Sgt. Murel M. "Mac" Blake was born on July 19, 1911, in Mason City, Iowa, his father, William, was 33 and his mother, Clarinda, was 28. He had three brothers and five sisters. He died on October 19, 1953, in Vancouver, Washington, at the age of 42, and was buried there. This is a picture of Mac with his wife Marie.
in Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, IA