Joseph Enoch Bleak

17 October 1928–21 February 1976 (Age 47)
Pima, Graham, Arizona, United States

The Life of Joseph Enoch

When Joseph Enoch Bleak was born on 17 October 1928, in Pima, Graham, Arizona, United States, his father, James Alonzo Bleak, was 38 and his mother, Violet Ruth Reynolds, was 30. He married Ruth Scott on 24 December 1948, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States. He lived in Graham, Arizona, United States in 1935 and Supervisorial District 2, Pima, Arizona, United States in 1940. He died on 21 February 1976, in San Joaquin, California, United States, at the age of 47.

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Joseph Enoch Bleak
Mildred Marie “Millie” Adams
Marriage: 7 March 1957
Joseph Vern "JV" Bleak

Spouse and Children

7 March 1957


Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 6

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Age 13

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: possibly from bleak ‘pale’ (first attested in the 16th century, but probably a much older word, derived from Old Norse bleikr, a cognate of Old English blāc). The name John Bleke is recorded at Haddenham, near Ely, in 1585 . However, the Low German or Dutch name Bleeke was introduced to England by a waterman recorded at Gravesend, Kent, in 1653 , and this may account for some if not all examples of the name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Reference Note about Children from the Marriage of Joseph Enoch Bleak and Ruth Scott

Please note that to the marriage of Ruth Scott and Joseph Enoch Bleak There were Three Daughters born. Gloria, Roxanna, And Mary Jo. The Marriage and Sealing that occurred In Mesa Arizona Temple of Th …

Sources (3)

  • Joseph Enoch Bleak, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Joseph Enoch Bleak, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Joseph Enoch Bleak, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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