|Death: ||Nov. 9, 1911|
The son of Nathan W. & Matilda Amanda (McVittie) Blake, in 1860 he was a laborer living in Hopewell Township, York County, Pennsylvania. He stood 5' 9" tall and had brown hair, blue eyes, and a large white scar on his right buttock.
A Civil War veteran, he enlisted in York and mustered into federal service at Harrisburg January 21, 1864, as a private with Co. B, 20th Pennsylvania Cavalry (181st Pa), but deserted within a week of mustering. He claimed that he received a draft notice but opted to volunteer even though he had already done that. He again enlisted and mustered into federal service at Lancaster August 27, 1864, as a unassigned private with the 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery (152nd Pa), and joined Co. F on October 3, 1864. He honorably discharged by order of the War Department June 7, 1865, at Fortress Monroe, Virginia. Understandably, he never mentioned his brief experience with the 20th Pennsylvania Cavalry in his pension application.
In 1866, he began the study of dentistry. He married Helen M. McGuigan in 1872 and fathered Abbie M. (b. @1875 - married Ernest B. Allen). In 1890, he lived in York Borough, York County. November 21 is also reported as his day of death.
Helen M. Blake (1851 - 1906)
Abbie M. Blake Allen (1875 - 1954)*
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Record added: Apr 02, 2012
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