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Millard Fillmore Blake was born January 15, 1856, in Martinsburg, Blair County, PA, and died May 8, 1906, in Martinsburg, Blair Co., PA, at age 50. Buried in Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg, Blair Co., PA. He is the son of James Blake of Washington Co., MD, and Margaret Ellen Brown of Armaugh Borough, Blair Co., PA.

Mary Alice Fluke was born August 5, 1852, in Hopewell, Bedford Co., PA, and died May 9, 1929, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John A. Markley, 1400 N. Second St., Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA, at age 76. Buried in Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg, Blair Co., PA. She is the daughter of Samuel S. Fluke of Woodbury, Bedford Co., PA, and Esther A. "Hetty" Bender of Unknown.

Millard Fillmore Blake and Mary Alice Fluke were married August 20, 1875, in Pennsylvania.

Millard Fillmore Blake and Mary Alice (Fluke) Blake had five children:

  1. Roland Gilbert Blake (a): Born September 4, 1876, in Martinsburg, Blair County, PA; Died February 21, 1930, at the army hospital at Fort Totten, Bayside, Queens Co., NY, at age 53. Married December 12, 1918, in Jamaica, NY, to Edna Mildred Stansbury: Born April 25, 1888, in New York; Died August 1, 1972, in Orange Co., FL (age 84).
  2. Walter Francis Blake: Born October 2, 1878, in Martinsburg, Blair County, PA; Died December 11, 1917, at Mercy Hospital, Denver, Denver Co., CO (age 39). Buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver Co., CO. Married January 14, 1911, in Littleton, Arapahoe Co., CO, to Amy Danley: Born November, 1872, in Danvers, McLean Co., IL; Died September, 1932, in Englewood, Arapahoe Co., CO (age 59). Buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver Co., CO.
  3. Myra Kennedy Blake: Born January 9, 1882, in Martinsburg, Blair County, PA; Died March 10, 1964, at Methodist Hospital, Houston, Harris Co., TX (age 82). Married February 2, 1905, in Holidaysburgh, Blair Co., PA, to Humphrey Tate Beegle: Born September 18, 1878, in Pleasant Valley, Bedford Co., PA; Died January 17, 1965, in Valley View Home, Altoona, Blair Co., PA (age 86). Separated about 1945 and listed as Divorced on Myra's death certificate by the Informant, Gladys B. Beegle, her daughter.
  4. Edith Esther Blake: Born January 12, 1884, in Martinsburg, Blair County, PA; Died June 28, 1974, in Miami, Dade Co., FL (age 90). Married (1) May 26, 1904, in Martinsburg, Blair Co., PA, to Harry J. Pellow: Born January 1879 in the Borough of Millerstown, Perry Co., PA; Died August 31, 1906, near Huntingdon, Huntingdon Co., PA (age 37). Married (2) about 1909 in Pennsylvania to Aldus C. Hershock: Born about 1864 in Providence Twp., Lancaster Co., PA; Died after 1947 in Unknown. Divorced October 20, 1917, in Pennsylvania. Married (3) October 23, 1917,  to John Andrew Markley: Born August 12, 1887, in Cambridge, PA; Died January 1969 in Saint Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL (age 81).
  5. Charles Typper Blake: Born August 18, 1890, in Martinsburg, Blair County, PA; Died March 10, 1984, in Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL (age 93). Married July 18, 1914, in Saint Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL, to Margaret Elizabeth Hall: Born June 18, 1895, in Granville, Nova Scotia, Canada; Immigrated about 1911. Died November 9, 1967, in Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL (age 72).



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Millard Fillmore Blake and Mary Alice (Fluke) Blake are buried in Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg, Blair Co., PA.


The 1850 U. S. Census taken on August 28, 1850, shows Nancy Blake (age 49) born in Pennsylvania with real estate worth $2,500 is living in Martinsburg Borough, Blair Co., PA. Living with her are the following, all born in Pennsylvania: Samuel Blake (age 19) a Farmer; Elizabeth Blake (age 15); Eston Blake (age 9); and Nancy Blake (age 6).

