Hilda Fairbairn, 19121997 (aged 84 years)

Name
Hilda /Fairbairn/
Given names
Hilda
Surname
Fairbairn
Married name
Hilda /Downey/
Birth July 3, 1912

Text: Name Downey, Hilda (Fairbairn) Born July 3, 1912 Deceased Apr. 1, 1997 Deceased Kincardine, ON Spouse George Henry Downey Children Son, Fraser and daughter, Janet. Education She was one of two women who graduated from the Ontario Agricultural College in 1936. She received a Bachelor of Science degree. Occupation Hilda worked as an entomologist in a research lab in Belleville until her marriage in 1938. She particularly enjoyed the Women's Institute, working on local history with Mrs. Dan Matheson. In the mid-fifties, the Tweedsmuir History became her responsibility and her passion. She also helped found the Bruce County Historical Society and worked as secretary-treasurer for many years. She was actively involved in setting up the Bruce County Museum. After beginning to study family history, she began writing for the Tiverton Watchman and the Kincardine newspapers to earn money for trips to Scotland for further research. Places Hilda grew up in St. Catharines, then worked in Belleville until her marriage in 1938. At that time, she moved to Kincardine Township. Sources Sources: a) "Ae' Glint on Ither Days: Tiverton and District", (A2013.089.002) b) Obituaries, Bruce Genealogical Society Surname Collection.
Death April 1, 1997 (aged 84 years)

Text: Name Downey, Hilda (Fairbairn) Born July 3, 1912 Deceased Apr. 1, 1997 Deceased Kincardine, ON Spouse George Henry Downey Children Son, Fraser and daughter, Janet. Education She was one of two women who graduated from the Ontario Agricultural College in 1936. She received a Bachelor of Science degree. Occupation Hilda worked as an entomologist in a research lab in Belleville until her marriage in 1938. She particularly enjoyed the Women's Institute, working on local history with Mrs. Dan Matheson. In the mid-fifties, the Tweedsmuir History became her responsibility and her passion. She also helped found the Bruce County Historical Society and worked as secretary-treasurer for many years. She was actively involved in setting up the Bruce County Museum. After beginning to study family history, she began writing for the Tiverton Watchman and the Kincardine newspapers to earn money for trips to Scotland for further research. Places Hilda grew up in St. Catharines, then worked in Belleville until her marriage in 1938. At that time, she moved to Kincardine Township. Sources Sources: a) "Ae' Glint on Ither Days: Tiverton and District", (A2013.089.002) b) Obituaries, Bruce Genealogical Society Surname Collection.
BirthBruce County Museum and Culture Centre
Text: Name Downey, Hilda (Fairbairn) Born July 3, 1912 Deceased Apr. 1, 1997 Deceased Kincardine, ON Spouse George Henry Downey Children Son, Fraser and daughter, Janet. Education She was one of two women who graduated from the Ontario Agricultural College in 1936. She received a Bachelor of Science degree. Occupation Hilda worked as an entomologist in a research lab in Belleville until her marriage in 1938. She particularly enjoyed the Women's Institute, working on local history with Mrs. Dan Matheson. In the mid-fifties, the Tweedsmuir History became her responsibility and her passion. She also helped found the Bruce County Historical Society and worked as secretary-treasurer for many years. She was actively involved in setting up the Bruce County Museum. After beginning to study family history, she began writing for the Tiverton Watchman and the Kincardine newspapers to earn money for trips to Scotland for further research. Places Hilda grew up in St. Catharines, then worked in Belleville until her marriage in 1938. At that time, she moved to Kincardine Township. Sources Sources: a) "Ae' Glint on Ither Days: Tiverton and District", (A2013.089.002) b) Obituaries, Bruce Genealogical Society Surname Collection.
DeathBruce County Museum and Culture Centre
Text: Name Downey, Hilda (Fairbairn) Born July 3, 1912 Deceased Apr. 1, 1997 Deceased Kincardine, ON Spouse George Henry Downey Children Son, Fraser and daughter, Janet. Education She was one of two women who graduated from the Ontario Agricultural College in 1936. She received a Bachelor of Science degree. Occupation Hilda worked as an entomologist in a research lab in Belleville until her marriage in 1938. She particularly enjoyed the Women's Institute, working on local history with Mrs. Dan Matheson. In the mid-fifties, the Tweedsmuir History became her responsibility and her passion. She also helped found the Bruce County Historical Society and worked as secretary-treasurer for many years. She was actively involved in setting up the Bruce County Museum. After beginning to study family history, she began writing for the Tiverton Watchman and the Kincardine newspapers to earn money for trips to Scotland for further research. Places Hilda grew up in St. Catharines, then worked in Belleville until her marriage in 1938. At that time, she moved to Kincardine Township. Sources Sources: a) "Ae' Glint on Ither Days: Tiverton and District", (A2013.089.002) b) Obituaries, Bruce Genealogical Society Surname Collection.