William Blair

17 August 1827–
Cork, County Cork, Ireland

The Life of William

When William Blair was born on 17 August 1827, in Cork, County Cork, Ireland, his father, Ralph Edward Blair, was 28 and his mother, Mary Blair, was 22.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Edward Blair
1799–1848
Mary Blair
1804–1827
Thomas Blair
1821–1921
Edward Francis Blair
1824–1885
William Blair
1827–

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World Events (3)

1839

Age 12

The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.
1845

Age 18

The Irish Potato Famine. Many Irish emigrate to America. Irish population drops from 8 million to 6 million due to death from starvation or emigration.
1919

Age 92

Irish War of Independence against Britain ending in the Anglo Irish Treaty.

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.

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