Capt George Newton Fairchild

Capt George Newton Fairchild

Newtown, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Death 19 Jul 1875 (aged 42)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Bethel, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Plot Old Elmwood Cemetery Section of Bethel Cemetery (FRONT)
Memorial ID 42719859 · View Source
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M. W. George N. Fairchild
Banker, Mason, Statesman & Civil War Veteran
Kansas Grand Master Mason, October 17, 1860 to October 16, 1861

George N. Fairchild was a native of Fairfield County, Connecticut, where his family had been engaged in the hat manufacturing business in the town of Bridgeport. He was raised in St. John's Lodge No. 3, in this city, on November 28, 1855. He moved to Atchison, Kansas in 1858 where he was in the banking business. He was also a land developer, served as mayor of Atchison, and was elected to the Kansas State Legislature in 1865. He returned to Connecticut in 1866. Little is known of his life from that time, except that in 1873, his wife Jane, petitioned the Probate Court in Bridgeport, requesting that a Conservator be appointed to manage his estate, by reason of lunacy and sickness. The couple had four children. We are indebted to M.W. Robert D. Caplinger for obtaining the foregoing information. He stated that in any event, Fairchild was very successful, in business, politics and society while in Kansas.

History of Kansas Masonry, 1974, pages 13 & 14.
George N. Fairchild
United States, Civil War Soldiers Index
other 1861-1865
name George H. Fairchild
event Military Service
rank in Captain
rank out Captain
side Union
state (or origin) Kansas
military unit1st Regiment, Kansas Infantry
company KF
nara publication title Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Kansas.
nara publication numberM542
nara roll number3
Spouse: Mary Jane Sherman
birth: 19 December 1833
marriage: 13 October 1855
death: 1 April 1903 (Committed suicide, NYC)

Son of David Burton Fairfield and Amy Mariah Wayland.

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Age 42 years, 6 months.



  • Maintained by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
  • Originally Created by: Gary Boughton
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  • Find a Grave Memorial 42719859
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt George Newton Fairchild (8 Jan 1833–19 Jul 1875), Find a Grave Memorial no. 42719859, citing Bethel Cemetery Elmwood Section, Bethel, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 (contributor 47081711) .