|Elmer Knox BLAIR was born on 14 September 1882 in , Marshall, WV. He died on 25 October 1918 at the age of 36 in Moundsville, Marshall, WV. He was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Moundsville, Marshall, WV. WW1 draft registration-(dead) res: 1106 4th St. Moundsville WV, age 35, white, US citizen, occ: Merchant, Emp: Blair Bros, 222 Jefferson Ave. Moundsville, WV; nearest rel: Live M. Blair, wife, 1106 4th St. Moundsville WV, tall, medium build, blue eyes, light brown hair, disabled-no, 12 Sep 1918; WV death records online, register #6 (no certificate #)(have copy) cause of death-broncho-pneumonia, contributory-Influenza Parents: James Monroe BLAIR and Elizabeth Penelope RILEY.|
Spouse: Mary Olive NORRIS. Mary Olive NORRIS and Elmer Knox BLAIR were married on 9 June 1909 in Moundsville, Marshall, WV. Marshall co WV MB L/170 Children were: James Dale BLAIR, Robert Deane BLAIR.
Elsie G. BLAIR was born in 1908 in NE. Parents: William A. "Willie" BLAIR and Grace L. "Gracie" PLUMMER.
Elsie Viola BLAIR was born on 14 September 1868 in Wards Grove Twp, Jo Daviess, IL. She died on 5 January 1870 at the age of 1 in Wards Grove, Jo Daviess, IL. Parents: William BLAIR and Nancy Maria TYRRELL.
Emma BLAIR died unknown. died aged 1 1/2 years Parents: William Otis BLAIR and Alma Ellen WERKHEISER.
Emma BLAIR was born about 1872 in NE. She died unknown. Parents: William Albert BLAIR and Mary Anna NEWTON.
Emma Annette BLAIR was born on 24 April 1880 in Wards Grove Twp, Jo Daviess, IL. She died on 26 May 1881 at the age of 1 in Wards Grove, Jo Daviess, IL. Parents: William BLAIR and Nancy Maria TYRRELL.
Emma L. BLAIR was born about 1854 in Wards Grove, Jo Daviess, IL. She died unknown. Parents: James BLAIR and Catherine "Kate" MARSH.
Spouse: Omar Arthur TYRRELL. Emma L. BLAIR and Omar Arthur TYRRELL were married on 25 December 1872 in ,Jo Daviess, IL.
Ethel F. BLAIR was born in April 1900 in Wards Grove, Jo Daviess, IL. She died unknown. Parents: Hiram Omer BLAIR and Emma Florence WERKHEISER.
Etta May BLAIR was born in January 1866 in ,Jones, Nebraska Territory. She died on 30 December 1947 at the age of 81 in Albany, Benton, OR. She was buried on 2 January 1948 at Powell-Keeney Cemetery in Powell, Jefferson, NE. Tombstone-Mother Parents: James Allen BLAIR and Mary Ann DRAKE.
Spouse: Andrew Jackson GILLASPIE. Etta May BLAIR and Andrew Jackson GILLASPIE were married on 3 March 1885 in Fairbury, Jefferson, NE. Jefferson co NE MB B/30 Jefferson co NE MB B/30 Children were: Franklin E. "Frank" GILLASPIE, Charles Grant GILLASPIE, Ella May GILLASPIE, Leroy GILLASPIE, Mary V. GILLASPIE.
Eugene BLAIR was born on 6 January 1925 in Parkersburg, Wood, WV. He died on 10 February 1994 at the age of 69 in Akron, Summit, OH. SSDI-160-20-6361-PA Parents: Kenneth BLAIR and Willa BLAIR.
Eva J. BLAIR was born about 1924 in ,Summit, OH. She died unknown. Parents: Atley Philip BLAIR and Ethel R. NICHOLS.
Eva Ruth BLAIR was born on 26 October 1901 in Jordan Village, Owen, IN. She died on 21 March 1994 at the age of 92 in Clay City, Clay, IN. She was also known as Ruth E.. SSDI-305-70-1103-IN Parents: William James BLAIR and Martha Leila JORDAN.
Experience BLAIR was born about 1834 in Switzerland, Monroe, OH. She died unknown. unable to find after 1860 census with father Parents: James R. BLAIR and Sarah SMITH.
