Chloe BLISS and Elijah BLAKE were married on 4 October 1854. Elijah BLAKE was born in 1784. He died on 8 May 1888 at the age of 104. He was chief engineer of Springfield's fire department. He also served in the state legislature. As of 2013, his home, built in 1839, houses the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum's administrative offices in Springfield.