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Blair, Peter 1849-1939

BLAIR

Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 5/8/2008 at 10:27:02

DEATH CLAIMS PETER BLAIR
Followed Profession of Land Surveyor

Peter Blair, long a resident of Plymouth county, passed away at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Tindall, just west of LeMars, Wednesday morning, September 13, at 7:40 o’clock. Although failing for the past few months, it was not until the past two weeks that he was bedridden.

Born on February 15, 1849, Mr. Blair had reached the ripe age of ninety years, six months and twenty-nine days. His parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. William Blair of Duns, Berwickshire, Scotland. It was there that he gained his education and prepared himself as accountant and surveyor. In both these fields he was proficient, using his skill in the latter field after coming to America.

He came to this country in 1894 to make his home with a sister, Mrs. James Weir, of Leeds. Mrs. Weir died in 1895.

He continued to live with his brother-in-law until 1900 when he went to the farm of the late James Tindall, prominent farmer in the Adaville district and remained with members of the Tindall family ever since. He was employed for several years in caring for live stock on the Tindall farm and in recent years has spent his time in doing lighter tasks common to farm life.

POSSESSED STERLING QUALITIES
Mr. Blair was a man of sterling qualities. He was an upright citizen, loyal to his friends and faithful in the performance of those duties that mark a good man.

Plans for the funeral have not yet been completed, but will likely be held on Friday afternoon from the Adaville United Brethren church. Interment will be made in the Pleasant Valley cemetery at that place.

~Source: Very likely a LeMars, Iowa, newspaper clipping, Sept. 1939
~Note: The date of death penned on the obituary is: Sept. 13, 1939


 

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