John William Blake

MaleApril 1830–

Brief Life History of John William

John William Blake was born in April 1830, in England, United Kingdom as the son of Harriet Blake. He married Esther Harrington on 17 April 1853, in Newington, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

John William Blake
1830–
Esther Harrington
1829–1901
Marriage: 17 April 1853
Heber Brigham Lewis AKA John Blake
1856–1918

Sources (9)

  • John W Blake, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John William Blake, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John W. Blake, "Utah, FamilySearch, Early Church Information File, 1830-1900"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 April 1853Newington, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 2

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

    Age 3

    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

    1863

    Age 33

    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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