Stephen Fairbairn

Stephen Fairbairn (1862 - 1938)

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Stephen "Steve" Fairbairn
Born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in St John's Anglican, Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria, Australiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in London, Englandmap
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Stephen Fairbairn ... [1]

Stephen Fairbairn ... [2]

Born 25 Aug 1862 Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia [3]

BIRTH NOTICE. FAIRBAIRN.—On the 25th inst., at Wellington-parade, Mrs. Fairbairn of a son. The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tue 26 Aug 1862, Page 4:

Married 18 Nov 1891 St John's Anglican, Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Stephen FAIRBAIRN & Ellen d/o Sydney SHARWOOD of Aramac [4]

MARRIAGE. VIC BDM Marriage Reg: #7095/1891
Family name FAIRBAIRN
Given names Steph
Event Marriage
Spouse's family name SHARWOOD
Spouse's given name Ellen

MARRIAGE NOTICE. FAIRBAIRN—SHARWOOD.—On the 18th ult., at St. John's Church, Toorak, by the Rev. Walter Fellows, Stephen, fifth son of George Fairbairn, Lara, to Nellie, only daughter of Sydney Sharwood, Aramac, Queensland. The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Tue 1 Dec 1891, Page 1:

WEDDING REPORT. The marriage of Mr. Stephen Fairbairn, youngest son of Mr. George Fairbairn, of "Lara," and Miss Ellen Sharwood, daughter of Mr. Sydney Sharwood, Aramac, Queensland, was celebrated quietly (the bridegroom's family being in mourning), on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 18, at St John's Church, Toorak, the Rev. Walter Fellows officiating. The guests were restricted to the family connections. The bride wore a very handsome white corded silk, trimmed with chiffon, and a long tulle veil with a small wreath of bridal flowers. Her bridesmaids were Miss Allison Fairbairn, daughter of Mr. George Fairbairn, and Miss Irene Simson, daughter of Mr. Colin Simson, and two little pages, the sons of Mr. George and Mr. Tom Fairbairn, who wore brown velvet pages' dresses finished with lace collars and cuffs. After the ceremony the bridal party breakfasted at "Myrnong," the residence of Mr. and Mrs. C. Fairbairn. The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Sat 21 Nov 1891, Page 23:


(1) Sydney George Fairbairn, b. 13 Oct 1892, d. 19 Jan 1943, m (1). 1916, Nancy Clare Cunard, daughter of Bache Edward Cunard & Maud Alice (Burke) Cunard, div. 1925, m (2). 1926, Angela Maud Traherne/Fane, daughter of daughter of Onslow Powell Traherne & Muriel Ellen (Harvey) Traherne

(2) Stephen Ian Fairbairn, b. 14 Apr 1896, d. 5 Dec 1968, m (1). 27 Jul 1925, Cynthia Isabelle Theresa Arbuthnot, daughter of Gerald Archibald Arbuthnot & Mary Johanna Antoinette Dulcie (Oppenheim) Arbuthnot, m (2). Esmee Violet Helen (Bethell) Stobart, daughter of Alfred James Bethell & Maud Amelia (Bower) Bethell

Died 16 May 1938 London, England [5]

DEATH. 1938
Name Stephen Fairbairn
Event Type Death
Registration Quarter Apr-May-Jun
Registration Year 1938
Registration District Marylebone
County London
Event Place Marylebone, London, England
Age (available after 1866) 75
Birth Year (Estimated) 1863
Volume 1A, Page 579, Line Number 45

OBITUARY. STEVE FAIRBAIRN DEAD. Famous Rowing Coach. THE death is announced in London of Mr Stephen Fairbairn, the world's greatest authority on rowing, and the originator of the Fairbairn style. A champion in his day in practically every branch of sport, Steve Fairbairn was born in Australia 76 years ago. He was educated at Geelong Grammar School, and while still in his 'teens played first-class cricket and football. Later, he went to Cambridge to study law, and for four years he rowed for his University against Oxford. He was admitted to the Bar and was appointed to the directorate of Dalgety and Co., but sport claimed most of his time. As rowing coach for Cambridge he originated the style which bears his name. His Rowing Notes, A. B.C. and Rowing Annual are the recognised manuals of the sport. He leaves a widow and two sons. Weekly Times (Melbourne, Vic. : 1869 - 1954) Sat 21 May 1938, Page 74:


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  1. Entered by Sir William Arbuthnot, Saturday, October 19, 2013.
  2. Fairbairn, Stephen (Steve) (1862–1938), by Michael D. De B. Collins Persse, Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 8, (MUP), 1981:
  3. Source: #S1 (5th s/o George FAIRBAIRN J.P. of Windermere, Lara, Victoria, AUS)
  4. Source: #S2: Stephen FAIRBAIRN & Ellen (Eleanor) d/o Sydney SHARWOOD or Aramac, St John's Ang. Toorak
  5. Source: #S2 "survived by wife and 2 sons"

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