Sylvester Fremont Blake




Sylvester Fremont Blake was born July 10, 1856, in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI, and died October 18, 1921, in Wisconsin State Hospital for the Insane, Westport Twp., Dane Co., WI, at age 65. Buried in East Side Cemetery, Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI. He is the son of Simon Simpkins Blake of Martinsburg, Bedford (Blair) Co., PA, and Mary Magdalena Ambrose of near Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA.

Ida Annabella May Halsey was born August 1, 1862, in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI, and died Friday, June 4, 1920, in the City of Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI, at age 57. Buried in East Side Cemetery, Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI. She is the daughter of George William Halsey of Fairfield, Herkimer Co., NY, and Huldah Annabella "Holiday" Richards of Richland, Shelby Co., IL. Her parents were married on March 25, 1858, in Wisconsin.

Sylvester Fremont Blake (age 24), a bachelor, and Ida Annabella May Halsey (age 18), a maiden, were married January 23, 1881, at the Methodist Church, Oakridge, Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI.

Sylvester Fremont Blake and Ida Annabella May (Halsey) Blake had no children.




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Sylvester Fremont Blake and Ida Annabella May (Halsey) Blake are buried in Section 1, Lot 34, Block Bdr., Eastside Cemetery, Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI.

A nearby grave contains Sylvester's sister, Ida Elmira (Blake) Abbey. The Town of Orion was originally named the Town of Richmond, being suggested by Thomas Mathews. In 1856 the name was changed to the Town of Orion.


George William Halsey was born February 17, 1824, in Fairfield, Herkimer Co., NY. Moved to Black Earth, Dane Co., WI. Had four children. He is the son of Sylvanus Halsey, and Cordelia Sayer.

Sylvester Fremont Blake was born July 10, 1856, in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI.

The 1850 U.S. Census taken on August 23, 1850, shows Geo. Halsey (age 25) born in New York, and with real estate of $100 is a Farmer, and is living in Waukesha, Waukesha Co., WI.

The 1860 U.S. Census taken on June 19, 1860, shows Simon S. Blake (age 30) born in Pennsylvania with real estate of $1,000 and personal estate of $145 is a Farmer and is living in Richmond Twp., Richland Co., WI. Living with him is Mary M. Blake (age 24) born in Pennsylvania. Also there are two children, both born in Wisconsin: Sylvester F. Blake (age 4); and Ida Blake (age 2).

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on July 13, 1860, shows George Halsey (age 32) born in New York, and with real estate of $800 and personal estate of $300 is a Farmer, and is living in Henrietta Twp., Richland Co., WI. Living with him are: a female, Holleday Halsey (age 23) born in Indiana; and Eugene Halsey (age 1) born in Wisconsin.

Alonzo Charles Halsey was born October 3, 1860, in Henrietta Twp., Richland Co., WI.

Ida Annabella May Halsey was born August 1, 1862, in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI.

Huldah's husband, George W. Halsey, residing at Henrietta, WI, enlisted at Madison, Dane Co., WI, as a private into Company A, 16th Infantry Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers, on September 26, 1864. He served until February 27, 1865, when he died of Nostalgia (Homesickness or Fatigue) at the Regiment Hospital, Lynch's Creek, SC.

George William Halsey died February 27, 1865, at Lynch's Creek, Lynch, Florence Co., SC, where he died of Homesickness (fatigue).

George William Halsey died without a will (intestate), leaving three minor children residing with Huldah Annabella "Holiday" (Richards) Halsey: Edward E. Halsey (born February 6, 1866), Charles A. Halsey (born October 3, 1864), and Ida A. Halset (born August 1, 1865).

After George William Halsey died, Huldah Annabella (Richards) Halsey, a widow, married Isaiah Monroe Frye, a widower, who was ten years younger than her and was also recently widowed.

