Alfred Henry Blair

3 December 1858–1955 (Age 96)
Galien, Berrien, Michigan, United States

The Life of Alfred Henry

When Alfred Henry Blair was born on 3 December 1858, in Galien, Berrien, Michigan, United States, his father, Henry Miller Blair, was 30 and his mother, Statira Rebecca James, was 23. He married Evaline Graves on 31 October 1900, in Muskegon Township, Muskegon, Michigan, United States. He lived in Sheridan, Newaygo, Michigan, United States in 1880 and Northland, Marquette, Michigan, United States for about 5 years. He died in 1955, in Wells Township, Marquette, Michigan, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Bridgeton Township, Newaygo, Michigan, United States.

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Alfred Henry Blair
Evaline Graves
Marriage: 31 October 1900

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31 October 1900
Muskegon Township, Muskegon, Michigan, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 21

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Age 28

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • Alfred H Blair, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alfred H Blair in household of Henry M Blair, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alfred H Blair in household of Henry M Blair, "United States Census, 1870"

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