George W Blake

1880–16 February 1919 (Age 39)
Maine, United States

The Life of George W

When George W Blake was born in 1880, in Maine, United States, his father, Ozias Granville Blake, was 35 and his mother, Abigail Emily Whitney, was 31. He married Ella Gertrude Dow on 4 July 1901, in Gray, Cumberland, Maine, United States. He lived in Gray, Cumberland, Maine, United States for about 21 years and Cumberland, Cumberland, Maine, United States in 1910. He died on 16 February 1919, in Cumberland, Maine, United States, at the age of 39.

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George W Blake
1880–1919
Ella Gertrude Dow
1874–
Marriage: 4 July 1901

Spouse and Children

    Male1880–1919Male

    Ella Gertrude Dow

    Female1874–Female

MARRIAGE
4 July 1901
Gray, Cumberland, Maine, United States

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 2

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 16

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.

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 W Blake, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George W Blake in household of Thomas Blake, "United States Census, 1880"
  • George W Blake, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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