Peter Stuart HAIRSTON

HAIRSTON.org ID#162, b. 6 February 1862, d. 16 February 1916
Father*Dr. Peter Constantine HAIRSTON1,2 b. 9 Jun 1823, d. 7 May 1889
Mother*Wortley Virginia MOSELEY b. 25 Oct 1831, d. 11 Feb 1902
Birth*Peter Stuart HAIRSTON was born on 6 February 1862; Bethel Church records and Hairston Bible indicate 6 Feb 1862. Cemetery marker indicates 1863.2,3,4,5 
He was the son of Dr. Peter Constantine HAIRSTON and Wortley Virginia MOSELEY.1,2 
Census 1870Peter Stuart HAIRSTON appeared on the 1870 census of Dr. Peter Constantine HAIRSTON on 16 June 1870 in Lowndes County, Mississippi.1

Census 1880Peter Stuart HAIRSTON appeared on the 1880 census of Dr. Peter Constantine HAIRSTON on 23 June 1880 in Lowndes County, Mississippi.6

WillIn Wortley Virginia MOSELEY's will dated 20 March 1896 in "written signed & published at the family residence Magowah", Lowndes County, Mississippi, Peter Stuart HAIRSTON was named as an heir; Lowndes County Will Book 2, page 372-378. FSL 5835940-222.7
Census 1900*He appeared on the census of January 1898 in Northern Supervisors District, Eagle, Alaska, listed as bookkeeper and arrived in Alaska in January 1898, from Crawford Miss, 38 years old, born Feb. 1862, single, a traveling salesman, can read and write. Only 383 people lived in Eagle, Alaska in 1900.5

Marriage*He married Cora Carlota LAWRENCE on 2 March 1907 in Kenosha County, Wisconsin.8
Travel*On 26 January 1908, Peter Stuart Hairston and his wife Cora C. Hairston, returned to New York from Liverpool, England aboard the S. S. Campania.

Census*Peter S. Hairston appeared on the 1911 Census of Canada along with his wife Carlota. He was born January 1862, 49, and she was born January 1882, 29. They are both are from the U.S.A. and entered Canada in 1905. They are living with his niece Wortley S Turner 15, mother-in-law Mary A Lawrence 54, sister-in-law Mary A Provenchere 23, and a niece Carlotta Provenchere 3 months old.
Death*Peter Stuart HAIRSTON died on 16 February 1916 in The American Club, Toronto, Canada, at age 54. He died on the 3rd floor of The American Club in Toronto, Ontario, Canada when an fire was started. See the attached clipping from The Daily Gate City Newspaper from Keokuk, Iowa, February 16, 1916.
Burial*He was buried in Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi.4 
Obituary*


The Columbus Commercial, Columbus, Miss., Sunday Morning, February 20, 1916, Page 1. 

Family

Cora Carlota LAWRENCE
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Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S1870] 1870 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  2. [S1] Bethel Presbyterian Church Records, Lowndes County, Mississippi.
  3. [S55] Harden Hairston Family Bible, 1750-1908. The Holy Bible containing The Old & New Testaments: Translated Out of the Original Tongues,.....J. Holbrook's Sterotype Copy., Eighth Edition, Brattleborough, (Vt.), 1817, Library of Virginia - http://www.lva.virginia.gov
  4. [S20] Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi.
  5. [S1900] 1900 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  6. [S1880] 1880 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  7. [S96] Lowndes County Mississippi Will Book.
  8. [S100] Marriage License, copy or original in personal files.
Last Edited2 Aug 2023