Heber Brigham Lewis AKA John Blake

4 July 1856–12 January 1918 (Age 61)
Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Heber Brigham

When Heber Brigham Lewis AKA John Blake was born on 4 July 1856, in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States, his father, John William Blake, was 26 and his mother, Esther Harrington, was 27. He married Sarah F. Kelly in 1890, in East Saint Louis Township, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1860 and St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1900. He died on 12 January 1918, in Webster Groves, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Heber Brigham Lewis AKA John Blake
Sarah F. Kelly
Marriage: 1890
Mary G Blake
Catherine Blake
Esther Genevieve Blake
Joseph Woodward Blake

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1890East Saint Louis Township, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 1
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 7
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 19
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    1 English (but most common in Wales): from Lowis, Lodovicus, a Norman personal name composed of the Germanic elements hlod ‘fame’ + wīg ‘war’. This was the name of the founder of the Frankish dynasty, recorded in Latin chronicles as Ludovicus and Chlodovechus (the latter form becoming Old French Clovis, Clouis, Louis, the former developing into German Ludwig). The name was popular throughout France in the Middle Ages and was introduced to England by the Normans. In Wales it became inextricably confused with 2.2 Welsh: from an Anglicized form of the personal name Llywelyn ( see Llewellyn ).3 Irish and Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Lughaidh ‘son of Lughaidh’. This is one of the most common Old Irish personal names. It is derived from Lugh ‘brightness’, which was the name of a Celtic god.

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

    Possible Related Names

    De Vico
    St. Louis

    Story Highlight

    The Heritage of John W Blake (1856 to 1918)

    The information for this story is taken from the Autobiography of Joseph Lewis Sr (1823-1900) who was the biological father of John W Blake who was originally named Heber Brigham Lewis. "In this same …

    Sources (6)

    • John W Blake in household of John W Blake, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John H Blake, "United States Census, 1900"
    • John W Blake, "United States Census, 1910"

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