Mary Ann Blair

1844–3 April 1917 (Age 73)
Albion, Peel, Canada West, British Colonial America

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Blair was born in 1844, in Albion, Peel, Canada West, British Colonial America, her father, William Blair, was 36 and her mother, Jane Brock, was 37. She married Alexander Colquhoun on 28 October 1868, in Perth, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Hibbert, Perth, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years and Brandon, Manitoba, Canada for about 10 years. She died on 3 April 1917, in Nanton, Willow Creek No. 26, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 73, and was buried in Nanton, Willow Creek No. 26, Alberta, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Colquhoun
Mary Ann Blair
Marriage: 28 October 1868
Jane Elizabeth Colquhoun
Annie Marilla Colquhoun
Lily Ada Colquhoun
Gilbert Colquhoun
Mary Louisa Colquhoun
Alvin Ross Colquhoun
Allia R Colquhoun

Spouse and Children

28 October 1868
Perth, Ontario, Canada


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Robert Blair




    William Blair


    Jane Blair



+2 More Children

World Events (5)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 23

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.

Age 25

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 39

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

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)

  • Mary Ann Colguhoun in household of Alexander Colguhoun, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Marg A Colquhoun in household of Aliand Colquhoun, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Mary Ann Blair, "Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869"

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