Biography of W. R. Fairbanks
Marin County, CA Biographies





W. R. Fairbanks. Was born December 29, 1838, at Hyde Park, Vermont. He was made an orphan when but a mere child, and at the age of ten he, in company with his cousins, the Heyman boys, came to California via the Horn and arrived at San Francisco on the 14th of May of that year. He and his cousins proceeded at once to the Mokelumne Hill mines, where the subject of this sketch remained until 1855 when he went to New York, where he resided for ten years, when he returned to this coast and took up his residence in Tomales, this county. He then owned and ran the stage line between the above named place and Petaluma for a term of seven years. In 1873 he purchased his present farm of one hundred and sixty acres, located one and a half miles east of Tomales. Mr. Fairbanks married January 22, 1872, Belinda Scanlin, a native of Ireland. Their children are: George Henry, born November 9, 1872; William B., born September 29, 1874; Joseph F., born March 26, 1876; and Mary E., born March 21, 1878.

From:
History of Marin County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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