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William F Fairbairn (abt. 1820 - 1912)

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William F [uncertain] Fairbairn
Born about in Scotlandmap
Husband of — married about [location unknown]
Died in Richmond, Lennox Co, Ontario, Canadamap
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Biography

William Fairbairn [1][2]

Born about 1822 Scotland

1851 and 1871 census agree about 1822[3]
Alternate info has
1817
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
where there are no obvious matches on igi, and this would conflict with Elizabeth born 13 May 1817 as "oldest child" born Scottish Lowlands - which Glasgow isn't.[4][5]
and yet another
05 MAR 1820
Scotland[6][7]

Died 21 DEC 1912 Richmond, Lennox Co, Ontario, Canada

cert. shows William as a farmer, widower, 95, b Scotland, no parents shown, cert. by A G FAIRBAIRN of Overton ONT of old age, indefinite, immediate gastritis 2 wks, physician F W SIMPSON of Napanee. Don't know why there's a Mrs Eliza Ann written on the cert too.
Obit: WM. FAIRBAIRN - The subject of this sketch and one of the pioneers of the Township of Richmond, was born in the city of Glasgow, Scotland (see birth notes, as seems unlikely), in the year 1817 and died December 21st, 1912, at the advanced age of 95 years. When but a lad of 10 years of age, he emigrated with his parents to Canada, settling first at ByTown, now the City of Ottawa. After two years stay at the latter place, the family came to the Township of Richmond and settled on the farm in the Eighth concession where he continued to reside for upwards of eighty-two years.

He saw the Township and county in its primitive state, and it was interesting to listen to him relate his experiences of those early days.

Mr. Fairbairn was a man of sterling character and uprightness of life, somewhat retiring in his disposition, he made no enemies, but won to himself a host of friends. To know him was to love him, and when owing to his experience his advice was often sought. It was given with a candor and frankness characteristic of the Christian gentleman that he was.
In 1844 he was united in marriage to Catharine Morgan who proved to be a true helpmate during their long and eventful wedded life. They had the joy of seeing a large family of eight daughters and three sons grow to manhood and womanhood. All are still living with the exception of one daughter, Mrs. John Miller, who died three years ago. While Mr. Fairbairn was a very active man and disposed to look on the bright side of life, the death of his beloved companion seven years ago, seemed to bear heavily on him, and often would he be heard giving expression to his loneliness, which home comfort and kind attention failed to supply.
His last illness was of short duration and throughout it all he bore his suffering with Christian fortitude and courage, leaving behind him the legacy of a beautiful Christian character and life. Dying in the triumphs of Faith, he could well say, “for me to live is Christ, but to die is gain.” May he rest in peace.
The funeral service was held in the Methodist Church, Selby, and was conducted by his pastor, Rev. Mr. Sharpe, assisted by Rev. W. H. Down and Rev. C. W. DeMille. The remains were placed in the vault to be later interred in the Camden 5th Presbyterian cemetery, there to await the resurrection of the Just.[8][9]

Reference: 33182

Buried Camden, Ontario, Canada

#75 (p11) FAIRBAIRN Catharine MORGAN wife of William FAIRBAIRN died Nov 3, 1905 aged 77 years William FAIRBAIRN 1817-1912 Emily A HICK 1848-1929[10]

Marriage 1844 Richmond?, Lennox & Addington Co, Ontario, Canada[11][12][13]


Census

1851 Richmond Twp, Lennox Co., Canada West (ONT), Canada

FAIRBURN: William 29 farmer b Scotland Presby; Catherine 22 b Ireland C of E; Emily Ann 5, Archd Goodson 3 both b C West, P; (Next door Joseph & Deborah MORGAN, prob. Catherine's parents)[14]

1861 Richmond, Lennox & Addington Co, Ontario, Canada

FAIRBURN (frame hse, 1 storey, 1 family): Wm 38 ?timber? b Scotland; Catherine 26 b Ireland, both married. Assumed children (all b UC - Upper Canada): E A (fem) 14, Arch 12, (then on previous page) D E (fem) 9, Mary C 6, Robt J 4, Wm 2 all residents, members of family.[15]

1871 Richmond, Lennox Co, Ontario, Canada

FAIRBURN: William , 50 b Scotland, farmer; Catharine 41 b IRE marr; Children: Archibald 22, Deborah 18, Mary C 15, Robert J 14, William 12, Eliza J 10, Elizabeth E 8, Margaret 6, Louisa 4, Ida 2; Also Emily A HICK, marr. 24. b ONT; All Wesleyan Meth, Scotch[16]

1881 Richmond, Lennox, Ontario, Canada

William FAIRBAIRN, 60, b Scotland, farmer, Presby., Catherine, 51, Irish, b Ireland, Methodist. Assumed children (all b ONT, all Methodist): Emily A, 35; William, 21, farmer; Eliza, 20, teacher; Elizabeth, 18; Margarit (sic), 16; Louisa, 13, school; Ida, 11, school; Wellington, 8, school.[17]

1891 Richmond, Lennox Co, Ontario, Canada

FAIRBAIRN: William 72 farmer b Scotland, wife Catherine 62 b Ireland; Children: Emily Ann 43, Margret A 25 dressmaker, Ida 21 dressmaker ; all b ONT F b Scotland M b Ireland; Also Samuel HICK 18 farmer[18]

