William Arthur Blake

#28045, b. June 1881

Individual's Timeline

Birth RegJune 1881William Arthur Blake1
Christening17 December 1883William Arthur Blake2

Primary events

  • Birth Reg: William's birth was registered in the quarter ended in June 1881 in the Great Yarmouth registration district.1
  • Christening: He was christened on 17 December 1883 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. This date not covered in the Yarmouth Parish Registers on Family Search.2

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: William was a bottler in the Mineral Water Factory in 1901. He was said to be in Canada in 1907 on his Brother Sidney's attestation papers. He was serving in the United States of America sometime between 1909 and 1912, according to a note on his brother's Robert's army papers - both page 4 in Exhibits. It does not say in which way 'serving', and this may have been an error by the person writing the information down. It is possible he was not 'serving' at all, and just lived there.

Census details

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: There is a William Archur BLAKE whose DOB was 16th May 1881 in Great Yarmouth who was naturalized in Seattle 23rd March 1925. He arrived in USA in 1904 and was residing in Washington (the State?) at the time. There is no death in the USA SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX for a William BLAKE born on this day.


  1. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, BLAKE      William Arthur            Yarmouth      4b     27.
  2. International Genealogical Index (IGI), parents:     William Blake, Hannah Blake
    name:     William Arthur Blake
    gender:     Male
    baptism/christening date:     17 Dec 1883
    baptism/christening place:     Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
    father's name:     William Blake
    mother's name:     Hannah Blake
    indexing project (batch) number:     I03903-3
    system origin:     England-EASy
    source film number:     1526622.