John Edward Faire 1843 – 1929 A wealthy philanthropist of Evington, Leicester
JOHN EDWARD FAIRE John was born in Derby on November 17th 1843 and he died at Evington Hall, Leicester on October 14th 1929.
He became a J P in 1895, was High Sheriff of Leicestershire in 1921 and was given the Freedom of the City in 1926.
John came to Leicester in 1851 aged 8 years and was the second eldest of a family of eight boys and one girl. He married Helen Mary Black (of Frears and Blacks Bakery) at St Margaret’s Church, Leicester on January 11th 1877. Their first home together was at 15 Seymour Street, Leicester. They had no children. John Faire’s funeral service was held at Leicester Cathedral. He and his wife are buried at Welford Road Cemetery in plot uA950, along with his parents and other family members.
John went to work in his father’s firm, Watkin Lewis Faire in September 1855 aged 12 years starting work at 6 am and working a 10 hour day. He rose to be senior partner and later chairman of Faire Bros. and Co. Ltd. He was remembered as a kindly and just employer.