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J. Carlisle O'Hair


J. Carlisle O'Hair

Newspaper article 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.

Neighbors discovered 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 17.

The deceased 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.


The following 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.