Saturday, January 17, 2009

Update on Franklin Henry Bair

Last week I received two newspaper articles from the Burnett County Historical Society in Danbury, Wisconsin that provided confirmation that the Franklin Henry Bair that I had tracked down in September was indeed the "right" person. Franklin was the son of Franklin and Emily (Robison) Bair and Emily was the daughter of Henry and Ann Robison, whom I believe are my 4th great grandparents. I'm still attempting to sort out the Robison/Robinson Families that lived in Whitley County, Indiana. It is my hope that one of the children or grandchildren of Franklin Albert Bair, son of Franklin and Nettie Bair, will contact me if they ever come across this post!

Funeral Notice of Nettie Sedlay Ellis Bair
The Journal of Burnett County [Wisconsin] October 5, 1939
Funeral services for Mrs. Franklin H. Bair, Rt. 4, Gransburg, were held at the chapel on Tuesday afternoon. Rev. J. I. Sainty officiated and Mrs. Ruth Sandberg sang, accompanied by Mrs. G. C. Daniel at the piano.

Nellie [sic] Sedlay Ellis was born in Fairfield county, Ohio, March 5, 1862, and was married to Mr. Bair in Indiana on January 31, 1886, they having been married for a period of 53 years and 8 months. They have resided in Burnett county since 1920.

Survivors are her husband; a daughter Myrta, at home; one son, Albert of Frederic; three grandchildren and a brother at Millersport, Ohio.
Funeral Notice of Franklin Henry Bair
The Journal of Burnett County [Wisconsin] June 10, 1948
Funeral services for Franklin Henry Bair, nearly 86, were held at the chapel Tuesday last week, Rev. James Falk officiating, and interment was in Riverside cemetery.

Deceased was born in Columbia City, Whitley county, Indiana on June 12, 1862 and passed away at the old people's home in Grantsburg on May 27. He was married to Nettie S. Ellis of Indiana on January 31, 1886, and to this union were born a daughter, Myrta at home, and a son Franklin Albert Bair.

The family lived on a farm north of Alpha about 25 years before moving into that hamlet for a few years when they moved to Grantsburg, where they have been the past six years.
According to the SSDI, their son, Franklin Albert Bair, died in September 1980. He was 86 years old. His last residence was given as Frederic, Polk County, Wisconsin.

Their daughter, Myrta, died on November 14, 1984 just 10 days before her 98th birthday.

1 comment:

Charley "Apple" Grabowski said...

It's nice that you have tracked down their children. Hopefully one of their grandchildren will contact you.