Alva Brandon Blake grew up on Clover Fork, one of ten children in a farm family that traced back through Oil Creek pioneers, Indian fighters and Confederate soldiers. His parents were John Jackson and Ella Mae (Foster) Blake. One of his brothers was Lee Washington Blake. His sister Nora was the mother of the musical family that included the dulcimer craftsman Hilary Blake
by Loretta (Morrison) Roehrs
5. He worked for the Emp. City Bus Lines Co. in Clarksburg.
3. She canned from the garden.