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William Joseph Blair
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Birth: Apr. 27, 1878
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Death: May 6, 1943
Parsons
Labette County
Kansas, USA

William was the s/o William A Blair (1847-1928) and
Mary Josephine Phillips Blair (1855-1935). When most of his family moved to Canada. he and brother James stayed in
Kansas.

Worked in the MKT Railroad shops as a boilermaker.

He was Catholic and Eva May Garber was Brethern. They were married 25 Jun 1902 in the Christian Church, Parsons, Ks.

William J. Blair was very good looking and popular with the ladies after his first wife Eva May died.

He remarried 2 Aug 1923 Pearl Mae Gaskins. Pearl did not like Lucille or Dale and didn't want to raise them. They went to live with their Grandma Barrett for several years.
William & Pearl later divorced as story goes because Pearl was tired of his women on the side.

William's funeral was held at the Baptist Church, Parsons, Kansas. Laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery, Parsons, next to his wife Eva May and son Eldon Blair.

Merleen Ellis




 
 
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 Parents:
  William Alfred Blair (1847 - 1928)
  Mary Josephine Phillips Blair (1855 - 1935)
 
 Spouse:
  Eva May Garber Blair (1883 - 1920)*
 
 Children:
  Raymond Harold Blair (1902 - 1956)*
  Eldon Garber Blair (1905 - 1940)*
  Mildred Fern Blair Norton (1907 - 1983)*
  Lloyd Joseph Blair (1912 - 1972)*
  Lucille Virginia Blair Ellis (1918 - 1997)*
  William Dale Blair (1919 - 1986)*
 
 Siblings:
  Nancy Isabelle Blair Kuffler (1874 - 1944)*
  Mary Regina Blair Rich (1876 - 1905)*
  William Joseph Blair (1878 - 1943)
  John Thomas Blair (1880 - 1967)*
  James Francis Blair (1882 - 1961)*
  Alfred Blair (1889 - 1905)*
  Lawrence Edward Blair (1891 - 1960)*
  Lucy Helen Blair (1893 - 1958)*
  Grace E Blair (1894 - 1895)*
  Bertha Blair (1895 - 1912)*
  Anna Marie Blair Humphrey (1896 - 1969)*
  Alphonso Blair (1898 - 1990)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Parsons
Labette County
Kansas, USA
 
Maintained by: Gary & Merleen Ellis
Originally Created by: Lynda Gibbs
Record added: Aug 02, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94705501
William Joseph Blair
Added by: Lynda Gibbs
 
William Joseph Blair
Added by: Lynda Gibbs
 
William Joseph Blair
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- Lillie Riney
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- Lillie Riney
 Added: Mar. 4, 2014
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 Added: Jul. 29, 2013
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