Ink for Blood
The Story of the David Fairchild Family
The ink still flows through the veins of the family, the interest in writing and publishing is going strong seven generations later!
Latest Fairchild Update - March 2012
|This is the story of the David Fairchild family. It really begins
with his early learning of the printing trade and follows him and his
family as they started newspapers across central New York and then to
California and Nevada. Of David Fairchild's seven sons, six of them
were actively engaged in printing for a portion of their adult lives.
In fact, one of his son's died in the press room.
There is a surprising amount of information on the happenings of the family, much of it due to the ink running through their veins. Not only did they establish newspapers, they wrote editorials that often included personal tragedies and truimphs. There was the typical male centeredness to the reporting, but they often broke the mold and mentioned their spouses.
The links below will take you to the appropriately titled page. The basic format is a site listing shown below. The Descendants page provides links to pictures and information on specific individuals.
Printer in the Gold Fields - Stories about David Fairchild in California 1849-1853
The Fairchild's Move West - Letters from California after 1853. Letters from David's daughter that describe early life in the area, with additions from other visitors and travellers that stopped by. (Updated 3/10/12)
The Angel's - Myron and Eugene Angel, nephews of David Fairchild.
Indian wars! Tori Amos' CD - Scarlet's Walk links to this page.
The Newspapers Associated with the Fairchilds
Supplemented by information from Willam Watters, who has hard copies of several of these papers bound by David Fairchild.
Clicking on this logo anywhere within this site will return you to this page.
More Fairchild Info on Cousin Liz Fairchild's Site!
Her Book, Placerville Reflections contains lots of pictures and good information!
Copyright 2012 by Mark W. Swarthout