Benjamin Frederick Blake Sr.

12 March 1815–9 March 1884 (Age 68)
Weymouth, Dorset, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Benjamin Frederick

When Benjamin Frederick Blake Sr. was born on 12 March 1815, in Weymouth, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, his father, Isaac Blake, was 29 and his mother, Sophia Wood, was 24. He married Harriet Hollis on 31 May 1841, in Southampton St Michael, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. His occupation is listed as furniture and cabinet maker. in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. He died on 9 March 1884, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Benjamin Frederick Blake Sr.
Harriet Hollis
Marriage: 31 May 1841
Fredrick Blake
Mariah Sophia Blake
Caroline Lucy Blake
Edward Blake
Elizabeth Blake
George Blake
Emma Blake
Benjamin Blake
Jane Blake
Harriet Blake
Ann Eliza Blake
Henry Blake
Isaac Blake

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 May 1841Southampton St Michael, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 18
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 21
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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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    Story Highlight

    BENJAMIN FREDERICK BLAKE AND HARRIET HOLLIS BLAKE UTAH PIONEERS OF 1853 Taken from Descendants of Benjamin Frederick Blake by Roberta Blake Barnum, pages 35-38.

    Two of our grandparents who were born in the southern part of England in the early 1800s were destined to become a part of the great pioneer movement of western America. Benjamin Frederick and Harriet …

    Sources (24)

    • Benjamin Blake, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Bengamin Frederick Blake in entry for Elizabeth Blake Riding, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • B F Blake, "United States Census, 1880"

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