Vassar M Blair (1919 - 2001)

A photo of Vassar M Blair
Vassar M Blair
1919 - 2001
updated February 06, 2019
Vassar M Blair was born on November 25, 1919. Vassar died on October 9, 2001 at age 81. We know that Vassar M Blair had been residing in Mount Vernon, Faulkner County, Arkansas 72111.

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Vassar M Blair Biography

With today's technology we are able to write and share our own history which lasts forever online. Our ancestors never had a chance to document their lives. This biography is dedicated to memorialize the life of Vassar Blair, honor his/her ancestry & genealogy, and his/her immediate Blair family.

Most Commonly Known Name

Vassar M Blair

First name

Vassar

Middle name

M

Maiden name

Unknown.

Last Name(s)

Nickname(s) or aliases

Birth

Vassar Blair was born on

Death

Vassar Blair died on

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Vassar.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Vassar M Blair?

Obituary

Unknown.

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Vassar's ethnicity and where did their parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations Lived

Unknown.

Religion

Unknown. Was Vassar a religious person?

Last Known Residence

Mount Vernon, Faulkner County, Arkansas 72111

Education

Did Vassar finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Vassar attend?

Professions

Share what Vassar did for a living or if they had a career or profession.

Personal Life & Organizations

Share some highlights of Vassar's personal life & organizations in which they participated.

Military Service

Did Vassar serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with their life?

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Back to Top

Vassar M Blair Family Tree

Vassar's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Blair family tree.

Vassar's Family

Add a parent
Add a parent
Vassar M Blair
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

Friends:

Click to add friends & family.

Vassar's Family Photos

Share Memories about Vassar

What do you remember about Vassar M Blair? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about them. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Vassar is remembered.

Vassar Blair Obituary

This obit of Vassar M Blair is maintained by Vassar's followers. Contribute to her obituary and include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Vassar M Blair died on October 9, 2001 at age 81. Vassar was born on November 25, 1919. We are unaware of information about Vassar's immediate family. We know that Vassar M Blair had been residing in Mount Vernon, Faulkner County, Arkansas 72111.
Followers & Sources
Other Records of Vassar M Blair

1919 - 2001 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Vassar's lifetime

In 1919, in the year that Vassar M Blair was born, Indian lawyer Mahatma Gandhi initiated the Satyagraha campaigns, beginning the nonviolent resistance movement against British rule of India. Satyagraha means "holding onto truth" and the campaign for India independence, which was eventually obtained, called for "self-suffering" rather than inflicting suffering (i.e., violence) on others.

In 1928, at the age of merely 9 years old, Vassar was alive when aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1939, Vassar was 20 years old when in May, Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first full-length animated film, reached a total international gross of $6.5 million which made it (to then) the most successful sound film of all time. First released in December 1937, it was originally dubbed "Disney's Folly" but the premiere received a standing ovation from the audience. At the 11th Academy Awards in February 1939, Walt Disney won an Academy Honorary Award - a full-size Oscar statuette and seven miniature ones - for Snow White.

In 1952, when this person was 33 years old, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1964, at the age of 45 years old, Vassar was alive when in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

Other Biographies

Other Blairs

A B Blair
Oct 16, 1921 - Apr 7, 1990
Detroit, MI
Vincent S Blair
Mar 14, 1902 - April 1996
Malvern, AR
Ervin Blair
Apr 28, 1906 - May 1985
Arkansas
Leonard Blair
Nov 21, 1877 - December 1966
Clarksville, Arkansas
Jack Blair
Aug 9, 1915 - June 1980
Memphis, Tennessee
L D Blair
Dec 26, 1921 - Oct 17, 2005
Little Rock, AR
James Blair
Mar 10, 1879 - December 1965
Arkansas
William Blair
Aug 6, 1922 - September 1965
John Blair
Sep 20, 1888 - October 1967
Roland, Arkansas
Joe B Blair
Nov 28, 1909 - Feb 23, 1997
Plainview, AR
Claud Blair
Mar 23, 1911 - July 1982
Van Buren, Arkansas
Joseph Blair
Jul 10, 1956 - July 1978
Robert Blair
Mar 17, 1905 - June 1961
Maxwell Blair
Apr 22, 1900 - April 1978
Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas
Estelle T Blair
Mar 6, 1908 - Jul 31, 1994
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Watson Blair
Apr 26, 1907 - Jun 25, 1982
Memphis, TN
Terry Blair
Dec 14, 1956 - August 1976
Robbie D Blair
Aug 18, 1960 - Oct 27, 2006
Alfred Blair
Jul 1, 1878 - September 1970
Richton, Mississippi
Willie Blair
Oct 22, 1914 - January 1983

Other Bios

Jessie Bunch
Jun 8, 1899 - July 1973
North Little Rock, Arkansas
Robert Erdwurm
Jun 25, 1905 - August 1982
Richardson, Texas
Alma Starnes
Jul 29, 1894 - October 1978
Little Rock, Arkansas
Elizabeth Powers
Nov 26, 1916 - March 1976
Fort Worth, Texas
D C Tomlin
Nov 13, 1899 - Jan 24, 1996
San Diego, CA
George W Linn
Oct 30, 1908 - Jul 26, 1999
Milton Freewater, OR
Horace Smith
Mar 7, 1915 - July 1985
McAllen, Texas
Gladys Hirsch
Mar 17, 1895 - October 1983
Little Rock, Arkansas
Bobbye M Colyar
Jul 8, 1917 - Dec 19, 1988
Dallas, TX
John A Griffey
Nov 16, 1905 - May 23, 1993
Little Rock, AR
Byrdie Wight
Jul 23, 1908 - June 1987
Binghamton, New York
Daniel A Buck
Dec 18, 1915 - Jan 9, 1989
Benton, AR
Thomas Lawler
May 17, 1891 - December 1979
Little Rock, Arkansas
Mary Lowe
Nov 7, 1901 - September 1978
Dallas, Texas
Flora Rickman
Nov 16, 1896 - December 1977
Quitman, Arkansas
Leonard Henry
May 16, 1907 - December 1969
New Orleans, Louisiana
James E Elrod
Sep 13, 1913 - Jun 20, 2002
Little Rock, AR
J Adamson
Apr 29, 1905 - July 1974
Little Rock, Arkansas
Howard Brantley
Feb 26, 1907 - March 1971
Little Rock, Arkansas
George Eldred
Jan 26, 1906 - April 1968
Success Stories from Biographies like Vassar M Blair
I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.