The URI BLAKE FAMILY Beth Davies AG Uri Blake was born on 22 June,1809 at Livonia, Livingston Co.

, New York, to Zara and Esther Etheredge Blake. He married Lucy A. Smith1 who was born in 18082, probably in Vermont.3 Uri and Lucy were probably married in New York where no marriage records exist for this time period. They were living in Dansville, Steuben Co. New York, when the 1850 Census was taken. Uri's occupation in that census was listed as a Mill Wright.4 Our Folks says that he was a "lumberman and saw mill owner".5 Uri and his family left New York and were in Port Washington, Wisconsin by November of 1850.6 The 1855 Census for Port Washington lists "Uriah Blake" with a household of 1 Male and 5 Females.7 By 1857, Uri had moved his family to Manitowoc, Wisconsin. A history of Manitowoc County says, "Manitowoc Chapter No. 16 Royal Arch Masons was founded by a dispensation granted April 4, 1857 by the Grand Chapter. About fifteen gentlemen were among the charter members and officers were elected as follows: Rev. M. Hoyt, High Priest, Ury Blake, King and W.R. Marvin, Scribe."8 The 1860 Census for Manitowoc lists Uri as a lumberman.9 The census was taken in June. Uri died at Manitowoc in September of 1860.10 Uri and Lucy had six children, all listed as born in New York in the 1850 census11, though other records indicate that some of them might have been born in Pennsylvania: Amy A., Fletcher Alan, Eunice E., Lois A., Eugene Henry, and Ruth Emily. All lived to adulthood and married except for Eugene Henry who was born Dec. 25, 1843 and died at Port Washington, Wisconsin Nov. 9, 1850.12
George M. Blake, Our Folks, Second Preliminary Draft, Rockford, Illinois, June 1, 1895, p. 23. WPA GRAVE RECORDS, Dickinson County, Iowa, p. 27, FHL film 1,023,099 item 7. Lucy's birthplace is listed as New York in the 1850 Census, but as Vermont in the 1860, 1870, and 1880 Census. 1850 U.S. Census, Dansville, Steuben Co. New York, pg. 108, Dwelling 289, Family 292, FHL film 444,315.
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Blake, Our Folks, p. 23. Ibid., p. 24.

1855 Wisconsin State Census, Ozaukee County, Village of Port Washington, FHL film 1,032,688. Ralph G. Plumb, BYU film 900 #410.
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History of Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, 1904, pg. 228,

1860 U.S. Census, Manitowoc, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, pg. 87, FHL film 805,418.
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Blake,

Our Folks, p. 23. pg. 108, .

1850 U.S. Census, Dansville, Blake, Our Folks, p. 24.

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THE CHILDREN Amy A. Blake was born Feb. 13, 1832 and married Charles Parker13 some time prior to 1860. She is listed as Amy Parker, but is listed with her parents in the 1860 Census of Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co. Wisconsin.14 Our Folks states that "She is now (1895) a widow with two children, living at Las Vegas, New Mexico."15 In an 1885 census of Socorro County, New Mexico, there was an “Anne” (but it was hard to read so could have been Amie) Parker, exactly Amy’s age, a widow teaching school, she was born in NY, with a father born in NY and a mother born in Vermont–right there too. She had a disabled son named Eddy, age 17, living with her.16 In 1900, Amy was living in Big Horn County, Wyoming.17 The “Heirs of Amy A. Parker” received a deed from the U.S. government in Hot Springs County, Wyoming in 1914.18 In the 1900 census, there were a Chs. H. and a James E. Parker, ages 38 and 31, both born in Michigan, with a father born in Pennsylvania and a mother born in New York that could be her sons, living in Big Horn County, Wyoming.19 Fletcher Alan Blake, from whom we are descended, was born Aug. 5, 1834 and died Jan. 31, 1907 in Denver, Colorado. See The Fletcher Alan Blake Family for more details on his life and family. Eunice E. Blake was born Nov. 17, 1836.20 She married Wesley B. Arnold Sept. 14, 1856 at Manitowoc, Wisconsin.21 Eunice, Wesley, and their first child, Luella, were living in Freedonia, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin in the 1860 Census.22 By 1870, they had moved to Dickinson County, Iowa,23 where they remained for the rest of their lives. They had at least three children: Luella C.,

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Ibid. 1860 U.S. Census, Manitowoc, p. 87, Blake, Our Folks, p. 24. 1885 New Mexico State Census–Socorro County, p. 11, FHL Film 16,610 1900 U.S. Census, Otto precinct, Big Horn County, Wyoming, E.D. 70, sheet 9A

BLM Patent Number 411072, Lander 02002, Lot two of Section twenty-four in Township forty two north of Range ninety-five west of the Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming, containing twenty-three and seventy-two-hundredths acres. 1900 U.S. Census, Fenton precinct, Big Horn County, Wyoming, E.D. 70, sheet 1.
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Blake, Our Folks, p. 24. This date also appears on her death record.

