Harriet Eliza Blake1

#46951, b. 1867, d. 13 August 1937

Individual's Timeline

Birth1867Harriet Eliza Blake1
Marriage1889Harriet Eliza Blake
Death13 August 1937Harriet Eliza Blake

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Secondary circumstances

  • Married Name: Her married name was Stokes.
Some aspects of Harriet Eliza Blake's life. Harriet’s obituary in the Advocate on Wed 18th August 1937 -

Late Mrs. T. J. Stokes, South Forest

Regret was expressed at South Forest when it was learned that Mrs. Harriet Stokes, wife of Mr. Thos. J. Stokes, had passed away at the Spencer Hospital, Wynyard, on Friday.

The late Mrs. Stokes was a daughter of the late William and Frances Blake, and was in her 69th year. She was born at Black River in 1868, and married Thomas J. Stokes, of Forest, about 1889. They lived at Forest until 1913, when they built a home at South Forest, and resided there until a few months ago, when they decided to relinquish farming, and set tle down quietly at Devonport.

Being possessed of a bright and happy disposition, and having lived an active and healthy life, always assisting her less fortunate friends and neighbors, she could not remain idle, and returned to South Forest to assist with helping sympathy, when she was taken ill. She died at the Spencer Hospital after a very brief illness.

The late Mrs. Stokes leaves a husband and family of five to mourn their loss. The members of the family are Messrs. H. G. Stokes (South Forest) and W. J. Stokes (Black River), and Mesdames Arch. Haywood and W. H. Young (Devonport), and Mrs. Butler (Mt. Gambier, South Australia).

Messrs. Robert (Forest), George (Smithton), Jack (Forest), and Alfred Blake (Devonport) are brothers, and Mrs. H. Smith a sister. There are also 22 grandchildren.

The funeral took place at St. Bartholomew's Church of England cemetery on Monday, Rev. J. Cramp performing the last sad rites in the church and at the graveside. There was a large gathering of sympathisers from all surrounding districts.

The carriers were Messrs. A. A. Medwin, F. Emmerton, H. Tuxworth, and L. Bellinger, and the pallbearers Messrs. F. R. Davison, Robert Tuxworth, and Rowland and Victor Haywood.

Voter Enrolements


  1. Tasmanian Family Link, online http://www.eos.tased.edu.au/pioneers/taslink3
  2. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 about Harriet Eliza Stokes
    Name:      Harriet Eliza Stokes
    Gender:      Female
    Electoral Year:      1914
    State:      Tasmania
    District:      Darwin
    Subdistrict:      Circular Head."