Harriet Louise McKenzie

Harriet Louise McKenzie

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  • Name Harriet Louise McKenzie 
    Born 9 Jul 1840  Greenville TWSP, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 30 Nov 1910  Summit Mills, Somerset, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Late christening: 26 Sep 1868. Sponsors: Annie McKenzie. Page 247. Records of St. Michael's Catholic Church. St. Michael's was established in 1852. MSA M 3743 (1852-1910).

      Mrs. Harriet L. Blake, aged 70, after a good and holy life, died at her home, near Meyersdale, Pa., on November 30, 1910.

      She was born in Somerset County, Pa and in her younger days did not profess any faith in particular but was baptized at about the age of 18 year

      She was later confirmed by Cardinal Gibbons, then Bishop, at Frostburg, Md. Since that time, she has never wavered from the faith she selected to guide her through her life and died with it growing stronger as life slipped on toward eternity. The end came very suddenly and unexpectedly and she passed away peacefully leaving to mourn the loss of a good, faithful, and devoted wife and mother, her husband John Blake to who she was married for 32 years, and two sons, Joseph, of Mt. Savage, Md. and William H. of Homestead.

      The funeral was held in West Salisbury on Saturday, December 3, 1910 from St. Michael's church, the pastor, Rev. J.J. Brady, officiating. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.

      HUSBAND
      -
      John BLAKE
      1880 Census Place:Elk Lick, Somerset, Pennsylvania
      Source:FHL Film 1255195 National Archives Film T9-1195 Page 28
      RelationSexMarrRaceAgeBirthplace
      John BLAKESelfMMW37IRE
      Occ:FarmerFa: IREMo: IRE
      Harriet L. BLAKEWifeFMW39PA
      Occ:Keeping HouseFa: MDMo: PA
      Patrick J. BLAKESonMSW4PA
      Fa: IREMo: PA
      John Blake Home in 1900: Elk Lick, Somerset, Pennsylvania Age: 57 Estimated birth year: 1843 Birthplace: Ireland
      Race: White Relationship to head-of-house: Head Occupation: View Image
      Image source: Year: 1900; Census Place: Elk Lick, Somerset, Pennsylvania; Roll: T623 1486; Page: 7A; Enumeration
      District: 177.
      BLAKE, JOHN HEAD 57 NOV 1843 IRE IRE IRE COAL MINER
      BLAKE, HARRIET WIFE 59 JULY 1840 PA MD PA
      BLAKE, WILLIAM SON 17 JUNE 1883 PA IRE PA COAL MINER

      1910 Miracode
      John Blake
      Age: 66 State: PA
      Color: W Enumeration District: 0135
      Birth Place: Ireland Visit: 0160
      County: Somerset
      Relation: Head of Household
      Other Residents: Wife Harriet 69, Pennsylvania
      1920 Census Allegany Co. Md.
      Joseph Blake 44 born in PA owner and manager of a store
      Margaret 43 born in MD
      Agnes 20
      Edward 19
      Clara 17
      Raymond 16
      Mary 14
      Bernadette 9
      Aloisious 4
      Dorothy 1 2/12
      (All children born in MD)
      John Blake grandfather 76 born in Ireland
      ST. PATRICK'S CEMETERY
      MT Savage
      JOHN BLAKE born 1843 Donegal Ireland; died April 12, 1922 80th yr
      HARRIET MCKENZIE, HIS WIFE, Jul 9, 1840-Nov. 30, 1910 - 71st yr.
      Daughter of Joseph and Margaret McKenzie
      WIFE
      -
      Harriet Louise MCKENZIE
      Baptisms St. Michael Church, Frostburg MD MSA M3743 1852-1910
      McKenzie, Harriet Louisa Joseph McKenzie and Margaret Klingaman b Jul 9, 1840 c Sept 26, 1868
      Sponsors: Annie McKenzie Fr. E. Brennan p. 247

      1850 Census Somerset County Greenville Township
      Jul 4 2011

      McKinsey, Joseph 30?33 Farmer born in Maryland
      McKinsey, Margaret 27 born in PA
      McKinsey, Harriet 9
      McKinsey, Cyrus 8
      McKinsey, George 5
      McKinsey, Ann 4
      McKinsey, Elias 2

      1860 Census MCKINSEY, JOSEPH

      State:PAYear:1860
      County:Somerset CountyRecord Type:Federal Population Schedule
      Township:Greenville Township.Page:190
      Database:PA 1860 Federal Census Index

