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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 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.

***Blessed be the blood of our ancestors for it is from which we came. ~ Ahyoka

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice. - Cherokee
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J Dahlhauser Mylin
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?): http://www.newspapers.com/image/69921973/?terms=Coltman%2BFair
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,
Joanna
Added by J Dahlhauser Mylin on Aug 20, 2015 8:35 PM
J Dahlhauser Mylin
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 J Dahlhauser Mylin 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
Jerry,
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,
JK
Added by Jacki Klawonn on Aug 09, 2015 9:00 PM
Christina
RE: Pvt Charles E. Flannery, Sr
Jerry,

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
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