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Geoffrey O'HARA  ("Geoff")1882 - 1967 PIONEER    PARENTS    LIFE    NOTES    LABELS    PHOTOS    THANK YOU

PIONEER

Geoffrey O'HARA  ("Geoff")1882 - 1967

aka Geoff O'Hara, G. O'Hara
nationality American
occupation recorder, music teacher, musician, song writer
birth 2 Feb 1882, Chatham, Kent, Ontario, CANADA
baptism
death 31 Jan 1967, St Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, USA
burial
marriage
Constance M. DOUGHERTY

b. 15 Sep 1890, Cambridge, Massachusetts
d. 10 May 1980, 06069 Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut (89y)

children
  • Hamilton M.

    b. 31 Dec 1920, 999, Massachusetts
    d. 12 May 1996, South Kent, New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut (75y)) CBS sound engineer

  • Nancy J.

    b. ...........
    d. ............


PARENTS

father Robert O'HARA

b. .............., ENGLAND
d. .................

mother Maria Sophia DOBBS

b. ..............
d. .................

children
  • Geoffrey

    b. 2 Feb 1882, Chatham, Kent, Ontario, CANADA
    d. 31 Jan 1967, St Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, USA


LIFE


naturalized in 1919


1910 CENSUS (Bridgewater, Somerset, New Jersey):
Geoffrey O'HARA (28y) single music teacher / vocal
Immigration Year: 1904



Composer named by Secretary Lane to preserve music of the Indians (in: The Washington Post (Washington, D.C.) of 20 Mar 1913)

Red Man's Songs to be Preserved (in: The Daily Northwestern (Oshkosh, Wisconsin) of 25 Mar 1913) with picture
(in: The Washington Post (Washington, D.C.) of 30 Mar 1913)

O'Hara to preserve old Indian Music (in: The Fort Wayne Daily News of 12 Apr 1913, p. 13) with picture
(in: The Washington Post (Washington, D.C.) of 30 Nov 1913)

Point and Counterpoint by Paul R. Martin (in: The Indianapolis Sunday Star (Indianapolis, Indiana) of 1 Mar 1914 (p. 13 & 24))

Preserving Indian Music (in: The Indianapolis Sunday Star (Indianapolis, Indiana) of 3 May 1914 (p. 16))

Victor Records (in: The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, Indiana) of 29 Oct 1914 (p. 13))

Out to-day: New Victor Records for May (in: The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, Indiana) of 1 May 1918 (p. 3))

His Master's Voice Records for August: Out to-day (advertisement with drawing of O'Hara (in: Manitoba Free Press (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) of 1 Aug 1919))

Soloist at Festival (in: The Indianapolis Sunday Star (Indianapolis, Indiana) of 29 May 1921 (p. 16))


WORLD WAR I DRAFT REGISTRATION CARDS, 1917-1918 Record for Geoffrey Ohara
3212 West Ave., Newport News, Warwick, Virginia
Musician
Employer's name: Fosdick Comm. War. Dept., USA
Nearest relative: Mrs. M. S. O'Hara (mother)
75 Lower Kingston, CANADA


1920 CENSUS (New York):
Geoffrey O'HARA (37y) musician / teacher
Constance M. O'HARA (29y)



1930 CENSUS (Yonkers, Westchester, New York, 2 Apr 1930):
Geoffrey OHARA (48y) composer / music
Constance M. OHARA (39y)
- Hamilton M. (9y)
- Nancy J. (4y/8m)



Geoffrey O'Hara (Constance) song writer h115 Winnebago Rd, New York (source: 1936 Polk's Yonkers (Westchester County, N. J.) City Directory, p. 483)



Geoffrey O'HARA (b. 2-2-82) musician
+ Constance O'HARA (65y) (b. 15-9-1890)
SS "NIEUW AMSTERDAM"
dep. New York: .. June 1956
arr. Southampton: 15 June 1956



Geoffrey O'HARA
+ Constance O'HARA
SS "NIEUW AMSTERDAM"
dep. Southampton: 25 Aug 1956
arr. New York: 1 Sep 1956

Author of famous song dies at 84 (in: Post Crescent (Appleton, Wisconsin) of 1 Feb 1967, p.






NOTES

  • Navaho Indian Songs. The Story of Edison Blue Amberol #2451 by Scott Malawski (in: The Sound Box (Journal of the California Antique Phonograph Society) of June 2006, pp. 23-25).
  • Le Petit Journal of Sunday 25 May 1913
  • Biography & Genealogy Master Index (BGMI) results for Geoffrey O'Hara: Obituaries on File. Two volumes. Compiled by Felice Levy. New York: Facts on File, 1979. (ObitOF)


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