Manitowoc County Register of Deeds, Marriage record of Wesly Arnold and Eunice Blake, registered Sept. 15, 1856. 1860 U.S. Census, Freedonia, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, p. 168, FHL film 34,504. 1870 U.S. Census,Okoboji, Dickinson County, Iowa, p. 601, FHL film 545,887.
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Hattie, and Mabel.24 The 1900 Census indicates that Eunice was the mother of 4 children, 3 of whom were then living25, but I found no record of the 4th child. Wesley died Oct. 20, 1905 and is buried in the Okoboji Cemetery at Arnold's Park, Dickinson County, Iowa, as is Eunice.26 She died Dec. 28, 1916 at Arnold's Park.27 Lois A. Blake was born April 22 1839 and died in December of 1890.28 She married Jonathan C. Smith on August 15, 1858 at Mischicot, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.29 In the 1880 census, they were living in Pleasant Valley, Pawnee County, Kansas with four children: Ida, age 20, born in Wisconsin, John, age 10 born in Kansas, and twins Claud and Linn, age 3, born in Texas.30 I cannot find this family in the 1870 census. I was only able to find one son, Linn, in later census and other records. Ruth Emily Blake was born 7 July 1845.31 She was in Dickinson County, Iowa by 1863. A history of that county says, "The first winter school here was taught by Miss Myra Smith during the winter of 1863 and 1864....In addition to the pupils residing in the district there were several non-residents who attended school that winter for the first time after coming to the frontier. Among these were Miss Emma Blake, T. J. Francis, Albert Arthur and some others...."32 In 1870, she was a school teacher in Lee township, Buena Vista County, Iowa, where she was living with her brother, Fletcher, and his family. 33 On Feb. 25, 1872, she married Mortimer Hallet at Sioux Rapids, Iowa.34 I found no record of Mortimer or the marriage. In 1880, she was living with her brother-in-law and sister, Wesley and Eunice Arnold, in Center township, Dickinson County, Iowa. She was listed as Emma Hallet, married (but with no husband listed) and was a milliner and dressmaker.35 She died

1880 U.S. Census, Center Grove Township, Dickinson County, Iowa, E.D. 73, p. 21, FHL film 1,254,337.
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1900 U.S. Census, Arnold's Park, sheet 2A. WPA Grave Records, Dickinson County, Iowa, p. 2, FHL film 1,023,099

item 7. Dickinson County, Iowa, Register of Deaths, 1880-1947, Record of deaths transcribed from State Register No. 2, p. 60, #22, FHL film 1,255,705.
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Blake, Our Folks, p. 24. Manitowoc C ounty Register of Deeds, M arriage record of Jonathan C. Smith and Loise Alna Black.

1880 U.S. Census, Pleasant Valley, Pawnee, Kansas, p. 34D, FamilySearch 1880 census database.
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Blake, Our Folks, p. 24. R.A. Smith, History of Dickinson County, Iowa

1870 U.S. Census, Lee Township, Buena Vista County, Iowa, p. 6, FHL film 545,878. Her name is listed as Ruth E. in this census.
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Blake, Our Folks, p. 24.

1880 U.S.. Census, Center Grove township, Dickinson County, Iowa, E.D. 73, sheet 18, FHL film 1,254,337.

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June 16, 1913 at Arnold's Park, Dickinson County of "Carcinoma of the stomach, hemorrage"36, and is buried with her mother and sister in the Okoboji cemetery at Arnold's Park.37 LUCY ALLEN SMITH BLAKE Lucy Blake outlived Uri by over 20 years. Sometime between 1870 and 1880 she married a Mr. Hough and then was widowed a 2nd time. In 1870 she was living with her son Fletcher in Lee Township, Buena Vista County, Iowa and is listed as Lucy Blake.38 In the 1880 census she is living with her son-in-law and daughter, Wesley and Eunice Arnold in Center Grove township, Dickinson County, Iowa, where she is listed as Lucy Hough, a widow.39 Her obituary reads, "In this tp. on the 24th inst of dropsy, Mrs. Lucy Hough, aged 73 years. Deceased had been a resident of this County a good share of the time for the past fifteen years, coming in with her daughters & son, Mrs. W.B. Arnold, Mrs. Emma Hallet, & Hon. Fletcher A. Blake, subsequently representative in the Legislature from Buena Vista co. In later yrs. she has had a home with Mrs. Arnold, where she died last Thursday. Mrs. Hough was during the major portion of her life, we believe, a member of the M.E. church. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. P.H. Eighmy at the home of the deceased, and all that was mortal of Grandma Hough was laid away in Okoboji cemetery last Friday evening. Peace to her ashes."40

Dickinson County, Iowa, Register of Deaths, 1880-1947, Record of deaths transcribed from State Register No. 2, p. 38, #56.
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WPA Grave Records, Dickinson County, Iowa, p. 23. 1870 U.S. Census, Lee Township, Buena Vista County, Iowa, p. 6.

1880 U.S.. Census, Center Grove township, Dickinson County, Iowa, E.D. 73, sheet 18. Spirit Lake, Iowa Birth, Marriage and Obituary Notices, FHL film 851,205. This was a DAR compilation and this obituary was taken from the Spirit Lake Beacon.
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