Biography of C. L. Blair
Erie County, PA Biographies





C. L. Blair, who is successfully engaged in the coal business at Albion, was born at Corwith, Iowa, Jan. 17, 1879, and is the son of Cyrus and Della (Raymond) Blair.

Cyrus Blair, a native of Crawford County, Pa., died in 1885 when his son was but six years of age. His widow then went west with her daughters, Bertha and Lottie, where they made their home. C. L., the subject of this sketch, was reared and educated by his grandfather, Hugh Blair, a well known farmer of Crawford County, who died in 1897.

At an early age C. L. Blair entered the employ of the Bessemer Railroad as a freight trainman and was later made conductor. He has been in the employ of this company for 21 years and is also interested in the coal business at Albion.

In 1903 Mr. Blair was married at Buffalo, to Miss Lottie G. Peters, a native of Pennsylvania. They have three children: Stanley, born Oct. 8, 1907; Doris, born Aug. 6, 1920; and Harold, born Feb. 13, 1922.

Mr. Blair is affiliated with the B. of R. T. He is esteemed throughout the community as a substantial and reliable citizen.

From:
History of Erie County, Pennsylvania
By: John Elmer Reed
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis
1925

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