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Sol Blaine (1921 - 2002)

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Sol Blaine
1921 - 2002
Born
August 14, 1921
Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States
Death
May 23, 2002
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States
Other Names
Soloman Balan
Summary
Sol Blaine of Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia was born on August 14, 1921 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio United States, and died at age 80 years old on May 23, 2002 in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia. Sol Blaine was buried at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs.
Updated: June 2, 2022
Biography ID: 45529399

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Introduction

Sol's father was Samuel Blaine, aka Schlunil Balan (1899-1986). His mother was Sura "Sarah" Genis (1900-1951). He had 2 siblings, one of which was Lilian, the other Arthur.

In the 1930 census, Sol was 8 years old and living with his family in Cleveland OH. Both of his parents were born in Romania. In the household were parents Sam and Sarah and sibling Lilly as well as his father's brother Ben Blaine. The family stated that they were Jewish and the parents immigrated to the US in 1921. Father Sam and Uncle Ben both worked as operators in a clothing manufacturing company.

In the 1940 census, Sol was age 18, single, and living with his parents and siblings Lilly, age 11, and Arthur, age 7, in Cleveland OH. He had graduated high school and was unemployed but seeking work. His father was an operator in a women's clothing manufacturing.

A survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, he had served onboard the Pearl Harbor bombing, USS West Virginia

On November 13, 1946, when Sol filled out his draft registration, he was a discharged veteran - Navy - and living in South Euclid, OH. He was 5ft 7 inches tall, weighed 147 lbs, his complexion was dark, hair brown, eyes brown. His mother, Sarah, was her next of kin.

Sol married Shirley in 1948-1949. They had been married 54 years when he died. They had daughters Sara, Barbara, and Wendy.

By 1992, Sol was living in Atlanta GA, where he died.
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Sol Blaine
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Sol Blaine
Full legal name
Soloman Balan
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Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia 30327
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August 14, 1921
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Cuyahoga County, Ohio United States
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Ethnicity & Family History

Caucasian Parents born in Romania of Jewish heritage.

Nationality & Locations

Born in Ohio, lived in Ohio and Georgia. US citizen

Education

Graduated high school

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Unknown
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Jewish

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Tower Financial Services, Inc. was originally founded in 1978. Prior to that timeframe it’s founder, Sol Blaine, was one of the founding members of a National Mortgage Association and was President of North American Acceptance Corporation. After Sol’s passing in 2002, the current President and original founder’s grandson assumed control.

Personal Life

Atlanta Community Jewish Federation, The Temple, William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, Puppetry of Fine Arts, The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, High Museum of Art, Atlanta Historical Society, Zoo Atlanta, Pearl Harbor Survivors, and the William Breman Jewish Home.

Military Service

Sol Blaine was a veteran in the US Navy, who served in Pearl Harbor in 1941.
May 23, 2002
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Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia United States
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Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs, Fulton County, Georgia United States
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Sol Blaine passed away at age 80 years old on May 23, 2002 in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, and was buried at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs. Sol Blaine of Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia was born on August 14, 1921 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio United States.

Average Age & Life Expectancy

Sol Blaine lived 7 years longer than the average Blaine family member when they died at the age of 80.
The average age of a Blaine family member is 73.
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Sol Blaine
A photo of Sol shared by Andrew Holstein on FindAGrave on May 26 2021
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06/02/2022
Handsome.
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06/02/2022
Thank you for your service, sir...rest in peace.
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I found an indepth obit for Sol Blaine. I tried to clip it and then paste it here, but can't for some reason. send me your email addy and I will do my best to send it that way if possible. Juanita [contact link]
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Birthday gift to Sol Blaine. I found this in Georgia, USA a few years ago and I'm searching for a family member to give this to them. God bless you and thank you for your service!
I found this in the state of Georgia, USA a few years ago. I know it's special and I'm looking for a possible family member of Sol Blaine. Thank you for your sincere help. No spam messages please!
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07/17/2021
My grandfather was there too, wish I'd been able to talk to him and learn more
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Sol Blaine Gravesite
A photo of Sol's grave in Arlington Memorial Park, Sandy Springs Georgia
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Inscription on Sol's Grave
Sweetheart, Father, Grandpa and Friend.
A passion for music and song,
A joy for laughter, a zest for life,
You are our spirit, our heart, the twinkle
in our eyes.
You showed us a way of life that is
loving, compassionate, and giving.
Your legacy continues to
make a difference.
Sol, we adore you,
Your Loving Family
Pearl Harbor Survivor and Our Hero
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1921 - 2002 World Events

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In 1921, in the year that Sol Blaine was born, on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

In 1944, by the time this person was 23 years old, on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1952, Sol was 31 years old when on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1976, Sol was 55 years old when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1997, at the age of 76 years old, Sol was alive when on August 31st, Princess Diana of Great Britain was killed when her car crashed into a pillar in the tunnel under the Pont de l'Alma bridge in Paris. The car she was riding in was trying to evade the paparazzi but it was also discovered later that the driver of the car, who was also killed, had three times the legal limit of alcohol which likely contributed to the accident.

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