      Joseph Mckinsey Age in 1860: 43 Birthplace: Maryland
      Home in 1860: Greenville, Somerset, Pennsylvania Gender: Male Roll: M653_1183 Page: 190 Year: 1860

      JOSEPH MCKINSEY 43 MARYLAND
      MARGARET MCKINSEY 37 PENNSYLVANIA
      HARRIET MCKINSEY 20 PENNSYLVANIA
      CYRUS MCKINSEY 18 PENNSYLVANIA
      George MCKINSEY 15 PENNSYLVANIA
      ANN MCKINSEY 13 PENNSYLVANIA
      ELI MCKINSEY 12 PENNSYLVANIA
      EPHRAIGM MCKINSEY 8 PENNSYLVANIA
      MATILDA MCKINSEY 5 PENNSYLVANIA
      CATHARINE MCKINSEY 3 PENNSYLVANIA

      1870 census Greenville Twp., PA

      24 17 16 Mcinsey Joseph 54 M W Farmer 5,000 1,720 Maryland . . . . . X X . X . .
      25 17 16 Mcinsey Margaret 47 F W Keeping House . . Pennsylvania . . . . . X X . . . .
      26 17 16 Mcinsey Harriet 30 F W . . . Pennsylvania . . . . . X X . . . .
      27 17 16 Mcinsey Ephraim 18 M W . . . Pennsylvania . . . . . X X . . . .
      28 17 16 Mcinsey Matilda 15 F W . . . Pennsylvania . . . . . X X . . . .
      29 17 16 Mcinsey Hannah C. 13 F W . . . Pennsylvania . . . . X . . . . . .
      30 17 16 Mcinsey Adelia T. 08 F W . . . Pennsylvania . . . . X . . . . . .
      31 17 16 Mcinsey Clara 04 F W . . . Pennsylvania . . . .

      1880 Census Place:Elk Lick, Somerset, Pennsylvania

      Source:FHL Film 1255195 National Archives Film T9-1195 Page 28
      RelationSexMarrRaceAgeBirthplace
      John BLAKESelfMMW37IRE
      Occ:FarmerFa: IREMo: IRE
      Harriet L. BLAKEWifeFMW39PA
      Occ:Keeping HouseFa: MDMo: PA
      Patrick J. BLAKESonMSW4PA
      Fa: IREMo: PA

      John Blake Home in 1900: Elk Lick, Somerset, Pennsylvania Age: 57 Estimated birth year: 1843 Birthplace: Ireland
      Race: White Relationship to head-of-house: Head Occupation: View Image
      Image source: Year: 1900; Census Place: Elk Lick, Somerset, Pennsylvania; Roll: T623 1486; Page: 7A; Enumeration
      District: 177.

      BLAKE, JOHN HEAD 57 NOV 1843 IRE IRE IRE COAL MINER
      BLAKE, HARRIET WIFE 59 JULY 1840 PA MD PA
      BLAKE, WILLIAM SON 17 JUNE 1883 PA IRE PA COAL MINER

      WIFE
      -
      Harriet Louise MCKENZIE
      1910 Miracode
      John Blake
      Age: 66 State: PA
      Color: W Enumeration District: 0135
      Birth Place: Ireland Visit: 0160
      County: Somerset
      Relation: Head of Household
      Other Residents: Wife Harriet 69, Pennsylvania

      Mrs. H.L. Blake 1910

      Mrs. Harriet L. Blake, aged 70, after a good and holy life, died at her home, near Meyersdale, Pa., on November 30, 1910. She was born in Somerset County, Pa and in her younger days did not profess any faith in particular but was baptized at about the age of 18 years. She was later confirmed by Cardinal Gibbons, then Bishop, at Frostburg, Md. Since that time, she has never wavered from the faith she selected to guide her through her life and died with it growing stronger as life slipped on toward eternity. The end came very suddenly and unexpectedly and she passed away peacefully leaving to mourn the loss of a good, faithful, and devoted wife and mother, her husband John Blake to who she was married for 32 years, and two sons, Joseph, of Mt. Savage, Md. and William H. of Homestead. The funeral was held in West Salisbury on Saturday, December 3, 1910 from St. Michael's church, the pastor, Rev. J.J. Brady, officiating. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.

