Ella Florence Lair

30 March 1878–23 July 1964 (Age 86)
Gerlaw, Warren, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ella Florence

When Ella Florence Lair was born on 30 March 1878, in Gerlaw, Warren, Illinois, United States, her father, William Mathias Webster Lair, was 25 and her mother, Nancy Ann Pedigo, was 20. She married Charles Anton Rohr on 22 July 1896, in Gerlaw, Warren, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Spring Grove Township, Warren, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Kelly Township, Warren, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died on 23 July 1964, in Monmouth, Warren, Illinois, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Gerlaw Cemetery, Spring Grove Township, Warren, Illinois, United States.

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Charles Anton Rohr
Ella Florence Lair
Marriage: 22 July 1896
Elmer Glenn Rohr
Eula Florence Rohr
Edwin William Rohr
Rex Anton Rohr
Anna Lucile Rohr
Charles Dean Rohr
Fredrick Lee Rohr
Joseph Gerald Rohr

Spouse and Children

22 July 1896
Gerlaw, Warren, Illinois, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Mathias Webster Lair


    Nancy Ann Pedigo




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 7

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 23

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Lehr or Löhr ( see Loehr ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Some of Ella Florence Lair's life

SOURCE: Personal Knowledge of her son Joseph Gerald ROHR. Per the Federal Census, dated April 5, 1940, she was renting a residence at 417 S. 9th Street in Monmouth, Warren county, Illinois. She wa …

Sources (3)

  • Florence Rohn im Haushalt von Charles Rohn, „United States Census, 1910“
  • Florence E Rohr in household of Charles W Rohr, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Florance Lair in household of William Lair, "United States Census, 1880"

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