • Francis M Blake in household of Kenth A Blake, "United States Census, 1850"

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