|Birth: ||Feb., 1895|
Del Norte County
|Death: ||Jan. 13, 1927|
Del Norte County
May was the 4th child born to Henry and Sophie Blake.
May and Otto Hodge (1893-1916) had a son, Harold Alfred Blake, born 6 January 1913, died 15 January 2004.
Harold is buried by his home at Hoopa.
May later married Columbus Newman who died at Eureka in 1955.
Del Norte Triplicate, 14 January 1927: Death of Indian Woman Said Due to Heart Failure - Mae Blake Found Dead in Bed at Her home Here Yesterday...Mae Blake Newman, aged 30 years, was found dead in her bed, at her home south of town early Thursday afternoon, death being caused by heart failure according to the verdict of the coroner's jury. She had passed away sometime Thursday morning, but her death was not discovered till about two o'clock in the afternoon, when her sister, Lena Blake, and brother, Warren Blake, from Requa, stopped at the cabin to visit her. After knocking on the door and receiving no answer, Lena Blake climbed in a window and found her sister lying in bed, and was unable to rouse her by calling. She touched her hand, and finding it cold, called to her brother, Warren, who had remained outside, and he immediately notified the Sheriff, Jack Breen, who, in turn, called Coroner Miller and Doctors Fine and Hill. According to the testimony offered at the inquest, Mae Blake had been ill for some time, and had called the doctor to attend her late Wednesday afternoon, and being unable to sleep, had again called him about eight o'clock Wednesday night.
The testimony also showed that she had complained of her heart hurting her several times on Wednesday, and it was presumed by the Coroner's Jury that this was the cause of her death.
W. Smith, called as a witness, stated that he had seen Mae Blake up town about noon on Wednesday and had walked back to her home with her, as she had complained of being sick. After accompanying her home, he left, but she asked him to come down later in the evening to see if she was all right. He went down in the evening and Mae Blake stated that she was sick, and called the doctor, who treated her and left. Shortly after the doctor departed, she went temporarily out of her head, but with applications of wet towels she finally came to herself again, but on account of her condition, Smith remained at her house all night, leaving about eight o'clock in the morning, at which time she was sleeping heavily, he stated.
No one saw her from eight o'clock until her sister found her about two o'clock in the afternoon, but her position indicated that she had passed away without pain.
Mae Blake Newman had led a rather tempetuous life during her 30 years, and was found "Not Guilty" in the Del Norte Superior Court, only a little over a month ago, on the charge of assault with a deadly weapon against the person of A. Martinucci, and previous to that had been in the grip of the law several times because of minor infractions.
The Coroners Jury was composed of W.W. Young, M.J.McLaren, G. Creekmore, J.H. Smith, Rocco Carawelli and Ed. Smith.
No definite date has yet been set for the funeral, but, according to the relatives, it will probably be held in Requa either Saturday or Sunday, as the remains will be removed there for burial.
Henry Blake (1870 - 1915)
Sophie Blake (1864 - 1947)
Lillian Blake Puzz (1889 - 1983)*
Ora Blake Jake (1890 - 1912)*
Henry Blake (1893 - 1910)*
May Blake Newman (1895 - 1927)
Warren Blake (1898 - 1980)*
Charles Blake (1900 - 1909)*
Alfred Blake (1902 - 1913)*
Lena Blake Meak (1904 - 1967)*
Mary Blake Jennings (1906 - 1996)*
Margaret Blake Cook (1908 - 1986)*
Ashford Blake (1910 - 1911)*
Bertha Blake Owen (1912 - 1951)*
Jessie Blake Mendez (1914 - 2005)*
Blake Family Cemetery
Del Norte County
Created by: Roanne Lyall
Record added: Dec 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82244178
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