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 Jack Owen Blake

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Jack Owen Blake

  • Birth 18 Oct 1961 Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA
  • Death 7 May 1972 Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA
  • Burial Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA
  • Plot Section W
  • Memorial ID 41673458

Jack Owen Blake was born October 18, 1961 at Mercy Hospital in Watertown NY, the son of Allen E and Mary Lawton Blake. Jack had blond hair, freckles, big ears and a pug nose, and was a typical, fun-loving 5th grader. He was the 7th of nine children, and once saved his older sister from drowning in the Black River.

Jack left his family far too soon, on May 7, 1972, the first victim of serial killer Arthur Shawcross. He was missing for four months before being found and returned to his family.

He was buried in North Watertown cemetery in September 1972. He is in Section W, in an unmarked grave between the graves of William Howard and Leland Parker. The funeral home marker with his name was stolen many years ago, and only a concrete square remains to identify the site.

UPDATE:
November 2013 - A childhood friend of Jack contacted his family and anonymously donated a marker for Jack. It was installed at a dedication ceremony on November 26, 2013.


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  • Created by: Anne Cady
  • Added: 7 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41673458
  • Anne Cady
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jack Owen Blake (18 Oct 1961–7 May 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41673458, citing North Watertown Cemetery, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Anne Cady (contributor 46985237) .