1901 Richmond, Lennox Co, Ontario, Canada

FAIRBURN: William 81 b 5 Mar 1820 Scotland emig 1826, Meth.; wife Catherine 70 b 5 Apr 1830 Ireland emig 1836 Irish; Dtr Emily 53 b 5 Aug 1837 ONT Scotch, Meth. Adopted son Thomas MITCHELL 18 b 5 Jun 1882 Scotland emig 1892[19]


Sources

  1. Source: #S1961 1881 Canadian Census via LDS site ( Family History Library Film 1375872 NA Film Number C-13236 District 117 Sub-district H Division 2 Page Number 28 Household Number 138) Mar 2003
  2. Source: #S2337 Robert FAIRBAIRN, 1828, Scottish Emigration to Canada pre-Confederation, rcvd Jul 2008
  3. Source: #S809 1851/2 Richmond, Lennox Cty, Canada West (ONT) Dist 21 Sub Dist 202 Pg 103 Roll C_11735, hsehold of William & Catherine FAIRBURN, extracted Mar 2008
  4. Source: #S2195 William FAIRBAIRN and , Catharine MORGAN, Cambden, ONT, from db michaelscaldwell, last updated Sep 2007, extracted Jun 2008
  5. Source: #S1961 Obit 1912 Wm FAIRBAIRN, from http://www.sfredheritage.on.ca/deathsobitsEF.html, extracted Jul 2008
  6. Source: #S1961 1881 Canadian Census via LDS site ( Family History Library Film 1375872 NA Film Number C-13236 District 117 Sub-district H Division 2 Page Number 28 Household Number 138) Mar 2003
  7. Source: #S809 1901 Richmond, Lennox Cty, ONT Dist 84 Sub Dist H-4 Pg 2 hsehold of William & Catherine FAIRBURN, extracted Mar 2008
  8. Source: #S5 Dth 21 Dec 1912 William FAIRBAIRN, Lennox & Addington Dist ONT, Roll MS935_177, from Ontario, Canada Deaths 1869-1934, extracted Mar 2008
  9. Source: #S1961 Obit 1912 Wm FAIRBAIRN, from http://www.sfredheritage.on.ca/deathsobitsEF.html, extracted Jul 2008
  10. Source: #S2195 H/stone FAIRBAIRN, Catharine and William, Cambden, ONT, from db michaelscaldwell, last updated Sep 2007, extracted Jun 2008
  11. Source: #S1739 Dth cert 1948 Archibald G FAIRBAIRN, trans. from Gordon S rcvd Mar 2003 (reg #1948-09-009524 film B13198 (GSU # 2032482))
  12. Source: #S1961 1881 Canadian Census via LDS site ( Family History Library Film 1375872 NA Film Number C-13236 District 117 Sub-district H Division 2 Page Number 28 Household Number 138) Mar 2003
  13. Source: #S1961 Obit 1912 Wm FAIRBAIRN, from http://www.sfredheritage.on.ca/deathsobitsEF.html, extracted Jul 2008
  14. Source: #S809 1851/2 Richmond, Lennox Cty, Canada West (ONT) Dist 21 Sub Dist 202 Pg 103 Roll C_11735, hsehold of William & Catherine FAIRBURN, extracted Mar 2008
  15. Source: #S809 1861 Richmond, Lennox and Addington, Ontario; Roll: C-1047-1048, hsehold of Wm & Catherine FAIRBURN (Pg 52 ctd on pg 51 !), extracted Aug 2009
  16. Source: #S809 1871 Richmond, Lennox, Ontario; Roll: C-9995; Family No: 200, hsehold of William & Catherine FAIRBURN, extracted Jul 2009
  17. Source: #S1961 1881 Canadian Census via LDS site ( Family History Library Film 1375872 NA Film Number C-13236 District 117 Sub-district H Division 2 Page Number 28 Household Number 138) Mar 2003
  18. Source: #S809 1891 Richmond, Lennox Co, ONT, Dist 87 roll T-6350, hsehold of William & Catherine FAIRBAIRN, extracted Jul 2008
  19. Source: #S809 1901 Richmond, Lennox Cty, ONT Dist 84 Sub Dist H-4 Pg 2 hsehold of William & Catherine FAIRBURN, extracted Mar 2008
  • Source: S1739 BDM British Columbia Archives, (Certified copies )
  • Source: S1961 www FAIRBAIRN searches and miscellaneous correspondence Author: LornaHen (1)
  • Source: S2195 www Rootsweb,
  • Source: S2285 GenForum, Url: http://www.genforum.genealogy.com/my/
  • Source: S2337 EMails re FAIRBAIRN/SINTON Yetholm ex Scott F, Recipient: L Henderson
  • Source: S5 Ancestry.com,
  • Source: S809 : Census images for Canada, via Ancestry.com
  • WikiTree profile Fairbairn-168 created through the import of Carfra23052012.GED on May 24, 2012 by Neil Carfra.
  • Fairbairn-190 created through the import of FAIRBAIRNRobertSCOTTKate4WikiTreePlaceUpdated.ged on Mar 25, 2013 by L Henderson.


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