DEATH OF J. S. O'HAIR
Occurred Tuesday Night at His Home
WAS DUE TO GENERAL DEBILITY
Aged Man Was a Native of Kentucky
Where He was Born Seventy-Two Years
Being a Pioneer Resident of Edgar
The death of
J. Sylvester O'Hair occurred at 9:50 o'clock Tuesday night at his home
at Swango six miles south of Paris, in Symmes township, being attributable
to general debility. Mr. O'Hair has been failing quite perceptibly
for some time past and his death was hardly unexpected.
was a native of Kentucky, where he was born 72 years ago. He was
one of the pioneer settlers of Edgar County,
settling here when quite young. At the age of 22 he returned to Kentucky
and was married, bringing his bride Immediately to Illinois. Mr.
O'Hair has been town clerk of Symmes Township
for twelve years past. Fourteen years ago he moved from Silver Lake,
four miles south of Swango, to the latter place and started a general store.
During that time he has also been agent for the Cairo
division of the Big Four Railroad and postmaster. Mr. O'Hair has
taken part in every old fiddler's contest held in eastern Illinois and
western Indiana for many years past and never failed to return home loaded
Aside from his
wife the deceased Is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charles Wallace of
this city, and Mrs. Rose Doll of Marshall.