Saturday, January 7, 2017

Obituary Extract: H. O'Hare (Dalton, Georgia)

Obituary of H. O’Hare, of Dalton, Georgia (Hit by a train)

Newspaper: North Georgia Citizen
Place of Publication: Dalton, Georgia
Date of Publication: Thursday, 2 Nov. 1916
Page: 1
Heading of Article: “Dalton Man Killed By Dixie Flyer Near Depot Friday”
Subheading: “H. O’Hare, Aged and Popular Resident, Met Tragic Death Beneath Engine--Stepped in Front of Train.”
Name: H. O’Hare
Age: 71
Birth: [est. 1845] County Down, Ireland
Immigrated: "as a young man"
Church Affiliation: Catholic
Military: Fought for Confederacy, Civil War
Date of Death (estimated): Friday, 27 October 1916
                       (Calculated as the Friday preceding the newspaper issue
                         of Thursday, 2 November 1916).
Place of Death: Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia
Funeral: "at the home Sunday afternoon" [est. 29 October 1916]
Officiator: Father Cotter, of Atlanta
Interment: West View cemetery [now West Hill Cemetery, Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia]

Survivors: his widow, one [daughter?] Miss Katherine O'Hare, of (?); two sons, Messrs. Hugh (? –prob. O’Hare) and (?) O'Hare, of Cincinnati, O. ["?" denotes torn page, illegible]

Other Facts of Accident:
[Quote]: “The [south-bound Dixie] Flyer and the southbound local Southern were pulling into the station at the same time, and the supposition is that Mr. O’Hare was watching the Southern train and stepped directly in front of the train on the Western & Atlantic road.”

  • Was dragged several yards.
  • Lived three hours.
  • Was examined by Dr. W. E. Wood.
  • Had head injries, crushed limbs, internal injuries.
  • Died at 8 o’clock (Friday afternoon)


Full Citation: "Dalton Man Killed By Dixie Flyer Near Depot Friday" [obituary of H. O'Hare], in *North Georgia Citizen* [Dalton, Georgia], Thursday, 2 Nov. 1916, pg. 1 (via GALILEO). (accessed 8 January 2017).


Census Reference:

U.S. Census, 1900: Hugh O'Hare, male, head, aged 54, born Aug. 1845 in Ireland. Married 1 year [est. 1899]. Wife is Katie O'Hare, aged 39, born May 1861 in Tennessee. Married 1 year [est. 1899]; Katie is the mother of 0 children, 0 living. (Apparently Katie is not O'Hare's first wife (conclusion)]. Also in the household: Matthew O'Hare (son, aged 8, born in Georgia); Katherine Ohare (daughter, aged 5, born in Georgia); Hugh Ohare Jr. (male, aged 2, born 1897 in Georgia); Ellen Haggerty (sister-in-law, female, aged 35, born 1864 in Georgia).

"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 8 January 2017), Hugh O'Hare, Dalton city (west part), Whitfield, Georgia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 106, sheet 13A, family 275, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,229.

Marriage Reference: 

Hugh O'Hare married Catherine Kane on 3 July 1899, in Whitfield County, Georgia.

"Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 22 December 2016), Hugh Ohare and Catherine Kane, 03 Jul 1899; citing Marriage, Whitfield, Georgia, United States, county courthouses, Georgia; FHL microfilm 339,862.

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