Merced Express, Merced, CA. Thursday, Feb 18, 1943
William J. Blair, Is Buried Monday
William J. Blair, 70, widely known in this city as a farmer, was buried Monday morning at the Masonic cemetery, following services in the Ivers and Alcorn mission chapel. The Rev. Lawrence Holly officiated.
He had succumbed to a heart attack early Friday morning. He was a native of Arkansas, and had lived in Merced 38 years.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ann Blair, two brothers, Joseph R. Blair of Oakland, and Rufus Blair, of Arkansas.
Transcribed by: Alma Stone