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THE WESTERN STAR, 30 June 1916
Obituary of JOHN C. BLAIR

After an illness of about four months duration, John C. Blair died at his home in this city at 9:40 p.m., on Wednesday of this week, June 28, 1916. The cause of death was thought to be cancer of the stomach, with
complications. He had been confined to his bed for nearly seven weeks, and during that time he was a constant sufferer. For some time before his death he was in a practically unconscious condition and the end came as though he was passing into a peaceful sleep. Throughout his sickness he bore his suffering with that patience and fortitude which characterized the man. He was uncomplaining and at all times seemed perfectly resigned to whatever the end might be.

Mr. Blair was born in Cass-co., Ky., on June 17, 1861. His age at the time of death was 55 years and 11 days. His father, G. J. Blair, was a carpenter during the greater part of his life, and the deceased followed the example of his father in that respect. In the year 1866, when John was but five years of age, his parents moved from Kentucky to Madison-co., Iowa, and later from that county to Warren-co., the same state, where they continued to live. On February 14, 1882, in Indianola,
Iowa, deceased was united in marriage with Miss Mary J. Maine. About 21 years ago the family moved from Iowa to Woodward-co., Okla., where they lived for about nine years. They then moved to Ashland, Kans., and from there to Englewood. A little over two years ago they moved to this city and continued to make their home here.

Mr. Blair was of that type of men who make a favorable impression with all whom they come in contact. He was the soul of honor, a faithful and
devoted husband and father and a good citizen in the best and truest sense of the word. For 25 years or more he had been a member of the Methodist church, and as such his life conformed in every respect to the
profession he made. No one who knew John C. Blair failed to recognize in him a real friend, a whole souled and consistent christian man - one to whom all could turn for sympathy and assistance in time of need. During
his stay in Coldwater, Mr. Blair formed many warm friendships, and he will be missed in the religious and social circles of the city.

Deceased is survived by the wife and four children, three of whom were present at the time death occurred. The children are: Mrs. Stella Jones, Elkhart, Kans.; Mrs. Linnie Daniel, Whittier, Calif.; Ulysses G. Blair
of this city, and Mrs. Marguerite Clark, Vici, Okla. Mrs. Daniel was unable to be present.

Funeral services will beheld at 10 o'clock today, Friday, in the M. E. church, the pastor, Rev. Ralph W. Wyrick being in charge. Six members of the Royal Bible class, of which Mr. Blair was a member, will act as pallbearers. Interment will be made in the Coldwater cemetery.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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