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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 27
Baptism April 21, 1878 (Age 27 days)
Saint Mary's Church, Osceola, Franklin, Iowa, United States
Latitude: N42.55691 Longitude: W93.05461

Birth of a brotherJames Norbert Blake
April 17, 1880 (Age 2 years)
Baptism of a brotherJames Norbert Blake
May 6, 1880 (Age 2 years)
Saint Mary's Church, Osceola, Franklin, Iowa, United States
Latitude: N42.55691 Longitude: W93.05461

Birth of a brotherRichard Thomas Blake
March 23, 1884 (Age 5 years)
Baptism of a brotherRichard Thomas Blake
April 23, 1884 (Age 6 years)
Saint Mary's Church, Osceola, Franklin, Iowa, United States
Latitude: N42.55691 Longitude: W93.05461

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)
Saint Mary's Church, Osceola, Franklin, Iowa, United States
Latitude: N42.55691 Longitude: W93.05461

Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Murphy
August 13, 1887 (Age 9 years)
Patrick Parker farm, Washington, Butler, Iowa, United States
Latitude: N42.583938 Longitude: W92.958354

Birth of a brotherWalter Aloysius Blake
October 5, 1890 (Age 12 years)
Baptism of a brotherWalter Aloysius Blake
November 30, 1890 (Age 12 years)
Saint Mary's Church, Osceola, Franklin, Iowa, United States
Latitude: N42.55691 Longitude: W93.05461

Death of a fatherRichard Smith Blake
December 29, 1896 (Age 18 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth Parker
February 15, 1911 (Age 32 years)

Residence about 1911 (Age 32 years)
MarriageJulia 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)
Saint Mary's Church, Osceola, Franklin, Iowa, United States
Latitude: N42.55691 Longitude: W93.05461

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)
Saint Mary's Church, Osceola, Franklin, Iowa, United States
Latitude: N42.55691 Longitude: W93.05461

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)
Saint Mary's Church, Osceola, Franklin, Iowa, United States
Latitude: N42.55691 Longitude: W93.05461

Death of a brotherRichard Thomas Blake
January 24, 1920 (Age 41 years)
Cause: paresis
Death of a wifeJulia Barry
September 10, 1920 (Age 42 years)
Burial of a wifeJulia Barry
September 13, 1920 (Age 42 years)
Saint Francis Cemetery, Pleasant, Wright, Iowa, United States
Latitude: N42.829427 Longitude: W93.59055

Death of a sonRichard Stanley Blake
September 30, 1920 (Age 42 years)

Burial of a sonRichard Stanley Blake
October 2, 1920 (Age 42 years)
Saint Francis Cemetery, Pleasant, Wright, Iowa, United States
Latitude: N42.829427 Longitude: W93.59055

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 G. Blake
1952 (Age 73 years)

Death of a brotherJames Norbert Blake
November 10, 1953 (Age 75 years)
?, Independence, Buchanan, Iowa, United States
Latitude: N42.456955 Longitude: W91.925671

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
Saint Francis Cemetery, Pleasant, Wright, ?, United States
Latitude: N42.829427 Longitude: W93.59055

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: May 26, 1871Saint Mary's Church, Osceola, Franklin, Iowa, United States
3 years
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
3 years
himself
2 years
younger brother
James Norbert Blake
Birth: April 17, 1880 35 29Iowa, United States
Death: November 10, 1953?, Independence, Buchanan, Iowa, United States
4 years
younger brother
Richard Thomas Blake
Birth: March 23, 1884 39 33Iowa, 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 Barry - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: May 28, 1912
13 months
daughter
Mary Elizabeth Blake
Birth: June 16, 1913 35 30Iowa, 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

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.