Susan Edella Fairfield1

b. 18 April 1904, d. 28 January 1945
Susan Edella Fairfield|b. 18 Apr 1904\nd. 28 Jan 1945|p8493.htm|James Edmund Fairfield|b. 20 Jul 1870\nd. 3 Sep 1952|p147.htm|Pearl May Garver|b. 15 Aug 1883\nd. 20 May 1960|p8467.htm|James M. Fairfield|b. 30 Apr 1826\nd. 17 May 1895|p2964.htm|Jane E. Thurber|b. 15 Jan 1827\nd. 16 Sep 1915|p2965.htm|||||||

Sister of Ruth Minerva Fairfield.
Grandaunt of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Fairfield and Allied Families
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Della Fairfield
     Susan Edella Fairfield was born on 18 April 1904 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.1 She was the daughter of James Edmund Fairfield and Pearl May Garver.1 She married George Preston Renfrow.2 She died on 28 January 1945 in St. Louis, City of St. Louis, Missouri, at age 40.1
     Susan Edella, called Adella, with emphasis on the A, by her father, and Della by everyone else, was a particular favorite of her half-sister Ruth, and Ruth's daughter, Ruth Anna. She left the farm as soon as she could and moved to Houston where she worked and went to business school. She was a bookeeper for Henke & Pealot's grocery stores for many years. Della and Preston had no children. She died of lung cancer in St. Louis where she had gone for treatment. Almost two years after her death, Preston married as her second husband, Della's half-sister, Ruth.

Additional Data
Susan Della Fairfield appeared on the 15 April 1910 Federal Census of Brazoria County, Texas, in the household of her parents, Ed and Pearle Fairfield.3 Click to view image

Della Fairfield appeared on the 1 January 1920 Federal Census of Sandy Point, Brazoria County, Texas, in the household of her parents, James E. and Pearl H. Fairfield.4 Click to view image


  1. [S496] Family data, Asa Fairfield Bible, unknown bible title (n.p.:, unknown publish date); original owned in 1996 by Joe Ed Fairfield (Rosharon, TX).
  2. [S32] Interview with Ruth Anna (Horn) Munson (Mrs. Joe U. Munson; Angleton, Texas), by Laura Munson Cooper. Transcript held in 2003 by Cooper (1804 Holm Oak St.; Arlington, TX 76012-5608).
  3. [S50] Ed Fairfield household, 1910 U.S. Census, Brazoria County, Texas, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 7, sheet 12A/46, dwelling 161, family 161; National Archives micropublication T624, roll 1534.
  4. [S38] James E. Fairfield household, 1920 U.S. Census, Brazoria County, Texas, population schedule, Precinct 8, Sandy Point, enumeration district (ED) 11, sheet 4B, dwelling 85, family 91; National Archives micropublication T625, roll 1774.