The adjacent household also has some Blakes, all persons born in Pennsylvania. Sarah Miller (age 41); Columbus Miller (age 1); Polly Blake (age 64); and Simon Blake (age 26). Polly is probably the third wife of James Blake, and was childless.

Mary Alice Fluke was born August 5, 1852, in Bedford Co., PA.

Millard Fillmore Blake was born January 15, 1856, in Martinsburg, Blair County, PA.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on June 26, 1860, shows Nancy Blake (age 58) born in Pennsylvania with personal estate worth $200 is living in North Woodbury, Bedford Co., PA. Living with her are the following, all born in Pennsylvania: Simon Blake (age 31) a Plasterer; William B. Blake (age 29) a Carpenter; Samuel Blake (age 27) a Plasterer; Thomas Blake (age 21) a Blacksmith; Easton Blake (age 18) a Moulder; Lile Blake (age 15).

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on August 1, 1870, shows James Blake (age 52) born in Pennsylvania is a Blacksmith with real estate of $1,600 and personal estate of $200 and is living in Martinsburg Borough, Blair Co., PA. Living with him are the following, all born in Pennsylvania: Ellen Blake (age 40), who is Keeping House; John Blake (age 22), a School Teacher; Birdine Blake (age 20), a Blacksmith; Jennie Blake (age 18); James Blake (age 16); Philmore Blake age 14); Packer Blake (age 13); Mary Blake (age 9); Grant Blake (age 4); and Adda Blake (age 2).

Millard Fillmore Blake and Mary Alice Fluke were married August 20, 1875, in Pennsylvania.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 2, 1880, shows Filmore Blake (age 24) born in Pennsylvania to Maryland and Pennsylvania-born parents is a Coal Dealer living in Martinsburg Borough, Blair Co., PA. Living with him is his wife, Alice Blake (age 26) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents. Two children also live in the house, both born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents: Rollen Blake (age 3); and Walter Blake (age 1). His sister-in-law and children, Nancy Blake, lives next door.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 5, 1900, shows Millard Blake (age 44) born January, 1856, in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents is a Plasterer owning his own home in Martinsburg, North Woodbury Twp., Blair Co., MD. Living with his is his wife of 25 years, Mary Blake (age 47) born August 1852 in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents, who has all 5 of the children born to her still living. Three children living at home, all born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents, are: Myra Blake (age 18) born January, 1882; Edith Blake (age 16) born January, 1884; and Charles Blake (age 9) born August, 1890.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 7, 1900, shows Benjamine F. Danley (age 69) born April, 1831, in Illinois to Illinois-born parents, is a married Contractor, and who rents his home, and is living at 622 High, 14th Ward, City of Denver, Arapahoe Co., CO. Living with him are: his wife of 44 years, Sarah J. Danley (age 65) born October, 1834, in Illinois to Illinois-born parents, with 5 of the 6 children born to her still alive; his unmarried daughter, Lillie S. Danley (age 30) born June, 1869, in Illinois to Illinois-born parents, a Seamstress; his unmarried daughter, Amy Danley (age 27) born November, 1872, in Illinois to Illinois-born parents; and his unmarried son, Samuel T. Danley (age 27) born November, 1872, in Illinois to Illinois-born parents, a Teamster.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 10, 1900, shows Walter F. Blake (age 22) born May, 1878, in Pennsylvania, is an unmarried Private and is serving in Company F, 17th Infantry, Calasiao and Santa Barbara, Philippine Islands.


The Altoona Tribune, Altoona, Blair Co., PA, Tuesday, November 26, 1901

MARTINSBURG MATTERS.

Walter Blake, member of the Seventh United States infantry, who has been in Manila for the past two years, returned home Saturday night.


The Indiana County Gazette, Indiana, PA, Wednesday, April 29, 1903

Hollidaysburg, Pa. - Millard F. Blake, of Martinsburg, was awarded a judgment in court against the Pennsylvania Railroad Company for $282, 875, being for royalties for the use of a patent device for unloading cars.


