J. Carlisle O'Hair
at the time of the death of J. Carlisle O'Hair
J. Carlisle O'Hair,
51 former resident of Paris,
who since April has been employed at Puget Sound Navy Yards, Bremerton, Wash.,
was asphyxiated Tuesday evening by smoke from a pot of beans which had
burned dry while he slept in his apartment, according to word received
here by his wife, Mrs. Mary O'Hair, 214
E. Washington Street.
the tragedy after seeing dense smoke through a window. The body is
expected in Paris the middle of next week and will be taken to the Cook
and Wright Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Mr. O'Hair had
recently leased the apartment where be died as he was expecting soon the
arrival of his wife, who was to take a civil service position at the navy
yards. She had given up her position at the Colson Company and also
her apartment, as she had expected her reservation several days ago.
Shortage of a helper delayed the picking up of her belongings by a
drayman yesterday. Her reservation to Bremerton was secured for July
was born in Symmes township, the son of J. Ogden and Jennie Rogers O'Hair.
He attended Tri-State College
at Angola, Indiana
for two years. More than 20 years ago he operated a general store
at Vevay Park, Illinois
and later at Redmon,
Ill. Before going to Bremerton he was an employee of the Aero-Mayflower
Transit Company of Indianapolis.
In December 1917
he was married to Mary Askin of Marshall,
Illinois who survives with three brothers, N. F. O'Hair of Paris, who is
employed in the shipyards at Seneca, Illinois
and who is now vacationing at Baton Rouge, La.,
W. Schofield O'Hair of Prague,
Okla., and Grady O'Hair of Paris. A son, John Carlisle, born in 1930
died in infancy.
Many years ago
he became a member of Bell Ridge Christian Church. He was also affiliated
with Prairie Lodge No. 77 A. F. & A.M.
several pages are copies of newspaper clippings in the possession of Mrs.
Rose O'Hair Doll. The copies were loaned to me by Frank S. and Virginia
M. O'Hair to be used here.