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.
Some characteristic forenames: French Emile, Yves, Antoine, Camille, Collette, Eusebe, Laurent, Maryse, Monique, Raoul, Solange.
French: from a diminutive of Old French verre ‘glass’, hence perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a glazier.
History: Michel Verret dit Laverdure from Saintes in Charente-Maritime, France, married Marie Galarneau in Charlesbourg, QC, in 1683. The Verret families of LA trace their foundation to one Michel-Joseph Verret who was born in Canada and was in LA by 1724.