Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Philla Gills Fairchild

   Mrs. Philla Gills Fairchild, 89, died at the home of her son, Claude, of Tobacco township, on Sunday, February 24. Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at the Dale Methodist church, at 2 o'clock, with burial in the Dale cemetery. The Rev. Donal Sailor officiated.

   Mrs. Fairchild was born in Fulton County, Ohio, on August 27, 1856. She was married there to Mr. Fairchild i 1875, moving to Tobacco township shortly after, they engaged in farming. In 1907 they retired from farming and moved to Beaverton, later they moved to Detroit, where Mr. Fairchild died in 1925. Until the last two years Mrs. Fairchild had been making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Harper, of Arlington, Virginia. Two years ago she returned to Tobacco township to live with her son. Mrs. Fairchild was an active member of the Presbyterian Women's Society in Beaverton for a number of years. Surviving besides her son and daughter are six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a great-great grandchild.

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Dale Cemetery, Beaverton, MI
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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