about Jun 1818
of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
31 May 1878
Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, USA
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Does anyone know where in Scotland John came from or who is parents are?
His death certificate is unhelpful - parents unknown but both born Scotland.
Naming pattern of the children indicate that the names John or Robert might be significant (first son's name) and a later son also named Robert.
The 1860 census shows a Margaret FAIRBAIRN, aged 44 living with the family - is she his sister? Anyone know what happened to her?
Date: abt Jun 1818
Notes: Derived from age at death being 59 years 11 months OR possibly 57 years 11 months
Alternate Date: abt 1819
Alternate date: abt 1822
Place: East Cambridge, Mass.
Note: FAIRBAIRN: John 48 oil dealer b SCT $3500/$500; Catherine 39 keeping hse b ENG; John 19 oil huckster, Andrew 17 app upholsterer, George 12 at school, Annie 10, Jane 8, Robert 5, William 2 at home, all b Mass; Servant Hannah PURCELL, b IRL
Date: 31 May 1878
Place: Massachusetts, USA
Notes: Dth 31 May 1878 John FAIRBAIRN, aged 59 yrs (or poss. 57) and 11 mths, cod broncho pneumonia, born Scotland parents unknown, both born Scotland
↑ Source #S3541 Dth 31 May 1878, John FAIRBAIRN, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Mass., extracted Jun 2015
↑ Source #S1597 Dth 31 May 1878, John FAIRBAIRN, aged 59, batch I01251-2, source film: 2109175, ref number: 393 p46, extracted Dec 2010
↑ Source #S304 Cambridge Ward 3, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: M593_624; Page: 528B; Image: 124; Family History Library Film: 552123, hsehold of John & Catherine FAIRBAIRN, extracted Dec 2010
↑ Source #S304 Cambridge Ward 3, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: M593_624; Page: 528B; Image: 124; Family History Library Film: 552123, hsehold of John & Catherine FAIRBAIRN, extracted Dec 2010 ↑ Source #S3541 Dth 31 May 1878, John FAIRBAIRN, Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Mass., extracted Jun 2015
Source S304 1870 USA census images via ancestry.com
Source S3541 Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915 images via ancestry.com
Source S1597 Massachesetts Death & burial index, FamilySearch
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