Friday, April 10, 2015
LESTER C. FAIRCHILD
Lester C. Fairchild, aged 82, died at his home in Greene, Tuesday morning, February 25, after a long illness.
Mr. Fairchild was born in Knoxville, Pa., February 12, 1859, but came to Greene about 50 years ago. On April 13, 1892, he married Serelia Fernalld of McDonough. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. I. C. Estes, and following the marriage in the parsonage at McDonough, the young couple drove to Greene where they began housekeeping and where they have since made their home.
Mr. Fairchild was a manufacturer of brooms and continued this work in a small factory near his home until about ten years ago. He was a member of the Congregational church, and had many friends in the community.
Funeral services were held at his late home, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. W. L. Wood of the Congregational church, officiated. The body was placed in the vault for burial in McDonough later.
Mr. Fairchild is survived by his wife, Serelia, three half-brothers, L. G. Fairchild of Crookton, Minn., G. L. Fairchild and Cecil Fairchild, both of Binghamton, and one half-sister Mrs. E. A. Lamb of McDonough.
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