James Logan Blair

30 May 1928–14 June 2007 (Age 79)
Wrigley, Morgan, Kentucky, United States

The Life of James Logan

When James Logan Blair was born on 30 May 1928, in Wrigley, Morgan, Kentucky, United States, his father, Wilson Aaron Blair Sr., was 20 and his mother, Lina Combs, was 17. He lived in Silver Grove, Campbell, Kentucky, United States in 1935 and Magisterial District 5 Masons Creek, Perry, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 14 June 2007, in Quincy, Branch, Michigan, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Wilson Aaron Blair Sr.
Lina Combs
James Logan Blair
Clara Thelma Blair
Frieda Marie Blair
Wilson Aaron Blair Jr.
Estil Jay Blair

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 8

The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 21

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

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.

Story Highlight

The Birth of My Mother, Frieda

This story was written by Nancy Wilson (nee Patterson), daughter of Frieda Marie Patterson (nee Blair). My mother, Frieda Marie Blair Patterson, died when I was eleven years old, so I don’t remember …

Sources (3)

  • 1930 United Sates Census: James Logan Blair
  • 1940 United States Census: James L Blair
  • James in entry for Jay Blair, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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