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O'Hair Brann Book


The Michael O'Hair


by Virginia Carolyn (Dean) Brann

May 1957

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A few years ago, I was able to obtain a copy of a genealogy book prepared by Mrs. C. Gerald Brann in May of 1957.  The book has long since been out of print.

It seemed a shame to let this 380-page book fall into oblivion.  I know how thrilled I was to get the one I have. 

So I scanned it and here it is, on the Internet. 

I have tried to be true to the original.  Misspellings are left as is.  Poor grammar is retained.

Any changes (she had several errors in my grandfather's family EVERETT RYAN O'HAIR) are highlighted in yellow.  Errors are shown with strikeout.  New information is shown highlighted in light blue.  Footnotes document the origin of the change.


VI. DOROTHY LOUISE O'HAIR, daughter of Everett Ryan and Bessie Lucille Sutherlin O'Hair, was born August 1, 1925 at Fillmore, Indiana, Putnam County. She was married June 10, 1934 June 1, 1944[1] at Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana to ROBERT LAWRENCE[1] RECKEL. Robert Lawrence Reckel was born May 26, 1923 in Indianapolis, Indiana and died August 25, 1979 in Danville, Indiana.

1. John Everett[1] 
2. Bobby Robert Lawrence Jr.[1]
3. Tommy Thomas Gene[1]
4. Carolyn Ruth[1]


[1] Changes made from personal knowledge of Dorothy Louise O'Hair(1925).


This can be a bit messy, but it retains the original, yet shows the updated information.  Note that, according to the original text, my mother was married at age 9.

In the GENEALOGY section, for readability, I have changed the names of the persons shown so they appear in bold type.  Virginia, of course, had no bold key on her typewriter, but I think she would approve.

If you find any changes that need to be made, e-mail me with an explanation of what needs to be changed and why.  Send me something to include in the change footnote so that others and I will have confidence in the authoritative nature of the change.  A scan of an original document would be excellent. 

If you have photos of some of the oldsters, I would greatly appreciate a scanned copy of it.  Make the resolution at least 600 dpi x 600 dpi.  When I receive them, I will place them in appropriate areas of the book and note its origin.


John Everett Reckel