I know it's been more than a couple of years since you responded to my query. I apologize, but I've been out of commission and haven't been able to get onto this forum for a long time.
I want to thank you for the help you gave me. At least I know that my John Airs isn't some figment of my great aunt's imagination. I got his name from some hand-scrawled notes she left when she died some 70 years ago.