George Blake Jr

29 April 1911–19 December 1986 (Age 75)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of George

When George Blake Jr was born on 29 April 1911, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Joseph Conrad Rieder, was 32 and his mother, Ethel May Acocks, was 25. He married Freda Elizabeth Knudson on 5 October 1934, in Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Montebello Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 19 December 1986, in Solano, California, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Blake Jr
1911–1986
Freda Elizabeth Knudson
1916–2005
Marriage: 5 October 1934
William Knute Blake
1947–2017

Spouse and Children

    Male1911–1986Male

    Freda Elizabeth Knudson

    Female1916–2005Female

MARRIAGE
5 October 1934
Weber, Utah, United States
children

(1)

    William Knute Blake

    Male1947–2017Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1912 · The Capitol Building

Age 1

As time passed, smaller buildings became inadequate to house the local leaders and the territory legislator, so a call for a new permanent capitol building became an item of discussion. Several of people requested that Salt Lake City donate 20 acres of land for the construction of a new Capitol building, but plans were put on hold until Utah gained statehood in 1896. After the new state legislature passed the approval for the building of the Capitol, funding was secured and the search for a site was underway. One of the more popular sites considered was located on Fort Douglas property, but it was decided to construct it on the original 20 acres site now known as Capitol Hill. The Capitol has been renovated multiple times since its original construction, to better stabilize the structure to be able to withstand a 7.3 magnitude earthquake and to demonstrate the history of the state. The Capitol was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
1931

Age 20

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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)

  • George Blake, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • George Blake, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • George A Blake in household of George A Blake, "United States Census, 1930"

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