Isaac Fair, Sr

Isaac Fair, Sr

Union Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 18 Feb 1890 (aged 65)
Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
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Birdsboro, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section 1 Lot 153
Memorial ID 31019307 · View Source
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Isaac Fair- On February 18th, 1890, at the residence of his son-in-law, C.F. Greenawalt, at Coxestown, Isaac Fair, aged 68 years, 6 months and 4 days.

Funeral at Birdsboro on Friday afternoon. Train leaves the Philadelphia and Reading depot at 9:35 A.M. Memorial services will be held in the Methodist Church, Coxestown, on Sunday morning at 10:30.

Harrisburg Telegraph, Thursday February 20, 1890. Page 4

Coxestown is now known as Susquehanna Township

Obit courtesy of Mike Osiol

Isaac Fair is the grandson Marx/Marks Fair Revolutionary War Veteran d. 1792. and son of Kate Wolfe d.1825 and Daniel Fair, War of 1812 Veteran, b. 1786 d. 1868 Reading PA. Isaac is the great-grandson of Johannes Fahr aka John Fair/Fehr b. 1730 d. 1808 who immigrated from Germany in 1751. The grave site of Daniel is unknown. Isaac lived with daughter and son-in-law Charles Greenawalt in Dauphin County at the time of his death. He managed the farm owned by Charles Greenawalt. Isaac had two brothers, Reuben D.and George Washington Fair.

Isaac is my great-great grandfather. Isaac married Hannah Fegley 7 July 1844.

The day I found Isaac's grave I had no idea where he was buried. When I passed the Birsboro Cemetery I thought I might look around to see if any Fairs might be buried there. When I pulled up to the office, which was closed, I got out of my truck and there in front of me was Isaac's grave. I believe that Isaac brought me to his grave because he wanted to be found.

Sadly missed along life's way...quietly remembered longer in our life to share...BUT in our hearts you're always there.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the mornings hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.
-- Royster --

"Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them." George Eliot

I am bound to them, though I cannot see their eyes or hear their voices. I honor their history. I cherish their lives. I will tell their story. I will remember them.
Author unknown.

To speak the name of the dead is to make them live again. It restores the breath of life to he who has vanished.

We come through you and must not forget you. You lived - felt the sun and the wind and had life and we are of you, as our children and our children's children will be of us.

Family Members

Gravesite Details Grave is located near the cemetery office. The Birdsboro Cemetery is the former St. Michael's Cemetery




  • Created by: Jerry Fair
  • Added: 31 Oct 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 31019307
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Isaac Fair, Sr (14 Aug 1824–18 Feb 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31019307, citing Saint Michaels Cemetery, Birdsboro, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Jerry Fair (contributor 47065935) .