Ezekiel BLAIR was born on 21 June 1794 in ,Washington, MD. He died on 19 December 1878 at the age of 84 in ,Monroe, OH. OH deaths & burials, 1854-1997, familysearch.org, LDS film #940301 Deed Book A/p 97 dated 7 July 1838, Ezekiel Blair and Sarah his wife, sold Philip Blair 80 acres, E1/2 of NE1/4 S13, T4, R6.
1830 census, Perry Twp, Monroe, OH, p 112, Roll 136, listed in index as Blan
Ezekiel Blare-M: 3 0-5, 1 5-10, 1 15-20, 1 20-30; f: 1 0-5, 1 5-10, 1 10-15, 1 30-40
1840 census, Washington Twp, Monroe, OH, p 56, Roll 416
Ezekiel Blair-m: 1 5-10, 1 10-15, 2 15-20, 1 20-30, 1 40-50; f: 1 10-15, 1 15-20, 1 40-50
1850 census, Washington Twp, Monroe, OH p. 381, M432_712
103/103 Ezekiel Blair, 58, Farmer, $1000, MD
Sarah Blair, 59, NJ
David Blair, 23, Farmer, $300, OH
Lucinda Blair, 20, OH
Ezekiel Blair, 18, OH
1860 census, Washington Twp, Monroe, OH, p. 287, M593_1245
803/803 Ezekiel Blair, 68, M, Farmer, Farmer, $1000, $700, VA
Sarah Blair, 69, F, Domestic, NJ
Lucilla Blair, 25, F, Domestic, OH
Henry Blair, 13, M, OH
Archela Blair, 23, Domestic, VA
James W. Blair, 3/12, M, OH
1870 census, Washington Twp, Monroe, OH, p. 301, M593_1245 P. O. Graysville
86/76 Ezekiel Blair, 78, M, W, Farmer, $1000, $100, Maryland
Sarah Blair, 74, F, W, Keeping House, New York
(next door is granddaughter, Angeline and husband Samuel Battin and family-jek) Parents: James BLAIR and UNKNOWN.
Spouse: Sarah E. ALLEN. Sarah E. ALLEN and Ezekiel BLAIR were married about 1814. Children were: Philip BLAIR, Amelia M. BLAIR, Sarah BLAIR, James Allen BLAIR, Brice BLAIR, David Walter BLAIR, Lucinda BLAIR, Ezekiel BLAIR.
Ezekiel BLAIR was born on 31 January 1831 in OH. He died on 28 November 1910 at the age of 79 in ,Monroe, OH. OH deaths, 1908-1953, familysearch.org, film #1952612, Ezekiel Blair, dod 28 Nov 1910, pod and residence: Washington, Monroe co OH, male, age at death 796 9m 22d, married, white, farmer, dod 31 Jan 1831, bp OH, burial date: 30 Nov 1010, Low Gap Cemetery, father: Ezekiel Blair, bp U.S., mother unknown, bp U.S. He was buried on 30 November 1910 at Low Gap Cemetery in ,Monroe, OH. The following is from http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~harringtonfamilies/BioSket_washingtontwp.htm#EzekielBlair
EZEKIEL BLAIR Jr. – was born in this county Jan 31 1831, son of Ezekiel BLAIR, Sr., who was born Jun 21 1794, died Dec 20, 1878, and Sarah E. ALLEN, born Mar 16, 1792. Married here on Sep 2, 1856, Arthela A. MORELAND, who was born in WV, Feb 10, 1838, daughter of Elias MORELAND, who was born Feb 29, 1804, and Mary TRICKET, who was born Jan 11, 1814, and died in 1851, they settling in this county in 1848. Children: Mary L., born Mar 8, 1858, died Aug 15, same year; James W., Mar 27, 1860; Dorcas A., Nov 18, 1862; George B., Oct 3, 1864; Geneva A., Mar 16, 1867; Sarah E., born in Pleasant county, VA, Jul 31, 1869; Brice, Jul 1, 1875; Elias N. J., Jan 23, 1878. Mr. BLAIR’s father cleared one of the first farms in this township at a very early period, the farm now owned by W. S. WAY. He also made a clearing at Woodsfield among the first. He helped organize the first school at Low Gap. Elias N. J. MORELAND was in the war, 2nd VA Cavalry; went into service in 1864, was a prisoner at Libby, and died of smallpox at Nashville TN in May 1865. William C. MORELAND has been for 2 ½ years in the regular army. Dorcas H. MORELAND lives in WV. Mr. BLAIR’s occupation is farming. Portoffice, Graysville.
1860 census, Washington Twp, Monroe, OH, p. 287, M653-1012
Ezekiel Blair Jr is not listed in his father's family, his wife and son James are.
