(William Henry3, Hugh2, John and Priscilla1),
born 26 JAN 1868, Findlay,
Hancock County, OH;
married first Dolly Groom, divorced;married
second Carrie Catherine Dempsey; died 29 JUN 1941 at Findlay.
William Frederick was 13 years old when his father William Henry O'Harra died.Will'slittle
brother Edward Elias was nine.The two
boys were raised by their motherMargaret.
married first Dolly Groom and had one son, George.He and second wife Carrie Catherine had four children and raised a
grandchild as their son.
O'Harra Expires in Toledo: Resident Here 50 Years
William F. O'Harra, 73, a
native of Findlay and a resident of the city for 50 years, died at 6 o'clockSaturday evening in (Women's and
Children's Hospital) Toledo.He resided
at 418 Troy Street.Funeral services will be held at Tuesday afternoon atthe Zahnle and Schramm mortuary, 1987 Superior Street, Toledo, and interment will be between 3 and in Maple Grove cemetery here.Short services will be held at the grave here.
Mr. O'Harra is
survived by his wife, Carrie; four sons, George of Peru, Indiana; Fred and Earl of Toledo, and Robert of
Findlay; two daughters, Ethel Smith andAlma
Wagner, both of Findlay, and eight grandchildren. He had lived in Toledosince
23 years ago.(Not exactly true,
since the 1930 censusshows
him living with his daughter Ethel’s family in Findlay.But this may have been a short
sojourn.)Wife Carrie Catherine
survived Will O’Harra for a littlemore
than ten years.She died February 6, 1952 and is also
buried at Maple Grove– but in a different section.
2.Edward Elias, born
24 MAR 1872, Findlay, OH; married
first Emily Anna;married second
Amanda J.; died 20 MAY 1936
at Findlay. There
is an old photograph, probably taken in
the 1920s, taken from the files of the Hancock Historical
Museum, which shows the E.E. O'Harra Department Store indowntown Findlay.
the 1910 federal census, Edward's wife was listed as Emily A., 37.He was 38.In 1900, Edward was 28 and
Anna E. (Emily A.?) was 27, living at 1222
SummitSt., Findlay, OH.No children are listed.
later re-married.In the 1920 census,
Edward is listed as 47, living withwife
Amanda J., 43, in Findlay.Again, no children are listed. The 1930
Federal Census for Findlay lists: Edward E.
O'Harra, 58, merchant, general store; Amanda J. O'Harra, 54, wife
in 1930 in Findlay:
Leo H. Smith, 34, head of household, salesman, lifeinsurance; Ethel L. Smith, 33, wife; Leone J. Smith, 13, daughter;
Betty A. Smith, 8, daughter; and William
O'Harra, 60, father-in-law, salesman, general store. It would seem that, at least for a time, Will O'Harra
returned to Findlay,
lived withhis daughter Ethel,
and possibly worked for his brother Edward in Edward's store.