The Daily Notes, Canonsburg, PA, Monday, June 8, 1903

Hollidaysburg, Pa. - Millard F. Blake, of Martinsburg, was awarded a judgment in court against the Pennsylvania Railroad Company for $282, 875, being for royalties for the use of a patent device for unloading cars.


The Altoona Tribune, Altoona, Blair Co., PA, Tuesday, September 29, 1903

MARTINSBURG MATTERS.

Walter Blake, son of our townsman M. F. Blake, a member of the United States army, stationed in Colorado, is spending a short vacation at home. Mr. Blake was sent east in charge of some soldiers to Washington, D. C., and was granted a fifteen-day furlough.


The Altoona Mirror, Altoona, PA, Saturday, June 4, 1904

PELLOW - BLAKE

Mr. H. J. Pellow, of this city, and Miss Edith R. Blake were married at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Blake, of Martinsburg, by the Rev. C. M. Aurand. The groom is employed as a brakeman on the Middle division. They will reside on Lexington avenue, near Second street.


The Altoona Mirror, Altoona, PA, Saturday, February 11, 1905

MARTINSBURG.

M. F. Blake received a letter a few days ago from his son, Roland, who is in Manila, Philippine islands. He states that he is enjoying good health and also says the natives are a contented class of people - not quarrelsome. He is a member of the Seventh cavalry, located there.


Millard Fillmore Blake died May 8, 1906, in Martinsburg, Bedford (Blair) County, PA, at age 50. Buried in Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg, Blair Co., PA.


Millard Fillmore Blake Death Certificate.


The Altoona Mirror, Altoona, PA, Thursday, May 10, 1906

MILLARD F. BLAKE, A prominent resident of Blair county and a brother of John W. Blake of this city, died at his home in Martinsburg at 6:15 o'clock Tuesday evening. His death primarily resulted from a sunstroke he received several years ago, which terminated in nervous prostration. Mr. Blake was a mechanic of reputation and of an inventive turn of mind, having been the patentee of improvements in dumping cars, truss rods, etc, and the inventor of the car, the patent of which is in litigation in our courts with the Pennsylvania railroad company. He was born on January 15, 1856, being a son of James (deceased) and Margaret Ellen Blake. His entire life was spent in Martinsburg and he died in the house in which he was born. He is survived by his wife and the following sons and daughter: Roland, who is a soldier in the United States army, now serving in the Philippines; Walter, in the government service, and at present located at Denver, Col.; Colonel James, at home, and Edith and Myra, both of whom are married. He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: John W. of Altoona, Rev. William P. Blake of Indian Territory, U. S. Grant Blake of Emporia, Kan., James of Montana, Mrs. Dr. McCready and Mrs. Alice Wegan of Duncansville, Mary and Burdine Blake of Martinsburg. Funeral services were conducted at the late residence this afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. E. H. Smith.


The Altoona Tribune, Altoona, PA, Thursday, May 10, 1906

Millard F. Blake.

Our Martinsburg correspondent sends the following: Millard F. Blake, one of our active, energetic citizens, died suddenly at his home Tuesday evening, May 8, about 6:30 o'clock after a very short illness. The deceased took an active interest in looking after the affairs of the municipality and was ever watchful of the interests of the borough. He was a mechanic of reputation and of an inventive turn of mind, having been the patentee of improvements in dumping cars, truss rods, etc. and the inventor of the car, the patent of which is in litigation in our courts with the Pennsylvania Railroad company. He was born in this place January 15, 1856, and residied here all his life-time. Me was married to Miss Alice Fluke August 20, 1875. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. Myra Beegle, of Virginia; Mrs. Edith Pellow, of Altoona; Roland, of Montana; Walter, of Denver, Colo., and Charles at home. Funeral services will be conducted at his late residence Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. E. H. Smith.


By 1903, Walter Francis Blake is reported living in Denver, CO, and in the Government Service.