      ST. PATRICK'S CEMETERY
      MT Savage
      JOHN BLAKE born 1843 Donegal Ireland; died April 12, 1922 80th yr
      HARRIET MCKENZIE, HIS WIFE, Jul 9, 1840-Nov. 30, 1910 - 71st yr.
      Daughter of Joseph and Margaret McKenzie
      CHILD 1
      -
      Joseph Patrick (Patick Joseph) BLAKE
      1880 Census Place:Elk Lick, Somerset, Pennsylvania
      Source:FHL Film 1255195 National Archives Film T9-1195 Page 28
      RelationSexMarrRaceAgeBirthplace
      John BLAKESelfMMW37IRE
      Occ:FarmerFa: IREMo: IRE
      Harriet L. BLAKEWifeFMW39PA
      Occ:Keeping HouseFa: MDMo: PA
      Patrick J. BLAKESonMSW4PA
      Fa: IREMo: PA
      DJH: Bookkeeper and shipping clerk
      Joseph Blake Home in 1900: MT Savage, Allegany, Maryland_[Allegany, Maryland] Age: 24 Birth Date: Aug 1875 Birthplace: Pennsylvania Race: White Gender: Male Relationship to head-of-house: Head Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania Spouse's Name: Margaretta Blake Marriage year: 1898 Marital Status: Married Years married: 2

      BLAKE, JOSEPH HEAD 24 AUG 1875 PA PA PA BOOKKEEPER
      BLAKE, MARGARETTA WIFE 23 FEB 1877 MD OH PA DRESSMAKER

      _[Joseph Blake] _[Joseph Blake] Age in 1910: 34 Estimated Birth Year: 1876 Birthplace: Pennsylvania Relation to
      Head of House: Head Father's Birth Place: Ireland Mother's Birth Place: Pennsylvania Spouse's Name: Margaret A. Blasa Home in 1910: Mount Savage, Allegany, Maryland Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male

      BLAKE, JOSEPH HEAD 34 PA IRE PA BOOKKEEPER
      BLAKE, MARGARET A WIFE 34 MD ILL PA
      BLAKE, AGNES M DGHT 10 MD PA MD
      BLAKE, JOHN E SON 9

      CHILD 1
      -
      Joseph Patrick (Patick Joseph) BLAKE
      (Continued)
      BLAKE, CLARA C DGHT 8
      BLAKE, RAYMOND SON 6
      BLAKE, MARY M DGHT 4

      Joseph Blake_[Jennk Blak] Home in 1920: Mount Savage, Allegany, Maryland Age: 44 Estimated Birth Year: abt. 1876 Birthplace: Pennsylvania Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)_[Head] Spouse's

      Name: Margaret Blake
      Father's Birth Place: Pennsylvania Mother's Birth Place: Pennsylvania Marital Status: Married Race: White Sex: Male
      Home owned: Own Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes

      NEW ROW
      BLAKE, JOSEPH HEAD 44 PA IRE PA owner and manager of a store
      BLAKE, MARGARET WIFE 43 MD MD MD
      BLAKE, AGNES DGHT 20 MD MD PA saleslady
      BLAKE, EDWARD SON 19 MD MD PA laborer brick yard
      BLAKE, CLARA DGHT 17 MD MD PA
      BLAKE, RAYMOND SON 16 MD MD PA
      BLAKE, MARY DGHT 14 MD MD PA
      BLAKE, BERNADETTE DGHT 9 MD MD PA
      BLAKE, ALOYSIOUS SON 4 MD MD PA
      BLAKE, DOROTHY DGHT 1 2/12 MD MD PA
      BLAKE, JOHN G-FATHER 76 IRE IRE IRE

      Blake, Joseph P
      Age:54Year:1930
      Birthplace:PennsylvaniaRoll: T626_844
      Race:WhitePage: 8B
      State:MarylandED: 46
      County:AlleganyImage: 0160
      Township:Precinct 1
      Relationship:Head

      BLAKE, Joseph P Head 54 PA IRE PA accountant coal mine
      BLAKE, Margaret A Wife 54 MD ILL PA
      BLAKE, J. Edward son 29 MD PA MD electrician ...mill
      BLAKE, Joseph A son 15
      BLAKE, Mary D daughter 11
      JOSEPH P. BLAKE DIES;
      RESIDENT OF MT. Savage
      ---------------------------------------
      One of His Daughters is Sister Gabrietl of Notre Dame Order

