Laura M Merret

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

The Life of Laura M

When Laura M Merret was born on 2 February 1880, in Keenes, Wayne, Illinois, United States, her father, Jefferson Campbell Merrit, 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, Ross Township, 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, Butler Township, Vermilion, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Herman Friedrich Blair
1868–1945
Laura M Merret
1880–1937
Marriage: 4 March 1906
Edwin Merrett Blair
1907–1908
Milford Herman Blair
1910–1916
William Maurice Blair
1913–2008

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 March 1906
Wayne, Illinois, United States
children

(3)

    Male1907–1908Male

    Milford Herman Blair

    Male1910–1916Male

    William Maurice Blair

    Male1913–2008Male

Parents and Siblings

    Jefferson Campbell Merrit

    Male1837–1922Male

    Elizabeth Ann Walker

    Female1838–1918Female

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

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

French: from a diminutive of Old French meure ‘mulberry’, probably applied as a nickname for someone with a dark complexion, or perhaps as an occupational name for someone who grew or sold mulberries.

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

Sources (3)

  • 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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