1870-unable to find this family in any census
1880 census, p 650A, ED , T9_1050 Washington, Monroe, OH
Ezekiel Blare, M, W, 48, M, Farmer, OH, PA, PA
Arthella Blare, wife, F, W, 41, M Keeping House, VA, VA, VA
James W. Blare, son, M, W, 21, S, at school, OH, OH, VA
Dorcas A. Blare, dau, F,W, 17, S, at home, OH, OH, VA
George B. Blare, son, M, W, 15, S, works on farm, OH, OH, VA
Geneva Blare, dau, F, W, 12, S, OH, OH, VA
Sarah E. Blare, dau, F, W, 9, OH, OH, VA
Bryce Blare, son, M, W, 4, OH, OH, VA
Elias M. J. Blare, son, M, W, 1, OH, OH, VA
Sarah Blare, mother, F, W, 90, Wd, Infirm, PA, PA, PA
1900 census, Athens State Hospital, Athens co OH, p.2 B, ED, 5,
Ezekiel Blair, Patient, W, M, Jan 1831, 69, Wd, OH, PA, OH, Farmer, yes, yes, yes
Arthelia is head of household in Washington Twp, Monroe co OH--see her NOTES
1910 census, Washington Twp, Monroe, OH, p13 B, ED 166
161/162 Ezekiel Blair, H, M, W, 79, M1, 50, OH, OH, OH, English, Farmer, Gen Farm Emp, yes yes OFF
Arthelea A. Blair, wife, F, W, 75, M1, 50, 7-5, OH, OH, OH, English, no no
Elias Blair, son, M, W, 31, S, OH, OH, OH, Farm laborer, Home Farm, W, 0, yes, yes Parents: Ezekiel BLAIR and Sarah E. ALLEN.
Spouse: Arthela A. MORELAND. Arthela A. MORELAND and Ezekiel BLAIR were married on 2 September 1856 in , Monroe, OH. Children were: Mary L. BLAIR, James W. BLAIR, Dorcas A. BLAIR, George B. BLAIR, Geneva Amanda BLAIR, Sarah E. BLAIR, Brice BLAIR, Elias Newton Jasper BLAIR, R. H. BLAIR.
Ezekiel BLAIR was born about 1843 in , Monroe, OH. He died before 1 June 1860 at the age of 17. Parents: James Allen BLAIR and Mary Ann DRAKE.
Ezekiel Holmes BLAIR was born on 8 June 1853 in ,Monroe, OH. OH deaths, 1908-1953, LDS film #1991911 He died on 26 February 1922 at the age of 68 in New Floodwood, Athens, OH. OH deaths, 1908-1953, familysearch.org, Ezekiel Holmes Blair, death, dod 26 Feb 1922, pod York Twp, Athens co OH, male, 68y 8m 18d, married, white, occ: Coal miner, dob 8 Jun 1853, bp OH, est by 1854, burial date: 1 Mar 1922, Green Lawn Cemetery, father: David Blair, bp OH, mothr: Isabelle Holmes, bp OH, spouse: Nancy Blair, LDS film #1991911 He was buried on 1 March 1922 at Green Lawn Cemetery in Nelsonville, Athens, OH. 1880 census, Clay Twp, Wirt, WV, p 152B, ED154, T9_1415
84/88 E. H. Blair, W, M, 26, Farmer, OH, OH, OH
N. E. Blair, W, F, 24, wife, House Wife, OH OH OH
M. R. Blair, W, F, 4, dau, WV OH OH
Ida May Blair, W, F, 3, dau, WV OH OH
Francis O. Blair, W, M, 1, son, WV OH OH
1900 census, Elizabeth, Wirt, WV, p1A, ED 123, T623_1776
6/6 E. H. Blair, H, W, M, Jun 1854, 45, M, 25, OH, OH, OH, Farmer, 0, yes yes yes, O M F
Nancy E. Blair, wife, W, F, Aug, 1856, 43, M, 25, 11-8, OH, OH, OH, yes, yes, yes
Martha R. Blair, dau, W, F, Nov 1875, 24, S, WV, OH, OH, 0, Housekeeping, yes yes yes
Francis O. Blair, son, W, M, Oct 1878, 21, S, WV, OH, OH, Farm Laborer, 0, yes yes yes
George S. Blair, W, M, Mar 1882, 18, S, WV, OH, OH, Farm Laborer, 0, yes yes yes
Joshua T. Blair, son, W, M, Mar 1888, 12, S, WV, OH, OH, at school
Isabel Blair, dau, W, F, Aug 1890, 9, S, WV, OH, OH, at school
Ola M. Blair, dau, W, F, Oct 1895, 4, S, WV, OH, OH
Otley Dale Blair, son, W, M, Mar 1897, 3, S, WV, OH, OH
Floyd ? Blair, gr son, W, M, May 1898, 2, S, WV, OH, WV Parents: David Walter BLAIR and Charlotte Isabella HOLMES.
