Elbert Lee Blair

24 July 1920–25 July 2010 (Age 90)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Elbert Lee

When Elbert Lee Blair was born on 24 July 1920, in Mississippi, United States, his father, Homer Franklin Blair, was 30 and his mother, Hersie Elnora Pearson, was 33. He married Ella B Adams on 5 June 1949. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Catahoula, Louisiana, United States in 1935 and Police Jury Ward 7, Concordia, Louisiana, United States in 1940. He died on 25 July 2010, in Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Pineville, Rapides, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elbert Lee Blair
Ella B Adams
Marriage: 5 June 1949
Dale Edward Blair

Spouse and Children

5 June 1949


    Dale Edward Blair


Parents and Siblings



    Jesse Franklin Blair


    Roy Blair


    Cecil Blair



    Faye Blair


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1925 · B.B. King is Born

Age 5

B.B. King was born on September 16, 1925, in Itta Bean, Mississippi. He was a famous American blues singer, electric guitarist, and record producer. In 1987, he inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Elbert Blair in household of Homer F Blair, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elbert Blair in household of Homer F Blair, "United States Census, 1930"
  • E L Blair in entry for Dale Edward Blair, "Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960"

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