Isaiah Monroe Frye, a widower, and Huldah Annabella (Richards) Halsey, a widow, were married December 20, 1865, in Richland Co., WI.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on August 3, 1870, shows Simon Blake (age 41) born in Pennsylvania with real estate valued at $2,000 and personal estate valued at $556 is a Farmer and is living in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI. Living with him is Mary Blake (age 34) born in Pennsylvania, who is Keeping House. Also there are five children, all born in Wisconsin: Sylvester Blake (age 14); Ida Blake (age 11); Viola Blake (age 9); Estella Blake (age 7); and Salme Blake (age 5).

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on August 4, 1870, shows Isaiah Fry (age 24) born in Wisconsin is a Farmer living in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI. Living with him is Huldah Fry (age 30) born in Indiana, who is Keeping House. Living with them are two Fry children, both born in Wisconsin: Alvin Fry (age 4); and Albert Fry (age 1). Also living there are three Holsey children, all born in Wisconsin: Eugene Holsey (age 11); Charles Holsey (age 9); and Ida Holsey (age 7).


The Observer, Richland Center, Richland Co., WI, Thursday, April 22, 1880

RICHLAND COUNTY CORRESPONDENCE

William Abbey, Sylvester Blake, Marty. Brenaman and Mr. Crouch, minister, have each located a "claim" in Norton county, Kan. Mr. Crouch is preaching on that circuit, and will not return to Wisconsin this year as he anticipated. Mr. Blake has rented his place for the year and will return home first week in May. The above claims are quarter sections and are first-class land.


The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 1, 1880, shows Simon S. Blake (age 50) born in Pennsylvania to Virginia and Maryland-born parents is a Farmer living in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Mary M. Blake (age 44) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents, who Keeps House. Also there are his children, all born in Wisconsin: Sylvester F. Blake (age 23), who Works on Farm; Salome C. Blake (age 14); Cora J. Blake (age 9); Dora B. Blake (age 7); and Edna P. Blake (age 3). Simon was the census enumerator for Orion Twp. this year.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 10, 1880, shows Isaiah Fry (age 34) born in Wisconsin to Pennsylvania and Missouri-born parents, is a married Laborer, and is living in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI. Living with him are: Huldah A. Fry (age 44) born in Illinois to Tennessee and Indiana-born parents, who is Keeping House; his son, Alvin M. Fry (age 14) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin and Illinois-born parents; Albert C. Fry (age 11) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin and Illinois-born parents; Harry W. Fry (age 9) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin and Illinois-born parents; Otis R. Fry (age 6) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin and Illinois-born parents; Orville F. Fry (age 4) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin and Illinois-born parents; and Randolf S. Fry (age 1) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin and Illinois-born parents.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 7, 1880, shows Alonzo Halsey (age 19) born in Wisconsin to New York and Indiana-born parents, is an unmarried Farmer, and is living in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI. Living with him are: his unmarried sister, Ida M. Halsey (age 17) born in Wisconsin to New York and Indiana-born parents, who is Keeping House; and his unmarried cousin, Luzerne Pugh (age 18), born in Wisconsin to Tennessee and Indiana-born parents, a Laborer who has a cut foot.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 2, 1880, shows Eugene Hulsey (age 22) born in Wisconsin to Illinois-born parents is a married Farm Worker and is living in Bloom Twp., Richland Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Sarah Hulsey (age 20) born in Wisconsin to English and Indiana-born parents, who is Keeping House.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 21, 1880, shows Reuben Sharp (age 58) born in New York to New York-born parents is a Farmer and is living in Sparta Twp., Monroe Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Christina Sharp (age 45) born in New York to New York-born parents, who is Keeping House. Also living with him are his three unmarried children, all born in Wisconsin to New York-born parents: Katie Sharp (age 15), who is House Help; Mary Sharp (age 12); and Susan Sharp (age 10). Also living there is: Arthur Lanham (age 20) born in Wisconsin to Ohio-born parents, an unmarried Farm Laborer.


