Ralph Pope BLAIR

HAIRSTON.org ID#175, b. 19 November 1892, d. 1 October 1962
Father*Willis Pope BLAIR b. 12 Jul 1857, d. 17 Jul 1895
Mother*Anne Melvina SMITH b. 20 Apr 1870, d. 10 Mar 1945
Birth*Ralph Pope BLAIR was born on 19 November 1892 in Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi.1,2 
He was the son of Willis Pope BLAIR and Anne Melvina SMITH
Marriage*Ralph Pope BLAIR married Laura May HAIRSTON, daughter of George William HAIRSTON and Ela May Ledbetter THARP, 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 1.2 
Divorce*Ralph Pope BLAIR and Laura May HAIRSTON were divorced about 1920. 
Census 1920*Ralph Pope BLAIR and Laura May HAIRSTON appeared on the census of 13 June 1920 in District 3, Mt. Vernon, Lowndes County, Mississippi, Ralph 27, wife Laura 20, daughter Carolyn 6/12.3 
Death*Ralph Pope BLAIR died on 1 October 1962 at age 69. 
Burial*He was buried in Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi. 


Laura May HAIRSTON b. 20 Jul 1899, d. 10 Jul 1996

Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S128] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
  2. [S73] Daughters of American Revolution (DAR) - This information has been claimed, but I have no idea if it is accurate.
  3. [S1920] 1920 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
Last Edited3 Mar 2019