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Oil Painting
of
Margaret (Maggie) Anne Gilbert

Margaret (Maggie) Anne Gilbert the daughter of James Gale Gilbert and 
Rebecca Jane ( Campbell ) Gilbert was born August 15, 1860.  She married 
George Warren Fairchild on Sept 12, 1880 and on May 15, 1881 gave birth 
to her first child Lola Theresa (Fairchild) Fagan (second photo). In 1883 
a second daughter, Drusilla Mae Gilbert was born. Drusilla died in 1961 
after having lived in California since 1904.

Maggie, who was pregnant with her third child, was killed in a runaway buggy 
accident up in Long Prairie near the Louie Schmidt Place on October 25, 1885.  
She had her two children with her at the time the buggy turned over. Maggie is 
buried in the Old Part of Knob Prairie Cemetery.  After the tragic death of 
their mother, their father married Anna Smith.  Here they were reared in the 
family with brothers; Scott (died in infancy), Charles (died Young), Fred P. 
(Kicked by a horse and died b.1893 to d.1904), Walter D. (b.1896), Arthur (Jack) 
Wilgus (b.1898), Willard Smith (b.1902), and sisters; Georgia and Vesta Leota 
(b.1900, married Arthur Menzel). 

(History recorded by Elva Fagan with details supplemented by Kevin Bean)


Submitted By:
Kevin Bean


      

Lola Theresa Fairchild

Lola Theresa Fairchild, the daughter of George Warren Fairchild and 
Margaret Anne (Gilbert) Fairchild, was born May 15, 1881.  She married 
Joseph Thomas Fagan on May 16, 1899 in Nashville , IL .  They made their 
home in the same community all their lives.  In 1911, they moved into 
their own home only a short distance from where they had begun housekeeping, 
about halfway between Waltonville and Scheller in Bald Hill Township .  
They were the parents of seven children: Beulah, Maggie, Charles, Elva May, 
Annabel, John, and George.  The children attended school at Scheller and 
some attended High School in Waltonville.  The Fagans lived in the same home 
until each’s death, hers on August 29, 1933 and his, August 5, 1966.  
Both are buried at Knob Prairie Cemetery , north of Waltonville.

(History recorded by Elva Fagan with details supplemented by Kevin Bean)


Submitted By:
Kevin Bean


      

Lee Dees with his section gang

This is my GGG Uncle Lee Dees with his section gang.  
He is standing in the front row left sporting a fine handle bar mustache.  
Lee’s sister Sarah L. Dees and William Adam (W.A.) Bean are my GG Grandparents.  
They were married in 1878.  
The original photo is rather faded and had to be enhanced.
Estimated date of picture 1890's


Submitted By:
Kevin Bean


 
 
 
 
 

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