November 12, 1869, Cleveland, Ohio.
April 26, 1926, Cleveland, Ohio, of pneumonia.
Patty was the niece of tenor Edwin Stair. She studied with music teachers including Franklin Bassett and at Hathaway Brown school for girls. She taught organ at the Cleveland Conservatory of Music from about 1889–1921 and served as organist for several churches in the Cleveland area.
Stair was the first woman member and served as dean of the Ohio Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and directed the chorus of the Fortnightly Musical Club. She also served as president of the Women’s Music Teachers association of Cleveland.