Date of Death: 17 Jan 1921
Subject: Elizabeth (Blair) Gilmore
Source: unknown, Jan 1921
The funeral services for the late Mrs. John C. Gilmore were held at the M.E. Church
South Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 with the address by Reverend A. D. Seelig and
burial was in the SavannahCemetery.
Elizabeth Blair, daughter of Thomas and Eliza Blair, was born near Londonderry, County Donegal, Ireland, December 25, 1851. She died in Savannah, Missouri, January 17, 1921, at the age of 69 years and 23 days.
Thomas and Eliza (Patterson) Blair, with their children, except one daughter who remained in Ireland, came to the United States and settled near Oregon, Holt Co., Mo. in 1866. In 1870, on March 6, Elizabeth was united in marriage to John C. Gilmore. To this union were born eight children. One daughter, Eva, died at the age of nine years, the following are still living: Mrs. Gottleib (Mary) Yenni, of the Bennet Lane neighborhood; Mrs. Clyde (Susan) Thrailkill of St. Joseph; William Gilmore of Savannah; Robert Gimore of St. Joseph; Mrs. Lee (Grace) Thrailkill of Omaha; Mrs. William (Anna) Benningfield of Milwaukee and Harry Gilmore of St. Joseph. Besides these children there are fourteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Two brothers, Robert and Andrew Blair of Rosendale and one sister Mrs. Michael (Katherine) Killean of Fairbury,Nebraska are also living.
As a wife, Mrs. Gilmore was true and faithful; as a mother, loving, kind, gentle and always thoughtful of her children; as friend and neighbor, always considerate and kind. She will be missed by all who knew her.