      Mt. Savage, Md. March 16

      Joseph P. Blake, father of Sister Mary Gabriel of the School Sisters of Notre Dame at Saint Mary's Convent, Hagerstown, Md. died at his home here last Friday. Mr. Blake, who was 63 years of age, was born in Meyersdale, Pa., and was a son of John and Harriett McKenzie Blake. He received his early education in the public schools of Meyersdale and was a graduate of the Meyersdale High School and of Somerset County State Normal College. For years he taught school in both Maryland and
      Pennsylvania. He afterward became a bookkeeper and certified public accountant. Later, he conducted a grocery business at Mt. Savage, from which he was forced to retire several years ago on account of failing health. As a teacher, accountant, and business man, Mr. Blake possessed a brilliant, well-trained mind and his early life was full of achievement of great promise, but, unfortunately, illness cut short his career and left him a semi-invalid for a number of years. He was a devout member of Saint Patrick's parish and was a member of the Holy Name Society and of Council No. 1058, Knights of Columbus.

      CHILD 1
      -
      Joseph Patrick (Patick Joseph) BLAKE
      (Continued)
      BLAKE, CLARA C DGHT 8
      BLAKE, RAYMOND SON 6
      BLAKE, MARY M DGHT 4

      Joseph Blake_[Jennk Blak] Home in 1920: Mount Savage, Allegany, Maryland Age: 44 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1876 Birthplace: Pennsylvania Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)_[Head] Spouse's Name: Margaret Blake, Father's Birth Place: Pennsylvania Mother's Birth Place: Pennsylvania Marital Status: Married Race: White Sex: Male, Home owned: Own Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes

      NEW ROW
      BLAKE, JOSEPH HEAD 44 PA IRE PA owner and manager of a store
      BLAKE, MARGARET WIFE 43 MD MD MD
      BLAKE, AGNES DGHT 20 MD MD PA saleslady
      BLAKE, EDWARD SON 19 MD MD PA laborer brick yard
      BLAKE, CLARA DGHT 17 MD MD PA
      BLAKE, RAYMOND SON 16 MD MD PA
      BLAKE, MARY DGHT 14 MD MD PA
      BLAKE, BERNADETTE DGHT 9 MD MD PA
      BLAKE, ALOYSIOUS SON 4 MD MD PA
      BLAKE, DOROTHY DGHT 1 2/12 MD MD PA
      BLAKE, JOHN G-FATHER 76 IRE IRE IRE

      Blake, Joseph P
      Age:54Year:1930
      Birthplace:PennsylvaniaRoll: T626_844
      Race:WhitePage: 8B
      State:MarylandED: 46
      County:AlleganyImage: 0160
      Township:Precinct 1
      Relationship:Head
      BLAKE, Joseph P Head 54 PA IRE PA accountant coal mine
      BLAKE, Margaret A Wife 54 MD ILL PA
      BLAKE, J. Edward son 29 MD PA MD electrician ...mill
      BLAKE, Joseph A son 15
      BLAKE, Mary D daughter 11
      JOSEPH P. BLAKE DIES;
      RESIDENT OF MT. Savage

      One of His Daughters is Sister Gabrietl of Notre Dame Order
      Mt. Savage, Md. March 16 -
      Joseph P. Blake, father of Sister Mary Gabriel of the School Sisters of Notre Dame at Saint Mary's Convent, Hagerstown, Md. died at his home here last Friday. Mr. Blake, who was 63 years of age, was born in Meyersdale, Pa., and was a son of John and Harriett McKenzie Blake. He received his early education in the public schools of Meyersdale and was a graduate of the Meyersdale High School and of Somerset County State Normal College. For years he taught school in both Maryland and Pennsylvania. He afterward became a bookkeeper and certified public accountant. Later, he conducted a grocery business at Mt. Savage, from which he was forced to retire several years ago on account of failing health. As a teacher, accountant, and business man, Mr. Blake possessed a brilliant, well-trained mind and his early life was full of achievement of great promise, but, unfortunately, illness cut short his career and left him a semi-invalid for a number of years. He was a devout member of Saint Patrick's parish and was a member of the Holy Name Society and of Council No. 1058, Knights of Columbus.

