|Birth: ||Sep. 19, 1847|
West Virginia, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 16, 1903|
The following info provided by FAG member Sue Lilley:
Father: Thomas C. Blair
Siblings: *, Elizabeth V., William S., John, Baby.
1860: Living in Pocahontas, West Virginia with parents and four siblings.
1870: Living in Inland, Cedar, Iowa with spouse.
1880: Living in Gaylord, Smith, Kansas with spouse and two children.
1900: Living in Lampasas, Lampasas, Texas with spouse and three children.
The following obituaries were copied just as they were published in the Friday, November 20, 1903 edition of The Lampasas Leader. Contributed by FAG member Sue Lilley. Original photocopy work by Jeff Jackson.
"L. R. Blair"
"Mr. L. R. Blair, who has been sick for some months, died Monday just after 2 o'clock. For the past three weeks he has been confined to his home, and was expecting the end when it came. He was perfectly resigned to his fate, and has been aware for some time that his days were numbered. For some months he has been suffering with stomach trouble, and some two months since he went to Galveston to consult some specialist in regard to his disease. The physicians there performed as operation uopn him, for examination only, and told him that there was no hope for his recovery. He returned home, arranged his business affairs, and made all preparations for death, even to the preparing of his grave and burial clothes.
Mr. Blair was a good man, innately good, no harm was ever said of him by the most exacting critic. Having identified himself early in life with the Christian people, he maintained his integrity of purpose and his faith in the merits of the Redeemer until the end. It was the privilege of the writer to know him intimately, and our intercourse was always pleasant. He was for a long time at the head of the Presbyterian church here, but he was in no sense a sectarian, but a believer in Christianity in the broad sense which allowed redemption and salvation to all. Dr. Little, of Denison, for several years pastor of the Presbyterian church, was present at his death and remained to conduct the funeral service, in which he was assisted by Rev. W. S. Walker and Rev. W. T. Renfro, local pastors.
Mr. Blair came to Lampasas about twenty years ago, and has lived here almost consecutively since. He had accumulated enough of this world's goods to put him in easy circumstances, and leaves this under the management of his daughters. He was a member of the Masonic Fraternity, and the funeral was held under the auspices of that body. He was also a charter member of the Home Circle, the Texas insurance organization.
His wife precded him to the other world some months, having died about the middle of August. Three daughters are left to meet the trials and difficulties of this world as best they may. They are all grown, however, and schooled to make the best of life. The Leader joins other friends in sympathy and condolence."
"Mr. L. R. Blair, our prominent undertaker and furniture dealer, died last Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock after a lingering illness of several weeks. He was a charter member and also a director of the Home Circle society of Lampasas and Burnet counties, having joined the same just three years ago when Mr. R. J. Parsons instituted the circle in our city. He held certificate No. 23, and was the first member to die in the Circle after its organization three years ago, a record that is unprecedented by any insurenace society in Texas. In just two hours after Mr. Blair died the beneficiary, Miss Neva Blair, his daughter, was paid the sum of #307.00, in full settlement of his policy-there being 307 members in the Home Circle the day of his death. This $307 cost Mr. Blair just $3.25, which proves beyond any question of doubt that the Home Circle is a good thing, and also the cheapest insurance in the world. Mr. Blair enjoyed splendid health up to a few months ago, when he was stricken with cancer of the stomach, and after a desperate struggle for life he succumbed to death on the date above mentioned. Mr. Blair was one of our best citizens, and in his death the Home Circle loses one of its most enthusiastic members and the city of Lampasas one of her progressive business men."
Mary Elizabeth Whiting Blair (1846 - 1903)
Neva Jane Blair (1872 - 1940)*
Myra Elton Blair (1876 - 1957)*
Mae Blair Beckham (1887 - 1946)*
Oak Hill Cemetery
Plot: Lot: 23 Block: 3 Site: 5
Created by: Kathy Adams
Record added: May 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52139381