George Augustus FAIRBROTHER, Carterton Wairarapa - 1858
taken from NZETC the article was written about 1895
... Councillor George Augustus Fairbrother, J.P., who was elected to the Council in 1895, is the third son (of 6 sons & 3 daughters)of the late
Mr. Richard Fairbrother (born 1826 in London, arrived in 1856 on the 'Ann Wilson' & died 1892 in Carterton), who was first mayor of the borough.
Mr. Fairbrother was born in Carterton in 1858, and was educated at such local public and private schools as were available in his day. He joined his father in the storekeeping business; later he went into saw-milling, and in 1882 commenced business as a commission agent, to which reference is made hereafter.
Mr. Fairbrother, who became a Good Templar at fifteen, lately represented Wairarapa at Grand Lodge meetings at New Plymouth and Auckland, and now acts as superintendent of the local tent of Juvenile Rechabites. He served on the school committee for some time, and now sits as a member of the Library Committee and of the Licensing Committee.
In 1893 he made one in the triangular contest for the Wairarapa seat in the House of Representatives, but was not successful.
Mr. Fair-brother is married, and has four sons and a daughter.
George Augustus Fairbrother married Emma HART in 1879
- their known children were:
1880 - 1951 Eustace Claude Fairbrother
- Eustace married Hannah Lillian SPICER (1899-1978) in 1921
1883 - 1960 Victor Inglis Lyldon Fairbrother
- Victor married Ivy Alicia REVELL(1882-1981) in 1902
1887 - 1922 Lissie Fay Fairbrother
- Lissie married George Ernest FOWLER (1886-1969) in 1909
1890 - 1948 Elmer Finley Fairbrother
- Elmer married Alma Ellen May MILLER (1892-1937) in 1914
1894 - 1959 Horace Trevor Fairbrother
- nothing known
George Augustus Fairbrother died 23 October 1926 aged 68
- he is buried in PLOT 17 at Clareville Cemetery
Emma Fairbrother died 17 August 1942 aged 83
- she is buried in PLOT 18 at Clareville Cemetery
the FAIRBROTHER buried at Clareville