      CHILD 1
      -
      Joseph Patrick (Patick Joseph) BLAKE
      (Continued)
      Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Margaret Burkey Blake, and the following children, Sister Mary Gabriel, Hagerstown, Md., Raymond Blake, Chicago Illinois, Edward Blake and Mrs. Thomas Boyle, Cumberland, Maryland; Mrs. Richard Mullaney, Trafford, PA; Mrs. George Deffenbaugh, Mt. Savage, Md. and Aloysius and Dorothy at home. A brother, William H. Blake of Cumberland Md. and six grandchildren also survive. Mr. Blake was buried from Saint Patrick's Church, Mt. Savage last Tuesday morning with a Solemn High Mass, the Rev. Francis J. Egan, pastor was celebrant; the Rev. Francis Montgomery of Saint Michael's Church, Frostburg, Md., deacon, and the Rev. Simon Kenney of Saint Mary's Church, Hagerstown, Md. was sub-deacon. Burial was in Saint Patrick Cemetery.

      Letter from Mary Margaret Breig (Sister Regina Clare (1899-1984) to her sister, Regina K. Breig (1907-1976) 12/17/
      1974: "Edward Blake is Aunt Harriet's grandson, I imagine. She had two boys - Joe who married and had a flock of red headed kids and was manager of the Celanese plant in Cumberland. When I used to visit Aunt Harriet on her farm outside Meyersdale, the Blake kids would be there too."

      HISTORY OF ALLEGANY COUNTY, MARYLAND
      By James W. Thomas and Judge T.J.C. Williams
      Baltimore: Regional Publishing Co., 1969; originally published 1923; vol 2: 737-738

      JOSEPH P. BLAKE, a prosperous merchant at Mount Savage, has made his way to independence by perseverance and honorable effort, and is much esteemed by his fellow citizens of all classes in the community. Mr. Blake removed to Mount Savage more than thirty years ago from Somerset County, Pennsylvania, where he was born, near Meyersdale, August 24, 1875, son of John and Harriet (McKenzie) Blake. John Blake, the father, was a native of Donegal, Ireland, born in 1843, and has been in the country since 1870. Soon after his arrival here, he married Harriet McKenzie, daughter of Joseph McKenzie and granddaughter of Owen McKenzie, and through her the Blakes are also related to the Hostettlers of Pennsylvania, and old family of that State. John Blake was a farmer and miner for many years, and over eleven years ago came to Mount Savage, Allegany County, Maryland, where he died April 12, 1922. He had but two sons, William H. and Joseph P., the former now residing in Cumberland, Maryland. Joseph P. Blake grew to manhood in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, where he obtained a common school education. His early practical experience was in the line of farming and mining, which he continued to follow until his removal to Mount Savage, when twenty-two years old, since he had been engaged in mercantile and clerical work. For ten years he was employed in the store of Henry Mullaney, and afterward for several years acted as chief manifest clerk for the Union Mining Company of Mount Savage, embarking in 1914 in the general merchandising business at his present stand. Mr. Blake has gone ahead on his own initiative, and by dint of steady industry commanded the respect of all
      who know him because his diligence and commendable habits. In addition to his store, he has an interest in the Hamilton Brick & Tile Company and mines at Barreliville, Allegany County, being secretary of that company.. In 1898 Mr. Blake married Miss Margaret Burkey, daughter of August Burkey, a farmer near Cumberland, Maryland, and ten children were born to them, namely: Agnes M., Edward J., Clara M., Raymond A., Mary, Bernadette, Aloysius, Thomas (deceased), and two that died in childhood, and Dorothy. They are Catholics in religion, Mr. Blake holding membership in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Mount Savage and in the Knights of Columbus. He is independent in political affairs.

      CHILD 2
      -
      William Henry BLAKE
      John Blake Home in 1900: Elk Lick, Somerset, Pennsylvania Age: 57 Estimated birth year: 1843 Birthplace: Ireland, Race: White Relationship to head-of-house: Head Occupation: View Image
      Image source: Year: 1900; Census Place: Elk Lick, Somerset, Pennsylvania; Roll: T623 1486; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 177.

