Roland Gilbert Blake (b)


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Roland Gilbert Blake (b) was born January 17, 1920, in Jamaica, Long Island, Queens Co., NY, and died  May 12, 1979, in Orlando, Orange Co., FL, at age 59. He is the son of Roland Gilbert Blake (a) of Martinsburg, Blair County, PA, and Edna Mildred Stansbury of New York.

Astrid Margret Anderson was born October 24, 1920, in Stamford, Stamford Twp., Fairfield Co., CT, and died December 21, 1992, in Casselberry, Seminole Co., FL, at age 72. She is the daughter of Carl F. Anderson of Sweden and Trodus Ness of Norway.

Roland Gilbert Blake (b) and Astrid Margret Anderson were married about 1950 in Unknown.

Roland Gilbert Blake (b) and Astrid Margret (Anderson) Blake had two children:

  1. Roland Gilbert Blake Jr.: Born 1951 in Connecticut. Married March 8, 1975, in Orange Co., FL, to Maury Lynn Peckham: Born Unknown.
  2. Ingrid L. Blake: Born Unknown. Married Unknown to Ben Cox III: Born Unknown.

After Roland Gilbert Blake (b) died, Astrid Margret (Anderson) Blake married Seyford Lowell Betz.

Seyford Lowell "Sey" Betz was born July 8, 1906, in Ohio and died October 7, 1991, in Seminole Co., FL, at age 85. He is the son of Charles Omer "Charley" Betz of Ohio and Catherine E. Long of Ohio.

Seyford Lowell Betz was first married to Unknown.

Seyford Lowell Betz were married Unknown.

Seyford Lowell Betz and Unknown Betz had Unknown children.

Seyford Lowell Betz and Astrid Margret (Anderson) Blake were married May 28, 1983, in Seminole Co., FL.

Seyford Lowell Betz and Astrid Margret (Anderson) (Blake) Betz had no children.




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Seyford Lowell "Sey" Betz was born July 8, 1906, in Paris Twp., Stark Co., OH.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 19, 1910, shows Charles O. Betz (age 36) born in Ohio to Ohio-born parents is a Farmer renting his farm and is living in Paris Twp., Stark Co., OH. Living with him is his wife of 12 years, Catherine E. Betz (age 31) born in Ohio to Ohio-born parents, with all 3 of the children born to her still alive, a Housekeeper. Also living there are: his three children, all born in Ohio to Ohio-born parents: Grace Betz (age 11); Mary J. Betz (age 9); and Seyford L. Betz (age 3).

Roland Gilbert Blake II was born  January 17, 1920, in Jamaica, Long Island, Queens Co., NY.

Astrid Margret Anderson was born October 24, 1920, in Stamford, CT.


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 New York Times, Thursday, March 16, 1922

Two Army Aviators Sideslip 125 Feet To Earth at Mitchel Field; One May Die

Retiree Army Aviator Dies Was Injured Eight Years Ago.

Sergeant Eugene Reviere and Technical Sergeant Roland Blake were seriously injured late yesterday afternoon at Mitchel Field, near Garden City, L. I., when an airplane in which they were flying at a height of 125 feet side slipped and crashed to the ground, burying both beneath the wreckage. A stalled engine was said to have been the cause of the mishap. Blake suffered two broken legs, facial and internal injuries. It was said he might not recover. Reviere broke his right leg and nose. He was also cut about the face and body. The two men were taken to the Government hospital at Fort Trotten as Mitchel Field has only an emergency medical station. The plane was piloted by Sergeant Blake, who holds the Mitchel Field record for parachute jumping. Last year he descended 12,000 feet by parachute at a flying circus. When at a height of 125 feet the airplane appeared to become unmanageable to those who were watching the flight. The machine was seen to falter. Then the sound of the motor ceased and the airplane went into a side slip to earth. Officers and enlisted men ran to the spot and worked hard for ten minutes extricating the wounded men from the debris. An ambulance was summoned from headquarters and the two injured fliers were started on their way to the hospital after receiving first aid treatment. Blake is 46 years old and Reviere 22. Blake has been in the army for thirty-one years.


