William Blair

1834–17 February 1861 (Age 27)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William

When William Blair was born in 1834, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Blair, was 56 and his mother, Mary Tosh, was 48. He lived in Ligonier, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 17 February 1861, at the age of 27.

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William Blair
Mary Tosh
Anna Blair
David Blair
Sarah Blair
Henry Blair
Mary Blair
Elizabeth Blair
John Blair
Samuel Blair
Caroline Rebecca Blair
William Blair

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World Events (2)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 12

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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 (2)

  • William Blair in household of William Blair, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Blair in household of William Blair, "United States Census, 1850"

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