Phillip Hayes Blake

24 October 1915–28 July 1977 (Age 61)
Nicholas, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Phillip Hayes

When Phillip Hayes Blake was born on 24 October 1915, in Nicholas, West Virginia, United States, his father, Phillip Lewis Blake, was 29 and his mother, Murrel Louise Moran, was 28. He married Louise Jeanette Blessing on 19 January 1946, in Richwood, Nicholas, West Virginia, United States. He lived in Kentucky Magisterial District, Nicholas, West Virginia, United States in 1940 and Streetsboro Township, Portage, Ohio, United States in 1977. He registered for military service in 1941. He died on 28 July 1977, in Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States, at the age of 61.

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Phillip Hayes Blake
Louise Jeanette Blessing
Marriage: 19 January 1946

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19 January 1946
Richwood, Nicholas, West Virginia, United States

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Age 17

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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)

  • Philip Blake in household of Philip L Blake, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Philip H Blake in household of Philip L Blake, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Phillip Blake in household of Phillip L Blake, "United States Census, 1940"

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