Samuel Q. Blair
In Night of the Living Dead we see the Blair stone grave marker.
Samuel Q. Blair was born on March 12, 1836, in Madison Township, Clarion, Pennsylvania.
At the time, his mother, Nancy Agnes Campbell, was 37 and his father,
William Scott Blair, was 39.
Samuel Married Isabella Carter Lawson around 1864, They had at least two boys and six girls as children. He spent around ten years of his life in Porter Township, Clarion, Pennsylvania, and in 1870, he moved to Pennsylvania.
Samuel Q. Blair was a Civil War Soldier.
1st Lt. Mustered into 155th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers
Company H on August 22, 1862
Promoted from Corporal to Sergeant, October 12, 1862;
to 1st Sergeant, March 25, 1863;
to 2d Lieutenant, April 25,1864;
to 1st Lieutenant, January 7, 1865;
mustered out with Company, June 2, 1865.
The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died.
Survivors and Family at the 1886 Dedication
Monument to the 155th Reg. Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Located on the Battlefield at Gettysburg National Military Park. The Monument stands proudly on the Summit of Little Round Top.
On March 15, 1909, at the age of 73, Samuel passed away in Evans City, Butler, Pennsylvania and was interred in the Evans City Cemetery.
On 19 Dec 1922 (aged 84), Isabella Carter Lawson Blair passed away in Evans City, Butler, Pennsylvania and was interred in the Evans City Cemetery.
Samuel Q Blair and Isabella Carter Lawson Blair had 8 Children
Bertha Gillian Blair 1866–1881
Fred Howard Blair 1868–1941
Margaret Livinia Blair 1870–1961
Grace Darling Blair 1872–1949
Blanche LeRue Blair 1872–1950
James Lawson Blair 1874–1938
Georgia Agnes Blair 1876–1876
Martha Frances Blair 1879–1974
Of these children,
Grace Darling Blair married George Hansel Cole.
The Cole Family plot is adjacent to
the Blair family plot in Evans City Cemetery.
The Gravestone marker of
Grace Darling Blair Cole and George Hansel Cole next to the
Blair stone and is the grave Johnny and Barbra are visiting in
Night of the Living Dead.
Although fictional and none of this was ever in the script,
this would make
Grace Darling Blair Cole and George Hansel Cole
the parents of Johnny and Barbra.