|Birth: ||Jun. 19, 1858|
|Death: ||Oct. 7, 1928|
Emma Jane Bravin was born on June 19, 1858 at 17, Church Street, Stoke, Damerel, Stoke, Devon, England to George Bravin (c.1813-1884) and Susan Pengelly (1816-1894). Her baptism took place on September 13, 1871 at the Stoke Darerel parish church, at the age of thirteen, when she was about to be confirmed. On March 10, 1878, Emma married Geroge Blake (1856-1910) at the Parish Church, Stoke, Damerel, Devon, England. They had twelve children Catherine Mary (1879-1919), George William (1880-1963), John (1882-1884), Emma (1884-1885), Thomas (1886-1965), Florence(1887-1974), Henry (1890-1976), Frederick (1891-1955), Frank (1894-1976), Edith Dorothy (1897-1968), Alec Leonard (1903-1993). The whole family planned to emigrate to the United States. George William emigrated first in 1906 and again in 1910, Thomas in 1907, Catherine Mary and her family in 1913, and Florence in 1914. After World War I no other family members emigrated to the United States. Emma's husband George was in the Army, then the Army Reserves, and a milkman. After her husband died in 1910, Emma and her children were in dire financial straits. They received a small pension, Emma took in laundry, and the children collected blackberries, mushrooms, and wood which were sold. It took the efforts of the entire family to stay out of the workhouse. Emma died on October 7, 1928 at 24, Fleet Street, Keyham, Devon, England and was buried in the Weston Mill Cemetery with her husband George.
Biography by Diana Druback
Source: Arthur Dark's, "Blake of England and the United States"
George Blake (1856 - 1910)
Catherine Mary Blake Couzens (1879 - 1919)*
George William Blake (1880 - 1963)*
Thomas Blake (1886 - 1965)*
Florence Blake (1887 - 1974)*
Alec Leonard Blake (1903 - 1993)*
Plymouth Weston Mill Cemetery
Plymouth Unitary Authority
Created by: Diana Druback
Record added: Feb 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66108029