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Jerry Fair (#47065935)
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Bio Photo I began a quest to find my roots.in 1988. When I began my quest, there were no documents that I could use to trace my ancestors. My parents were deceased as were most of my fathers siblings; the others were elderly and could not remember very much. My mother was adopted. The document that started me on my journey was my grandfather's social security application. It provided me with his place of birth, father's name and mother's maiden name.
In 2006 I found my great-great grandfather's grave. He is buried in the Birdsboro Cemetery aka St. Michael's Episcopal Cemetery in Birdsboro, Berks, PA. I made a promise to him that he and other Fairs would never be forgotten. Since that time, I have added many Fairs that were not listed in findagrave.
I am related to the Fairs in the following Pennsylvania counties: Armstrong, Allegheny, Beaver, Indiana, Bucks, Butler, Westmoreland, Mercer, Venango, Allegheny, Fayette, Lawrence, Montgomery, Clarion, Chester, Lancaster, Lebanon and Berks. Also the following states: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Nebraska, Colorado, California, Arizona, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Oklahoma. We are descendants of Johannes Fahr/ John Fair b.1730 in Germany, d.1808 Berks County PA. I would like to meet relatives from those aforementioned counties and states.

If anyone wishes a memorial transfer, just let me know. I will be more than happy to make the transfer. The exception being anyone with whom I am diectly related. Please use the edit button on the top of the memorial to send me your request. I would be very interested in how you are related to the person in question. That information is optional of course. I will still make the transfer. Reuniting people with their loved ones means more to me than the quest to have the most memorials added.

"These were human beings, they had families, they had loved ones. We owe these graves the same dignity and respect as someone who was buried yesterday.''

"People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors" -- James Barnwell Heyward

Poor is the nation that has no heroes. Shameful is the nation that has heroes...and forgets them. You are not forgotten.

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Linda Hubbard
Re: Martha Stiles
I have filled a request for a picture of Jackson Stiles' headstone. I wanted to load it also for Martha but you have loaded the maximum number of photos for this site. If you want the headstone on her page, please remove one of your photos and let me know. I will then load the headstone.

Linda Hubbard
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Added by Linda Hubbard on Apr 13, 2014 8:24 PM
Glenn Benner
Jesse James Walker
Hi Jerry,
I hope you are doing great!
Thought you may like a "heads up".
Another of our greatest generation passed recently.
Jesse James Walker- #124898309 - Arlington
He is another Pearl Harbor survivor.
Thought about your Dad.
Best Wishes Always,
Glenn
Added by Glenn Benner on Apr 08, 2014 12:08 PM
Michael V Drachman
RE: Friend E. Fair
Jerry,, your very welcome and it was my privilege to honor another Veteran that gave everything to protect our way of life and did not get to come home.

No, I do not live in France but frequent Europe for work.. Timing, weather and location allowed me to do some serious work in 3 different cemeteries this last trip.

Hopefully time and patience will allow me to get the work all up for others.. For me it is a real treat to see families find their kin,, see where they have been buried. For some of the older family,, it is closure, for the young it is there uncle, grandfather, etc. Hearing these stories, visiting these sacred places and actually realizing what was sacrificed to preserve our way of life is what drives me.

Let us not forget..

Take Care,
Mike
Added by Michael V Drachman on Mar 07, 2014 8:03 PM
Michael V Drachman
Fair, Friend E NORMANDY
Jerry,, you may have a interest in some pictures just posted..

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56644353

Kind Regards,
Mike
Added by Michael V Drachman on Mar 05, 2014 6:22 PM
Glenn Benner
Dinunzio/Benner
Hey Jerry, I sure don`t want you to think I`m spamming you; however, I am trying to piece a few things together.
1. On the "D" side- was Nick Jr`s wife Mary or Rose or Rosemary?
Didn`t they reside near Hershey,Pa?
2. On the "B" side- The Harry & Sue that you transferred to me are my GG-grandfather Amos M Benner`s siblings. Other siblings are Robert & Sarah. The Parents of this gang are Samuel & Eliza Fox Benner, who were married in Lancaster in 1841.
Records show Samuel was born in Chester Co. Pa.
Grave says DoB- 1814; however, I think 1819 or 1820 is the correct DoB. The poor guy aged 15 years between the 1850 & 1860 census. As did his wife.
Can you tie Samuel with you Chester County Benners?
Added by Glenn Benner on Feb 06, 2014 12:05 PM
Glenn Benner
DiNunzio/Benner
Hi Jerry, Thank you for transferring Robert & Sue Benner. I was able to link them with their parents!
My mother`s Uncle Nick DiNunzio married a Mary Fair. Does that fit??? - Glenn
Added by Glenn Benner on Feb 05, 2014 8:11 PM
Glenn Benner
DiNunzio/Benner
Hi Jerry,
Wow!
My Grandmothers name was Angeline (DiNunzio) Mastromatteo. Her father was Nicolaus DiNunzio. My parents were Martha (Dolly) & Ray Benner. Mom`s Uncle John & Uncle Frank lived in Lebanon.
GGG-grandfather Samuel Benner was born in Chester County. That`s as far as I Have gotten on the Benner side.
Jerry, are we related once or twice???
Added by Glenn Benner on Feb 05, 2014 6:11 PM
Glenn Benner
Sue Benner #72080873
Hi Jerry,
Thank you so much for taking the time to create so many wonderful Memorial pages. You helped me find a few lost GG-Aunts & a GG-uncle!
Looking at Sue Benner`s stone, (Fairview Cemetery/Chester Co.,Pa), I think her year of death reads 1906 (not 1946). Had she lived to be 104 years old, she would have been a family legend! Please correct if you agree. I tried the "edit tab" before contacting you.
Thanks Again & Best Wishes,
Glenn
Added by Glenn Benner on Feb 05, 2014 11:55 AM
Jennifer Fowler
RE: Harold Wells
Jan 14 1896 is what it says by my recollection I went and found the original photo on my computer and did some magic in photo shop so i could read the date. Hope this helps! :)
Added by Jennifer Fowler on Jan 17, 2014 2:11 AM
Beverly Stetler
RE: Memorial Transfer
Mary Wells wife of John Wells was my great, great , great grandmother. Charles Evans cemetery seemed to be the place where a lot of my ancestors were buried. I believe last year during my school break you had transferred John Wells to me who was Mary's husband. Thank you for transferring this to me. What really fascinates me is that a relative found photos of this couple. Thank you again
Beverly
Added by Beverly Stetler on Jan 14, 2014 4:10 PM
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