Louis Lew Robert Blair

24 March 1857–12 November 1941 (Age 84)
Henry, Illinois, United States

The Life of Louis Lew Robert

When Louis Lew Robert Blair was born on 24 March 1857, in Henry, Illinois, United States, his father, Robert Blair, was 29 and his mother, Marinda McCumber, was 28. He married Mary J Kinney Bigwood on 6 July 1881, in Mercer, Illinois, United States. He lived in Perryton Township, Mercer, Illinois, United States in 1940 and Mercer, Illinois, United States in 1941. He died on 12 November 1941, in Matherville, Mercer, Illinois, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Henry, Illinois, United States.

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Louis Lew Robert Blair
Mary J Kinney Bigwood
Marriage: 6 July 1881

Spouse and Children

6 July 1881
Mercer, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Blair





    Mary Elizabeth Blair


    Franklin Blair


    Blanche Adele Blair



    William Nathan Blair


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1858 · A House Divided

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 24

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • Louis Blair in household of William Endicott, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lewis V Blair, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lewis Blair, "United States Census, 1940"

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