Celestia Adelaide Fairbanks

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Celestia Adelaide Fairbanks (Johnson)

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Payson, Utah, Utah, USA
Death: Died in Santa Paula, Ventura, California, USA
Place of Burial: Santa Paula, Ventura, California, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Philo Johnson and Speedy "Speedy" Alemeda Johnson
Wife of Ralph Jacobus Fairbanks
Mother of Lester Johnson Fairbanks; Zella Vonola Fairbanks; Betty Fairbanks; Celeste Adelaide Fairbanks; David Philo Fairbanks and 7 others
Sister of Philo Johnson; Emily Wightman; Melissa Johnson; Hannah Mosley Johnson; Reuben William Johnson and 1 other
Half sister of Elizabeth Ellsworth; Ephraim Edgar Ellsworth; Eveline Ellsworth; Esther Ellsworth; Nancy Minerva Ellsworth and 2 others

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About Celestia Adelaide Fairbanks

Celestia married Ralph Jacobus Fairbanks September 15, 1877, at Payson, Utah. They had 11 children: David Philo, Ralph Jacobus Jr., Lee, Joseph Earl, Vernon Morris, Lester Johnson, Celestia Adelaide, Estelle, Mildred, Floyd, and Zella Vonola.

A granddaughter, Nola Jo Modine (aka Nola Fairbanks) and a great-grandson, Matthew Modine, became Hollywood actors. Celestia's granddaughter Nola Fairbanks wrote, "My grandma, Celestia Fairbanks came to live with us when I was almost 14. She was ill with diabetes and blind at the time, but she loved to sing and I remember her singing the LDS hymn, "In Our Lovely Deseret". My grandpa, Ralph came back and forth from his business in the desert at first, but eventually, he came to stay as well."



Philo Johnson (1814 - 1896)


Experience Alemeda Brown Johnson (1820 - 1896)



Ralph Jacobus Fairbanks (1857 - 1943)

Created by: Karen Bray Keeley

Record added: Jul 09, 2010

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Celestia Adelaide Fairbanks's Timeline

February 8, 1861
Payson, Utah, Utah, USA
February 1, 1886
Age 24
Payson, Utah, Utah, USA
May 28, 1938
Age 77
Santa Paula, Ventura, California, USA