The Severyite, Thursday, May 17, 1906, Pg. 1

Died:  May 14, 1906


Another Greenwood County Pio-

neer Gone.


    Wendell P. Fairbrother passed away at his home in this city Monday morning May 14th.  Deceased was born in Pittsfield, Maine, Jan. 15, 1841; removed to Janesville, Wisconsin in 1854, where he married to Miss Fanny E. Lester on Dec. 24, 1861, who together with four surviving children, Mrs. Luella Baily, Mrs. Cora Devie and Lester and Eva are mourning his demise.  In April ’61 he among the first answered his country’s call for volunteers, by enlisting in Co. D, 2nd Wisconsin volunteers, and was immediately ordered to the front, where he took part in the battle of Bull Run and was so severely wounded that he was given a discharge and returned to his home, but recovering re-enlisted, this time in Co. D, 4th Wisconsin cavalry and remained in the service much active service and many hardships.  1871 he removed with his family to Greenwood county, Kansas, and he began the toilsome life of a pioneer farmer and a few years ago removed to Severy where he continued to reside until his death, a faithful soldier, a loving husband and father, a good neighbor and a respected citizen, his life was such a one as inspires the affection of friends and commands the respect of the community.

  He was a member of Brownlow Post G. A. R., under whose auspices the funeral services were conducted, assisted by Rev. Rhoads Tuesday afternoon.  The body was interred in Twin Grove cemetery.