|Birth: ||May 10, 1859|
|Death: ||Jul. 25, 1944|
Obit: The Daily Dunklin Democrat July 28, 1944 Pg 1
CAPT. H. A. BLAIR DIED TUESDAY EVE
Veteran Advocate of Old Age Pensions had lived in Kennett Since 1900.
Funeral services for Capt. H. A. Blair, 85 well-known citizen of Kennett and a pioneer of the Old Age Pension movement, who died Tuesday at his home on Whitney Street, were held at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the Lentz Funeral Home. The Rev. V.A. Rose, pastor of the First Baptist Church conducted the services and burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Mr. Blair had been in failing health for the past few years, and had been bed-fast for some time. He developed pneumonia a few days ago, and his condition continued to grow worse until death came Tuesday night. With him at the time of his death were his wife and three of his sons, Herman, Owen and Cecil, and daughter, Mrs. Ivah Clark.
Hugh Alexander Blair was born May 10, 1859 at Goodlettsville, Tenn., the son of John and Mary Blair. In January, 1879, he was married to Miss Marjorie Isabelle Owen, and to this union nine children were born, four of whom, Talmadge, Bransford, Cass and Carl, preceded the father in death. The mother died February 6, 1941. On May 13, 1943, Mr. Blair married Mrs. Mae Bell Nelson. She, with five of Mr. Blair's children survive. They are Herman and Owen of Padueah, Ky., Cecil Blair and Mrs. Ivan Clark of St. Louis,and Mrs. Atlee Green of Los Angeles, Calif. He also leaves 25 grandchildren and four great grandchildren, ten of these grandchildren being in the armed forces, four of whom are overseas.
Mr. Blair moved to Kennett in 1900, and for years was in the grocery and market business on the east side of the square. His sons have also been in business in Kennett. Mr. Blair traded in cattle during recent years. Several years ago Captain Blair became interested in the Old Age Pension Movement and was a representative of the Townsend Plan. Several years ago he sponsored a countywide Old Folks meeting at Kennett attended by several hundred aged people from over the country, who recognized him as their leader in the Old Age Movement.
Marjory Isabelle Owen Blair (1861 - 1941)
Herman H Blair (1880 - 1972)*
Carl B Blair (1882 - 1943)*
Ivah Frances Blair Clark (1885 - 1973)*
Eck Bransford Blair (1888 - 1918)*
Cass Elex Blair (1889 - 1931)*
Talmadge Blair (1895 - 1902)*
Owen Utley Blair (1898 - 1963)*
Cecil Tarlton Blair (1900 - 1956)*
Ouida Estelle Blair Green (1902 - 1992)*
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Created by: Deborah Blair
Record added: Sep 06, 2009
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