Violet Mae Blake

5 September 1909–December 1994 (Age 85)
West Virginia, United States

The Life of Violet Mae

When Violet Mae Blake was born on 5 September 1909, her father, Elias Blake, was 29 and her mother, Lula Ellen Shawver, was 23. She married Nelson Marvin Mertille (Myrtle) in 1933, in Raleigh, West Virginia, United States. She died in December 1994, in West Virginia, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Nelson Marvin Mertille (Myrtle)
1906–1950
Violet Mae Blake
1909–1994
Marriage: 1933

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1933
Raleigh, West Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

    Ollie Lloyd Blake

    Male1906–Male

    Ottie Blake

    Male1908–Male

    Female1909–1994Female

World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1910 · The Mann Act

Age 1

This Act makes engaging in transport of any woman for any immoral purpose, prostitution, illegal. Its primary intent was to address prostitution, immorality, and human trafficking, particularly where trafficking was for the purposes of prostitution.
1932

Age 23

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

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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