Spouse: Nancy Ellen HILL. Nancy Ellen HILL and Ezekiel Holmes BLAIR were married on 7 January 1875 in , Wirt, WV. Children were: Martha R. BLAIR, Ida May BLAIR, Francis O. BLAIR, George S. BLAIR, Joshua T. BLAIR, Isabel BLAIR, Ola M. BLAIR, Otley Dale BLAIR.
Fannie Amanda BLAIR was born about 1854 in ,Marshall, WV. She died unknown. Parents: Absalom BLAIR and Mary MOSLANDER.
Fern A. BLAIR was born in March 1892 in SD. She died unknown. Parents: Freeman BLAIR and Mamie .
Flora Isabelle BLAIR was born on 22 August 1912 in Hamill, Tripp, SD. She died on 1 December 1996 at the age of 84 in Willmar, Kandiyohi, MN. copy of SD birth transcript Parents: Joshua Way BLAIR and Edna Bernice BUTCHER.
Spouse: Edward J. DVORAK. Flora Isabelle BLAIR and Edward J. DVORAK were married on 26 November 1935 in Clearfield Parsonage, Tripp, SD. Children were: Beverly Ann DVORAK, Sharon Lee DVORAK, Connie Marie DVORAK, John Edward DVORAK.
Florence Ida BLAIR was born on 21 April 1862 in ,Monroe, OH. She died on 23 December 1909 at the age of 47 in Dwight, Butler, NE. Parents: William Albert BLAIR and Mary Anna NEWTON.
Spouse: Charles Lathrop PORTER. Florence Ida BLAIR and Charles Lathrop PORTER were married about 1882 in ,Butler, NE. Children were: George Washington PORTER, Ida Evelyn PORTER, Clara Belle PORTER, Harry M. PORTER, Edwin LeRoy PORTER, Charles Earl PORTER, Mary Blanche PORTER, Mable M. PORTER, William Louis PORTER, Leo Harlan PORTER.
Forest BLAIR was born about 1914 in Elizabeth, Wirt, WV. He died unknown. Parents: Samuel Forest BLAIR and Victoria LOCKHART.
Forest Otto BLAIR was born on 27 July 1875 in ,Wirt, WV. He died on 5 November 1935 at the age of 60 in Clay, Harrison, WV. Parents: David Walter BLAIR and Charlotte Isabella HOLMES.
Spouse: Margaret Emily AYRES. Margaret Emily AYRES and Forest Otto BLAIR were married on 22 October 1895 in , Ritchie, WV.
Francis Edward BLAIR was born on 26 August 1914. He died unknown. Parents: Joshua Way BLAIR and Edna Bernice BUTCHER.
Francis M. BLAIR was born on 2 August 1860 in Washington Twp, Monroe, OH. He died on 14 October 1947 at the age of 87 in ,Marion, WV. dates on this couple from "Descendants of Richard Tennant" a familytreemaker.genealogy.com site
1900 census, Clay Twp, Wirt, WV, p 10A, ED 122, T623_1776
164/169 Francis Blair, H, W, M, Aug 1861, 38, M, 11, OH, OH, OH, Farmer, 0, yes, yes, yes, R F
Annnie V. Blair, wife, W, F, Oct 1870, 29, M, 11, 6-6, WV, WV, WV, yes yes yes
Joshua Blair, son, W, M, Apr 1891, 9, S, WV, OH, WV, 0 (school) yes yes yes
Forest Blair, son, W, M, Apr 1892, 8, S, WV, OH, WV, 0 (school) yes yes yes
Olive L. Blair, dau, W, F. Nov 1893, 6, S, WV, OH, WV, 0 (school) yes yes yes
Clarissa Blair, dau, W, F, Sept 1895, 4, S, WV, OH, WV
Emma J. Blair, dau, W, F, Feb, 1897, 3, S, WV, OH, WV
Mary S. Blair, dau, W, F, Feb 1899, 1, S, WV, OH, WV Parents: David Walter BLAIR and Charlotte Isabella HOLMES.
