Gabriel Blair

20 September 1867–
Hutchesontown, Lanarkshire, Scotland

The Life of Gabriel

When Gabriel Blair was born on 20 September 1867, in Hutchesontown, Lanarkshire, Scotland, his father, John Blair, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Alexander, was 29. He married Catherine Izett about 1896, in Hutchesontown, Lanarkshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Hutchesontown, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 20 years.

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Family Time Line

Gabriel Blair
Catherine Izett
Marriage: about 1896
John Blair
Catherine Taylor Blair
Andrew Izet Blair

Spouse and Children

about 1896
Hutchesontown, Lanarkshire, Scotland


Parents and Siblings



    Marion Gibb Blair


    Gabriel Blair



    Elisabeth Blair


    Margaret Alexander Blair


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 1

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.

Age 17

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 35

The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.

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)

  • Gabriel Blair, "Scotland Census, 1891"
  • Gabriel Blair, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • Gabriel Blair - Scottish Census 1901

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