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"Bessie" Elisabeth Mildred Blair

Female 1898 - 1993  (94 years)


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  • Name "Bessie" Elisabeth Mildred Blair  [1
    Nickname Bessie 
    Born 12 Nov 1898  Orion, Henry, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 31 Jan 1993  Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 3 Feb 1993  Orion, Henry, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I10220  My Genealogy

    Father *John Beckenridge Blair,   b. 18 Nov 1865, Millville, Cumberland, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1935, Orion, Henry, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Ellen "Ella" Elliott Wilson,   b. 27 Feb 1864, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1930, Orion, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 27 Feb 1895  Sunny Hill, Henry, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F65301  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F65387  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Bessie never married.

      Birth & death dates taken from photo of grave stone at WesternCemetery, Henry County, Illinois on 18 Mar 2006 per SLJuhl, compiler.Bessie is buried next to her parents John & Ella Blair. Photo kept inBlair Family records.

      Bessie collected two boxes of newspapers and newspaper articleclippings of events that the Blair family and extended families wereinvolved in Henry and Rock Island County, Illinois. Bessie also keptolder photos and other memorabilia as well, and especially with addedcensus, marriage, military, land, family genealogist information, plusthe cemetery records added to Bessie's information, we have a moreextensive view of the families dynamics and their local histories.She also kept a small brown notebook of family members names andbirthdates that has also been used in the family genealogy.

      This newspaper article was in the boxes of clippings that Bessie Blairhad collected:
      "BESSIE BLAIR
      Bessie M. Blair, 1823 18th St., Moline, will be honored Sunday at openhouse in observance of her 80th birthday. Relatives and friends areinvited to call from 2:30 until 4 p.m. in the home of her nephew JohnE. Blair Sr., 3611- 26th Ave., Moline. There is another nephew, Dr.R.G. Blair, Huntington, Ind. She belongs to First United MethodistChurch, Moline." There is no date on the article so only the monthand year can be given with any certainity, 12 November 1978, and sincemost of the clippings that she saved were from the Moline DispatchNewspaper it is likely that is where this article appeared as well.[Transcribed 16 May 2006, SLJuhl, compiler]

      SOURCE: The Dispatch And The Rock Island Argus, Monday, February 1,1993, D1-microfilm; Moline Public Library 41st Street, Rock IslandCounty, Illinois 61265; Obtained by, S.L. Juhl RNBSC, Compiler on 25February 2009. “OBITUARIES - Bessie Blair, 94, of1209 21st Avenue, Rock Island, died Sunday, January 31, 1993, atSilver Cross Nursing Center, Rock Island. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m.Wednesday at Trimble Funeral Home, Moline, where further arrangementsare pending.”
      SOURCE: The Dispatch And The Rock Island Argus, Tuesday, February 2,1993, C6-microfilm; Moline Public Library 41st Street, Rock IslandCounty, Illinois 61265; Obtained by, S.L. Juhl RNBSC, Compiler on 25February 2009. “BESSIE BLAIR Bessie Blair,94, of 1209 21st Ave., Rock Island, formerly of Moline and Orion, diedSunday, Jan. 31, 1993, at Silver Cross Nursing Center, Rock Island.Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Trimble Funeral Home, Moline. Burialis in Western Cemetery, Orion. Visitation is one hour prior toservices. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church,Moline, where she was a member; or Friendship Manor, Rock Island. Shewas born Nov. 12, 1898, in Orion, the daughter of John and ElizabethLove Blair. She was a member of United Methodist Women and Kings’Daughters. Survivors include a nephew and his wife, John and MarilynBlair, Moline; several great-nieces and great-nephews, including JoanBlair-Dick, Bettendorf, Joyce Morey, Kewanee, John Blair, Fort Polk,Miss., Jozett McCoy, Texas City, Texas, and Jorgia Blair, Macomb; andmany cousins.” NOTE: The name of her mother was Ellen "Ella" E.Wilson Blair--not Elizabeth Love Blair. Elizabeth was hergrandmother.
      Please check this: BURI: CONC head stones
      DATE 03 FEB 1993
      PLAC Moline, Rock Island, Illinois, USA
      SOUR @S01025@

  • Sources 
    1. [S1192] Bessie Blair Obituary, The Dispatch And The Rock Island Argus, Tuesday, February 2, 1993,C6-microfilm; Moline Public Library 41st Street, Rock Island County,Illinois 61265; Obtained by, S.L. Juhl RNBSC, Compiler on 25 February2009 The Dispatch And The Rock Island Argus, Tuesda.

    2. [S834] Ella Elliott Wilson Blair Obituary, The Moline Daily Dispatch, Thursday Evening, June 26, 1930, Page14-microfilm; Moline Public Library 41st Street, Rock Island County,Illinois 61265; Obtained by, S.L. Juhl RNBSC, Compiler on 25 February2009 The Moline Daily Dispatch, Thursday Evening, Jun.