Matilda Emelie Block

24 November 1893–November 1969 (Age 75)
Renfrew, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Matilda Emelie

When Matilda Emelie Block was born on 24 November 1893, in Renfrew, Ontario, Canada, her father, Frank E. Block, was 30 and her mother, Ernestine Gogolin, was 28. She lived in Tittabawassee Township, Saginaw, Michigan, United States in 1910. She died in November 1969, in Kalkaska, Kalkaska, Michigan, United States, at the age of 76.

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 13

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 20

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

1 German and Dutch: from Middle High German bloch, Middle Dutch blok ‘block of wood’, ‘stocks’. The surname probably originated as a nickname for a large, lumpish man, or perhaps as a nickname for a persistent lawbreaker who found himself often in the stocks.2 English: possibly a metonymic occupational name for someone who blocks, as in shoemaking and bookbinding, from Middle English blok ‘block’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized spelling of Bloch ( see Vlach ).

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

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  • Amelia Block in household of Frank Block, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Matilda Emelie Bloch, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Amelia Matilda Block, "Ontario Births and Baptisms, 1779-1899"

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