John A Fairbairn Jr1

(Jul 1866 - 19 Dec 1945)
FatherJohn Fairbairn2 (Apr 1833 - Mar 1909)
MotherSarah Ann Daughterty2 (circa 1843 - bef. 1880)


     John A Fairbairn Jr was born in Jul 1866 Canada West (ONT), CAN, 1870 cens. has as 4, b Canada W(est), 1880 as 13, b Canada, 1900 provides Jul 1866.2,3,4
     John A Fairbairn Jr married Belle Reynolds circa 1891 ?Hoquiam, Grays Harbor Co., WA, USA.5,4
     John A Fairbairn Jr died on 19 Dec 1945 210 Sixth St, Hoquiam, Grays Harbor Co., WA, USA, at age 79; Obituary (Thur Dec 20, 1945):
"John Fairbairn, Pioneer, Passes.
John A Fairbairn, 79, pioneer Hoquiam, insurance man and a resident of the city for 51 years, died suddenly at 11:45 o'clock last night at his home, 210 Sixth Street.
Fairbairn was born in Stillwater, MN, and came from there to Hoquiam in 1894.
A veteran insurance man and a representative of the Hartford company here, Fairbairn was once manager of the Twin City Savings and Load association. He was a member of Hoquiam, Lodge No. 1082. B.P.O.E.
He is survived by his wife, Belle, Hoquiam; three sisters, Mrs. May MacFarland, Redwood Falls, MN; Mrs Mary J. Lohn, Crookston, MN; Mrs. Faith Made, Stillwater; a brother-in-law, Orte Higley, Quinault; sister-in-law, Mrs. Carrie Fairbairn, Hoquiam; nieces and nephews, Mrs. Helen Grandey, and Orlo Higley, both of Quinault; Max Fairbairn, Orville, Wash; John D. Fairbairn, Aberdeen; Walter Fairbairn, Orange, Calif; and a cousin Clyde Fairbairn, Olive, Calif. The latter was here on a visit at the time of Mr. Fairbairn's death.
The Pinnick-Coleman company will announce arrangements."5,6,7
Albert's obit 1938 mentions cousin John A. John A's 1945 obit mentions cousin Walter A and a Clyde visiting John A and wife Belle when John A died in Hoquiam, Washington.8


     John A Fairbairn Jr appeared on the census of 11 Jun 1870 Stillwater, Washington, MN, USA, in the household of John Fairbairn and Sarah E Fairbairn as son of John.3,9
     The census of 11 Jun 1880 showed John and William and their sisters May, Helen, Sarah and Mary in the household of their parents John and Charity Fairburn 274 Marine St, Stillwater, Washington Co., MN, USA, enumerated as FAIRBURN: John 45 Carpenter ; wife Charity 32 keeping house, both b Canada, F/M b Canada; Children: May 17 Seamstress , Helen 15 At Home, John 13 Works In Saw Mill, all b Canada, F/M b Canada; William 11,Sarah 9 both at school; Mary 2 all born Minnesota, F/M b Canada; Also nephew James 28 Laborer b Canada F/M b Canada.10
     John A Fairbairn Jr appeared on the census of 13 Jun 1900 Hoquiam, Chehalis Co., WA, USA, with Belle Fairbairn, enumerated as FAIRBAIRN: John A 33 b Jul 1866 CAN F b SCT M b CAN emig 1866 trimmerman sawmill; wife C Belle 28 b Mar 1872 b WY F/M b NY, marr. 9 yrs 0 children 0 living; Brother in law: William N REYNOLDS 29 b Aug 1970 marr 9 yrs b WY F/M b NY laborer box factory; nephew Walter H 7 b Apr 1893 at school; niece Mildred L 3 b Jun 1896 both b CO F/M b WY.4
     John A Fairbairn Jr was shown as the head of the household in the census of 1910 214 6th St, Hoquiam, Chehalis, WA, USA, with Belle enumerated as FAIRBURN: John A 43 1st marr. 19 yrs b MN f b SCT M b CAN ins agent; wife Belle 38 b WY F/M b NY; Boarder REYNOLDS, Lodger Headley?11
     John A Fairbairn Jr was shown as the head of the household in the census of 6 Jan 1920 214 6th St, Hoquiam, Grays Harbor Co., WA, USA, with Belle enumerated as FAIRBAIRN: John A 53 b MN F b SCT M b CAN real estate agent own home mortgaged; wife Belle 47 b WY F/M b NY.5
     John A Fairbairn Jr was shown as the head of the household in the census of 1930 210 Sixth St, Hoquiam, Grays Harbor Co., WA, USA, with Belle enumerated as FAIRBAIRN: John A 63 own home $6010 marr. at 24 b MN F b SCT M b CAN Secretary Insurance, Savings and Loan; wife Belle 58 marr at 18 b WY F/M b NY.12
ChartsLineage 1e: John & Bessie (fflint) FAIRBAIRN
Last Edited3 Jul 2012


  1. [S1692] Margaret MILLER (18499), "EM FAIRBAIRN/DAUGHTERTY ex Margaret M," e-mail to L McIntosh (1), Mar 2003.
  2. [S1961] Www FAIRBAIRN searches and miscellaneous correspondence by LornaHen (1) 1880 US Census via LDS site extracted Feb 2003 (Family History Library Film 1254637 Page Number 331B).
  3. [S1741] Gordon SUDDABY, "FT (and Emails) FAIRBAIRN/WALKER ex GSuddaby Rootsweb," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, From 1870 Census Schedule 1 page 40: Stillwater Township, Washington County, State of Minnesota, entry 258 family 294, rcvd Mar 2003.
  4. [S808] Census images, USA, 1900 Hoquiam, Chehalis, Washington; Roll: T623 1741; Page: 12A, hsehold of John A & C Belle FAIRBAIRN, extracted Sep 2008.
  5. [S808] Census images, USA, 1920 Hoquiam Ward 1, Grays Harbor, Washington; Roll: T625_1923; Page: 3B; ED 86; Image: 576, extracted Sep 2008.
  6. [S5] online at, Dth 19 Dec 1945 John A FAIRBAIRN, aged 79, Hoquiam, cert 49, from Washington Dth Index, 1940-66, extracted Sep 2008.
  7. [S2418] Joseph FAIRBAIRN (43859), "EM FAIRBAIRN, Joe," e-mail to L Henderson (1), Obit 20 Dec 1945 John A FAIRBAIRN, of Hoquiam, rcvd May 2006.
  8. [S2418] Joseph FAIRBAIRN (43859), "EM FAIRBAIRN, Joe," e-mail to L Henderson (1), Rcvd May 2006.
  9. [S2329] USA census images, Various, 1870 Stillwater, Washington, Minnesota; Roll: M593_718; Page: 104; Image: 212, hsehold of John & Sarah E FAIRBAIRN, rechecked Dec 2008.
  10. [S1596] Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), 1880 US Census: FHL Film 1254637 Pg 331B hsehold of John & Charity FAIRBURN, extracted Feb 2003.
  11. [S808] Census images, USA, 1910 Hoquiam Ward 1, Chehalis, Washington; Roll: T624_1654; Page: 1A; ED 27; Image: 14, hsehold of John A & Belle FAIRBAIRN, extracted Sep 2008.
  12. [S808] Census images, USA, 1930 Hoquiam, Grays Harbor, Washington; Roll: 2488; Page: 1A; ED 33; Image: 717.0, hsehold of John A & BElle FAIRBAIRN, extracted Sep 2008.
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