Fredrick Blake

15 January 1842–4 February 1916 (Age 74)
Downton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Fredrick

When Fredrick Blake was born on 15 January 1842, in Downton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Benjamin Frederick Blake Sr., was 26 and his mother, Harriet Hollis, was 21. He married Emily Green on 12 September 1868, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Salisbury St Edmund, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901. He died on 4 February 1916, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Fredrick Blake
Eliza Barnett
Marriage: 10 May 1877
Mary Blake
Wallace Blake
Lucy Harriet Blake
Mable Mae Blake
Frederick Barnett Blake

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 May 1877St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1861 · St. George Founded
    Age 19
    On December 6,1861, St. George Utah was founded. How it got its name remains a mystery. Some claim it was supposedly named after George A. Smith who was an Apostle for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the time. Those that went down were told to start cotton fields as it might be important with the American Civil War going on.
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Fredrick Blake

    History of Fredrick Blake Pioneer of Utah 1853 Fredrick Blake, the eldest son of Benjamin Fredrick Blake and Harriet Hollis Blake, was born January 15, 1842 at Downton, Hampshire England. His pare …

    Sources (27)

    • Fredrick Blocke, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Frederick Blake in entry for Wallace Blake, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Frederick Blake in household of Benjamin F Blake, "United States Census, 1860"

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