The Observer, Richland Center, Richland Co., WI, Thursday, April 22, 1880

RICHLAND COUNTY CORRESPONDENCE

Miss Mary Ewing, a blooming beauty, the pride of her mother and the joy of her father, illuminated the temperance meeting with her presence Saturday evening. Miss Ida Halsey, one of nature's fairest maidens, a charming lady, and graceful as a gazelle, formed one of the bouquet of beauty that smiled on the speaker Saturday evening.


Sylvester Fremont Blake (age 24), a bachelor, and Ida Annabella May Halsey (age 18), a maiden, were married January 23, 1881, at the Methodist Church, Oakridge, Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI.


Richland County Republican, Richland Center, Richland Co., WI, Wednesday, February 2, 1881

Married

At the Methodist church on the presence of a large congregation on Sunday, January 23d, by Rev. Robert Smith. Mr. Sylvester Blake and Miss Ida A. M. Halsey all of Orion.


Salome Halesy was born March 5, 1883, in Wisconsin. 

Alonzo Charles Halsey and Kathryn "Kate" Sharp were married April 30, 1883, at the Christian Church, Richland Co., WI. Kate is the daughter of James Sharp and Francis Privett.


Alonzo Charles Halsey and Kathryn "Kate" Sharp marriage record.


The Republican Observer, Richland Center, Richland Co., WI, Thursday, May 3, 1883

MARRIED.

At Richland Center, April 30, by Rev. J. Walworth, Mr. ALONZO HALSEY and Miss KATIE SHARP, all of Richland county.


The 1885 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 20, 1885, shows Sylvester Blake is living in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI. There are 1 Male and 1 Female living there, all born in the United States.

Salome Halsey died March 7, 1886, in Wisconsin at age 3. 

Buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, near the Simon Blake family plots: HALSEY, Salome; 1883 1886 03-05-1883 03-07-1886, Daughter of Rev. A. G. & K. Halsey. Aged 3Ys 2Ds.

The 1895 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 20, 1895, shows S. F. Blake is living in the 3rd Ward, City of Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI: 1 Male, 1 Female.


A photograph of Alonzo Charles Halsey, taken at J. L. Nye Studio, Platteville, Grant Co., WI. Please note that it appears that he has a glass left eye.


Eliza Grace Halesy was born July 1, 1895, in Bloomington, Grant Co., WI.

Robert Foster Halsey was born January 19, 1899, in Wisconsin.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 16, 1900, shows Sylvester Blake (age 44) born July 1855 in Wisconsin to Ohio and Indiana-born parents is a Teamster owning his own home with a mortgage and living in the 3rd Ward, City of Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI. Living with him is his childless wife of 18 years, Ida Blake (age 37) born August 1862 in Wisconsin to New York and Illinois-born parents.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 18, 1900, shows A. C. Halsey (age 39) born October, 1860, in Wisconsin to New York and Illinois-born parents, and married for 17 years, is a married Clergyman, and is a Boarder at the farm of Henry Fuller, Redlands Twp., San Bernardino Co., CA.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 1, 1900, shows Kate Halsey (age 35) born January, 1865, in Wisconsin to Irish and Indiana-born parents, and married for 17 years, and with 6 of the 7 children born to her still alive, is a married Head of Household, and is living on Main Street, Village of Cuba City, Grant Co., WI. Living with her are: her unmarried daughter, Winnie Halsey (age 16) born May, 1884, in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents; her son, George J. Halsey (age 13) born May, 1887, in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents; her daughter, Eva E. Halsey (age 10) born May, 1890, in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents; her daughter, Francis A. Halsey (age 7) born August, 1892, in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents; her daughter, Eliza G. Halsey (age 4) born July ,1895, in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents; and her son, Robert F. Halsey (age 1) born January, 1899, in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 21, 1900, shows Eugene E. Halsey (age 41) born February 1859 in Wisconsin to New York and Ohio-born parents is a married Farmer who is renting his farm and is living in Preston Twp., Jasper Co., MO. Living with him is his wife of 30 years, Sarah C. Halsey (age 40) born September 1859 in Wisconsin to English and Ohio-born parents and cannot read or write, with all 3 of the children born to her still alive. Also living there are his three unmarried children, all born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents: Ida M. Halsey (age 19) born September 1880; Katie A. Halsey (age 16) born August 1883; and Charles W. Halsey (age 13) born July 1886. An unmarried Black farm Helper also lives in the household.

