Mary Maude Blair

2 September 1881–6 November 1960 (Age 79)
Farmington, Van Buren, Iowa, United States

The Life of Mary Maude

When Mary Maude Blair was born on 2 September 1881, in Farmington, Van Buren, Iowa, United States, her father, John Brown Blair, was 29 and her mother, Mary Anna Anthony, was 22. She married Dennis Peter Kearney on 27 March 1899. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Jamestown Township, Howard, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States for about 20 years. She died on 6 November 1960, in Noel, McDonald, Missouri, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dennis Peter Kearney
Mary Maude Blair
Marriage: 27 March 1899
Esther Pansy Kearney
Margaret Pearl Kearney
Mary Katherine Kearney
Vivian A Kearney
Blanche O Kearney

Spouse and Children

    Dennis Peter Kearney



27 March 1899


    Esther Pansy Kearney



    Mary Katherine Kearney


    Vivian A Kearney


    Blanche O Kearney


Parents and Siblings

    John Brown Blair


    Mary Anna Anthony




    Jonathan Robert "John" Blair



    Esther Blair


    Alice Blair


    Pearl Blair


World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 3

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 21

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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 M Brunson in household of J B Johnson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Maud Brunson in household of William P Graham, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Maud Carney in household of Dennis Carney, "United States Census, 1900"

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