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.
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
Oswego County, NY
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