Andrew Blair

1813–4 February 1897 (Age 84)

The Life Summary of Andrew

When Andrew Blair was born in 1813, in Ireland, his father, Ebenezer Blair, was 39 and his mother, Janet Young, was 25. He married Fanny Henry on 10 February 1840, in Toronto, York, Upper Canada, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Canada, New France in 1851 and West Garafraxa, Wellington, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years. He died on 4 February 1897, in Fergus, Wellington, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 84, and was buried in House Of Industry And Refuge Cemetery, Fergus, Centre Wellington, Wellington, Ontario, Canada.

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Andrew Blair
Jane Cantlon
Marriage: 1855
Catherine Blair
Eliza Jane Blair
Frances Margaret Blair
James Blair
John C Blair
Adam D Blair
Peter Blair
Margaret Ann Blair
Jacob Cantlon Blair
Catherine Emily Blair

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    1855Wellington, Canada West, British Colonial America
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    World Events (6)

    Age 26
    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.
    Age 32
    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.
    1867 · Ontario Founded
    Age 54
    On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

    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 (20)

    • Andrew Blair in entry for Jacob Blair, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
    • Andrew Blair, "Canada Census, 1881"
    • Andrew Blair in entry for Thomas Bullivant and Eliza Jane Blair, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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