Francis Eleazer Blake

9 February 1853–6 June 1935 (Age 82)
Rindge, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Francis Eleazer

When Francis Eleazer Blake was born on 9 February 1853, in Rindge, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, his father, George M Blake, was 32 and his mother, Mary S Lovejoy, was 24. He married Freda Johnson on 2 September 1902, in Ramsey, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Marshan Township, Dakota, Minnesota, United States in 1900 and Ravenna Township, Dakota, Minnesota, United States in 1910. He died on 6 June 1935, in Hastings, Dakota, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Dakota, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Eleazer Blake
Freda Johnson
Marriage: 2 September 1902
George H Blake

Spouse and Children

2 September 1902
Ramsey, Minnesota, United States


    George H Blake


Parents and Siblings


    Mary S Lovejoy




    Mary Blake



    Edwin George Blake


    Miriam Martilla Blake



World Events (8)


Age 5

Minnesota is the 32nd state.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 22

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Francis Blake in household of George Blake, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Frank E Blake, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Frank Blake in household of Geo M Blake, "United States Census, 1860"

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