Spouse: Anna Virginia TENNANT. Anna Virginia TENNANT and Francis M. BLAIR were married on 19 October 1889 in ,Wirt, WV.
Francis Marble BLAIR was born on 13 March 1896 in ,Albany, WY. He died on 11 September 1945 at the age of 49 in ,Los Angeles, CA. He was buried on 4 October 1945 at Los Angeles National Cemetery in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca 1775-2006, ancestry.com, Francis Marble Blair, PHM1 US NAVY WORLD WAR I, dob 13 Mar 1896, dod 11 Sep 1945, interment date, 4 Oct 1945, Los Angeles National Cemetery, Section 176 Row B Site 11 The LARAMIE REPUBLICAN AND BOOMERANG, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 1945
"Francis M. Blair Dies Suddenly on West Coast"
Word has been received here of the sudden death of Francis Marble Blair at Culver City, Calif. Local residents will remember him as the son of the late David Blair and Emma Blair, pioneer Laramie residents. Born March 13, 1896, Blair attended the Laramie public schools and enlisted in the army during World War I. He was presented with citations for bravery and came out of the army with a weak heart. Since then he has been working for Los Angeles county at the Rancho Los Amigos. His wife, a member of the Army Nurse corps, is in New Guinea.
Exact cause of Blair's death is not known, but his heart condition is believed to have occasioned it.
Besides his wife, Blair is survived by his mother, Mrs. Emma Blair; two brothers, Robert of Laramie, and Ross who makes his home in Louisiana; and two sisters, Mrs. J. F. Williams and Mrs. Warren E. Beltz Jr., Laramie residents.
Robert Blair and Mrs. Williams left today to attend the funeral, arrangements which will be made by Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Eichstaedt of 11254 Hannum Ave. in Culver City.
1920 census, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, p1A ED 108 T625_1866, 372 Main St. living in hotel
1/1 Francis M. Blair, lodger, R, no, M, W, 23, S, yes yes WY OH IL, yes, accountant, Pvt Sch ---?, W
1930 census, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, p. 7A, ED 225, Rol 141, 3808 Rico
In bio sketch of David Marble Blair by Margaret Blair Williams in the History of Laramie, pub. in 1987, she states "Francis was in WWI and received a medal of honor from the government for saving another sailor's life."
75/389 Francis M. Blair, H, R, $40, R, M, w, 34, m, 33, no, yes, WY, OH, IL, yes, messenger supervisor, Telegraph company, W, yes, yes, WW
Evona M. Blair, wife, F, 28, M, 28, no, yes, IA, IA, IA, nurse, /veterans bureau, W yes, no Parents: David Marble BLAIR and Emma M. BROWER.
Spouse: Evona Mae COOPER. Evona Mae COOPER and Francis Marble BLAIR were married.
Francis O. BLAIR was born in October 1878 in ,Wirt, WV. He died unknown. Parents: Ezekiel Holmes BLAIR and Nancy Ellen HILL.
Frank BLAIR was born on 27 April 1903 in ,Wirt, WV. He died in November 1972 at the age of 69 in Parkersburg, Wood, WV. SSDI-235-07-8298-WV Parents: Herman David BLAIR and Laura B. BEATY.
Frank A. BLAIR died unknown. Parents: James Hiram BLAIR and Mary Eva CROSKENBERGER.
Spouse: Gladys M. PIPER. Gladys M. PIPER and Frank A. BLAIR were married on 10 March 1921 in ,Stephenson, IL.
Frank Dowler BLAIR was born on 20 March 1862 in , Greene, OH. He died on 9 October 1911 at the age of 49 in Wilmington, Clinton, OH. He was buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wilmington, Clinton, OH. 1900 census, Union Twp, Clinton, OH p1A, ED71, T623_1248
10/11 Frank D. Blair, H, W, M, Mar 1862, 38, M, 8, OH, VA, OH, Prof. in College, 0, yes yes yes, R H
Emma L. Blair, wife, W, F, Sep 1859, 40, M, 8 1-1, OH, CT, OH, yes yes yes
Ruth M. Blair, dau, W, F, Sept 1892, 7, S, OH OH OH, at school, 9
1910 census, 1st War, Wilmington Twp, Clinton, OH p. ED
283/Frank D. Blair, H, M, W, 48, M1, 18, OH, VA, OH, English, Principal, High School, W, no 0 yes, OFF
Emma Blair, wife, F, W, 50, M1, 18 1-1, OH, CT, OH, English, none yes yes
Ruth Blair, dau, F, W, 17, S, OH, OH, OH, none, yes yes Parents: Josephus BLAIR and Margaret E. MARBLE.
