Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
David Sherman Fairchild

   David Sherman Fairchild, former resident of Beaverton died at his home at Charlevoix, July 8. Comrade David Sherman Fairchild was born at Greenfield Center, Huron county, Ohio, Jan. 8, 1844. He enlisted in the Civil war, in Co. K., Thirty-eight, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Sept. 10, 1861, at the age of 17 years and 8 months, and was honorably discharged May 9, 1862, by reason of a surgeon's certificate of disability. Prompted by patriotism and devotion to his country he re-enlisted in 1863 and served his county as a faithful soldier until the close of the war, having given his services and offered his life to his country for two years and eight months.
   He was a member of athe Baxter G.A.R. post at Lyons, Ohio, until 1884, and after coming to Gladwin he joined Noble post G.A.R. There Comrade Fairchild was a long sufferer from rheumatism caused by exposure while in the service. He went with his family to Charlevoix several years ago and made his home there until July 8 when he answered the last roll call, at the age of 72 years, six months. He was brought to Beaverton for burial at his former home.
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Tobacco Twp., MI
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Gladwin County Record
P:1 C:4
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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