Fanny Susan Blair

4 June 1867–19 February 1953 (Age 85)
Delavan Township, Faribault, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Fanny Susan

When Fanny Susan Blair was born on 4 June 1867, in Delavan Township, Faribault, Minnesota, United States, her father, Thomas A. Blair, was 41 and her mother, Agnes Macmahan, was 37. She married Thomas Jenkins Jones on 22 October 1889, in Faribault, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States for about 15 years and Vinton, Benton, Iowa, United States in 1935. She died on 19 February 1953, in Faribault, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Mankato, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Jenkins Jones
Fanny Susan Blair
Marriage: 22 October 1889
Esther Jones
Fanny Elizabeth Jones
John Paul Jones
Grace Jones

Spouse and Children

    Thomas Jenkins Jones



22 October 1889
Faribault, Minnesota, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas A. Blair


    Agnes Macmahan




    John Robert Blair


    Thomas Alexander Blair




    Sarah Emma Blair


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 17

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.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 23

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • Fannie Jones in household of Donald L Blair, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Fany S Blair in household of Thom Blair, "Minnesota State Census, 1885"
  • Fannie Jones, "United States Census, 1910"

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