Charles Francis Blair

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

The Life Summary 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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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

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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

(1997: 27379;2007: 57954; 2010: 78026)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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Sources (21)

  • Charles Francis Blair, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Charles F Blair, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charles Francis Blair, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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