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John Fitzwilliam Stairs

  • Birth 19 Jan 1848 Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Death 26 Sep 1904 Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
  • Burial Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Memorial ID 8526310

Politician. Stairs served as a Member of the Nova Scotia Legislature Assembly from 1879 to 1882, and as a Member of the Conservative Party in the Canadian House of Commons in Ottawa, Ontario. Also a noted businessman, Stairs was a prominent member of the Stairs family from Nova Scotia, who made there money in shipping, and later was Director of several companies including the Eastern Trust, Nova Scotia Steel, Halifax Steamboat Company, Trinidad Electric and Royal Securities, and Consumer Cordage. His cousin was the famous Victorian-era explorer and adventurer, William Grant Stairs.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Peterborough "K"
  • Added: 18 Mar 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8526310
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Fitzwilliam Stairs (19 Jan 1848–26 Sep 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8526310, citing Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .