Laura M Merret

2 February 1880–10 June 1937 (Age 57)
Keenes, Wayne, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Laura M

When Laura M Merret was born on 2 February 1880, in Keenes, Wayne, Illinois, United States, her father, Jefferson Campbell Merret, was 42 and her mother, Elizabeth Ann Walker, was 42. She married Herman Friedrich Blair on 4 March 1906, in Wayne, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Butler Township, Vermilion, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Rossville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States in 1937. She died on 10 June 1937, at the age of 57, and was buried in East Lynn Cemetery, East Lynn, Vermilion, Illinois, United States.

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Herman Friedrich Blair
Laura M Merret
Marriage: 4 March 1906
Edwin Merrett Blair
Milford Herman Blair
William Maurice Blair

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 1
Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1885 · The First Skyscraper
Age 5
The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 16
A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Merritt .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (12)

  • Laura Blair in household of Herman Blair, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Laura Blair in household of Herman F Blair, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Laura Blair in household of Herman Blair, "United States Census, 1930"

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