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Blake, Cyrus Oscar


Age: 0, credited to Fletcher, VT
Unit(s): USN
Service: enl, Boston, 9/6/64, LNDS, USN, m/o 10/6/65, Vessels: Ohio, Fort Jackson, Eolus, Lenapee, Brooklyn

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Birth: 1839, Hill, NH
Death: 06/25/1917

Burial: Park Cemetery, Carthage, MO
Marker/Plot: Park Lawn Bl 30 Lot 1 Sp 2
Gravestone researcher/photographer: NJBrewer/Findagrave #47097113
Findagrave Memorial #: 126628873


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/2/1893, KY; Widow Loella E., 7/6/1917, MO
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Died at Nevada Sanitarium, Washington, MO


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Park Cemetery, Carthage, MO

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Cyrus O. Blake

Word that come from Carthage, Missouri, of the death there June 25, of Cyrus O. Blake at the age of 78. Mr. Blake was for a number of years agent here for the Central Vermont railroad, leaving Burlington for other fields of work about 20 years ago. His coming to Burlington was the result of promotions from the railroad agency at Milton. He was a man of genial temperament and nimble wit, and made friends wherever he went. Many of our older people retain a pleasant memory of Mr. Blake. The Carthage Daily Press of June 25 prints the following obituary notice of him:

Cyrus O. Blake, 78 years old a resident of Carthage, died at 7 o'clock this morning at the hospital at Nevada to which place he had been taken a short time ago. Death was the result of a general breakdown. Mr. Blake only yesterday attained his seventy-eighth birthday.

Mr. Blake was born in Vermont and was the eldest of 10 children. During the civil war he served with distinction in the Union Navy. For 25 years he was a telegraph operator and railroad man in his native state. Upon coming to Carthage he purchased the Carthage Bottling Works which, with his son, he operated for a number of years. Ten years ago he retired from active business.

He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Loelia Blake, and a son, Roe E. Blake, of Joplin.

Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning at the Blake home, on South Main street, and will be conducted by readers from the Christian Science Church. Burial will be in Park cemetery.

Source: Burlington Daily News, July 5, 1917.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.