Obituary: Monroe Evening Times: Monroe,
Wisconsin: September 29, 1967: page 1
Edwin Blair Dead Here at Age of
Edwin R. Blair, 81, of 2209 8th St., died in St.
Clare Hospital at 2:58 a.m. today following a coronary heart attack on September 26.
"Blair" as he was affectionately known
to all who knew him, was born near the little village of Meriden in Cherokee County, Ia.,
on April 19, 1886, the son of Matthew William and Mary Johnson Blair.
His boyhood was spent in Correctionville, Ia. When he was 15, his father took up a claim in what was then known as Indian Territory so
the family moved south.
When he was 19 he joined the Navy and after six
months training at Norfolk Training Station was assigned the U. S. Steamship West
Virginia. He had the rating of Quarter Master Third Class when he was discharged in
On June 26, 1913, he was married in El Reno,
Okla., to Doris E. Trego. They came to Monroe in 1925 where Mr. Blair was employed
with the Wisconsin Power and Light Co. until his retirement in 1951. He began work
here as an inside wireman and was superintendent of the meter department when he
retired. He was Monroe's first electrical and plumbing inspector.
He was a member of the First Methodist
Surviving are his wife, two sons, Ben D. Blair,
Hinsdale, Illinois, and Philip E. Blair, Fort Wayne, Ind., and one grandson, Kevin a
student at Purdue University. One sister, Mrs. Worth O. McCauley, Oklahoma City, is
the only living member of his family.
Funeral services are pending at the Stuessy