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Elisha Howard Lair
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Birth: Mar. 5, 1889
Macoupin County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 13, 1960
Madison County
Illinois, USA

Elisha Howard Lair is my father. He died while a patient in the Alton State Hospital, now called the Alton Mental Health Center, where he had been a patient for 7 years prior to his death. He was buried in a cemetery on the grounds of this facility. His parents were James Newton Lair and Francis Caroline Hale. In 1908 he married Caroline Francis Eyer in Macoupin County, IL, and they had 4 sons and 1 daughter:Phillip Howard, Lendal Lee, Manuel Manning, Elmer Wilmer and Violet Neristle. They separated about 1930. Caroline "Lina"'s parents were Jacob Eyer and Ella Henderson. In 1940 Elisha entered a common-law marriage with Nellie Ethelann Willis from 1940-1949 from which 1 son and 3 daughters were produced, with me being 1 of the 3 daughters, as follows: Patricia Louise, James Stanley, Lorraine Ann and Kathryn Lee. After and death of Nellie and incapcitation of Elisha, their 4 children were adopted in the early 1950s by 3 sets of adoptive parents in Morgan County, IL. 
Family links: 
  Nellie Ethelann Willis-Swearngin-Stanley-Lair Kroush (1907 - 1951)
  Caroline Frances Eyer Lair (1891 - 1973)*
  Violet Neristle Lair Dunn (1924 - 1997)*
*Calculated relationship
Alton Mental Health Center Cemetery
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Lorraine Hess
Record added: Nov 01, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8050298
Elisha Howard Lair
Added by: Lorraine Hess
Elisha Howard Lair
Added by: Lorraine Hess
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 Added: Jun. 20, 2012

- Bill Vanderpool
 Added: Jul. 20, 2011
To A loving uncle.Rest InPease.
- Arlena Conium
 Added: Jul. 22, 2008
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