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Dr. Thaddeus A. Blake

Dr. Thaddeus A. Blake was born in Little Britain Township, Lancaster Co., Penn., April 30, 1846; moved to Winterstown, York County, in 1852, and remained with his father on the farm, attending school in the winter season until August, 1864, when he enlisted in the Third Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery, 152nd Regiment; was discharged at Camp Hamilton, Va., June 7, 1865; came home and attended the Pleasant Grove Academy until the summer of 1868.

He then took up the study of dentistry; attended the Baltimore Dental College, during the sessions of 1868 and 1869, and has been in the continuous practice of dentistry since.

He was married in September, 1872, to Helen M., daughter of Ambrose and Annie (Miller) McGuinyan. They have one child--Abbie A. Dr. Blake has held the office of justice of the peace of Winterstown for eight years. He is a member of the Brotherhood and of the G. A. R.

Source: York County, Pennsylvania Biographical History, John Gibson, Chicago: F.A. Battey Publishing Co., 1886.