Peter Silas Blake

1 March 1834–16 November 1921 (Age 87)
LaPorte, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Peter Silas

Peter Silas Blake was born on 1 March 1834, in LaPorte, Indiana, United States. He married Nancy Jane Collier in 1860, in Markleville, Adams Township, Madison, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Monroe Township, Madison, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Elwood, Pipe Creek Township, Madison, Indiana, United States in 1920. He died on 16 November 1921, in Summitville, Van Buren Township, Madison, Indiana, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Forrestville Cemetery, Madison, Indiana, United States.

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Peter Silas Blake
Nancy Jane Collier
Marriage: 1860
William R Blake
Mary Elsie Blake
Joseph Blake
John H Blake
Andrew J Blake
Ora Silas Blake
Charles Ross Blake

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1860Markleville, Adams Township, Madison, Indiana, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 2
    Historic Boundaries 1836: Madison, Indiana, United States
    Age 29
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish (England and central Scotland): 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.English: nickname from Middle English blak(e) (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.English (Norfolk): nickname from Middle English bleik, blaik>, blek(e) (Old Norse bleikr) ‘pale or sallow’ (in complexion).

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

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    Sources (10)

    • Peter Blake, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Peter Blake in household of Ora Blake, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Peter Black in entry for Charles Ross Blake and Leona M. Lucas, "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992"

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