|Birth: ||Aug., 1834|
|Death: ||Feb. 2, 1907|
William Air married Eliza June Holmes in 1855.
He Served as a Quartermaster with the 23rd Kentucky Volunteer Infantry (Union) during the American Civil War. Records indicate that he was dismissed with loss of pay on 20 Jun 1862.
Like his father, William was a steamboat captain by profession. He was elected councilman in Oct 1876 and was an incorporator of the Bellevue and Newport Gas Light Company in 1876. He became partners with Albert Seaton Berry in the ferryboat business in 1879 (Note: Albert S. Berry served as a Confederate Army officer during the Civil War).
From the Kentucky Post, Saturday, February 2, 1907, page 5:
Old River Man Succumbed to Fever
Captain William N Air, Who Operated Newport Ferries Is Dead
Captain William N Air, 75, died at an early hour today at his residence, 206 East Third-st. Newport. He had been in failing health for some months, but the immediate cause of his death was typhoid fever.
Captain Air was a prominent riverman during the war, and operated the ferry boats between Newport and Cincinnati before the present bridges were built. Of late years he was in the contracting business and secured many big operations in Northern Kentucky. A widow, two sons and two daughters survive him.
Robert D. Air (1806 - 1863)
Mary Ann K. Downard Air (1816 - 1888)
Elizabeth June Holmes Air (1838 - 1921)*
William Holmes Air (1856 - 1933)*
Emily Air (1864 - 1937)*
Julia Holmes Air (1867 - 1940)*
Harry J Air (1873 - 1906)*
William N. Air (1834 - 1907)
Edward N. Air (1835 - 1891)*
Robert A Air (1847 - 1883)*
Plot: Section 17, Lot 69 Grave 5
Created by: Rob
Record added: Jul 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93128292
Added: Jul. 6, 2012