Sunday, May 6, 2012

Katherine (Richmond) Blake's Family

Katherine Richmond Blake was daughter of Charles (#5868 in the J. B. Richmond book) and Katherine Champlin Richmond.  She was born in Iowa and married Steele Blake in 1913.

groom's name: Steele Blake
groom's birth date: 1888
bride's name: Katherine Laima Richmond
bride's birth date: 1892
marriage date: 25 Jun 1913
marriage place: Boone, Boone, Iowa
groom's father's name: Joseph T. Blake
groom's mother's name: Clara T. Kenworthy
bride's father's name: Charles Howland Richmond
bride's mother's name: Kate Champlin

From the University of Michigan Necrology File:Blake, Steele    Jan. 17, 1941    LL.B. 1912     58 

name: Katherine Blake
residence: , Dallas, Iowa
estimated birth year: 1894
birthplace: Iowa
relationship to head of household: Wife
marital status: Married
father's birthplace: Michigan
mother's birthplace: Iowa
  Household Gender Age
spouse Steele Blake M 30y
   Katherine Blake F 26y
child Richmond Blake M 5y

name: Katharine L Blake
event place: Des Moines, Polk, Iowa
birthplace: Iowa
estimated birth year: 1893
relationship to head of household: Wife
father's birthplace: Michigan
mother's birthplace: New York
  Household Gender Age
spouse Steele Blake M 41
   Katharine L Blake F 37
child Richmond Blake M 15
child K Lavinia Blake F 9*
child Kendrick Blake M 5

*From the Obituary of Lavinia C. Beck, Published in the Denver Post
Died: August 24, 2004
DOB: 27 October 1920, in Boone, Iowa
Graduated From Iowa State University in 1940
1942:  Married John Powers Crocker, an officer in the Army Air Corps
1946: Moved To Japan for tour of duty
Three Children
Colonel Crocker died in a plane crash during a military mission near Casablanca in January 1954
1955: Moved To Denver
1958:  Married Fred Beck
Survived by two children
Member of Colonial Dames

Ames Daily Tribune, January 19, 1954
Col John Crocker Former Ames Man Dies after Crash
WASHINGTON The air force announced today that Col John Powers Crocker, ...of Long Beach Calif., a former Ames Iowa resident, died Monday of injuries suffered when his bomber crashed... . Crocker, son of Mr and Mrs [Gretchen**] Thomas F Crocker of Long Beach, was on a training flight when the bomber crashed on a forced landing near Casa Blanca. The Crockers moved from Ames in 1935. The elder Crocker was formerly city editor of the Ames Daily Tribune.  Col. Crocker's wife is the former Lynn Blake of Des Moines. Her mother Mrs Katherine Blake lives in Des Moines. Mrs John Powers and Mr and Mrs Carl Powers of Ames are Col Crocker's aunts and uncle.   **Gretchen Powers, daughter of John and Ella Osmun Powers

Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935
event date: 01 Nov 1915
event place: Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States
father: Thomas Farmer Crocker
mother: Gretchen Powers

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