Willa Rae Blake

16 May 1935–13 December 1936 (Age 1)
Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States

The Life of Willa Rae

When Willa Rae Blake was born on 16 May 1935, in Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States, her father, William Wamner Blake, was 42 and her mother, Rachael Viola Nelson, was 32. She died on 13 December 1936, at the age of 1, and was buried in Meadow Cemetery, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States.

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William Wamner Blake
Rachael Viola Nelson
Garth D Blake
Cloyd Isaac Blake
Willa Rae Blake

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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)

  • Willa Rae Blake, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • WILLA RAE BLAKE, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Willa Rae Blake, "Find A Grave Index"

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