Margaret Ellen Blake

3 April 1863–20 December 1953 (Age 90)
Brighton Township, Cass, Iowa, United States

The Life of Margaret Ellen

When Margaret Ellen Blake was born on 3 April 1863, in Brighton Township, Cass, Iowa, United States, her father, Patrick Blake, was 39 and her mother, Margaret E. O'Brien, was 33. She lived in Washington Township, Cass, Iowa, United States in 1880. She died on 20 December 1953, in Bozeman, Gallatin, Montana, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Bozeman, Gallatin, Montana, United States.

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Patrick Blake
Margaret E. O'Brien
Sarah Ann Blake
Thomas Patrick Blake
Elizabeth Blake
Mary Blake
Arthur Patrick Blake
Margaret Ellen Blake
Catherine Bridget Blake
Ellen Blake

Parents and Siblings

    Patrick Blake


    Margaret E. O'Brien




    Sarah Ann Blake


    Thomas Patrick Blake


    Elizabeth Blake



    Arthur Patrick Blake


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Historic Boundaries - 1864: Idaho Territory, United States; 1864: Jefferson, Idaho Territory, United States; 1864: Jefferson, Montana Territory, United States; 1865: Gallatin, Montana Territory, United States; 1889: Gallatin, Montana, United States

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Age 26

Montana is 41st state.

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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  • Margaret Blake in household of Patric Blake, "United States Census, 1880"

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