|Birth: ||Jan. 8, 1830|
|Death: ||Apr. 5, 1918|
C. B. Blake, 88, died Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home of his son, A. F. Blake, 1100 9th Avenue. Mr. Blake had been ill for several weeks, although he had enjoyed fairly good health until about two months prior to his death.
He was a Civil War veteran, having been 1st lieutenant of Co. H., Fourth Virginia Volunteers, U. S. Infantry. He took part in many important campaigns, including the siege of Vicksburg, and continued in the army until the end of the war.
Five sons survive. They are: A. T. Blake, Lieut. C. B. Blake, Jr. Louisville, Ky., C. C. Blake, El Reno Okla.; E. E. Blake, Oklahoma City; Ed. E. Blake, El Reno, Okla. Two sisters also survive: Mrs. Mattie Moore, Gallipolis, Ohio, and Mrs. Julia Eaton, Proctorville, O.
Mr. Blake was born in 1830 at Blake's Landing, near Swan Creek, O. In 1856 he married Miss Gratia F. Fuller, daughter of Major General A.T.F. Fuller, of Quaker Batallion (sic), Lawrence county, Ohio. She died there three years ago. As a riverman Mr. Blake was well known. He piloted a flat boat from Pittsburg to New Orleans in the early days and operated the Daniel Boone in the Gallipolis and Huntington trade. Later he went to Louisville and ran the Daniel Boone and other boats in the New Orleans trade. He was sheriff of his home county, Gallia, O., for two terms from 1880 to 1884. In addition to his many other ventures he operated a silver mine in Colorado, being owner of the Last Chance Mining and Smelting company in that district. The last ten years of his life were spent in quietness at his home, Blake's Landing. Although well along in years he would not give up and he continued to make long trips to the south without companions.
The Gallipolis Bulletin
April 1918 (From the Huntington Herald Dispatch)
Anselm Tupper Blake (1801 - 1896)
Hannah Parnelia Trowbridge Blake (1802 - 1895)
Gratia Turnbull Fuller Blake (1835 - 1915)
Alphonso Fuller Blake (1859 - 1932)*
Charles O. Blake (1860 - 1924)*
Clarence A Blake (1865 - 1872)*
Cincinnatus Bardwell Blake (1871 - 1940)*
Cincinnatus Benjamin Blake (1830 - 1918)
Harriet A Blake Smith (1834 - 1858)*
Julia Ann Blake Eaton (1836 - 1927)*
Hannah D Blake McCormick (1839 - 1906)*
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Record added: Nov 10, 2011
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