Sylvia Milecent Blair

Femaleabout 1849–22 September 1936

Brief Life History of Sylvia Milecent

When Sylvia Milecent Blair was born about 1849, in Knox, Ohio, United States, her father, John Blair, was 38 and her mother, Artamissa Azuba Stephens, was 35. She married James R Wyker on 9 October 1879, in Morrow, Salem Township, Warren, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Chester Township, Morrow, Ohio, United States in 1880 and Fredericktown, Knox, Ohio, United States in 1936. She died on 22 September 1936, in Franklin Township, Morrow, Ohio, United States, at the age of 88.

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James R Wyker
Sylvia Milecent Blair
Marriage: 9 October 1879
Herbert Wyker
Calvin Homer Wyker MD
John Blair Wyker

Sources (21)

  • Sylva Wyker in household of J R Wyker, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sylvia Blair - Individual or family possessions: Family genealogies: birth: about 1849;
  • Sylvia M. Blair, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 October 1879Morrow, Salem Township, Warren, Ohio, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

    Age 11

    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.


    Age 14

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 23

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from any of numerous places in Scotland called Blair, named with Scottish Gaelic blàr (genitive blàir) ‘plain, field’, especially a battlefield (Irish blár). There were families of this name in the Middle Ages taking their names from any of the places called Blair in Dysart parish Fife, Dalry parish Ayrshire, and Blairgowrie in Perthshire.

    Americanized form of French Belair and Blais .

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

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