      BLAKE, JOHN HEAD 57 NOV 1843 IRE IRE IRE COAL MINER
      BLAKE, HARRIET WIFE 59 JULY 1840 PA MD PA
      BLAKE, WILLIAM SON 17 JUNE 1883 PA IRE PA COAL MINER
      William Blake

      CHILD 2
      -
      William Henry BLAKE
      (Continued)
      Age: 28 State: PA
      Color: W;W Enumeration District: 0095
      Birth Place: Pennsylvania Visit: 0077
      County: Allegheny, Homestead
      Relation: Boarder
      Other Residents: Head of Household F Stacer

      William Blake Age in 1910: 28 Estimated birth year: 1881 Birthplace: Pennsylvania Home in 1910: 3-WD
      HOMESTEAD BORO, ALLEGHENY, Pennsylvania Race: White Gender: Male Series: T624 Roll: 1294 Part: 3 Page:

      117B Year: 1910

      STACER, FRANCIS HEAD 30 ELECTRICIAN ODD JOBS
      STACER, ELLA WIFE 32
      STACER, MARY A DAUGHTER 5
      STACER, JOHN REGIS SON 3
      STACER, MARGARET DAUGHTER 11/12
      BLAKE, WILLIAM BOARDER 28 ELECTRICIAN STEEL WORKS

      THE DAILY COURIER Connelsville, PA 1930 Aug 6

      Mr. and Mrs. William Blake of Cumberland motored here Saturday where they were joined by Mrs. Mary McKenzie and her sister, Miss Margaret Weber and then proceeded to Vandergrift to visit their relatives to visit their relatives, Mr. and Mrs. George Breig and family. Returning Sunday they stopped at Greensburg for a visit with Sister Regina Clare, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Breig, and Sister Mary, both belonging to Charity Order and for the summer located at Seton Hill.

      William H Blake Home in 1930: Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland_Age: 48 Estimated birth year: abt 1882 Birthplace: Pennsylvania Relation to Head of House: Head Spouse's name: Margareth B Blake Race: White

      BLAKE, WILLIAM H HEAD 48 PA IRE PA ELECTRICIAN ELECTRICAL SUPPLY
      BLAKE, MARGARET WIFE 47 MD MD WALES
      BLAKE, Thomas J BRO-IN-LAW 45 MD MD WALES PRINTER NEWSPAPER
      BLAKE, JOSEPHINE NIECE 5 NJ MD Poland

      WWII Draft Registration 1942, William Henry Blake Birth Date: 14 Jun 1882 Birth Place: Somerset, Pennsylvania Residence: Allegany, Maryland, Race: White, 903 Bedford St., Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland. Wife, Mrs. Eleanor Blake, place of employment: 158 Frederick St. Cumberland, Allegany, MD

      BLAKE, Lowery, Smith WILLS ARE PROBATED

      The last testament of William H. Blake, 73-year-old president of the Queen City Electric Company, whod died April 2, was one of three wills probated Tuesday in Allegany County Orphans Court. Matthew J. Mullaney, local attorney, qualified as executor under a $5000 bond. Mrs. Eleanor Blake, the widow, who resides in LaVale, was left two-thirds of her husbands stock in Queen City Electric Company. The other one-third of the stock was bequeated equally to four employes, J. Aloysius Blake, Philip T. Christ,
      John Edward Blake, and Edward Jackson. These four men and any other employes of the company with at least five years services were given the right to purchase shares of Mrs. Blake's stock.
      All the rest of the estate was left to Mrs. Blake under terms of the will dated January 11, 1958.
      CUMBERLAND EVENING TIMES 23 APRIL 1959

      . Obituary.

      "!Mrs. H.L. Blake 1910

      Mrs. Harriet L. Blake, aged 70, after a good and holy life, died at her home, near Meyersdale, Pa., on November 30, 1910. She was born in Somerset County, Pa and in her younger days did not profess any faith in particular but was baptized at about the age of 18 years. She was later confirmed by Cardinal Gibbons, then Bishop, at Frostburg, Md. Since that time, she has never wavered from the faith she selected to guide her through her life and died with it growing stronger as life slipped on toward eternity. The end came very suddenly and unexpectedly and she passed away peacefully leaving to mourn the loss of a good, faithful, and devoted wife and mother, her husband John Blake to who she was married for 32 years, and two sons, Joseph, of Mt. Savage, Md. and William H. of Homestead. The funeral was held in West Salisbury on Saturday, December 3, 1910 from St. Michael's church, the pastor, Rev. J.J. Brady, officiating. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace."

      2. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R), Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998, Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA.

      3. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R).

      4. World War I Draft Registration. "Joseph Patrick Blake County: Allegany State: Maryland Birth Date: 24 Aug 1875 Race: White FHL Roll Number: 1654039 DraftBoard: 2."

