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Elias “Eli” Bair

Birth
Bethel, Shelby County, Missouri, USA
Death 18 Nov 1926 (aged 63)
Canby, Clackamas County, Oregon, USA
Burial Clackamas County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID 95651322 · View Source
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LAST RESPECTS PAID TO BELOVED RESIDENT
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Scores of people in Canby and the surrounding community paid their last respects to a honored citizen Friday afternoon, the occasion being the funeral of Eli Bair which was held in the Methodist church in Canby.
Mr. Bair passed away on Wednesday of last week while visiting at his brother's warehoused in the city. A brief mention of his death was made in the last issue of the Herald.
Eli Bair was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Bair, pioneers of Clackamas county who settled here in 1864. He was born at Bethel, Mo. September 16, 1863. Mr. Bair crossed the plains by ox team and Mrs. Bair and her little son, Eli, came by way of Cape Horn. Mr. Bair took up a homestead in the county near this city where he engaged in farming for many years. He served as county commissioner for a number of terms.
Eli Bair had been engaged in mining at Eastern Oregon for a number of years. He returned to Canby last February on the day his brother Ed was buried, he having passed away very suddenly also. Since his return he made his home on W.H. Bair's farm at Mulino until called to his eternal rest.
The funeral was conducted by Rev. M.G. Tennyson, and interment was made in the Zimmerman cemetery by the side of his parents, his sister and brother. The pallbearers were G.W. White, Arthur Graham, Dr. C.F. Shewey, H.H. Eccles, J.R. Vinyard and John Eid.

Canby Herald newspaper, Thur. Nov. 25, 1926, front page, column 4


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  • Created by: Nathan Haines
  • Added: 20 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 95651322
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elias “Eli” Bair (16 Sep 1863–18 Nov 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 95651322, citing Zimmerman Cemetery, Clackamas County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Nathan Haines (contributor 46775496) .