Blair, Thomas H. (March 12, 1859 - March 28, 1924)

Thomas H. Blair Pioneer, Is Dead

Douglas Budget - April 3, 1924

Thomas H. Blair of Manville, an old-time resident of Wyoming, died at his home in Manville last Friday after a long illness. He had been confined to his home for over three months.

Funeral services were held at the Hofmann Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. R.M. Jones officiating. The pallbearers were W.H. Davies, Harry Haas and F.D. Hinds of Shawnee, W.J. Dalton, H.M. Arnold and P.F. Showalter of Douglas. Burial was in Douglas cemetery.

Tom Blair, who was a contractor and builder, first came to Wyoming thirty-five years ago. He was born at Batavia, N.Y., March 12, 1859. He first located at Thermopolis, erecting many of the buildings there. He built the towns of Van Tassell and Keeline and constructed many of the buildings in the coal town of Hudson in Fremont county. He was interested in the founding of the town of Shawnee and was its most enterprising citizen, making his home there for several years. Recently he had been living in Manville.

He was married January 5, 1914, to Mrs. Rosa D. Bradley, who survives him. A stepson, James Kennedy, is the only other relative living in Wyoming.

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