James W. Lohr

James W. Lohr
born August 19, 1875, in Staunton, Virginia
died March 17, 1931, in Charleston, West Virginia



James William Lohr, 75, for the past 45 years a resident of Ottawa and Dayton township, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Anna Doome, of Charleston, W. V., yesterday. He left Ottawa several months ago to spend the winter in Charleston.

The body will be brought to Ottawa and taken to the home of his son, Robert Lohr, on the Dayton road, across from St. Columba’s cemetery. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at the Lohr home. Burial will be made in the Dayton cemetery.

Mr. Lohr was born in Staunton, Va., August 19, 1875. He spent his youth in Virginia, then moved to Dayton 45 years ago, where he lived for 16 years. Twenty-nine years ago he moved to Ottawa. He was united in marriage with Sarah Josephine Wood, of Staunton, Va., in 1873. After her death he made his home with his children, spending most of the time with his son, Robert Lohr, of Dayton township.

He is survived by two sons, Robert Lohr, of Ottawa and Lawrence Lohr of Aurora and three daughters, Mrs. Anna Doome, of Charleston, W. Va., Mrs. Eva Nugent, of Chicago, and Mrs. Bessie Quayle, of Brooklyn, N. Y. Two of the children died in infancy.

He is also survived by two brothers Charles and Thomas Lohr, both of Staunton, Va., 13 grandchildren and [article ends here]1

 J W and Sally Lohr, sons Clarence, James tombstone

1. The Ottawa [Illinois] Daily Republican-Times, March 18, 1931

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