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Jerry Fair (#47065935)
 member for 6 years, 10 months, 2 days
RE: Mary Ellen
That would be great. Thank you for offering her profile to me. I'm so happy to have found her.

It is a very neat story. I have yet to find evidence of a legal marriage, but I found the newspaper article that states they did marry (perhaps informally?):
The article is dated 16 Nov 1928 in the Republican Northwestern newspaper of Belvidere, Illinois on page 5 in the very bottom right corner of the page.

Plus, finding Mary Ellen with JP was great... Thomas Coltman, her first husband was a prominent brick maker/distributor in Freeport, IL. He also went into poultry distribution during Winter, supplying New York and Boston. There is still a neighborhood called Coltman's Addition where he had his brick kiln and poultry drop-off location.

Thomas and Mary Ellen had 3 children together and I'm still looking for their places of rest. This discovery will really help.

Best wishes,

Added by JoannaEDM on Aug 20, 2015 8:35 PM

John Porter Fair's 2nd Wife
Hello! :)
I have been looking for my 3x great grandmother Mary Ellen (Stocks) Coltman's gravesite for a very long time. I found her in the Fair plot in Mount Hope Cemetery of Mankato, Jewell County, Kansas, USA. I was lead there by a newspaper article that announced the marriage of John Porter Fair, 85, a banker from Mankato, KS to Mrs. Mary Ellen Coltman, 81, of Freeport, IL. It talks about how they were sweethearts 60 years ago, before they were married to other people, and how they found each other again. A few days later they decided to marry and spend the rest of their remaining years together.
I added this info to John Porter Fair's profile, but felt it was necessary to say why. I hope this helps add to Mary Ellen's potential mystery.
Best wishes!

Added by JoannaEDM on Aug 20, 2015 2:31 PM

Kingsley Fair
RE: Lawrence Fair
That's great nice to meet you cousin .I live in Defuniak Springs fl which is in Florida's panhandle

Added by Kingsley Fair on Aug 11, 2015 5:15 PM

Jacki Klawonn
Andover Township cemetery
I have been doing work on the Andover Township cemetery in Henry Co., Illinois and came across your name on a memorial for Gust Fair.
I just thought that I would inform you that we have added all of the names of the Fairs that are buried in Andover, IL. and have also posted all of the headstone photos. Hope that you might be able to find more of your relatives there.
Have a great night,

Added by Jacki Klawonn on Aug 09, 2015 9:00 PM

RE: Pvt Charles E. Flannery, Sr

Thank you for your beautiful words, they really mean a great deal.

Added by Christina on Aug 09, 2015 3:30 PM

Kingsley Fair
RE: Fair Family
My dad was son of Lawrence and Cora Fair from Adrian Pa. I remember that dad used to tell me that are ancestors there names in history but I never was able to find out and he sai that grandpa named him after one of his relations thank you for the information this is great Kingsley

Added by Kingsley Fair on Aug 09, 2015 12:35 PM

Lena and Dennis
RE: PFC James Benner
You are very welcome for the photo. I think all our veterans should be honored. We owe them all so much. My brother Asa was killed in Vietnam and three of my other brothers served our country. My husband is a Navy vet. My uncle made the jump in Normandy with the 101st. We owe them all so very much.

Added by Lena and Dennis on Aug 09, 2015 9:43 AM

Kingsley Fair
Fair family
I'm Kingsley Fair , John Robert Fair Sr was my dad he passed away in 1993 yesterday was his birthday I came across this site when I found my uncle Alvin's name and started to look at all are relatives I didn't know there was that many . I just thought I would let you know I liked what you started thank you I learned a lot Kingsley fair

Added by Kingsley Fair on Aug 08, 2015 4:08 PM

Allen D. Jackson, USAF (Ret)
RE: John H. Fair
Jerry, You're very welcome. It was an honor to do this for you and especially for John. Thanks for all you've done to remember your family and others. Have a wonderful journey. Sincerely and In Your Service, Allen

Added by Allen D. Jackson, USAF (R... on Jul 26, 2015 9:44 PM

Allen Monasmith
Blair and Mary Monasmith
Thanks again for the transfers and photos.

