Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 07:30:53 :
Thursday, February 27, 1941
Remains of Frank Blake Brought Here For Burial Service
Frank Tildon Blake, San Quentin Prison guard for 10 years, and San Rafael police officer for two years, who died in Santa Rosa last Friday morning from long illness due to heart trouble and complications, was brought to San Rafael for funeral service and interment Monday forenoon.
A large number of friends and relatives of the deceased gathered at Keatonís Mortuary for the service, and followed the remains to Mt. Tamalpais cemetery for graveside service.
Mr. Blake was a native of Canaan, Maine, and 62 years of age. He came to California when a boy of 16 and settled in Weaverville, Trinity County, with his brother, the late Dr. S. L. Blake. He came to Marin County in 1921, and shortly afterward was appointed to the San Rafael police force. Retiring from this position he accepted a position as guard at San Quentin prison, and remained at this post for 10 years, reaching the grade of sergeant. Blake was located at the prison road camps in Plumas and Shasta counties most of the time.
Left to mourn his passing is his wife, Mrs. Della Martha Blake, and one surviving sister, Mrs. Edith Downes of Canaan, Maine.
The surviving children are Mrs. Barney Trimple, Mrs. Elsie White, of Fairfax; Jack Blake, Santa Rosa; Mrs. Adele Moretti, Occidental; Lola Blake, San Rafael; Mrs. Eleanor Valentine, San Rafael; Mrs. Ruth Rodgers, San Rafael; Kenneth Blake, San Francisco. There are eight grandchildren.
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