This is my Phair family,I have not had much luck trying to trace them. William Phair, (b) we thought 1885, now 1882. Lived in Bristol, Rhode Island. He was a chauffeur at the "Breakers" in Rhode Island for a time. He met my grandmother Catherine H. Murray, who worked their as well, as a cook. Family stories say he was married to a Virginia (?) first. They moved to Hyde Park, MA and then to Dedham, MA. in early 1920's. Two children born to them, Catherine V. and William M. Phair. William Sr. was now a rigger for the railroad.
The name Phair was not a common name then as now. This is what I have found on census reports: 1870~~census~~Bristol,Rhode Island John Phair~~age 61~~w~~gardener~~Ireland Ellen~~age 56~~w~~keeping house~~Ireland William~~son~~w~~age 28~~w/cotton mill~~Ireland
1880~~census~~Bristol, Rhode Island William Phair~~w~~age 35~~farmer~~Ireland Ellen~~W~~age40~~keeping house~~Ireland William~~son~~w~~age 1~~Rhode Island
1910~~census~~Bristol, Rhode Island John J Phair~~head~~w~~age 29~~Rhode Island~~Parents Ireland Rachel~~wife~~w~~age 28~~Rhode Island Cleon E~~son~~w~~age 6~~Rhode Island
These are mine. 1920~~census~~Boston, Massachusetts William Phair~~w~~age 38~~chauffeur~~Rhode Island Catherine H (Murray)~~w~~age 29~~Canada Catherine~~daughter~~w~~age 5/12~~Massachusetts (my mother)
1930~~census~~Dedham, Massachusetts William Phair~~w~~age 48~~Rhode Island~~parents N.Ireland Catherine H (Murray)~~w~~age 39~~Canada~~parents Canada Catherine~~w~~daughter~~age 10~~Massachusetts William M~~w~~son~~age 8~~Massachusetts
I believe these Phair's are all related in some way, maybe cousins. Can anyone help with these families? Thank you in advance, Judith