H. J. Pellow died in a train accident in 1906. Altoona Mirror, September 1, 1906.

William R. Danley and Marie Smith were married July 14, 1907, in Denver, Denver Co., CO.


The Denver Post, Denver, Denver Co., CO, Saturday, July 13, 1907

MARRIAGE LICENSES.

William R. Danley and Marie Smith


The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 25, 1910, shows Mary Alice Blake (age 59) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents is a widow owning her own home free of a mortgage and living in Martinsburg Borough, Blair Co., PA, with all 5 of the children born to her still living. Living with her is her unmarried son: Charles T. Blake (age 19) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents, who is a House Store Attendant at a Railroad.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 25, 1910, shows Aldus Hershock (age 42) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents and in his first marriage is a Traveling Salesman for Coffee owning his own home with a mortgage and living on Locust Street, Martinsburg Borough, Blair Co., PA. Living with him is his wife of less than one year, Edith E. Hershock (age 26) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents, who is in her second marriage with the only child born to her still alive. Also living there is his daughter, Kathryn Hershock (age 5) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 27, 1910,  shows Samuel T. Danley (age 37) born in Illinois to Illinois-born parents, is an unmarried Packer at a Commission House, and is living at 4353  East 2nd Avenue, 14th Ward, City of Denver, Denver Co., CO. Living with him are: his unmarried sister, Millie S. Danley (age 42) born in Illinois to Illinois-born parents, a Dressmaker at Tent And Awning; his unmarried sister, Amy Danley (age 37) born in Illinois to Illinois-born parents; his married father, Benjamin F. Danley (age 77) born in Illinois to Illinois-born parents; and his married mother who has been married 51 years, Sarah J. Danley (age 76) born in Illinois to Illinois-born parents, and with 6 of the 7 children born to her still alive, who is Retired.

Walter Francis Blake and Amy Danley were married January 14, 1911, in Littleton, Arapahoe Co., CO.


Walter Francis Blake and Amy Danley Marriage Record.


The Altoona Mirror, Altoona, PA, Monday, April 6, 1914

MARTINSBURG.

Roland Blake, Soldier in Regular Army, Spends Furlough at Home.

Roland Blake, a soldier in the regular army stationed at Fort Ethan Allen, Connecticut, is home on a furlough visiting his mother, Mrs. M. F. Blake. Mr. Blake has been in the regular army for quite a number of years.


Amy Danley Blake was a Medium in Denver, CO, from 1901 until at least 1917.


The Denver Post, Denver, Denver Co., CO, Sunday, March 14, 1915

PERSONAL

AMY DANLEY BLAKE (Medium), 1729 Clarkson. York 5186


The Denver Post, Denver, Denver Co., CO, Sunday, March 28, 1915

PERSONAL

AMY DANLEY BLAKE (Medium), 1729 Clarkson, circles Sunday, Wednesday evenings. Phone York 5186


WWI Draft Registration Report dated June 5, 1917, shows Charles Typper Blake is living in Tampa, FL.


   

Charles Typper Blake's WWI Draft Registration Report.


Walter Francis Blake died December 11, 1917, at Mercy Hospital, Denver, Denver Co., CO, at age 39. Buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver Co., CO.


The Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Denver Co., CO, Friday, December 14, 1917

Died.

BLAKE - Dec. 11, 1917, Walter F. Blake at Mercy hospital. Funeral Sunday afternoon, Dec. 16, at 2 o'clock from the W. P. Horan & Son funeral chapel. Interment Fairmount cemetery.


The Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Denver Co., CO, Sunday, December 16, 1917

Funerals.

BLAKE - Dec. 11, 1917, Walter F. Blake, late residence, 2947 South Fox street. Funeral services will be held from W. P. Horan & Son funeral chapel today at 2 p.m. Interment Fairmount.


The Altoona Tribune, Altoona, PA, Friday, December 21, 1917

Walter F. Blake.