Freeman BLAIR was born in May 1868 in Wards Grove, Jo Daviess, IL. He died unknown. 1900 census, Eden Twp, Payne, OK, p7A, ED 186, T623_1341
136/136 Freeman Blair, H, W, M, May 1868, 32, M, 10, IL IL PA, Farmer, 0, yes yes yes O F F
Mamie D. Blair, wife, W, F, June 1872, 27, M, 10, 5-3, KS, NY, PA, yes yes yes
Hiram O. Blair, son, W, M, Sep 1890, 9, S, S Dakoka, IL, KS, at school, 6, yes yes yes
Fern A. Blair, dau, W, F, Mar 1892, 8, S, S. Dakokta, IL KS, at school, 6,
Hope M. Blair, dau, W, F, Oct 1895, 4, S, MO, IL, KS Parents: Jesse M. BLAIR and Lucinda LAUFFER.
Garrett William BLAIR was born on 24 October 1896 in Elizabeth, Wirt, .WV. He died in March 1971 at the age of 74 in Ventura, Ventura, CA. SSDI-293-14-8031-OH Parents: Hamilton Ernest BLAIR and Louisa Jane DAVIS.
Spouse: Martha TYCE. Martha TYCE and Garrett William BLAIR were married.
Gaylon D. BLAIR was born in 1901 in NE. Parents: William A. "Willie" BLAIR and Grace L. "Gracie" PLUMMER.
Geneva Amanda BLAIR was born on 16 March 1867 in Washington Twp, Monroe, OH. She died on 5 November 1942 at the age of 75 in ,Monroe, OH. OH deaths, 1938-1944, ancestry.com, certificate #68008 Parents: Ezekiel BLAIR and Arthela A. MORELAND.
Genevieve BLAIR (private). Parents: Charles Leonard BLAIR and Anna FRITZ.
George BLAIR was born about 1782. He died before 1 June 1830 at the age of 48. Ohio co VA Court Order Book 13/267-1812-Militia-George Blair
1820 census, Mead, Belmont, OH, p. 192, M33_86
George Blair, 1 m 0-10, 1 m 45+, 2 f 0-10, 1 f 16-26
The Hannah Blair who receives a payment from James Blair's estate may have been the widow of George. Parents: James BLAIR and UNKNOWN.
George B. BLAIR was born on 3 October 1864 in Washington Twp, Monroe, OH. He died on 3 October 1908 at the age of 44. He was buried in Low Gap Cemetery, Washington Twp, Monroe, OH. the tombstone death date is blank on the last digit of the year but the program will not accept a blank. His birth date in the cemetery book is also listed as 13 Oct. Parents: Ezekiel BLAIR and Arthela A. MORELAND.
George C. BLAIR was born in 1877 in ,Monroe, OH. He died unknown. Parents: Sylvester BLAIR and Lavina COSS.
George O. BLAIR (private).
George S. BLAIR was born in March 1882 in ,Wirt, WV. He died unknown. Parents: Ezekiel Holmes BLAIR and Nancy Ellen HILL.
George S. BLAIR was born in April 1883 in OH. He died unknown. Parents: Brice BLAIR and Mary Louiza GARDNER.
