|Birth: ||May 12, 1847|
Des Moines County
|Death: ||Feb. 10, 1929|
He may have been born in Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa instead from a different source. He married Emma Ann McClure on 11 January 1872 at Kossuth, Iowa. He was a clerk for the United States Land Office between 1870 and 1880, but by 1900, he had become a lawyer; his practice was first in Salina, Kansas and later in Joplin, Missouri.
The photo is of Emma & Edgar seated with their 4 sons left to right: William, Herbert, David & Sumner.
OBITUARY: Topeka (Kansas) State Journal issue of February 11, 1929.
Former Salinan Is Dead
Edgar W. Blair, 81, Was Father of Missouri Justice
Jefferson City, Mo., Feb 11
Funeral services for Edgar W. Blair, 81, father of Supreme Court Justice, David E. Blair, will be held in the Presbyterian Church here tomorrow morning. The body will be taken to Salina, Kan. for burial. Death occurred last night.
The elder Blair is survived by his widow, three brothers and three sisters and four sons. The sons are David E., supreme judge of Missouri, William N. and Herbert E. missionaries in Korea, and Summer H. of St. Louis.
Born in Kossuth, Ia., in 1847, Edgar W. Blair moved to Salina, Kan., where he practiced law for a number of years, later moving to Joplin where he continued his law practice. He came to Jefferson City after the election of his son to the supreme bench in 1921.
Newton Blair (1817 - 1883)
Clarissa Emily Houston Blair (1822 - 1906)
Emma Ann McClure Blair (1849 - 1929)
Charles Wilson Blair (1872 - 1878)*
David Ellmore Blair (1874 - 1954)*
William Newton Blair (1876 - 1970)*
Mabel Emma Blair (1880 - 1883)*
Sumner Houston Blair (1884 - 1947)*
May 12, 1847
Feb 10, 1929
Note: Buried in a common family plot with Charles W., Edith, Emma A, Mabel E., and William N.
Gypsum Hill Cemetery
Plot: Block A, Lot 11, Space 9
Maintained by: Diane Gravlee
Originally Created by: sister7a
Record added: Jun 15, 2007
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