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Friday, January 11, 2002

Seeking family

I am working on the genealogy of my family on my father's side. The "Blair" part of the family moved to Sikeston in the 1890s. I have only been able to find descendants of one of them. I would appreciate it if you would print the following query in your letters to the editor section.

Seeking children or descendants of my great-grandfather, George W. Blair, born January 1842 in Kentucky. He married Tersia Carrie Cotton on Oct. 31, 1878, in Spencer County. She died Jan. 24, 1918, in Sikeston. Her children are Walker B., born April 17, 1886, in Spencer County, Ind., and died Jan. 23, 1920, in Sikeston; Mary F., born June 1887 in Indiana; Gracie P. born February 1893 in Indiana; George, born June 1891 in Indiana; Joseph, born Oct. 20, 1888, in Indiana and died in January 1978 in Sikeston (married Lilly McVey on Dec. 15, 1906, in Sikeston); Lura, born Sept. 24, 1884 in Spencer County, Ind., died Feb. 7, 1971, in Sikeston (married John Elkins). All lived in Sikeston in 1900.

Lois Gray

591 Maple Ridge

LaGrange, Ind. 46761

e-mail: ldgray@ligtel.com