William Machin STAIRS, Esq.

Male 1789 - 1865


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  • Name  William Machin STAIRS, Esq. 
    Suffix  Esq. 
    Born  21 Jan 1789 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  17 Nov 1865  Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: of paralysis 
    • November 29th, 1865.

      A Good Man Has Fallen.

      We regret having to record the death of W. Stairs, Esq., which took place yesterday. The deceased was attacked with paralysis while riding home on the 17th inst.. from which he never rallied. In all the relations of life Mr. Stairs was held in high esteem. As a merchant, a civic ruler, a legislator, and lastly, as the President of the Union Bank, his conduct was marked by a probity highly commendable. As a husband, father and friend, kindness and benevolence predominated. He has ended a long life of usefulness, passing away peacefully in his 77th year with an unstained reputation.

      Extract from "The Sun and Advertiser."
      Union Bank of Halifax.

      - Buried in Camp Hill Cemetery, Halifax
    Person ID  I3811  Ward Tree
    Last Modified  8 Feb 2017 

    Father  John STAIRS,   b. 1749, Grenada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1797, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Joanna STAYNER,   b. 1750, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1793, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1392  Group Sheet

    Family  Margaret WISEMAN,   b. 23 May 1793,   d. 21 Oct 1850, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  23 May 1814  Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • On Monday morning at St. Matthew's Chapel, by the Rev. Doc. Gray, Mr. William Stairs to Margaret, daughter of the late Mr. James Wiseman, of this town.
      Acadian Recorder 28 May 1814 Vol. 2 No. 22
    Children 
     1. Katherine Mary STAIRS,   b. 5 Jul 1815, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Joanna Stayner STAIRS,   b. 20 Jan 1818, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1845, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. William James STAIRS,   b. 24 Sep 1819, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1906, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John George STAIRS,   b. 21 Sep 1821, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. John STAIRS,   b. 1 Apr 1823, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1888, Cannes Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Margaret Wiseman STAIRS,   b. Jun 1825, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1875
     7. Helen Sophia STAIRS,   b. 10 Jul 1827, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1894
     8. Frances Mary STAIRS,   b. 6 Mar 1830, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1831, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Anna Marshall STAIRS,   b. 20 Mar 1832, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1866
    Family ID  F1355  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • William, was the founder of the hardware firm of William Stairs, Son & Morrow, Ltd. of Halifax, NS
      He was mayor of Halifax from 1847 to 1848