[Adapted from the Springfield Republican, 10 February 1922.]
Great Barrington, February 9.—Philo Blake, 87, died at his home in Sheffield late Wednesday night from an illness due to old age. He was born November 9, 1834, in Litchfield, Ct. On October 25, 1862, he enlisted as a private under Capt. John Edward, Cc M, 3rd regiment, artillery. He was honorably discahrged April 23, 1864, and on the same day, re-enlisted. He served in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Jackson, Campbell’s station and the seiege of Knoxville. He is survived by his widow and two daughters, Mrs. Ida Jennings and Mrs. Stella Rope, both of Bridgeport, Ct., and a son, Philip of this town. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 at the home. Burial will be in Elmwood cemetery, Great Barrington.
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