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Benjamin Patrick “Ben” BlakeAge: 88 years18781966

Name
Benjamin Patrick “Ben” Blake
Given names
Benjamin Patrick
Surname
Blake
Nickname
Ben

Benjamin Franklin “Ben” Blake

Name
Benjamin Franklin “Ben” Blake
Type
Changed Name
Given names
Benjamin Franklin
Surname
Blake
Nickname
Ben
Birth March 25, 1878 33 29
Baptism April 21, 1878 (Age 27 days)
Birth of a brotherJames Norbert Blake
April 17, 1880 (Age 2 years)
Baptism of a brotherJames Norbert Blake
May 6, 1880 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherRichard Thomas Blake
March 23, 1884 (Age 5 years)
Baptism of a brotherRichard Thomas Blake
April 23, 1884 (Age 6 years)
Census January 1, 1885 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherJoseph Parker Blake
December 16, 1886 (Age 8 years)
Baptism of a brotherJoseph Parker Blake
January 29, 1887 (Age 8 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Murphy
August 13, 1887 (Age 9 years)
Burial of a maternal grandmotherMary Murphy
August 15, 1887 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a brotherWalter Aloysius Blake
October 5, 1890 (Age 12 years)
Baptism of a brotherWalter Aloysius Blake
November 30, 1890 (Age 12 years)
Death of a fatherRichard Smith Blake
December 29, 1896 (Age 18 years)
Burial of a fatherRichard Smith Blake
December 31, 1896 (Age 18 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth Parker
February 15, 1911 (Age 32 years)
Burial of a motherElizabeth Parker
February 18, 1911 (Age 32 years)
Residence about 1911 (Age 32 years)
MarriageJulia Bridget BarryView this family
May 28, 1912 (Age 34 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1
Mary Elizabeth Blake
June 16, 1913 (Age 35 years)
Baptism of a daughterMary Elizabeth Blake
June 29, 1913 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Kathryn Ann Blake
November 20, 1914 (Age 36 years)
Residence 1914 (Age 35 years)
Baptism of a daughterKathryn Ann Blake
November 29, 1914 (Age 36 years)
Residence September 12, 1918 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a son
#3
Richard Stanley Blake
April 9, 1919 (Age 41 years)
Baptism of a sonRichard Stanley Blake
May 11, 1919 (Age 41 years)
Death of a brotherRichard Thomas Blake
January 24, 1920 (Age 41 years)
Cause: paresis
Death of a wifeJulia Bridget Barry
September 10, 1920 (Age 42 years)
Burial of a wifeJulia Bridget Barry
September 13, 1920 (Age 42 years)
Death of a sonRichard Stanley Blake
September 30, 1920 (Age 42 years)
Burial of a sonRichard Stanley Blake
October 2, 1920 (Age 42 years)
Death of a brotherWalter Aloysius Blake
May 19, 1928 (Age 50 years)
Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, United States
Latitude: N45.786667 Longitude: W108.537222

Residence May 19, 1928 (Age 50 years)
Death of a sisterGertrude Genevieve Blake
March 28, 1952 (Age 74 years)
Burial of a sisterGertrude Genevieve Blake
March 31, 1952 (Age 74 years)
Death of a sisterMary Alice “Mollie” Blake
October 9, 1952 (Age 74 years)
Redfield, Spink, South Dakota, United States
Latitude: N44.875278 Longitude: W98.517778

Burial of a sisterMary Alice “Mollie” Blake
October 14, 1952 (Age 74 years)
Death of a brotherJames Norbert Blake
November 10, 1953 (Age 75 years)
Residence November 10, 1953 (Age 75 years)
Burial of a brotherJames Norbert Blake
November 13, 1953 (Age 75 years)
Death August 29, 1966 (Age 88 years)
Burial September 2, 1966 (4 days after death)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: May 26, 1871Saint Mary's Church, Osceola Township, Franklin, Iowa, United States
3 years
elder sister
Mary Alice “Mollie” Blake
Birth: estimated 1873 28 24Ackley, Franklin, Iowa, United States
Death: October 9, 1952Redfield, Spink, South Dakota, United States
2 years
elder sister
3 years
himself
2 years
younger brother
James Norbert Blake
Birth: April 17, 1880 35 31Iowa, United States
Death: November 10, 1953Mental Health Institute, Independence, Buchanan, Iowa, United States
4 years
younger brother
Richard Thomas Blake
Birth: March 23, 1884 39 35Iowa, United States
Death: January 24, 1920Norwalk State Hospital, Norwalk, Los Angeles, California, United States
3 years
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
Family with Julia Bridget Barry - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: May 28, 1912
13 months
daughter
Mary Elizabeth Blake
Birth: June 16, 1913 35 30Osceola Township, Franklin, Iowa, United States
Death: September 14, 1995Mercy Care Center, Oakland, Alameda, California, United States
17 months
daughter
Kathryn Ann Blake
Birth: November 20, 1914 36 31Ackley, Hardin, Iowa, United States
Death: March 7, 2009Clear Lake, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States
4 years
son
Richard Stanley Blake
Birth: April 9, 1919 41 35Osceola Township, Franklin, Iowa, United States
Death: September 30, 1920Ackley, Franklin, Iowa, United States

Baptism

The present location of Saint Mary's church in Iowa is in Franklin County. The church building was built in 1891. I do not know the location of the church prior to that, and it may have been across the county boundary in Hardin County.