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Isaac Blige

Kentucky, USA
Death 2 Nov 1880 (aged 58–59)
Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA
Burial Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA
Plot Burial location unknown (not read by DAR) no marker can be located - Most likely Old Public Ground
Memorial ID 100006573 · View Source
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Information from Death Certificate:
Isaac Blige
Aged 59 years
Nativity: United States
Male - Black - Married
Cause of death: Valvular disease of the heart
No Post-mortem made
J.W. Matthews, M..D.
Died at 5th street.
C. Vail Undertaker
Madison Weekly Herald
10 Nov 1880

On Tuesday afternoon week, a colored man named Isaac Blige, aged 59 years, while digging a vault in the vicinity of Fifth street and Broadway, was seen to fall suddenly, and when bystanders reached his side he was found to be dead. Ex-Coroner Matthews held an inquest, and rendered a verdict that deceased came to his death from heart disease, superinduced by long continued pulmonary troubles.

Note: Madison Courier Obit Index shows name as BLIZE
Indianapolis Journal
3 Nov 1880

Isaac Blize, aged fifty-nine, fell dead this afternoon while digging a vault. He had been ill of lung disease for a long time. He leaves a family in poor circumstances.
1880 Federal Census, Madison, Jefferson, Indiana
Shows (all black)
Isaac Bligh b. abt 1830 KY - No occupation shown
Jo Anna (wife) b.abt 1850 KY
Mary b. abt. 1867 TN
Jane b. abt. 1869 TN
Emma b. abt. 1875 TN
Isaac b. abt. 1878 IN




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  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100006573
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Isaac Blige (1821–2 Nov 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100006573, citing Springdale Cemetery, Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Karen Phillips (contributor 46884884) .