|Birth: ||Jan. 4, 1866|
|Death: ||Jul. 19, 1954|
He lived at 603 Runnels, Big Springs. He was the Vice. Pres in 1920 of Big Springs Bank............
Jonas Johnsoton Hair is one of the county commissioners of Howard county and one of the most energetic and public-spirited citizens of Big Springs. He gives the same painstaking care and attention to the business of the county that he does to his own affairs, and as a member to the advantage of his home town.
Mr Hair was born and reared at Anderson n Grimes County, and he still retains an importanta part in the commercial activities of that city. After an education in the public schools, at Baylor University, and a special course in a business college, he began his career in mercantile affairs. The firm of Hair & Brown has been for many years one of the principal mercantile establishments of Anderson. It is under the direct management of Mr. Brown, a brother-in-law of Mr Hair, who also returns to Anderson twice each year to look after his interests there.
Mr. Hair came to western Texas in 1899 on account of his health, at Big Springs he is proprietor of the Hair Addition, a subdivision of the thriving city. It is a quarter section of land adjoining the city on the south. The land is in the nature of an almost perfectly level plateau, lying eighty feet above the business section proper, and affords the choicest locations for residences. The addition comprises five hundred and sixty lots, size fifty by one hundred and forty feet, with streets seventy five feet wide and twenty foot alleys. Some handsome residences have already been erected there. Mr Hair owns valuable agricultural lands in the Big Springs County. He is a director in the West Texas national Bank. He is a member of the Baptist church at Big Springs and affiliates with the Woodmen of the World and with the Modern Praetorians.
Mr. Hair married Miss Mamie Brown, who was born and reared at Anderson, J.P and Henrietta (Johnston) Hair were the names of Mr Hair's parents. His mother is still living, Her father was the late Rev. Jonas Johnston, a pioneer minister of the Baptist church and one of the early settlers of Grimes County. His birthplace was in North Carolina.
excerpt from "A History of Central and Western Texas Volume 1"
Joseph Pinckney Hair (1828 - 1873)
Henrietta Jane Johnston Hawkins (1844 - 1930)
Mamie Mary Brown Hair (1872 - 1960)*
Joseph Fontaine Hair (1894 - 1940)*
Jonas Johnston Hair (1896 - 1956)*
George Dudley Hair (1899 - 1963)*
Marion Brown Hair (1902 - 1985)*
William Clinton Hair (1904 - 1932)*
Mammie Hair Billings (1910 - 1939)*
Laura Ellen Hair Haynie (1861 - 1968)*
Joseph Pinkney Hair (1863 - 1870)*
Jonas Johnston Hair (1866 - 1954)
Walter Aubrey Hair (1868 - 1869)*
Infant Daughter Hair (1869 - 1869)*
Edwin Nelms Hair (1870 - 1871)*
Mattie Belle Hair Dotson (1872 - 1963)**
Nancy Eugenia Hawkins (1877 - 1883)**
Mount Olive Cemetery
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Record added: Mar 05, 2010
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