      5. Obituary

      "Mt. Savage, Md. March 16 -

      Joseph P. Blake, father of Sister Mary Gabriel of the School Sisters of Notre Dame at Saint Mary's Convent, Hagerstown, Md. died at his home here last Friday. Mr. Blake, who was 63 years of age, was born in Meyersdale, Pa., and was a son of John and Harriett McKenzie Blake. He received his early education in the public schools of Meyersdale and was a graduate of the Meyersdale High School and of Somerset County State Normal College. For years he taught school in both Maryland and
      Pennsylvania. He afterward became a bookkeeper and certified public accountant. Later, he conducted a grocery business at Mt. Savage, from which he was forced to retire several years ago on account of failing health. As a teacher, accountant, and business man, Mr. Blake possessed a brilliant, well-trained mind and his early life was full of achievement of great promise, but, unfortunately, illness cut short his career and left him a semi-invalid for a number of years. He was a devout member of Saint Patrick's parish and was a member of the Holy Name Society and of Council No. 1058, Knights of Columbus.
      Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Margaret Burkey Blake, and the following children, Sister Mary Gabriel, Hagerstown, Md. Raymond Blake, Chicago Illinois, Edward Blake and Mrs. Thomas Boyle, Cumberland, Maryland; Mrs. Richard Mullaney, Trafford, PA; Mrs. George Deffenbaugh, Mt. Savage, Md. and Aloysius and Dorothy at home. A brother, William H. Blake of Cumberland Md. and six grandchildren also survive. Mr. Blake was buried from Saint Patrick's Church, Mt. Savage last Tuesday morning with a Solemn High Mass, the Rev. Francis J. Egan, pastor was celebrant; the Rev. Francis Montgomery of Saint Michael's Church, Frostburg, Md., deacon, and the Rev. Simon Kenney of Saint Mary's Church, Hagerstown, Md. was sub-deacon. Burial was in Saint Patrick Cemetery."

      6. WWI Draft Registration. "William Henry Blake County: Washington State: Pennsylvania Birth Date: 14 Jun 1882 Race: White FHL Roll Number: 1926887 DraftBoard: 5."

      7. World War II Draft Registration. "William Henry Blake Birth Date: 14 Jun 1882 Birth Place: Somerset, Pennsylvania Residence: Allegany, Maryland Race: White."

      8. Obituary, Cumberland Evening Times, Apr 3 1959.

      "BLAKE SERVICES. A solemn high requiem mass for William H. Blake, 73, of LaVale, who died yesterday in Sacred Heart Hospital, will be celebrated Monday at 9 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, with Rev. Arthur W. Bastress, assistant pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh, where additional graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Born in Meyersdale, Pa., he was a son of the later John and Harriett (McKenzie) Blake. The body is at the Stein Funeral Home, where St. Patrick's Holy Name Society and Sumberland Council 586, Knight of Columbus will recite the rosary Sunday at 8 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday.

      CUMBERLAND EVENING TIMES 3 APR 1959."



    Person ID I01976  McKenzie Genealogy
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2018 

    Father Joseph McKenzie,   b. 17 Jul 1816, Mt. Savage, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1879, Pocahotas, Somerset County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Maragret Ann Klingaman,   b. 1 Feb 1823, Pocahantas, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1908, Vandergrift, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1839  Somerset County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F00657  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Blake,   b. 27 Nov 1843, Donegal, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1922, Mt. Savage, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 27 Nov 1873  Meyersdale, Summitt County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Patrick Blake,   b. 25 Aug 1875, Summit Mills, Somerset, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1939, Mt. Savage, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [natural]
     2. William Henry Blake,   b. 14 Jun 1882, Elk Lick Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1959, LaVale, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F01036  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Photo of Harriet Louise McKenzie Blake (b. 1840), oldest daughter of Joseph McKenzie (b. 1816) and Margaret Ann Klingaman (b. 1823)
    Photo of Harriet Louise McKenzie Blake (b. 1840), oldest daughter of Joseph McKenzie (b. 1816) and Margaret Ann Klingaman (b. 1823)
    Photo of John Blake (1843- 1922).  Husband of Harriett McKenzie (b. 1840), daughter of Joseph McKenzie (b. 1816) and Margaret Ann Klingaman (b. 1823)
    Photo of John Blake (1843- 1922). Husband of Harriett McKenzie (b. 1840), daughter of Joseph McKenzie (b. 1816) and Margaret Ann Klingaman (b. 1823)


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