Robert Harding Fairfield1

b. 2 November 1920, d. 30 April 2003
Robert Harding Fairfield|b. 2 Nov 1920\nd. 30 Apr 2003|p8522.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|||||||

Brother of Ruth Minerva Fairfield.
Granduncle of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Fairfield and Allied Families
     Robert Harding Fairfield was born on 2 November 1920 in Lochridge, Brazoria County, Texas.1 He was the son of James Edmund Fairfield and Pearl May Garver.1 He died on 30 April 2003 in Angleton, Brazoria County, Texas, at age 82.1
     Bob didn't like farm life and moved as soon as possible to Houston. He was a "wild one" according to his nephew, Charles Horn, who loved fast motorcycles. He married, but had no children. He died in a nursing home at Angleton.

Additional Data
Robert Fairfield appeared on the 1 April 1930 Federal Census of Brazoria County, Texas, in the household of his parents, James E. and Pearl A. Fairfield.2 Click to view image

Robert Harding Fairfield enlisted as a private in the United States Army "for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law," on 12 September 1942 at Houston, Harris County, Texas. Prior to enlistment, he was a single civilian living in Brazoria County. He had a grammar school education and was 68 inches tall and weighed 142.3


  1. [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).
  2. [S37] James E. Fairfield household, 1930 U.S. Census, Brazoria County, Texas, population schedule, Precinct 8, west of Oyster Creek, enumeration district (ED) 20-4, sheet 1A/252, dwelling 1, family 1; National Archives micropublication T626, roll 2301.
  3. [S1137] National Archives and Records Administration, U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 (Provo, Utah: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005). Original data: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, 1938-1946 [Archival Database]; World War II Army Enlistment Records; Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 64; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD.