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Robert Fairbairn (1860 - 1926)

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Robert Fairbairn
Born in Caledon, Ontario, Canadamap
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Husband of — married in Orangeville, Dufferin Co, Ontario, Canadamap
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Died in Vegreville?, Victoria, Alberta, Canadamap
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Name: Robert /Fairbairn/ [1]


Date: MAR 1860
Place: , Caledon, Ontario, Canada[2][3]


Date: 26 NOV 1926
Place: Vegreville?, Victoria, Alberta, Canada
Note: Obit describes him as Robert Fairbairn Snr, died Fri afternoon, Nov 26th, had been crippled with severe rheumatism for past two years, son John was out of town at the time. Old timer in the district (Vegreville), came out from Erin, Ontario 35 yrs ago, first settled at Strathcona, employed by the Ritchie Flour Mill, built his own mill a couple of years later at Wetaskiwin, soon sold out and took up land in the Warwick District, "home being now the quarter whereon the present store and post office of Warwick stands"; agressive business plans, unboudned physical energy "brought him ample finanical reward". Then came to Vegreville at the advent of the steel and built the present flour mill, sold to Mr Reesor on account of the rheumatism. Christian, pioneers attended his funeral in unusal numbers (Union Church Sun 2pm). "There leaves to mourn him the widow and two sons, John and Robert, also the daughter, Mrs Robert Kirkwood. One son, Thomas, killed WWI. Interment Riverside Cem.[4][5]


Reference: 55533

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Note: H/stone: ILMO Robert FAIRBAIRN died Nov 26 1926 aged (doesn't look like 66) yrs. And of his son Thomas A killed in action in the great war Aug 15, 1917 aged 30 yrs in France.
Separate plaque: Martha A HUSTON wife of R FAIRBAIRN 1863-1962[6]


Husband: Robert Fairbairn
Wife: Martha Almira Huston
Child: John Samuel Fairbairn
Child: Thomas Archibald Fairbairn
Child: Ellen Blakeley Fairbairn
Child: Robert Huston Fairbairn
Date: 15 AUG 1883
Place: Orangeville, Dufferin Co, Ontario, Canada
Note: cert. shows Robert as 23 b Caledon, resid. City of Toronto, miller, s/o Archibald and Jane (indexed as Janet) FAIRBAIRN; Martha Almira 19, b Mono- Canada, resid Orangeville, d/o Thomas & Margaret HUSTON; both Meth. Ch of Canada; Wit Joseph CAMPBELL Sheeboille and Sarah Emily HUSTON Orangeville;[7]
Date: 1891
Place: Nottawasaga, Simcoe Nth, Ontario, Canada
Note: FAIRBAIRN: Robert 32 miller b ONT F b Scotland M b England, Presby; wife Martha A 28 b ONT F b US M b ONT Meth.; Children (all b ONT F/M b ONT, Meth): John S 6; Thomas A 3 Ellen B 8/12[8]
Date: 1901
Place: Wetaskiwin, , Alberta, Canada
Note: FAIRBAIRN: Robert 40 b 9 Mar 1861, miller scotch; wife Martha 37 b 22 Nov 1863 Irish; Children (all Scotch): John S 16 b 8 Feb 1885, Thomas A 13 b 8 Aug 1887, Ellen B 10 b 28 Jun 1890, All b ONT; Robert H 6 b 10 Aug 1894 ALB; Boarder William RITCHIE 25 b ONT, miller[9]
Date: 1911
Place: Vegreville, Victoria, Alberta, Canada
Note: FAIRBAIRN: Robert 51 b Mar 1860 flour miller; wife Martha A 47 b Nov 1863; Children Thomas A 23 b Aug 1887 flour miller ; Ella B 20 b Jun 1890 All b ONT Robert H 16 b Aug 1894 ALB student ; All Methodist, all Scotch except Martha (Irish)[10]
Date: 1916
Place: Vegreville, Dist of Victoria, Alberta, Canada
Note: FAIRBAIRN: Robert 55 marr. Scotch b ONT; wife Martha Almira 52 b ONT; son Thomas Archibald 28 unm, b ONT; (nearby son Robert Hughston)[11]
Husband: Archibald Fairbairn
Wife: Jane Blakey
Child: Jane Fairbairn
Child: Archibald Fairbairn
Child: John Fairbairn
Child: Helen Fairbairn
Child: Barbara Fairbairn
Child: Walter Fairbairn
Child: Robert Fairbairn
Date: 1841
Place: Horton, Castle (East Division), Northumberland, England
Note: BLAKEY: John 55 husbandman b Cty; FAIRBAIRN: Archibald B.S. (assumed to mean blacksmith) 25 b Scotland; Jane 25 b Cty; Also William BLAKEY 10 and CHARLTON[12]
Date: 06 FEB 1841
Place: Tynemouth, Dist of Tynemouth, Northumberland, England
Note: cert. shows Archibald as a blacksmith s/o Archibald Fairbairn, a gardener; Jane as d/o John Blakey, waggon[maker?]. Both of full age and resid. Cowpen Colliery. Secession Church but rites and ceremones of the Presbyterian Ch of Scotland; Wit: Joseph Armstrong and Mary Ann Carmichael; Archibald signed, Jane her mark. Minister David Carmichael[13][14][15][16]
Date: 1851
Place: Cowpen, Dist of Tynemouth, Northumberland, England
Note: FAIRBAIRN: Archibald 38 blacksmith b Durham; Wife Jane 37 b Cowpen, NBL; Children (all b Cowpen): William 15 coal miner, Jane 10, Archibald 7, John 5 all scholars, Helen 3; Lodgers GRAY, William Batty 25 unm coal miner b NBL[17]
Date: 1861
Place: Caledon, Peel Co, Ontario, Canada
Note: FAIRBURN: Archibald 48 blacksmith b Scotland ; Jane 47 "spinster" (!) b Scotland, both F.C. Assumed children: Jane 20 b England, Archibald 18 blacksmith b England; John 15 b England; Barbra (sic) 10 b England; Walter 3, Robert 2 both b U.C. Living in a one storey frame hse, as 1 family[18]


  • Source: S2195 Title: www Rootsweb, Url: Abbreviation: www Rootsweb
  • Source: S2792 Title: EM FAIRBAIRN/HUSTON ex Myron McK, Recipient: Lorna Henderson, Address: ONT, Canada, Author E-mail: Abbreviation: EM FAIRBAIRN/HUSTON ex Myron McK Author: Myron McKEE
  • Source: S5 Title:, Url: Abbreviation:
  • Source: S809 Title: CENSUS: CAN, Record Type: Census image, Location: Canada, Record Info: via Abbreviation: CAN: Census via Ancestry Repository: #R121
  • Repository: R121 Name: Address: Country: USA
  1. Source: #S5 Page: Marr. 15 Aug 1883 Robert FAIRBAIRN & Martha Almira HUSTON, FHL Film MS932_42, Dufferin, ONTextracted Jun 2008
  2. Source: #S5 Page: Marr. 15 Aug 1883 Robert FAIRBAIRN & Martha Almira HUSTON, FHL Film MS932_42, Dufferin, ONT, extracted Jun 2008
  3. Source: #S809 Page: 1911 Vegreville, Victoria, ALB Dist 7 Sub Dist 10 Family 179 Pg 18, hsehold of Robert & Martha FAIRBAIRN, extracted Jun 2008
  4. Source: #S809 Page: 1911 Vegreville, Victoria, ALB Dist 7 Sub Dist 10 Family 179 Pg 18, hsehold of Robert & Martha FAIRBAIRN, extracted Jun 2008
  5. Source: #S2195 Page: Dth 26 Nov 1926 Robert FAIRBAIRN, w/o Martha Almira HUSTON, from db:1733322 of Robert NEWSON, last updated Oct 2001, extracted Jun 2008
  6. Source: #S2792 Page: H/stones Robert, Martha & Thomas FAIRBAIRN, from pg24 of booklet, scan rcvd Feb 2009
  7. Source: #S5 Page: Marr. 15 Aug 1883 Robert FAIRBAIRN & Martha Almira HUSTON, FHL Film MS932_42, Dufferin, ONT, extracted Jun 2008
  8. Source: #S809 Page: 1891 Sub Dist Nottawasaga Dist Simcoe Nth ONT Dist 117 Roll T-6368, hsehold of Robert & Martha FAIRBAIRN, extracted Feb 2009
  9. Source: #S809 Page: 1901 Wetaskiwin, Dist Alberta, The Territories Dist 202 Sub Dist V4-1 Family 87 Pg 8, hsehold of Robert & Martha FAIRBAIRN, extracted Jun 2008
  10. Source: #S809 Page: 1911 Vegreville, Victoria, ALB Dist 7 Sub Dist 10 Family 179 Pg 18, hsehold of Robert & Martha FAIRBAIRN, extracted Jun 2008
  11. Source: #S1596 Page: 1916 census: ALB CAN Dist 43 Victoria, Sub Dist 23 Pg 4 hsehold 37, LAC film T-21955, Robert FAIRBAIRN, extracted Feb 2009
  12. Source: #S200 Page: Horton, Castle (East Division) Hundred, NBL HO107/821/4 ED 6 F 16 Pg 25, hsehold of John BLAKEY, extracted Dec 2007
  13. Source: #S5 Page: Marr. 3 Jul 1871 Archibald (s/o Archibald & Jane FAIRBAIRN) & Mary Jane (d/o Thos Mary & Ann CAVENA) roll MS932_4, York, ONT, from Ontario, Canada Marriages 1857-1924, extracted Dec 2007
  14. Source: #S1595 Page: Marr. 1841 Archibald FAIRBAIRN & Jane BLAKEY or SMITH, reg. Tynemouth, Mar qtr 25/361, extracted Dec 2007
  15. Source: #S5 Page: Marr. 30 Dec 1897 Walter s/o Archibald & Jessie FAIRBAIRN, & Adaline d/o Alane VROOMAN & Caroline MAIN, Wellington Cty, ONT, FHL Film MS932_97, from Ontario, Canada Marraiges, 1857-1924, extracted May 2008
  16. Source: #S2153 Page: Marr. 6 Feb 1841 Archibald s/o Archibald FAIRBAIRN & Jane d/o John BLAKEY, United Secession Ch, Tynemouth, Northumberland, copy rcvd Feb 2009
  17. Source: #S202 Page: Par. of Cowpen, Sub Dist Earsdon, Dist Tynemouth, Northumberland, HO107/2412 F 414 ED 2b Pg 55 Sched 194, hsehold of Archibald & Jane FAIRBAIRN, extracted Jun 2008
  18. Source: #S809 Page: 1861 Caledon, Peel, Ontario; Roll: C-1063, hsehold of Archibald & Jane FAIRBURN, extracted Aug 2009


Thank you to Lorna Henderson for creating WikiTree profile Fairbairn-416 through the import of FairbairnArchibaldScottJanet3Gen4WikiTreeJun2013PlaceUpdated.ged on Jun 26, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Lorna and others.

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