11 June 2010

Obituary--Albert Hair

Based on the shocked community I almost blamed this obituary on Mrs. Robertson also. Except for the fact that is half a county away, it certainly sounds like her. This obit, however does have more detail than the previous one. From the 27 August 1914 Fremont Times-Indicator.

The community received a severe shock Saturday morning on discovering the dead body of Albert Hair in his home. As near as can be judged, he must have died Thursday evening. The body was discovered Saturday morning by Myron Daggan, Henry Smith, Ray Hawkey, and J. W. McLean. John Rasey, Dr. Barnum and Mr. Crandell's undertaker were notified at once. They arrived at noon. After viewing the body it was decided death was due to heart failure. The stock were without c are from Thursday evening until 11:00 o'clock Saturday. The funeral took place Tuesday, August 18, at the Sand Creek school house. Deceased was 55 years of age and leaves to mourn his departure one son, 12 years old; one brothers, Will; three sisters, Mrs Minnie Ramey, of Idaho, Mrs Alice Hawkey, of Bridgeton, and Mrs Carrie Starling, of Alanson, Mich.; also numerous other relatives. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. W. McLean. The body was laid to rest in Bridgeton cemetery.
Mrs Carrie Sterling of Alanson, attended the funeral of her brother, Bert Hair.
Mr and Mrs Melvin Scott, of Holton, attended the funeral of their nephew, Bert Hair.
Harry McLean, of Fremont, visited his father, J. W. McLean and attended the funeral of Mr. Hair.

Our photocopy of the obituary has small hash marks around the final three paragraphs. I almost think that one or more of those three paragraphs were in another section of the paper, possibly the Fremont and Holton gossip columns and glued down with the original obit. Either that or the writer was very choppy with those last add-ons.

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