Note: I am not researching this family - this is part of a transcription project. Beth Hurd, Johnston, RI
"Illustrated History of Pawtucket, Central Falls and Vicinity" (Rhode Island, USA)
by Robert Grieve, published by Henry R. Caufield, 1897
"Biographies of Prominent Citizens"
pp. 497 - 498:
"FAIRMAN, Roswell H., son of Ray and Mary (Anderson) Fairman, was born in Pawtucket, Aug. 9, 1856. He attended the common schools of Pawtucket and Rehoboth, and completed his education at the Pawtucket high school. He early exhibited musical talent, first mastering the flute, and had an early professional career as a flute player in different bands, orchestras and operatic companies in the United States. He then studied musical composition, became familiar with every instrument employed in the modern band and orchestra. He also became profeicient as an orchestral director and as a teacher. His musical education has been broad and complete. He has been a director of vocal mucic, has had a large number of pupils, and has written many compositions, instrumental and vocal. He is continually publishing, and is no doubt destined to become a composer of note. He is devoted to his profession and seeks to promote the highest ideas of musical attainment.
Nov. 15, 1892, he assumed control of the Pawtucket City Band and has been its leader since. Under his management it has been developed and greatly improved. He organized the Choral Union of Pawtucket and conducted concerts here. He also organized the Pawtucket Symphony Orchestra for classical performances. Jan. 29, 1891, he was married to Theodosia Anna Remington, of Providence. Mr. Fairman has a musical library of all the great masters."
from the RI Historical Cemetery Database Index:
FAIRMAN, RAY 1822 - 1888 PW001
FAIRMAN, MARY (ANDERSON)1824 - 1905 PW001
FAIRMAN, ALEXANDER A 1862 - 1923 PW001
FAIRMAN, LILLIAN E 1866 - 1901 PW001
FAIRMAN, FLORA E - PW001
FAIRMAN, ROSWELL H - 22 OCT 1931 CY030
FAIRMAN, THEODOSIA ANNA - 4 APR 1920 CY030
from Ancestry.com's database of Pawtucket City Directories, 1890-1892:
Roswell H. Fairman, musician, boards 122 Broad 1890
Mrs. Mary Fairman, house 122 Broad Pawtucket 1890
Alexander A. Fairman, clerk, boards 122 Broad, 1890
Miss Lillian E. Fairman, cashier, boards 122 Broad, 1890
Miss Flora E. Fairman, teacher, boards 122 Broad, 1890
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