9/09/2004

Edward Blake

Blake, Edward
b.about 1840; d.8/22/1905.
USA.
Loco cemetery; Stephens County, OK.

I know virtually nothing about this veteran.

I do know he had a wife named "Elizabeth T."
(b.9/29/1855; d.8/16/1932).

And Edward was evidently proud of his service
to the Union for he was a member of the G.A.R.
("Grand Army of the Republic") following the
war. "G.A.R." is engraved on his gravestone -
no small thing in an area populated mainly with
men, who if they had served during the Civil
War, served on the side of the Confederacy.

You can see more on the G.A.R. at:
www.encyclopedia.com/html/G/GrandA1rm.asp.

Can you tell me more about this man? If so,
please contact me.