Alonzo Charles Halsey died September 10, 1900, at 218 Fifth Street, City of San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX, at age 40. Buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Cuba City, Grant Co., WI. 


The San Antonio Express, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX, Tuesday, September 11, 1900

MORTUARY.

Rev. A. C. Halsey, aged about 40 years, a resident of Cuba, Wis., died after a long illness at 218 Fifth street yesterday morning at 3 'clock. The deceased has relatives residing in Wisconsin. The remains are being held at Shelly's undertaking parlors pending advices from them.


The Grant County Herald, Lancaster, Grant Co., WI, Thursday, September 13, 1900

Rev. A. C. Halsey Dead.

Rev. A. C. Halsey, well known throughout southern Wisconsin, and a popular Methodist minister, passed away at San Antonio, Cal., Sunday. His latest charge was at Cuba City, and about eight months ago he took his departure for southern California to benefit his health, being a sufferer from tuberculosis of the lungs. His condition becoming worse last week he started on his homeward journey but was unable to proceed further than San Antonio where he passed away. From San Antonio, upon his arrival, a telegram was sent to his wife at Cuba City announcing his serious condition and she at once made preparations to join her husband, leaving Saturday. On Monday friends at Cuba City received the sad intelligence announcing his death. Mrs. Halsey will find a corpse when she reaches the end of her journey. The deceased minister was well known and greatly beloved throughout southwestern Wisconsin and his death will be deplored by many persons. The remains will be brought to Cuba City where the funeral will be held.


The News-Herald, Cuba City, Grant Co., WI, Friday, September 21, 1900

VICINITY BREVITIES.

The relatives who were here to attend the funeral services of the late Rev. A. C. Halsey were: His mother Mrs. J. M. Frye of Orion, Wis.; his sister Mrs. S. F. Blake of Dodgeville, Wis.; Mrs. Halsey's mother Mrs. J. A. Sharp of Richland Center, Wis., and sister Mrs. Jno. Donner of Muscoda; Mrs. Lizzie Parish of Omaha, Neb. Also Mr. Geo. Casey of Muscoda, a brother-in-law of Mrs. Halsey.


The Grant County Herald, Lancaster, Grant Co., WI, Thursday, October 4, 1900

Mrs. Ann Hounsel spent two weeks in Cuba City lately, and while there attended the funeral service of Rev. A. C. Halsey, who died Sept. 10, 1900, away from home, but was brought home to Cuba City for interment. He was not only highly esteemed by his church people; he was beloved by all who knew him, and his early death causes deep sadness in many hearts. He leaves a loving wife and six children to mourn their loss, and a very great number of friends will mourn with them. He had gone south for his health, but death came. His beautiful and useful life on earth is ended. Not his good work, for that goes on forever! There was a very large attendance at the funeral, as might be expected, for he is well-known. Those of us who had ever heard him preach, or conduct a funeral service, will not forget this gentle loving servant of Go. AUNT LIZZIE, Oct. 1st, 1900.


At the time of his death, Alonzo Charles Halsey had a widow and six minor children: Kate (Sharp) Halsey; Winnie Halsey (age 16); George Halsey (age 13); Eva Halsey (age 10); Fannie Halsey (age 8); Grace Halsey (age 5); and Robert Halsey (age 2).

