|Gratia Turnbull Fuller Blake|
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|Birth: ||Oct. 29, 1835|
|Death: ||May 21, 1915|
Mrs. Nat Blake Passes Away at Swan Creek Homestead, After Brief Illness
Mrs. Gratia Fuller Blake, wife of former Sheriff Cincinatus B. Blake, popularly known as "Nat" Blake, died at the Blake home at Swan Creek, last Friday evening. Mrs. Blake was born at Rome, Lawrence County, and would have been 80 years old on Oct. 29, next. Her father was General Alphonso Fuller, a general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.
In 1857 she was married to Mr. Blake and had since lived at Swan Creek, excepting two years spent in Illinois and a few years in this city in the late 70s and early 80s when Mr. Blake was sheriff. Last winter both of them were in Florida and Oklahoma. In the latter place she contracted a severe cold from which she did not recover and which hastened her death. Mr. Blake is 86 years old and in pretty good health. Mrs. Blake was a splendid woman and intensely devoted to her family. She was mother of six sons, five of whom survive her--A. F. of Huntington; C. O. of El Reno, Okla., and Ernest E. of Oklahoma City, both attorneys; Ed E., farmer, of El Reno; C. B., oil operator, Indianapolis. All attended the funeral, and they, together with Don Blake, a grandson of the deceased, served as pall bearers.
The funeral was held at the residence at 10 a.m. Sunday, Rev. Ira J. Sheets officiating. Burial in the family cemetery by Hayward. There was a large crowd present. From Gallipolis were S. A. Moore, Mrs. Nevius, Miss Ida Nevius, W. B. McCormick, Mrs. John Rust and Miss Rose Hannan.
28 May 1915
Cincinnatus Benjamin Blake (1830 - 1918)*
Alphonso Fuller Blake (1859 - 1932)*
Charles O. Blake (1860 - 1924)*
Clarence A Blake (1865 - 1872)*
Cincinnatus Bardwell Blake (1871 - 1940)*
Maintained by: Christine Smith Romans
Originally Created by: Cheryl Ayres
Record added: Nov 10, 2011
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