Frances Olive Blair

about 1870–12 August 1961 (Age 91)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Frances Olive

When Frances Olive Blair was born about 1870, in North Carolina, United States, her father, William Thomas Blair, was 27 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Boyd, was 24. She married William Henry McGuire on 4 November 1894, in Globe, Caldwell, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Globe, Caldwell, North Carolina, United States in 1880 and Bald Mountain Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States for about 20 years. She died on 12 August 1961, in Boone, Watauga, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Mountlawn Memorial Park and Gardens, Boone, Watauga, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry McGuire
Frances Olive Blair
Marriage: 4 November 1894
Margaret Elma McGuire

Spouse and Children

4 November 1894
Globe, Caldwell, North Carolina, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William Thomas Blair


    Mary Elizabeth Boyd




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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 0

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 7

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Oliva McGuire in household of Ralph G Greer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Frances B S Blair in household of William T Blair, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Olive Mcguire in household of Will H Mcguire, "United States Census, 1930"

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