George W. BLAIR was born on 7 February 1850 in ,Monroe, OH. He died on 17 February 1928 at the age of 78 in Wenatchee, Chelan, WA. 1880 census, Gilead, Thayer, NE p125 ED 298, T9_756
8/8 George Blair, W, M, 30, M, Farmer, OH OH OH
Margaret Blair, W, F, 33, wife, M, Keeping House, MO, OH, OH
Charles Blair, W, M, 13, son, S, at home, IN, OH, MO
Mary Fran Blair, W, F, 6, dau, S, NE, OH, MO
Grace G. Blair, W, F, 4, dau, S, NE, OH, MO
Pearl Blair, W, F, 2, dau, S, NE, OH, MO
1900 census, Wenatchee, Chelan, WA p8A ED23, T623_1742
189/191 George W. Blair, H, W, M, Feb 1850, 50, M, 28, OH, OH, OH, Landlord, 0 yes yes yes O F H
Margaret Blair, wife, W, F, Jun 1847, 53, M, 28, 5-4, MO, PA, OH, yes yes yes
Allice Blair, dau, W, F, Nov 1881, 18, 18, S, NE, OH, MO, attends school, 8, yes yes yes
bio sketch, "A History of Central Washington, Including the Famous Wenatchee, Entiat, Chelan and the Columbia Valleys." Lindley M. Hull, compiler and editor, Spkane: Press of Shaw & Borden Co., 1929, p37
GEORGE W. BLAIR, deceased, is a native of Ohio. With his parents he lived a short time in Illinois, and then went to Nebraska, when he was nine years of age, and at a time when that country had more Indians than whites. Mr. Blair had vivid recollections of the Indian war of 1864, when Cheyennes and Sioux made common cause again the new settlements. The war whoop of the Indians was all too common for many months. Usually the white men and boys when captured, were killed, sometimes by torture, while the women and girls would be carried off. The Blair family, however, passed through these troubles unscathed.
In 1872, Mr Blair was married to Mrs. Margaret Davis, a native of Missouri, whose parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Thompson, were pioneers of that state. In the early eighties the Blairs removed to Montana, where they lived nearly two years. The fall of 1883 found them on the way to the Wenatchee country. The family consisted of five children: Charles Davis, a son by Mrs. Blair's first marriage, Mary, Grace, Pearl and Alice. The journey was made by wagon. On reaching Ellensburg the family remained at this place several days while Mr. Blair visited the future home of the "Big Red Apple." The inspection proving satisfactory, the family was moved over. A night was passed on the Ellensburg mountains in the midst of a snow storm which had a depressing effect, but on reaching the John Galler place a day or two later, where they found a most warm and agreeable temperature, orchard and vineyard loaded with luscious fruits, and concluded the country was all right.
The homestead of the Blairs was a choice selection of 160 acres. They were about the third family to locate in the Wenatchee Flats. The Tripps and Rickmans had proceed them several months. In drawing a picture of the future they realized that their surroundings would be far from sumptious; but there were no regrets; and besides they had a capital investment of good health, and a determination to make the best of circumstances, without which no people can truly succeed. In 1884, Mr. Blair was one of the company to build the Settlers Ditch from the Squilchuck, and the following year after the creation of a school district, he was made one of the directors to complete organization and start a school. The log building erected for this purpose came largely of contribution and hard work, freely given. It was the first temple of learning in what is now Chelan county, and for a number of years stood near the Dr. Gilchrist property at the corner of what is now Miller and Washington streets. Charley Davis was the first teacher. Notwithstanding these activities, Mr. Blair found time to improve his homestead, which soon made a brave and pleasing appearance of an orchard of apricots, peaches and other fruits, which to people who had lived long on the prairie, looked good and tasted better. In 1887, in company with C.S. Rickman, Mr. Blair took a contract to carry the mail from Ellensburg to Waterville, a round trip of 150 miles. It was a hard road to travel at any time, and desperately so during the deep snows and windstorms of the mountains. In addition to battling against snow drifted roads, the contractors had to look after the comfort and safely of the passengers so far as it was humanly possible to do so. Sometimes this would be during enforced delays around a campfire. On such occasions, Mr. Blair had few equals as a story teller. He was apt in repartee, especially so if any unwary passenger ventured to joke at the expense of the country or its people. His dissimulation and affected idioms of speech would have intrigued a Mark Twain or Bill Nye. Some years ago, when irrigation water was scarce, and before water rights had been permanently adjudicated, liberties would be taken with ditches through which streams would be musically pursuing their way towards some man's thirsty field. At one time an arrest was made for such liberty of action and the parties haled into court. The case attracted some attention and was animatedly discussed on the streets. Mr. Blair, who had been a quiet listener suddenly spoke up and said: "Pshaw! That's nothing to get excited about. In the good old days we all stole water. I'd take all I could get and send it towards my ranch which needed it mighty bad, but before I could get there, somebody had stolen it from me. We were just trying to get our bearings, that's all."
Mrs. Blair passed away November 21, 1923, and Mr Blair, February 17, 1928, at 78 years of age. Though Mr. and Mrs. Blair, as pioneers, passed through many hardships, yet they were still young when the tide of fortune turned full and strong in their favor, and in the evening of life the hand of time was especially kind to them. Their family relations, truly patriarchal in character, were pleasantly bestowed throughout. They came to Wenatchee with five children, while in their time the added generations of grandchildren and great-grandchildren had increased the branches of the family tree many fold. (Submitted to the Washington Biographies Project, in December 2008 by Diana Smith) Parents: James Allen BLAIR and Mary Ann DRAKE.
