Charles Francis Blair

Brief Life History of Charles Francis

When Charles Francis Blair was born on 25 January 1883, in West Brooklyn, Lee, Illinois, United States, his father, Robert Ephraim Blair 4th, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Austin, was 33. He married Hilda P Holfoester in 1915, in California, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Long Beach Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940 and United States in 1949. He died on 11 November 1960, in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Downey, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Charles Francis Blair
Hilda P Holfoester
Marriage: 1915
Charles Francis Blair Jr
Robert Joseph Blair
Viola May Blair
Irma Louise Blair
Donald Ross Blair
John Alvin Blair

Sources (26)

  • Charles F Blair, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Charles Francis Blair, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Charles Francis Blair, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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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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