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Burmer Carl Blair
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Birth: Aug. 25, 1892
High Shoals
Morgan County
Georgia, USA
Death: Aug. 30, 1974
Cordova
Walker County
Alabama, USA

Burmer lost his mother when he was four. He was raised by his mother's parents, John T and Cynthia Ann Betts Rice.

He registered for the WWI draft on June 5, 1917. He served in the Georgia National Guard 2 years before. The history of the Georgia National Guard states that "in 1916, Georgia National Guardsmen deployed to the Mexican border as American troops under General John J. Pershing hunted the Mexican bandit chief, Pancho Villa who had been raiding U.S. settlements." [http://www.hsgng.org/pages/history.htm] Burmer's participation is unknown at this time.

His draft registration states that he was tall and slender with gray eyes, light hair and was not balding! The family story goes that he was in a boxcar in France that was blown up and he was the only survivor. This story has not been confirmed yet.

He was a salesman in Georgia and Alabama most of his life, taking his family with him. Even after he retired he always wore a white shirt, a tie, dress pants and polished shoes.

He died in the Veteran's hospital, Tuscaloosa Alabama of cancer. He is missed.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John William Blair (1871 - 1920)
  Ornie Rice Blair (1873 - 1896)
 
 Spouses:
  Clara Mae Ellis Blair (1898 - 1962)
  Mattie Lou Whitlock DeLay (1912 - 2001)*
 
 Children:
  Jane Blair Collette Hudson (1922 - 2010)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Walker Memory Gardens
Jasper
Walker County
Alabama, USA
 
Maintained by: CC Scarbrough
Originally Created by: Alice Wolfe Allen
Record added: Jun 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72230253
Burmer Carl Blair
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Burmer Carl Blair
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Burmer Carl Blair
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- CC Scarbrough
 Added: Aug. 21, 2012
 
 
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