Added by Allen Monasmith on Jul 13, 2015 12:59 PM

Allen Monasmith
Joseph and Mary Monasmith
Thank you very much for the transfers. Would you put your photo of their gravestone on Mary's memorial too?

Added by Allen Monasmith on Jul 06, 2015 8:17 PM

Neil D Scheidt
RE: Daniel Auchenbach
Hi Jerry,
Happy 4th. In 1882 there were many soldier graves still unmarked. It was decided by the county to order the type tombstone I display on his page for all veterans of these unmarked graves. They were $10 each. I have the list of all those ordered at that time. Of course, as soldiers died after that date stones continued to be ordered. And still are today.
I have been placing this photo on memorials where there is no other stone to show the design if someone wants to go looking for it. Most of those that were placed in 1882 are faded badly now. And many have been replaced by the family, usually when the spouse died(if she lived much longer).
If you know the location of this grave you might find his stone, possibly beneath the surface. And it could be cleaned and reset, or a new one added, as you suggest.
If you are a relative you qualify to order one through the V.A. There's a minimum fee by the cemetery to install.
God Bless,

Added by Neil D Scheidt on Jul 04, 2015 6:31 PM

RE: Fair Family
I sent you a personal reply and have revised the memorial page as a remembrance to their passing. Marina #46871120

Added by Marina on Jul 03, 2015 1:55 PM

Carol & Pete
RE: Amole Family
you're welcome!

Added by Carol & Pete on Jul 01, 2015 3:24 PM

Angela Owens Jando
RE: Saint Matthews Cemetery
I do not mind at all and in fact, love it! Thank you for taking the time to send those.


Added by Angela Owens Jando on Jun 26, 2015 11:40 AM

Yvette Goldey Wilson
RE: Family Relatives
Sorry I think Mackiewicz is the name we are related through!


Added by Yvette Goldey Wilson on Jun 25, 2015 12:21 PM

Carol & Pete
RE: Adam Althouse
You're quite welcome

Added by Carol & Pete on Jun 25, 2015 4:28 AM

Margo Reasner
Sylvanus Fair
Thank you for making the change. I have deleted my memorial and linked his wife to him. All is good now... :) -Margo-

Added by Margo Reasner on Jun 23, 2015 8:06 PM

13th Generation Fairbanks in America
RE: 13th Gereration American
Forgive the typos...I typed that on-the-fly...

Added by 13th Generation Fairbanks... on Jun 15, 2015 4:28 PM

13th Generation Fairbanks in America
RE: 13th Gereration American
Not yet a full-fledged DAR member. I have a temporary number and when I get time I need to contact my local chapter. Also looking into the Founders & Patriots organization. Right now with working full time and this "hobby" of mine, I don't have the time to pursue it. So far I have found six Revolutionary War ancestors, with one GGF answering to call at Lexington & Concord. I have traced out family back to the 1630's...Puritans arriving in Boston. Our ancestral home still stands: and is considered the oldest timber frame structure in North America. It's located in Dedham, MA and we visited in 2013. Such an experience literally walking in your ancestors' footsteps. Warm regards.

Added by 13th Generation Fairbanks... on Jun 15, 2015 4:26 PM

Betty Robinson
Could you please transfer Memorial# 130872709 to me. She is in my family.

Betty Robinson

Added by Betty Robinson on Jun 15, 2015 12:19 PM

13th Generation Fairbanks in America
RE: Albert J. Raquet
You're very welcome. It's my honor.

Added by 13th Generation Fairbanks... on Jun 14, 2015 3:21 PM

Cherie Cayemberg
Michael Brown
Thank you for the suggestion for the memorial. I made the addition.

Added by Cherie Cayemberg on Jun 05, 2015 9:52 PM

Deb Hanson
RE: Thomas Robert Donohue
Thank You so much for the edit I really appreciate the help
Deb Hanson

Added by Deb Hanson on Jun 05, 2015 7:24 AM

RE: Dennis Flannery
Thank you so much for your generous offer. I will contact you if I need the death certificates.


Added by Zim on May 31, 2015 6:27 PM


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