Aletha Arlen Blake was born in Oregon on March 18, 1886. Blake was a resident of San Francisco in 1920 and Salem, OR in 1923-26. She then settled in Los Angeles where she remained until her demise on July 10, 1972.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Census; California Arts and Architecture list, 1932; Death Record.
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