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.


The Altoona Mirror, Altoona, 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 Circleville Herald, Circleville, OH, Tuesday, June 11, 1929

MISS RITT TO WED MR. SEYFORD BETZ

Mrs. Anna Ritt of W. Union st., announces the engagement of her daughter, Miss Elizabeth Ritt, to Mr. Seyford Betz of Minerva, O. Miss Ritt is a graduate of Circleville high school and the University of Vermont. Mr. Betz, formerly of Ohio State university, is now with the American Electric Switch Construction Co. The date of the marriage was note announced.


The Circleville Herald, Circleville, OH, Friday, July 5, 1929

LUTHERAN CEREMONY UNITES COUPLE

The marriage of Miss Elizabeth Ritt, daughter of Mrs. Anna Ritt, of W. Union st., to Mr. Seyford Betz took place on Saturday, June 29, at Minerva, O., with Rev. Rigele, of the Lutheran church officiating. The couple will live in Minerva.


Roland Gilbert Blake died February 21, 1930, at the army hospital at Fort Totten, Bayside, Queens Co., NY, at age 53.


The New York Times, New York, NY, Sunday, February 23, 1930

CAPTAIN ROLAND G. BLAKE.

Retiree Army Aviator Dies Was Injured Eight Years Ago.

Captain Roland G. Blake, aviator, died at the army hospital at Fort Totten, Bayside, on Friday evening. Captain Blake was 53 years old and his home since his retirement from active service had been at 815-9 162d Street, Jamaica. Serious injuries, including the fracture of both legs in a plane crash at Mitchel Field eight years ago, were said to have caused his death. He had been at the hospital about week, following a physical collapse. Captain Blake served twenty-six years in the United States Army. He was one of the first army officers to be transferred to the Aviation Corps. Since his retirement he had been with the Jamaica branch of the Title Guarantee and Trust Company, He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Edna M. Blake; a son, a brother and two sisters. Services will be held at the Fairchild funeral parlors in Jamaica Monday evening and burial will be in Flushing Cemetery Tuesday morning.


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.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 6, 1940, shows Edna Blake (age 50) born in New York State, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 5 years of College, is a widowed Public School Teacher who owns her home worth $6,500 and is living at 84-59 16th Street, Borough of Queens, Queens County, NY. Living with her are: her unmarried son, Roland Blake (age 20) born in New York State, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 3 years of College; and her married mother, Emily Stransbury (age 77) born in New York State, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 8 years of School.


The Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, FL, December 24, 1992

OBITUARIES

Astrid M. Betz, 72 . . . Homemaker

CASSELBERRY - MRS. BETZ, 11 Bayberry Branch, Casselberry, died Monday, Dec. 21. She was a homemaker. Born in Stamford, Conn., she moved to Central Florida in 1952. A member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, she also was a member of the International PBX/Telecommunicators, Casselberry Hoedowners Club, Lutheran Church member of the Women and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Survivors: son, Roland ''Ron'' G. Blake Jr., Orlando; daughter, Ingrid L. Cox, Groveland; stepson, John, Lauderdale Lakes; stepdaughter, Nancy Castle, Pacific Palisades, Calif.; six grandchildren. Carey Hand Cox-Parker Funeral Home, Winter Park.


Edna Mildred (Stansbury) Blake died August 1, 1972, in Orange Co., FL, at age 84.


The Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, FL, October 9, 1991

Seyford Lowell Betz

SEYFORD LOWELL ''SEY'' BETZ, 85, 11 Bayberry Branch, Casselberry, died Monday, Oct. 7. Born in Minerva, Ohio, he moved to Casselberry from Battle Creek, Mich., in 1968. He was associated for many years with Addison Products Company, Orlando. He was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Winter Park. He was a 50-year member of Southgate Lodge No. 731 F&AM, Fort Wayne, Ind., a member of the Scottish Rite, Fort Wayne Consistory and the Shrine Temple, Fort Wayne. Survivors: wife, Astrid M.; son, John W., Lauderdale Lakes; daughter, Nancy J. Castle, Pacific Palisades, Calif.


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