James Monroe Blair

Male12 October 1861–22 February 1927

Brief Life History of James Monroe

When James Monroe Blair was born on 12 October 1861, in Arkansas, United States, his father, James Harvey Blair, was 37 and his mother, Fredonia Olivia Wilkins, was 32. He married Pheobe Alice Langham on 17 July 1887, in Sherman, Grayson, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Kemp Township, Bryan, Oklahoma, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 5, Haskell, Texas, United States in 1920. He died on 22 February 1927, in Altus, Jackson, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Altus, Jackson, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Monroe Blair
Pheobe Alice Langham
Marriage: 17 July 1887
Samuel Harvey Blair
Beulah Bonapart Blair
Kitty Watson Blair
Estella Eugene Blair
Manerva “Neva” Neal Blair
Earl Burr Blair
Joseph Roscoe Blair
Cecil Allen Blair
Burl Albert Blair
Muriel Louise Blair
Nettie Faye Blair

Sources (34)

  • Jas M Blair in household of Jas H Blair, "United States Census, 1870"
  • J.M. Blair, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
  • Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 July 1887Sherman, Grayson, Texas, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1862 · Battle of Pea Ridge

    Age 1

    By the time the Battle of Pea Ridge happened the Union forces had pushed Confederates through Missouri and Arkansas. This battle was important in securing Missouri for the Union and opening Arkansas for the Union.


    Age 2

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 20

    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: habitational name from any of numerous places in Scotland called Blair, named with Scottish Gaelic blàr (genitive blàir) ‘plain, field’, especially a battlefield (Irish blár). There were families of this name in the Middle Ages taking their names from any of the places called Blair in Dysart parish Fife, Dalry parish Ayrshire, and Blairgowrie in Perthshire.

    Americanized form of French Belair and Blais .

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

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