Monday, December 23, 2013

Military Monday: Randolph Whitmer Fair

Manassas Journal
December 6, 1918


Death Came on Day the Armistice Was Signed

A telegram has just been received, telling of the death of Randolph Whitmer Fair, who died in France November 10th.  He was killed in battle the day the armistice was signed.

His death came as a great shock to his many friends.  He leaves to mourn his loss his mother, who was anxiously awaiting his early return home from far across the water.  Also his wife and two little girls, the oldest six years of age, and her youngest a little over a year old.

Only a few days ago the oldest one, little Hazel, said, I want to see my papa.  And while this is their loss, we hope it will be his eternal gain.  And now he has gone from this earth.  He will nevermore know sorrow or pain.

Mr. Fair was born in Prince William county, Va., in February 10, 1886, and made this his home until Uncle Sam sent him away Nov. 6, 1917, to fight for his country.

Mr. Fair had been road superintendent for Mr. T. M. Russell, in the county, for four years and was liked by all his friends.

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