The late Doctor S.V. Fairchild, one of Miltonvale's most prominent citizens, was born in the state of New York, June 26, 1853, and died November 26, 1898. Doctor Fairchild received his medical education early in life and came to Kansas to establish himself in his chosen profession. He was a hard student, attending medical institutes and colleges, thus keeping abreast with the times. He was a skillful physician, a big hearted man, and in sickness or adversity a true friend. His many deeds of charity and kindness will live of the people of Miltonvale. His many deeds of charity and kindness will live in the hearts of the people as a monument to his memory for many years to come.
His funeral was conducted by the Woodmen Lodge, of which he was a member. The march to the cemetery was led by the Woodmen on foot, then came the choir and hearse, followed by the Doctor's team with his lap robe, hat, badge and medicine case. The scene was an impressive and effective one.
Transcribed from E.F. Hollibaugh's Biographical history of Cloud County, Kansas biographies of representative citizens. Illustrated with portraits of prominent people, cuts of homes, stock, etc. [n.p., 1903] 919p. illus., ports. 28 cm.
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