|Birth: ||Sep. 18, 1876|
|Death: ||Jan. 29, 1898|
The following appeared in the newspaper, "The Appeal" on February 5th, 1898 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
"ALBERT L. BLAIR
Looses his Life While Attending to his Duties on his Engine
Albert L. Blair a fireman on the Chicago Great Western road was run over early last Saturday morning at South St. Paul and so badly injured that he died a few hours afterwards. He went out on the front of the engine to fix the head-light and must have fallen off. When found he was conscious and seemed to be suffering no pain though badly crushed. He remarked when found, "boys I was expecting this. I saw it in a dream." He called once to his mother as the engine bearing his maimed body passed his home on the way to the Union Depot. A pratrol wagon conveyed him to Bethesda Hospital where he died at 6 o'clock A.M. before his parents could reach him. Mr Blair though but little known was one of the most promising young men of St. Paul. He had just reached his majority and was the only Afro-American member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen in the Northwest. His application to the U.S. Marine had just been accepted by the Navy Department at Wahington and in about five months he would have been assigned to duty. He was also a member of the Y.M.C.A.. His funeral occured Monday from the residence of his parents 106 Wood Street and was conducted by the pastor of the Westside Presbyterian church. The remains were intered in Forest Cemetery. He held a life insurance policy for $3,500. He was a son of J.H. Blair also employed in the offices of the Chicago Great Western road."
James Henry Blair (1845 - 1901)
Anna Martha Andersdatter Holte Blair (1855 - 1924)
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Created by: Dianne Luman
Record added: Apr 19, 2011
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