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
1846–1920
Mary Ann Blair
1844–1917
Marriage: 28 October 1868
Jane Elizabeth Colquhoun
1870–1943
Annie Marilla Colquhoun
1872–1965
Lily Ada Colquhoun
1874–1941
Gilbert Colquhoun
1877–1964
Mary Louisa Colquhoun
1882–1970
Alvin Ross Colquhoun
1889–1951
Allia R Colquhoun
1890–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 October 1868
Perth, Ontario, Canada
children

(7)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Robert Blair

    Male1832–Male

    Blair

    Male1835–1861Male

    William Blair

    Male1837–1911Male

    Jane Blair

    Female1841–Female

    Female1844–1917Female

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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.
1869

Age 25

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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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