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 Alfred de Calvus Fairbanks

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Alfred de Calvus Fairbanks

Birth
Vermont, USA
Death
4 Apr 1898 (aged 54)
Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Burial
Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID
20816434 View Source

HISTORY OF MOWER COUNTY, 1911.
Alfred D. Fairbanks, now deceased, was born in Vermont, there grew to manhood, and at the outbreak of the Civil war enlisted in the United States Sharpshooters, serving in Company E.
He married Belle A. Baker, and together they went to live in Bethel, Vt., where Mr. Fairbanks worked three years on a farm in hopes of regaining his health, which had been impaired by army life.
Then they came west and located in Mower county, taking up their home in the historic spot long known as 'Saints' Rest." Seventeen years later ill health caused him to abandon farming, and in 1891 they moved to Austin, where Mr. Fairbanks died April 4, 1899.
Mrs. Fairbanks, nee Belle A. Baker, was born in Hollidaysberg, Pa., daughter of Abram P. and Elizabeth (Kidd) Baker. Mrs. Fairbanks passed her early life in her native town, attended school there, and later took courses at Philadelphia and at Altoona, Pa. She was married at her home in Hollidaysberg. Three of her sisters are still living: Ann is now Mrs. William Kean, of Bedford, Pa.; Maria is now Mrs. Harry Campbell, of Chicago, Ill., and Jennie is now Mrs. James Lightcap, of Alleghany, Pa.
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Co E 2 Regt U.S.S.S.
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Alfred D. Fairbanks, whose residence was in Bethel VT, enlisted on 8/13/1862 as a Private. On 9/30/1862 he mustered into "E" Company, US Volunteers 2nd SharpShooters . He was transferred out on 6/1/1864 and into Veteran Reserve Corps. He was discharged on 6/24/1865.

Sources include:
* Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War www.suvcw.org
* Minnesota Historical Society, Veterans Graves Registration
* Historical Data Systems, Inc., which used:
- Roster of Vermont Volunteers During the War of the Rebellion 1861-66
Contributor: Gary Carlberg

HISTORY OF MOWER COUNTY, 1911.
Alfred D. Fairbanks, now deceased, was born in Vermont, there grew to manhood, and at the outbreak of the Civil war enlisted in the United States Sharpshooters, serving in Company E.
He married Belle A. Baker, and together they went to live in Bethel, Vt., where Mr. Fairbanks worked three years on a farm in hopes of regaining his health, which had been impaired by army life.
Then they came west and located in Mower county, taking up their home in the historic spot long known as 'Saints' Rest." Seventeen years later ill health caused him to abandon farming, and in 1891 they moved to Austin, where Mr. Fairbanks died April 4, 1899.
Mrs. Fairbanks, nee Belle A. Baker, was born in Hollidaysberg, Pa., daughter of Abram P. and Elizabeth (Kidd) Baker. Mrs. Fairbanks passed her early life in her native town, attended school there, and later took courses at Philadelphia and at Altoona, Pa. She was married at her home in Hollidaysberg. Three of her sisters are still living: Ann is now Mrs. William Kean, of Bedford, Pa.; Maria is now Mrs. Harry Campbell, of Chicago, Ill., and Jennie is now Mrs. James Lightcap, of Alleghany, Pa.
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Co E 2 Regt U.S.S.S.
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Alfred D. Fairbanks, whose residence was in Bethel VT, enlisted on 8/13/1862 as a Private. On 9/30/1862 he mustered into "E" Company, US Volunteers 2nd SharpShooters . He was transferred out on 6/1/1864 and into Veteran Reserve Corps. He was discharged on 6/24/1865.

Sources include:
* Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War www.suvcw.org
* Minnesota Historical Society, Veterans Graves Registration
* Historical Data Systems, Inc., which used:
- Roster of Vermont Volunteers During the War of the Rebellion 1861-66
Contributor: Gary Carlberg


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