Cairns Family


James Cairns came to Grand Lake in 1881 where he built and opened a general store which he operated for many years.  He and his family are important figures in the history of Grand Lake.

For more information click on the following names:

James Cairns    Born Aug. 23, 1852, died May 2, 1925

Mary Ross Lyons Cairns    Born December 20, 1885, died September 13, 1972; married James Cairns January 1, 1907

Mary Elizabeth Lyons mother of Mary Ross Lyons

Patience Maureen Cairns Kemp  Born January 16, 1909, died January 24, 1997; married  Marshall Colvin Kemp September 25, 1943

Marshall Colvin Kemp Born January 11, 1909, died March 7, 1963