Sunday, October 30, 2011

Frances L. Blake, #7754, Daughter of Hope E. Turner Richmond

7754.  Frances L. Blake (9), b. Aug. 23, 1843; died February 26, 1890

Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916
Groom's Name:     Raymond H Perry
Groom's Birth Date:     1836
Bride's Name:     Frances L Butler Blake
Bride's Birth Date:     1843
Marriage Date:     07 Sep 1868
Marriage Place:     Warren, Bristol, Rhode Island
Groom's Father's Name:     James D W Perry
Groom's Mother's Name:     Julia S Perry
Bride's Father's Name:     Joseph Blake
Bride's Mother's Name:     Hope Blake

United States Census, 1870
Name:     Raymond Perry
Estimated Birth Year:     1837
Birthplace:     Rhode Island
Home in 1870:     Rhode Island, United States
     Household    Gender    Age
      Raymond Perry     M     33y
    Frances L Perry     F     26y
    Fannie R Perry     F     9m
    Margaret Barrett     F     30y
    Ellen Conners     F     40y
    James Tobin     M     25y

See the Guide to the Raymond Henry Jones Perry Papers at the University of Rhode Island here.

Raymond Henry Jones Perry   (James De Wolfe Perry's son.*), born Oct. 2, 1836; died Mar. 22, 1903, in Bristol, R. I. ; married Sept. 7, 1868, Frances Lavinia (Blake) Butler, born Aug. 23, 1843; died Feb. 26, 1890 ; married (2), Ellen M. (Dabney) DeWolf, born Mar. 2, 1831; died May 28, 1899. Major Perry served with distinction with Gen. Burnside in the Civil War.
He also served in Mexico, and as a scout among the Indians in the Northwest. He was
U. S. Consul at San Domingo, under President Grant.  [The Perry family in Bristol, RI, in
1850]  [Raymond H. J. Perry was named after his grandfather who was Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's brother and was also in the Navy]

Child (Perry):
i. Frances Raymond, b. Aug. 25, 1869; m. Jan. 4, 1899,
Alfred Merriam, M. D., of Bristol. Child (Merriam):
i. Frances Lavinia, b. Sept. 26, 1899.
[Alfred Merriam was a widower in the 1910 census and was married in the 1905 RI Census]

 Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950
Name:     Frances Raymond Berry Merriman
Gender:     Female
Death Date:     06 Apr 1909
Death Place:     Rhode Island
Age:     39
Father's Name:     Raymond H. J. Berry
Mother's Name:     Frances L. Blake
Both Photos From "The Perrys of Rhode Island"

 Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916
Groom's Name:     George Lewis Gower
Groom's Birth Date:     1850
Bride's Name:     Frances Lavinia Perry
Bride's Birth Date:     1845
Marriage Date:     23 Jan 1873
Marriage Place:     Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Groom's Father's Name:     Harrison B.
Groom's Mother's Name:     Maria S.
Bride's Father's Name:     Joseph M. Black [sic]
Bride's Mother's Name:     Hope Blake

From History of Providence Co., Rhode Island:
George Lewis Gower was born November 6th, 1849, at New Sharon, Maine. His father, Harrison Bartlett Gower, was a Baptist clergyman, and died in 1859, leaving his wife, Maria Susan (Dix), a widow, with three boys, aged respectively nine, seven and five.  George, the eldest of the three, was educated in Abbott's School in Farmington, Maine, in grammar and high school in Providence, R. I., and Brown University, in the class of 1871. He studied law with Samuel Currey of Providence four years, and was admitted to the bar there in December, 1871. He was clerk of the Rhode Island house of representatives from 1876 to 18S6 and judge advocate general of the state from 1883 to 1888. He has been associated with his brother, Fred. A. Gower, in telephone affairs from 1878. He was never extensively engaged in legal practice, but was connected with Providence newspapers from1867 to 1880, and has acquired interests in telephone affairs and other business connections in Rhode Island and in Washington state, and is largely interested in the growth and development of the city of Tacoma, in the latter state. He was married in January, 1873, at Providence, to
Frances, daughter of Hon. J. M. Blake, of Bristol, R. I. They have two children— Hope, born in 1875, and George Lewis, jr., born in 1876.

United States Census, 1880

Residence:     Warren, Bristol, Rhode Island

    George L. Crump     M     44
    Annie G. Crump     F     38
    Myra Gove     F     17
    Mary Eddy     F     71
    George L. Gower     M     3
    Hope M. Gower     F     4
    Eloise Siegraest     F     54

 George L. Gower, Jr. in the 1885 Rhode Island census.

United States Census, 1900

Residence:     Tacoma city, Pierce, Washington
    Fred Gaston     M    
    Bertha Gaston     F    
    Wm Norfolk     M    
    Marie Norfolk     F    
    Peter Norfolk     M    
    Hope Gower     F    
      Geo Gower     M    
    Geo Gower     M    

    Newell Pattee     M    
    Anna Pattee     F    

On September 16, 1903, Hope Gower married Edward Walker Foster in Tacoma, Washington, according to the Seattle Daily Times, published on September 20, 1903.

Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916
Groom's Name:     Eugene Eli Cooke
Groom's Birth Date:     1844
Bride's Name:     Frances Blake Gower
Bride's Birth Date:     1848
Marriage Date:     18 Dec 1883
Marriage Place:     Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
Groom's Father's Name:     John M.
Groom's Mother's Name:     Elvira
Bride's Father's Name:     Joseph M.
Bride's Mother's Name:     Hope Blake

Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950
Name:     Frances Linnac Cooke
Gender:     Female
Death Date:     26 Feb 1890
Death Place:     Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
Birth Date:     1850
Marital Status:     Married
Spouse's Name:     Eugene E. Cooke
Father's Name:     Joseph M. Blake
Mother's Name:     Hope Blake

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