Fairchild, Meryl 'Robert'
Meryl Robert Fairchild, like several generations before him, spent a lifetime farming in the Rochester, Illinois area. He attended Rochester schools, graduating from high school in 1949. He attended University of Illinois briefly, but his time there was interrupted when his father needed help on the farm. He never returned to college. He married Helen Jane Brubaker on October 24, 1954. Bob and Helen had two sons and a daughter.