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David Fair and Catherine Mitchell in Toronto, Canada
Posted by: Wm Craig Laurence (ID *****9581) Date: February 25, 2008 at 09:11:28
In Reply to: Re: NORMAN C. URQUHART married LUCY FAIR, Ontario by Diana Kesser of 989


Here’s the 1880 census found on (free website)

Catherine FAIR, widow, female, Irish, 40, Ireland, Church of England
Eliza FAIR, female, Irish, 23, Ontario, Church of England
Esther FAIR, female, Irish, 21, Ontario, Church of England
Robert FAIR, male, Irish, 18, Ontario, carpenter, Church of England
Minnie FAIR, female, Irish, 16, Ontario, telegraph operator, Church of England
David FAIR, male, Irish, 14, Ontario, Church of England
Catherine FAIR, female, Irish, 11, Ontario, Church of England

Source Information:
Census Place St James Ward, Toronto, York, Ontario
Family History Library Film 1375882
NA Film Number C-13246
District 134
Sub-district E
Division 1
Page Number 58
Household Number 344

From (pay website)

There is a death record for a Catharine Fair who died August 24, 1882 at 48 years, housewife, born Ireland, died after 4-5 years of heart disease, in Toronto. Church of England.

Robert Fair, 21, living in Toronto, born in Toronto, bachelor, carpenter, son of David and Catherine Fair, married Lucy Abell, 19, living in Toronto, born in Gloucestershire, England, spinster, daughter of Robert and Emily Abell. All Church of England. Married May 23, 1882 in Toronto.

Richard Flack, 25, living in Toronto, born in Toronto, bachelor, grocer, son of David and Johana Flack, married Eliza Fair, 24, living in Toronto, born in Toronto, spinster, daughter of David and Catherine Fair. Witnesses: Samuel Flack and Esther Fair, both of Toronto. All Church of England. Married June 25, 1884 in Toronto.

Frederick Wilson, 23, living in Toronto, born in Edinburgh, N.B., bachelor, tailor and cutter, son of James and Annie Wilson, married Esther Fair, 23, living in Toronto, born in Toronto, spinster, daughter of David and Catherine Fair. All Church of England. Married Sept. 17, 1884 in Toronto.

Harry Jacob Gravlin, 27, living in Niagara Falls, Ontario, born in Norfork, England, bachelor, sign painter, son of Thomas and Harriet Gravlin, married Mary Fair, 27, living in Toronto, born in Toronto, spinster, daughter of David and Catherine Fair. Groom Baptist, bride Church of England. Married July 1, 1896 in Toronto.

From the London, England General Registry Office (free website)

Joseph Robert William Abell married Emily Hyett in the September quarter of 1855 in Westbury on Severn, Gloucestershire.
Lucy Abell was born in the September quarter of 1864 in Westbury on Severn, Gloucestershire

Back to Ancestry:

Robert William Abell died August 16, 1899, aged 64, living at 75 McGee Street, gentleman, born England, died York Co., Ontario
Emily Abell died Nov. 25, 1908, aged 78 years, 7 months, 11 days, living at 27 Simpson Ave, widow, father was James Hyett.

Here’s an entry from the 1901 Toronto census found on (free website)

Robt Fair, head, Aug. 30, 1862
Lucy Fair, wife, June 30, 1864
May C Fair, dau, Dec. 20, 1882
Winifrid E Fair, dau, Oct. 14, 1884
Gertrude H Fair, dau, Dec. 19, 1886
Albertha M Fair, dau, Feb. 26, 1888
Lucy Fair, dau, Feb. 1, 1894

This is just an example of the transcribed 1901 and 1911 Canadian census. You can also view the actual census images for free.

Back to Ancestry (1869-1909) to double check the children’s births for Robert and Lucy:
May Catherine Fair Dec. 20, 1882 Toronto
Winifred Esther Fair Oct. 14, 1884 Toronto
Gertrude Hyett Fair Dec. 19, 1886
Alberta Mitchell Fair Feb. 26, 1889 Toronto
Robert Harvey Fair July 23, 1891 Toronto, died March 27, 1901 Toronto
Lucy Fair Feb. 1, 1894 Toronto

Norman Currie Urquhart, 22, living at 27 Wells St., Toronto, born in Toronto, bachelor, accountant, Methodist, son of Donald Urquhart and Jennie McGolpin, married Lucy Fair, 22, living at 674 Broadview Ave, Toronto, born in Toronto, spinster, Episcopalian, daughter of Robert J Fair and Lucy Abell. Married Sept. 1, 1916 at Toronto.

Robert John Fair, living at 674 Broadview Ave., Toronto, male, Irish, married, age 65 years, 2 months and 6 days, born Toronto August 31, 1860, Superintendent of Toronto Property Dept., father David Fair born Ireland, mother Mitchell born Ireland, informant J. Young son-in-law, died Nov. 6, 1925, buried Nov. 9, 1925 in St. James Cemetery, Toronto.

If you would like any further Ancestry look-ups, just let me know.


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