Marjorie La Verne Blake

20 August 1934–28 July 1976 (Age 41)
Payson, Gila, Arizona, United States

The Life of Marjorie La Verne

When Marjorie La Verne Blake was born on 20 August 1934, in Payson, Gila, Arizona, United States, her father, Roy Anderson Blake, was 25 and her mother, Dorothy Mae Simpson, was 21. She married Elton Harvey Johnson on 3 July 1951, in Gila Bend, Maricopa, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Supervisorial District 1, Gila, Arizona, United States in 1940. She died on 28 July 1976, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 41.

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Family Time Line

Elton Harvey Johnson
Marjorie La Verne Blake
Marriage: 3 July 1951
Samuel Berton Johnson
Jeffery Dean Johnson

Spouse and Children

3 July 1951
Gila Bend, Maricopa, Arizona, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 1

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1935 · The Social Security Act

Age 1

This Act was created a basic right to a pension in old age, and insurance against unemployment.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 13

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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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Sources (3)

  • Marjorie L Blake in household of Ray Blake, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Blake in entry for Samuel Berton Johnson, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"
  • Marjorie Johnson, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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