Spouse: Margaret THOMPSON. Margaret THOMPSON and George W. BLAIR were married on 26 May 1873 in Gilead, Thayer, NE. Children were: Mary Irene "Mamie" BLAIR, Grace G. BLAIR, Pearl George BLAIR, Alice BLAIR.
George W. BLAIR was born about 1906 in ,Jo Daviess, IL. He died unknown. Parents: Hiram Omer BLAIR and Emma Florence WERKHEISER.
George Walter BLAIR was born on 15 February 1908 in Gays, Moultrie, IL. He died on 8 December 1985 at the age of 77 in Hamill, Tripp, SD. He was buried on 10 December 1985 at Roseland Cemetery in Hamill, Tripp, SD. Parents: Joshua Way BLAIR and Edna Bernice BUTCHER.
George Washington BLAIR was born on 22 February 1882 in Wards Grove Twp, Jo Daviess, IL. He died on 4 July 1945 at the age of 63 in Wilmington, New Castle, DE. 1910 census, Mt Morris Twp, Ogle, IL, p232B, part 2, T624_314
137/142 George W. Blair, H, M,W, 28, M1, 4, IL, IL, VT, English, Retail Merchant, Hardware, OA, yes, yes, R H
Matilda Blair, wife, F, W, 28, M1, 4, 0-0, IL, PA, IL, English, none, yes yes
1920 census, District 11, Colorado Springs, El Paso, CO, p6A, ED 96,
George W. Blair, H, O, F, M, W, 37, M, yes, yes, IL, IL, VT, yes, Teacher, Business College, OA
Matilda U. Blair, wife, F, W, 38, M, yes, yes, IL, PA, IL, yes, none
Virginia A. Blair, dau, F, W, 5, S, IL, IL< IL, none
Floyd R. Brown, boarder, M, W, 30, M, yes, yes, MO, MO, MO, yes, President, Business Coll. OA
Maud C. Brown, boarder, F, W, 28, M, yes, yes, MO, OH, U S. yes, none
Floyd R. Brown, Jr. boarder, M, W, 2 6/12, S, CO, MO, MO, none
1930 census, Colorado Springs, El Paso, CO, p5A, ED 17, Roll 241, indexed as Blais
79/93 George W. Blair, H, R, $100, no, M, W, 48, M, 24, no, yes, IL IL VT, yes, Director, Business College, E, yes
Matilda D. Blair, wife, F, W, 49, M, 25, no, yes, IL, PA, IL, yes, Teacher, Business College, W, yes
Virginia A. Blair, dau, F, W, 15, S, yes, yes, IL IL IL, yes, none Parents: William BLAIR and Nancy Maria TYRRELL.
George Washington BLAIR was born on 28 May 1887 in Washington Twp, Monroe, OH. He died before 1 June 1900 at the age of 13 in , Monroe, OH. Parents: Eli James BLAIR and Mary Jane COSS.
Glenn BLAIR was born on 2 May 1903 in , Wirt, WV. He died on 22 September 1993 at the age of 90 in Vienna, Wood, WV. SSDI-234-03-7304-WV Parents: William Thomas "Bill" BLAIR and Mary "Mollie" WIGAL.
Glenn O. BLAIR was born on 16 August 1902 in , Jo Daviess, IL. He died on 4 January 1991 at the age of 88. SSDI-355-28-2509-IL Parents: Hiram Omer BLAIR and Emma Florence WERKHEISER.
Grace G. BLAIR was born about 1875 in NE. She died unknown. Parents: George W. BLAIR and Margaret THOMPSON.
Grace Mabel BLAIR was born in 1906 in OH. Parents: Richard M. BLAIR and Nancy A. "Nannie" WILLIAMS.
Spouse: David E. FORSHEY. Grace Mabel BLAIR and David E. FORSHEY were married on 26 September 1927 in ,Washington, OH. OH County Marriages, 1789-1994, familysearch.org, FHL film #2320086, CN 121 No 1, groom-David E. Forshey, dom 26 Sep 1927, pom Washington, OH, age 26, esty by 1901, father: Oliver Forshey, mother: Agnes Enock; bride-Mabel G. Blair, 21, est by 1906, father: Richard M. Blair, mother: Nancy A. Williams