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Blake, Harrison 1844 - 1913


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 8/24/2020 at 13:18:30

Source: Cresco Plain Dealer Dec. 5, 1913, P-5, C-6

Word has been received by Cresco friends of the death of Harrison Blake on Tuesday morning at his home in Minneapolis. The remains will be brought today for interment in the family lot in Oak Lawn.

Source: Cresco Plain Dealer Dec. 19, 1913, P-8, C-3

Harrison Blake was born Jan. 4, 1844, at Stukley, in Prov. of Quebec, Canada. Died Dec. 2, 1913 at Minneapolis, Minn. He came to the United States at the age of 13 years. Lived at West Union, Iowa, some time where he had a sister, Mrs. Ralph Hoyt, later he went to Stephens Point, Wis., and was employed by his uncle, Nathan Blake, in a store for several years. Later he went in company with Edwin I. Merry in the grocery business in Lawler. Iowa. He was married to Emma J. Merry, Nov. 2, 1871, and soon after went to farming in Howard county, Iowa. Later he was identified with the firm of “Crandall, Blake & Merry” Grocery and Meat market in Cresco, Iowa, for several years. In Oct. 1882 he went to Minneapolis, Minn., built a store building at 2652 Lyndale Ave. S., and continued in the Feed business at this place for 28 years, was prosperous. At this time his health commenced to fail and he sold his store and residence, but still lived in the city, his health gradually failed until his death. His whole life was one of usefulness, he gained the reputation of honesty and fair dealing. He leaves a wife, (no children), and an aged brother in Iowa. Interment was at Oak Lawn cemetery, Cresco, Iowa. “Thus ends a useful, honorable life” is the verdict of all who knew him. Mr. and Mrs. Blake were well known in Cresco, Iowa.

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