Charles Francis Blair

January 1883–11 November 1960 (Age 77)
West Brooklyn, Lee, Illinois, United States

The Life of Charles Francis

When Charles Francis Blair was born in 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 Holfoester in 1915, in California, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Downey Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1900. 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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Family Time Line

Charles Francis Blair
Hilda Holfoester
Marriage: 1915
Charles F Blair
Robert Joseph Blair
Viola May Blair
Irma L. Blair
Donald R Blair
John Alvin Blair

Spouse and Children

California, United States


    Charles F Blair


    Robert Joseph Blair


    Viola May Blair



    Donald R Blair


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World Events (8)

1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 2

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.

Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Age 21

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from any of the numerous places in Scotland called Blair, named with Scottish Gaelic blàr (genitive blàir) ‘plain’, ‘field’, especially a battlefield (Irish blár).

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

Sources (3)

  • Charles F Blair, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charles F Blair, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles F Blair in household of Robert E Blair, "United States Census, 1920"

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