Laura May HAIRSTON

HAIRSTON.org ID#169, b. 20 July 1899, d. 10 July 1996
Father*George William HAIRSTON1 b. 5 Oct 1857, d. 2 Dec 1941
Mother*Ela May Ledbetter THARP b. 27 Oct 1872, d. 30 Aug 1962
Birth*Laura May HAIRSTON was born on 20 July 1899 in Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi
She was the daughter of George William HAIRSTON and Ela May Ledbetter THARP.1 
Census 1900Laura May HAIRSTON appeared on the 1900 census of George William HAIRSTON on 1 June 1900 in Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi.2

Census 1910Laura May HAIRSTON appeared on the 1910 census of George William HAIRSTON on 15 April 1910 in Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi.3

Marriage*Laura May HAIRSTON married Ralph Pope BLAIR, son of Willis Pope BLAIR and Anne Melvina SMITH, on 21 July 1918 in First Presbyterian Church, Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi; "BLAIR - HAIRSTON

Mr. Ralph P. Blair and Miss Laura May Hairston were married at the manse of the First Presbyterian church at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon, the ceremony having been performed by the pastor, Rev. R. Excell Frye. Mr. Blair is a wealthy young planter of the prosperous Prairie section west of the Tombigbee river, while the bride, who is the daughter of G. W. Hairston, a well known citizen of the Crawford neighborhood, is an unusually pretty and attractive young lady."
The Columbus Commercial, Columbis Miss., Thursdau Morning, July 25, 1918, page 1.4 
Divorce*Laura May HAIRSTON and Ralph Pope BLAIR were divorced about 1920. 
Census 1920*Laura May HAIRSTON and Ralph Pope BLAIR appeared on the census of 13 June 1920 in District 3, Mt. Vernon, Lowndes County, Mississippi, Ralph 27, wife Laura 20, daughter Carolyn 6/12.5 
Marriage*Laura May HAIRSTON married Ben William COTTON in 1932. 
Death*Laura May HAIRSTON died on 10 July 1996 in Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi, at age 96.4 
Burial*She was buried in Oaklimb Cemetery, Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi.6 

Family 1

Ralph Pope BLAIR b. 19 Nov 1892, d. 1 Oct 1962
Child

Family 2

Ben William COTTON b. 18 Oct 1890, d. 27 Dec 1947
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Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S253] Bible of Nicholas E. Hairston Family, 1825 (Boston, New York, Philadelphia: American Family Bible Publishing Company, N. E. Hairston, Jr., Mississippi.
  2. [S1900] 1900 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  3. [S1910] 1910 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  4. [S73] Daughters of American Revolution (DAR).
  5. [S1920] 1920 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration.
  6. [S13] Oaklimb Cemetery, Crawford, Lowndes County, MS.
Last Edited3 Mar 2019