Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday's Obituary: Capt. Albert J., Fair

Evening Star (Washington, DC)
6 June 1910

The funeral of Capt. Albert J. Fair, whose death occurred at 7 o'clock yesterday morning, will be held at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from his home, 123 Wolfe street.  Rev. J. R. Sevier, pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church, and Rev. Edgar Carpenter, rector of Grace P. E. Church, will conduct the services.  Burial will be in Methodist Protestant cemetery. Members of Potomac Lodge, No. 38, Order of Odd Fellows, of which organization the deceased was a member, will attend the funeral.

Capt. Fair was one of the most widely known river men in the city, and was seventy-six years old. He leaves a wife. He was born in Brentsville, Prince William county, Va., and most of his life he spent on the river on sailing and steam vessels, having been captain of a number of river steamers, among them the Guy, Mystic and the old City of Alexandria. For twenty years he was captain of the Baltimore and Ohio tug Brewerton, which convoyed the railroad barge between this city and Shepherd's Landing, on the opposite side of the river.  Capt. Fair's death followed a lingering illness from a cancerous affection of the face.  Owing to ill health and declining years he retired several years ago.

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