Charles H. Fairchild
Charles H. Fairchild died at his home in Beaverton,
Saturday, Feb. 2, aged 78 years. He had been in poor
health for some time, but was confined to the house
only three weeks. Charles Henry Fairchild, son of
Sherman and Adeline Fairchild, was born in Huron
county, Ohio, Feb. 22, 1846, and was married to Lois
Allen Breckenridge in 1869. To this union were born
four children, three of whom survive, Estella Kenyon
of Midland, Thomas of Toledo and Walter of Cadillac.
His first wife passed away in 1912 and he was married
in 1914 to Alice E. Dann, who survives him, besides
three brothers, Marshall of Mt. Vernon, O., and Ezra
and Daniel of Beaverton, one sister, Alice of Adrian,
Mich., and 11 grandchildren.
Mr. Fairchild enlisted in Co. a 67 O.V.I at Etna,
O., Oct. 11, 1861. He was promoted to duty sergeant
and wounded at Winchester and Ft. Wagner. He was
discharged at Hilton Head, S. C., and again enlisted
at Toledo, Nov. 18, 1863, Batt, D, 2nd O H A., and was
discharged at Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 28, 1865. He took a
law course at Lansing, first pratice at Morenci, and
was a member of the Gladwin county bar. He came to
Gladwin county in 1897, settling on a farm at Dale,
and 14 years ago took up his residence in Beaverton,
where he resided up to his death.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. J.
Preston at the M. E. church and at the cemetery by the
American Legion. Mr. Fairchild took a prominent part
in public affairs, and his kindly genial disposition
attracted to him many friends. In his death a useful
citizen has passed away, one who will be greatly