Harriet Hollis

11 December 1820–31 October 1908 (Age 87)
Bishopstoke, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Harriet

When Harriet Hollis was born on 11 December 1820, in Bishopstoke, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Hollis, was 35 and her mother, Maria Wooldridge, was 32. She married Benjamin Frederick Blake Sr. on 31 May 1841, in Southampton St Michael, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 31 October 1908, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Frederick Blake Sr.
Harriet Hollis
Marriage: 31 May 1841
Fredrick Blake
Mariah Sophia Blake
Caroline Lucy Blake
Edward Blake
Elizabeth Blake
George Blake
Emma Blake
Benjamin Blake
Jane Blake
Harriet Blake
Ann Eliza Blake
Henry Blake
Isaac Blake

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 May 1841Southampton St Michael, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 1
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 13
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 26
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (Midlands): topographic name for someone who lived ‘(by the) holly or holly trees’, from Middle English holi(e), holin (Old English holegn, holen). Compare Hollen and Holley 3.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Benjamin Frederick Blake and Harriet Hollis

    BENJAMIN FREDERICK AND HARRIET HOLLIS BLAKE UTAH PIONEERS OF 1853 Two of our grandparents who were born in the southern part of England in the early 1800’s were destined to become a part of the g …

    Sources (26)

    • H Blake in household of B F Blake, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Hariet Hollis Blake, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Hariette Blake in household of Benjamin Blake, "United States Census, 1870"

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