Biography of William S. Blake
Oswego County, NY Biographies





William S. Blake, who is president of the Senoso Paper Company, of Phoenix, is representative of the successful business men of Oswego County. He was born at Clay, Onondaga County, N. Y., in November, 1871, the son of George and Rebecca (Ludlow) Blake.

George Blake was born at Buckinghamshire, England, and came to this country in 1842. He settled in Onondaga County, where he successfully engaged in farming. He died in 1912 and his wife, also a native of England, died in 1892. They are buried at Clay, N. Y. To Mr. and Mrs. Blake were born the following children: 1. John, who died in 1926. 2. George, who died in 1922. 3. Sarah, who died in 1909. 4. Anna Weller, who died in 1912. 5. William S., the subject of this sketch. 6. Charles, who died in 1914. 7. Henry, who died in 1924.

William S. Blake attended the grade and high schools of Phoenix, N. Y. He taught school for two years and then followed the trade of carpenter for several years. His next venture was with the Crescent Paper Company at Phoenix, with whom he was identified for four years. He then established a retail coal business at Phoenix, which he still successfully manages. Since 1916 he has been identified with the Senoso Paper Company, the business being organized in that year. The modern factory was erected in March, 1917, and the company is widely known as manufacturers of paper specialties, including napkins, towels, etc. About 20 people are employed by the company.

In 1892 Mr. Blake married Miss Anne Limbeck, of Phoenix, the daughter of Henry and Lucy (Santer) Limbeck. Both natives of Germany are deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Blake have no children.

Politically, Mr. Blake has always been independent. He is a member of the school board of Phoenix, has served on the local water board for nine years, and has been village assessor for 13 years. He is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. His wife holds membership in the Congregational Church.

From:

The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932


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