Biographical Sketch of W. G. Fairbanks
Fairbanks, W. G., Vergennes, was born in Sterling, Mass., in 1840. He was reared as a farmer’s son, but devoted a great deal of his time to his books, and became a graduate of the Bridgewater Normal School in 1860, after which he became a teacher at the Farm School, Thompson Island, Boston Harbor, and in 1861 became principal of the Reform School of Massachusetts, at Westborough, Mass., and in 1869 was made general superintendent of the Vermont State Reform School, now located at Vergennes, Vt. He was married in 1863 to Margie E. Lefler, who was born at Hingham, Mass., and was a graduate of the Bridgewater Normal School in 1860, in the same class with her husband. She taught in the West Berry Reform School for four years, and is now matron of the Vermont Reform School. Mr. and Mrs. Fairbanks have a family of one son, William E., and one adopted daughter, Mabel S. Fairbanks. W. C. Fairbanks was a son of Ephraim Fairbanks.