Bernard Wilson Bair1,2,3

M, (29 November 1900 - 16 July 1983)
     Bernard Wilson Bair was born on 29 November 1900 at Montgomery, Clinton Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.3,1,2 He was the son of Lloyd Bair and Della Kennedy.3 Bernard Wilson Bair married, at age 22, Margaret Christina Stabler, age 24, daughter of Pierce Albert Stabler and Mary Elizabeth Ulmer, on Tuesday, 25 September 1923. Bernard Wilson Bair died on 16 July 1983 at Leader Nursing Home, Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, at age 82 years, 7 months and 17 days.3,1,2 He was buried on 18 July 1983 in the Wildwood Cemetery, located in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. The funeral service was officiated by Reverend Harold E. Miller.3,2
     Bernard Wilson Bair was Farmer - Laborer. He was an avid hunter and a Republican in his politics.

From a file copy of: newspaper clippings containing births, marriages, obituaries; Memorial service cards; and personal notes; owner: Kevin L. Sholder, 48 Esquire Ave., Centerville, OH 45459; (937) 435-8240.


Bernard W. Bair, 82, formerly of Cogan Station RD 2, a resident of Leader Nursing Center, died there at 7:15 a.m. today, Saturday, July 16, 1983.

Born November 29, 1900, at Montgomery, he was a son of Lloyd and Della Kennedy Bair.

Mr. Bair retired in 1972 from the former Weldon Manufacturing Company, where he had been employed for many years.

Mr. Bair was a member of Quiggleville United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Poor Shot Hunting Club, Cogan Station RD.

His wife, the former Margaret C. Stabler, died in November 1980.

There are no immediate survivors.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Sanders', 821 Diamond Street, with the Rev. Harold E. Miller, his pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday.
The Social Security Death Index gives the last residence of record for Bernard as Cogan Station, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.1

Child of Bernard Wilson Bair and Margaret Christina Stabler

Last Edited=1 Oct 2007


  1. [S151] Social Security Death Index, RootsWeb online, at (Baltimore, Maryland: U.S. Social Security Administration, January 2004 update). The SSDI component of RootsWeb online is drawn from the Social Security Death Benefits Index of the U.S. Social Security Administration. BERNARD BAIR, birth listed as 29 Nov 1900, died listed as Jul 1983, issued in the State of Pennsylvania. Last residence Cogan Station, Lycoming, PA, last benefit (none specified). Accessed 15 Mar 2004.
  2. [S888] Memorial card from the funeral of Bernard W. Bair at Wildwood Cemetery. Sanders Funeral Home, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 16 July 1983. The original was given to the author, by his grandfather Frederick Ulmer Stabler (1907-2005). The card was a part of his collection of personal memorabilia that he had collected throughout his lifetime. Kevin Leonard Sholder, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
  3. [S889] Bernard W. Bair obituary, undated clipping from an unidentified newspaper presumably from a local paper in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, November 1983. The original article was from a scrapbook of personal memorabilia compiled by Zella [Lovell] Stabler (1916- ). Viewed at her home, RD #3, Box 156 (now Jobs Run Road), Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania in October of 1992, by Kevin Sholder. Zella Elvira Lovell, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA.