|Birth: ||May, 1855|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 2, 1938|
Obit: Fr. Arlington News 10 Feb 1938
Mrs. Almira Blake Remains
Buried Here Wed., Feb. 2
Almira Virginia Speed, daughter of George and Lucy Speed, was born in Wayne County, New York, May 6, 1855, and died in Arlington, Iowa, January 31, 1938, at the age of 82 years, 8 months and 25 days. She came to Iowa from New York state, when only a child two years of age, and settled in Dubuque county, later moving near Strawberry Point. She was married March 19, 1898 to Mr. Alexander Blake and having no children of her own she took Anita Hankins to raise, when only a small child. She was bereft of her husband who passed away January 23, 1914. She leaves to mourn her going one sister, Mrs. Mary C. Guin of Arlington, two brothers, George B. Speed of Arlington and W. A. Speed of Bloomington, Indiana, besides nephews and nieces and other relatives and many friends. Several years ago she was baptized into the Church of Christ and has continued in that faith. Funeral services in charge of her pastor, the Rev. Edwin Hignett were held at the Gleim Funeral Home, Wednesday, afternoon. Interment in the Strawberry Point Cemetery.
Alexander Blake, Jr. and his wife, Jen Speed Blake, operated a hotel called The Blake House on Elkader Street. Mr. Blake was also proprietor of the Barnes House located at the present Franklin Hotel site. Mrs. Blake served good meals for $3.00 a week in 1886.
Strawberry Point Cemetery
Created by: Debbie Rowe Clarkston
Record added: Dec 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81972655
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