Frederick Blake

Brief Life History of Frederick

When Frederick 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 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 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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Frederick Blake
Eliza Barnett
Marriage: 10 May 1877
Mary Blake
Wallace Blake
Lucy Harriet Blake
Mable Mae Blake
Frederick Barnett Blake

Sources (29)

  • Fredrick Blocke, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Frederick Blake - Government record: birth-name: Frederick Blake
  • Frederick Blake, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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 …

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