William David Blake

7 October 1944–2 September 2003 (Age 58)
West Blocton, Bibb, Alabama, United States

The Life of William David

When William David Blake was born on 7 October 1944, in West Blocton, Bibb, Alabama, United States, his father, Kirby Blake, was 28 and his mother, Minnie Mae Bearden, was 22. He married Aera Elouise Willcutt on 22 April 1972, in Montgomery, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 2 September 2003, in Alabama, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Griggs Place Cemetery, Winfield, Marion, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

William David Blake
1944–2003
Aera Elouise Willcutt
1951–1997
Marriage: 22 April 1972
Meranda Mae Blake
1973–1973

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 April 1972
Montgomery, Alabama, United States
children

(1)

    Meranda Mae Blake

    Female1973–1973Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 1

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.
1948 · The Dixiecrats

Age 4

Dixiecrats were members of a right-wing splinter group who opposed federal intervention on state matters such as race and labor relations. After failing to prevent the nomination of Harry Truman at the Democratic National Convention, over 6,000 people from 13 southern states met at the Dixiecrat Convention in Birmingham on July 17, 1948. Here, Governor Strom Thurmond was nominated for president and Governor Fielding L. Wright was nominated for vice president. The Dixiecrats hoped to win enough electoral-college votes in the southern states to prevent either Republican or Democrat nominee from winning enough electoral votes for election. Truman was elected on November 2, 1948, and the Dixiecrats received only 39 electoral votes.
1960

Age 16

Squaw Valley, California, United States hosts Winter Olympic Games.

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)

  • David Blake in entry for Mrs Aera Elouise Blake, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • William David Blake, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • William David Blake, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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