Donald Gene Fairburn

Male26 July 1935–20 March 2009

Brief Life History of Donald Gene

When Donald Gene Fairburn was born on 26 July 1935, in Lima, Meigs, Ohio, United States, his father, Foster James Fairburn, was 21 and his mother, Hulda Marie Wolf, was 20. He died on 20 March 2009, in Lima, Allen, Ohio, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Spencerville, Allen, Ohio, United States.

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Foster James Fairburn
Hulda Marie Wolf
Anita Joanne Fairburn
Donald Gene Fairburn
Denis L Fairburn

Sources (3)

  • Donald Fairburn in household of Foster J Fairburn, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Donald G Fairburn, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Donald Gene Fairburn, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 2

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.


Age 18

President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a law recognizing that Ohio was admitted into the Union, since it had previously slipped through the cracks. The official date of admittance was agreed upon as March 1, 1803, ratified as of May 19, 1953.

1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 20

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

English (northern): habitational name from Fairburn in Yorkshire, so named from Old English fearn ‘fern’ + burna ‘stream’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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