|Birth: ||Jan. 6, 1860|
|Death: ||Aug. 29, 1929|
James' obituary appears in the Advocate, Perry County, Illinois, 16 Sep 1929 in Issue Number 36, under the headline James E. Blair dies Thursday in his 70th Year.
James was the son of Wm. R. and Martha (McQuiston) Blair.
James lived his entire life in Cutler. His obituary describes him as a great reader, a clear thinker, with a most remarkable memory, scarcely ever forgetting anything he had ever read.
His obituary also describes his church activities, saying that James was united with the Culter United Presbyterian church early in his life and has been an active member ever since. He was for a number of years an elder and S. S. Supt., and later a teacher up to his last illness. James was always interested in the welfare of the congregation. He was also interested in all forms of moral and religious advancement, in the community, state and nation.
In 1882, James married Miss Clementine Hamilton, who died September 12, 1891, leaving 4 children: Oscar, who died in early childhood, Ermina, (Mrs. James Milliagan) who died 19 years ago and the surviving Frank of Denver, Colo. and Dwight of Trinidad, Colo.
On 20 Aug 1896 James married Miss Agnes Eleanor Ashworth, who with one son, Raymond Ashworth Blair of St. Louis still survive him.
James' obituary also lists the following survivors: one brother, W. L. Blair of Cutler; two sisters, Mrs. Lillie McClure and Mrs. Mabel Woodard of Long Beach, California.
He died having full confidence of entering a new home, where "There as Pleasures Forevermore."
The obituary mentions no burial location.
Raymond Ashworth Blair (1898 - 1991)*
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Record added: Oct 19, 2010
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