Indiana McCaslins

Myrtle Catherine DeweyAge: 80 years18931974

Name
Myrtle Catherine Dewey
Married name
Myrtle Catherine McClain
Married name
Myrtle Catherine Blake
Birth April 12, 1893 31 30
Birth of a brotherWilliam Dewey
September 1895 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherGeorge Dewey
November 1896 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterJosephine Dewey
February 1899 (Age 5 years)
Census 1900 (Age 6 years)
MarriageJesse J McClainView this family
July 13, 1909 (Age 16 years)
DivorceJesse J McClainView this family
before 1913 (Age 19 years)

Birth of a son
#1
Chester Blake
November 9, 1913 (Age 20 years)
Source: S3154
Birth of a daughter
#2
Dora Lee Blake
about June 1915 (Age 22 years)
Note: Calculated from age on the 1920 census
Birth of a daughter
#3
Dorothy M Blake
September 29, 1916 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Mary E Blake
about December 1918 (Age 25 years)
Note: Calculated from age on the 1920 US Federal Census.
Census 1920 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5
Kathleen Rose Blake
about 1923 (Age 29 years)
Census 1930 (Age 36 years)
Marriage of a childThomas Lee HudsonDorothy M BlakeView this family
September 17, 1932 (Age 39 years)
Death of a husbandGerry Leonard Blake
September 25, 1962 (Age 69 years)
Burial of a husbandGerry Leonard Blake
after September 25, 1962 (Age 69 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Floral Park Cemetery, Garden of Serenity, Section E (Find A Grave Memorial# 55721913).
Death February 21, 1974 (Age 80 years)
Burial after February 21, 1974
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Floral Park Cemetery, Garden of Serenity, Section E (Find A Grave Memorial# 55721711)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: June 17, 1883, Marion, Indiana
3 years
elder brother
18 months
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
3 years
herself
3 years
younger brother
15 months
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
Family with Jesse J McClain - View this family
ex-husband
herself
Marriage: July 13, 1909, Marion, Indiana
Divorce: before 1913
Family with Gerry Leonard Blake - View this family
husband
herself
son
20 months
daughter
16 months
daughter
2 years
daughter
daughter
Private
daughter
son
Private
Jesse J McClain + Private - View this family
ex-husband
husband’s wife
Private
Gerry Leonard Blake + Lula F Barkdall - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Marriage: May 9, 1904, Marion, Indiana

Burial

Floral Park Cemetery, Garden of Serenity, Section E (Find A Grave Memorial# 55721711)

Shared note

In the 1900 US Federal Census for Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, 38-year-old Indiana-born John and his 37-year-old Indiana-born wife Dora [maiden name unknown] Dewey have been married 16 years and have had 10 children, but only seven are living. These seven Indiana-born children are 13-year-old Chester A, 12-year-old Rose, 10-year-old Grace, 7-year-old Myrtle, 4-year-old William, 3-year-old George and 1-year-old Josephine. John is a laborer in the iron works. Chester, Rose, Grace and Myrtle have attended school in the past year; Chester and Grace for 8-3/4 months and Rose and Myrtle for 7 months. John, Dora, Chester and Rose can read, write and speak English. The family is living in a rented house ar 705 Wilson Street.

Myrtle Catherine Dewey married 20-year-old Jesse J McClain on 13 Jun 1909 in Marion County, Indiana, but they were divorced by 18 Jan 1913 as that is the date she married Gerry L Blake in Marion County, Indiana. Jesse married next Gertrude H Burke on 16 Jun 1918 in Marion County, Indiana.

In the 1920 US Federal Census for Graham, Jefferson,Indiana, 36-year-old Indiana-born farmer Gerry L [transcribed Gerri] and his 26-year-old Indiana-born [second wife] Myrtle C [Dewey McClain] Blake have in their family their Indiana-born children, 6-year-old Chester E, 4-year 7-month old Dora Lee, 3-year 5-month old Dortha M, and 1-year 1-month old Mary E. Chester has attended school in the past year. Gerry and Myrtle are literate. Gerry is farming acreage he owns, but with a mortgage. The farm is on Snookey Row Road next to the residence of Mary A and Laura B Nay, which is where Gerry's father William's farm was recorded in the 1910 census; it looks as if he is farming land that used to belong to his father.

In the 1930 US Federal Census for Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, 45-year-old Indiana Gerry L and his 36-year-old Indiana-born second wife Myrtle N [sic] [Dewey McClain] Blake have in their household their Indiana-born children, 14-year-old Dora L, 13-year-old Dorothy, 11-year-old Mary E, 9-year-old Elsie M, 6-year-old Kathleen and 2-year 2-month old Gerry Jr. Gerry Sr was married for the first time when he was 19-years old. Myrtle was married for the first time when she was 16-years old. The family is living in a rented house at 1507 North Montcalm Street, for which they pay $16 a month rent. They do not have a radio. All the children except Gerry Jr are attending school. Everyone except the three youngest children can read and write. Gerry Sr is a machinist in a machine shop but hasn't worked on the last regularly scheduled work day. Myrtle is a janitress in an office building and has worked on the last regularly scheduled work day. Everyone's parents were born in Indiana.Chester has left home and is working as a farm laborer in Jefferson, Morgan, Indiana.

Myrtle Catherine [Dewey] Blake died 21 Feb 1974 in Taylor County, Kentucky. Her last residence was also in Taylor County. She was buried in Floral Park Cemetery, Garden of Serenity, Section E, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana (Find A Grave Memorial# 55721711).