Person:Charles Fairbanks (2)

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  • HCharles Warren Fairbanks1852 - 1918
  • WCornelia Cole1852 - 1913
m. 6 Oct 1874
Facts and Events
Name Charles Warren Fairbanks
Gender Male
Birth[1] 11 May 1852 Unionville Center, Union, Ohio, United States
Marriage 6 Oct 1874 Union, Ohio, United Statesto Cornelia Cole
Death[1] 4 Jun 1918 Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States
Burial[2] Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States


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Charles Warren Fairbanks (May 11, 1852 – June 4, 1918) was an American politician who served as a Senator from Indiana from 1897 to 1905 and the 26th Vice President of the United States from 1905 to 1909.

Born in a log cabin near Delaware, Ohio, Fairbanks's ancestry traced back to Puritan followers of Oliver Cromwell, with Jonathan Fayerbankes the first family member to reach America in 1632. The son of a wagon-maker, Fairbanks in his youth saw his family's home used as a hiding place for runaway slaves. After attending country schools and working on a farm, Fairbanks attended Ohio Wesleyan University, where he graduated in 1872. While there, Fairbanks was co-editor of the school newspaper with Cornelia Cole, whom he married after both graduated from the school.

Fairbanks, Alaska is named after Charles W. Fairbanks.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Charles W. Fairbanks, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. Find A Grave.