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Isaiah Drake Fairclo

Sarah Elizabeth Parker 203,206,216

  • Born: 4 September 1841, Dale, Spencer County, Indiana 210
  • Marriage: Isaiah Drake Fairclo in 1869 210
  • Died: 11 November 1928, Sycamore, DeKalb County, Illinois at age 87 210,214,215
  • Buried: After 11 November 1928, Sycamore, DeKalb County, Illinois at Elmwood Cemetery 210,214

bullet   Cause of her death was stroke.



The True Republican
Sycamore, Illinois
Saturday, November 10, 1928
p. 1


Well Known Resident Here Many Years Ago,
For Last Few Months Stopping At Fargo Hotel,
Is In Serious Condition From the Effects of a Stroke

Mrs. L.E. [sic] Fairclo, of a well known family of early resident of Sycamore and vincinity, fell unconscious in the street near the Fargo Hotel yesterday, Thursday afternoon at about 4 o'clock, and was picked up by Albert Foitage in his car who nearly ran over her.

Mrs. Fairclo removed from Sycamore some 40 years ago and had most of the time since been residing with her daughter and son at Champaign, Ill.

Her son, Cassius Fairclo, was the contractor who built the big viaduct on Route 23 over the Illinois Central railroad at Genoa two years ago, and is now engaged on highway bridge contracts north of Belvidere.

Mrs. Fairclo returned to Sycamore this summer and has been making her home at the Fargo Hotel and greatly enjoying herself while renewing her friendships and acquaintances of many years ago. Although she was over 80 years of age, she was active and about town almost daily.

Her condition is critical according to reports from the hospital this Friday afternoon.

The True Republican
Sycamore, Illinois
Wednesday, November 14, 1928
p. 1


Was An Early Resident of DeKalb County
Burial Held Here
Remains Interred Beside Those of Her Husband In Elmwood Cemetery
Two Children and Two Grandchildren, All of Champaign
Survived to Mourn Loss.

Much sympathy of this community was extended because of the death of Mr. Sarah Elizabeth Fairclo, 87, an early resident of Sycamore and well and favorably known, who fell insensible in the street near the Fargo Hotel on Friday last at about 4 o'clock p.m., and died at the Sycamore Hospital on Sunday. Her death was attributed to the infirmities of old age.

Sarah Elizabeth Fairclo was born September 9, 1841 in Dale, Ind. She came with her parents to DeKalb County when she was a child and they resided for some time in Mayfield township. The daughter was married in 1869 to Isaiah Drake Fairclo.

Mr. and Mrs. Fairclo became resident of Sycamore in 1882, and here Mr. Fairclo died in 1902. In 1896, Mrs. Fairclo removed to Champaign in order to give her children the advantages offered by the University of Illinois. She continued her residence there until 1910 when she went to California, but frequently returned to Illinois, and on some of these trips visited her friends in Sycamore. After seven years in California, she returned to Champaign in 1927, and the present year returned to Sycamore, the scene of her early life. She had been here since last July, making her home at the Fargo Hotel, while her son, G.C. Fairclo, civil engineer, was engaged on highway contracts north of Belvidere.

Mrs. Fairclo was active and outdoors nearly every day and was sociable and friendly and many of her old-time friends and acquaintances were pleased to greet her again.

Mrs. Fairclo leaves surviving two children: Mrs. Elizabeth Fairclo-Blaine and George C. Fairclo, and two grandchildren, Helen Louise Blaine and Marion Elizabeth Blaine, all of Champaign.

The funeral service was held this Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 13, in Johnson's undertaking parlors in Sycamore, and the interment was in Elmwood Cemetery beside the remains of her husband.


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She had a residence in 1918 in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California.

She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.


Sarah married Isaiah Drake Fairclo in 1869.210 (Isaiah Drake Fairclo was born in 1836 in Orange County, New Jersey,208,212 died 18 February 1902 in Champaign, Champaign County, Illinois 209,212 and was buried 20 February 1902 in Sycamore, DeKalb County, Illinois at Elmwood Cemetery 212,213.) The cause of his death was due to heart failure.

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