Charles Alexander Blake

about 1851–20 January 1876 (Age 25)
New York, United States

The Life of Charles Alexander

When Charles Alexander Blake was born about 1851, in New York, United States, his father, Jacob J. Blake, was 27 and his mother, Susan Bird, was 18. He married Mary Elizabeth Krum on 13 January 1875, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 20 January 1876, in New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 25.

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Family Time Line

Charles Alexander Blake
1851–1876
Mary Elizabeth Krum
1856–1883
Marriage: 13 January 1875
James Alexander Blake
1875–1964

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 January 1875
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

    Male1851–1876Male

    Eugene Agustus Blake

    Male1854–1885Male

    Male1859–1949Male

    Willetta B Blake

    Female1869–1871Female

    Blake

    Male1872–Male

+1 More Child

World Events (6)

1863

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 12

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 15

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

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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Sources (3)

  • Charles A Blake in entry for James A Blake and Lillian Lewis, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Charles A. in entry for James Blake and Emily Stagg, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
  • Charles A. Blake, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"

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