Word was received here of the death of Walter F. Blake, who died in Denver, Col., Tuesday, December 11. His death occurred in a hospital in Denver, following an operation for appendicitis. Mr. Blake was born at Martinsburg and was well known by many Martinsburg residents. He was aged about 40 years at the time of his death. Besides his wife, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Alice Blake, of Harrisburg; also by two brothers and two sisters.


Walter Francis Blake Gravestone Application.


Walter Francis Blake Pension Application Record for his widow, Amy (Danley) Blake.


Walter Francis Blake Pension Record for his widow, Amy (Danley) Blake.


The Altoona Mirror, Altoona, Blair Co., PA, Saturday, December 21, 1918

MARTINSBURG.

An announcement of the marriage of Captain Roland G. Blake to Miss Edna Mildred Stansbury, December 12, at Jamaica, N. Y., was received by the groom's aunt, Mrs. Mary Ridenour. Mr. Blake was a former Martinsburg boy. He is now attached to the air service aeronautics, U. S. A.


The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 12, 1920, shows John A. Markley (age 41) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents is a Steam Railway Locomotive Inspector owning his own home free of a mortgage and living at 1501 Berryhill Street, 2nd Ward, City of Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA. Living with him is his wife, Edith Markley (age 36) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents. Also living there are: his widowed mother-in-law, Mary Blake (age 67) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents; and his unmarried step daughter, Catherine Pellow (age 15) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 10, 1920, shows Millie S. Danley (age 52) born in Illinois to Illinois-born parents, is an unmarried Seamstress of Tents and Awnings, and who owns her home free of a mortgage, and is living at 2947 South Galpago, 1st Ward, City of Englewood, Arapahoe Co., CO. Living with her are: her widowed sister, Amy Blake (age 47) born in Illinois to Illinois-born parents; and her divorced brother, William R. Danley (age 60) born in Illinois to Illinois-born parents, a Grocery Store Butcher.

Mary Alice (Fluke) Blake died May 9, 1929, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John A. Markley, 1400 North Second street, Harrisburg, PA, at age 76. Buried in Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg, Blair Co., PA.


Mary Alice (Fluke) Blake Death Certificate.


The Altoona Mirror, Altoona, Blair Co., PA, Friday, May 10, 1929

MRS. MARY A. BLAKE

Widow of Filmore Blake, died Thursday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John A. Markley, 1400 North Second street, Harrisburg, at the age of 76. Funeral services will be held in Martinsburg Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, where interment will be made. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. John A. Markley, Harrisburg, Mrs. H. T. Beegle, Newry, and two sons, R. G. Blake, Jamaica, Long Island and Charles T. Blake of Tampa, Fla. Two sisters, Mrs. Myra Eichelberger, Langdondale, Pa. Thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive.


The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 18, 1930, shows Millie S. Danley (age 62) born in Illinois to Illinois-born parents, is an unmarried Seamstress at a Tent and Awnings Company, and who owns her home worth $1,200 and is living at 2947 South Galapago Street, 1st Ward, City of Englewood, Arapahoe Co., CO. Living with her is her widowed sister, Amy Blake (age 58) born in Illinois to Illinois-born parents.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on May 9, 1930, shows Joseph L. Stansbury (age 76) born in New York to New York-born parents and first married at age 32, is a married Salesman of Groceries who owns his home worth $18,000 and is living at 165-05 8th Avenue, Jamaica Twp., New York City, Queens County, NY. Living with him are: his wife, Emelie Stansbury (age 67) born in New York to German-born parents and first married at age 23; his widowed daughter, Edna M. Blake (age 41) born in New York to New York-born parents and first married at age 29; his grandson, Roland F. Blake (age 10) born in New York to Pennsylvania and New York-born parents; and an unmarried Lodger, Ellie Frende (age 40) born in New York to German and New York-born parents, a Bank Clerk.

Amy (Danley) Blake died September, 1932, in Englewood, Arapahoe Co., CO, at age 59. Buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver Co., CO.