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Loren Ellis “Kid” Fairley

  • Birth 6 Apr 1890 Success, Harrison County, Mississippi, USA
  • Death 29 Sep 1945 D'Iberville, Harrison County, Mississippi, USA
  • Burial Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi, USA
  • Memorial ID 68398225

Parents:
James Peter Fairley (1853-1909)
Amanda Jane Blackwell-Fairley (1868-1919)

Kid was married on Jan. 27, 1922 to
Ethel Quave-Fairley(1898-1988).

Children:
James Lyle, Sr. (1923-1967)
Lynn Inman (1925-1997)
Curtis Ashton (1928-2003)

Siblings:
Florian Ford (1889-
Melvin Edgar (1892-1938)
Peter Harper (1893-1896)
Milton Edward (1896-1946)
Sadie Amanda Fairley-Jordan (1897-1975)
Joseph Terry (1900-1900)
Flora Etta (1904-1907)
Mayme Idelle Fairley-Richards(1909-1991)

Kid was a WWI army veteran and was buried with full military honors.
At the time of his death Kid worked as Chief Landscape Gardner at the VA Facility for 12 years. He designed and supervised the construction of the sunken gardens.

My grandfather did not live long enough to meet his grandchildren, but his sons, our father's, often spoke of him. They told us that he was a good man, that he loved children, worked hard, and had high standards of honesty, integrity and dignity. When his sons were boys, he'd take them to town and give them each 2 bits and say "here is some walking around money."

Bradford O'Keefe Funeral Records, Book O, Part II: Loren was 55 years, 5 months, 23 days old when he died from a coronary thrombosis secondary to myocarditis.
NOTE: Loren was the son of my Great Great Aunt Amanda Blackwell Fairley, my maternal Great Grandfather Alexander
Blackwell's sister. ( Funeral records and note are written by Carmella Seymour.)

Kid is the 3rd Great Grandson of John Fairlie (1717-1798), and Margaret Stewart (Stuart) (1719-1781) from Ayrshire, Scotland. They arrived in America in 1770, at Cape Fear, N.C. on the ship Edinburgh.
The Fairley family can trace their roots to Normandy in the 11th century. They fought along side William the Conqueror at the battle of Hasting, and later migrated to the Scottish highlands where Fairlie Castle and the town of Fairlie sits off the Firth of Clyde. They fought with Robert the Bruce for Scotlands independents from English rule.

He is the 5th Great Grandson of Col. Robert Blackwell (1643-1717) from London, England. He arrived in America in 1660's, owned Blackwell Island in N.Y., and was married to Mary Manningham (1650- ).



  • Maintained by: Susan Fairley- Meininger
  • Originally Created by: Carmella Seymour
  • Added: 15 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68398225
  • David Fairley
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Loren Ellis “Kid” Fairley (6 Apr 1890–29 Sep 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68398225, citing Biloxi City Cemetery, Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Susan Fairley- Meininger (contributor 47800563) .