George Eldridge McNett and Winnie Mabelle Halsey were married February 4, 1903, in Grant Co., WI.

The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905, shows Sylvester Blake (age 49) born in Wisconsin to Pennsylvania-born parents is a Farmer owning his own home with a mortgage and is living in the City of Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Ida A. M. Blake (age 43) born in Wisconsin to Illinois and New York-born parents.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on May 6, 1910, shows Sylvester F. Blake (age 53) born in Wisconsin to Pennsylvania-born parents is a Dairy Farm Farmer owning his own farm with a mortgage and living in the 3rd Ward, City of Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI. Living with him is his childless wife of 29 years, Ida May Blake (age 47) born in Wisconsin to New York and Illinois-born parents, who Works on a Dairy Farm.

The 1920 U.S. Census taken on January 20, 1920, shows Sylvester Blake (age 63)  born in Wisconsin to Pennsylvania-born parents is a Dairy Farm Farmer owning his own farm with a mortgage and living on Iowa Street, 3rd Ward, City of Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Ida Blake (age 57) born in Wisconsin to New York and Illinois-born parents. Also living in the house is a renter and her children, all born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents: Maud Stratman (age 36), an unemployed Head of Household widow; Dallas Stratman (age 15), a Farm Laborer; Donald Stratman (age 15), a Student; George Stratman (age 14); and Marian Stratman (age 4-9/12). Leigh Larson Note: Maude Stratman is Sylvester Blake's niece, is unemployed and renting from her uncle.

Ida Annabella May (Halsey) Blake died June 4, 1920, in Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI, at age 57. Buried in East Side Cemetery, Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI. She died from typhoid fever.


Ida A. May (Halsey) Blake Death Record.


OBITUARY - BLAKE

Mrs. Ida A. Blake, wife of Sylvester F. Blake, died at 9:30 a. m. Friday, June 4, 1920, at the age of 57 years, 10 months, and 3 days, after a lingering illness of nine months terminating in typhoid fever. Mrs. Blake was born at Orion, Wis., August 1, 1862. She was married to Sylvester F. Blake Jan. 23, 1881. Thirty-two years ago, they came to Dodgeville, where they have since made their home. She is survived by her husband, and also numerous relatives at the home of her birth. The funeral services were held Saturday, June 5, from her late home, and were conducted by Rev. Gwilym E. Jones, who served in place of her pastor, Rev. Griffiths, who is ill. Miss Frances Lewis and Mrs. Dal Lewis sang. Interment was at the Eastside cemetery.


August 16, 1920, Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI. Warranty Deed by Sylvester F. Blake (widower) to John Crook and William Smith; All of Block 18, Parry's Addition City of Dodgeville, except 40 feet off of the south side of Lot #7 of said Block #18. Volume 96, Page 418. Amount of $3,325.

Sylvester Fremont Blake died October 18, 1921, in Wisconsin State Hospital for the Insane, Westport Twp., Dane Co., WI, at age 65. Buried in East Side Cemetery, Dodgeville, Iowa Co., WI. He died from a Septicemia (probably a Staph infection) following an infection on the neck of one day, with an infection on the arm a contributing factor. He had been under treatment there for 2 months and 17 days.


Sylvester Fremont Blake died October 18, 1921, in Wisconsin State Hospital for the Insane, Westport Twp., Dane Co., WI, at age 65. His death certificate indicated that he had a Septicemia (probably a Staph infection) following an infection on the neck of one day, with an infection on the arm a contributing factor. He had been under treatment there for 2 months and 17 days.


The Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Dane Co., WI, Friday, October 28, 1921

ATTEND FUNERAL AT DODGEVILLE

DODGEVILLE - Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Mayfield, Mrs. Wallace Lawton, Mrs. Louis Pugh, Richland Center, Mrs. Charles Lovell, Muscoda, and Mrs. Joseph Davies, Boscobel, attended the funeral of S. F. Blake Thursday.