OLD SETTLER GONE
Died at the home of his brother Henry O'Haro, of this place on Friday Feb. 4th at 5 o'clock A. M. 1899, John O'Hara one of the oldest settlers in Metomen. Mr. O'Hara was born on June 7th 1824, in the city of Quebec, Canada. In 1845 he moved to Illinois and in 1848 came to Metomen and took up eighty acres of land which he and his parents and brothers improved and added to it until they owned a fine farm of 156 acres. About two years ago he moved with his brother Henry to Omro and last summer to this village. Mr. O'Hara was unmarried and took his stand religiously with the Free Thinkers, or liberalists. He was prominent in Masonic circles for years. The funeral services were held at the house Sunday at 12 o'clock where short services were conducted by Rev. S. A. Sheard, of the Methodist church, the Masonic Lodge of this place being in charge. The remains were laid at rest in the Union Prairie Cemetary with Masonic services. Mr. O'Haro was a highly respected citizen of this town and leaves many friends to mourn his loss with his brothers and their families.