- 8 October 1878
Lue, New South Wales, Australia
- 1 February 1948
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Community Worker and Welfare Worker
After marrying John Hubert Fraser Fairfax in 1899, Ruth Fairfax and her husband moved to Longreach, and then later Marinya, in Queensland. She was heavily involved in her local community teaching at the Sunday school, whilst also supporting the Bush Brotherhood and other Anglican organisations. She was awarded the Belgian Medal 'de la Reine Elizabeth' for her local efforts during the First World War. At a meeting in Albert Hall, Brisbane, in August 1922, Fairfax was appointed the first State President of the Queensland Country Women's Association.