Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Abel Asa FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2, 3 on 6 May 1795 in Chesterfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. He died 4, 5 on 20 Apr 1864 in Troy, Geauga, Ohio, United States. He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Hiram Rapids, Ohio, United States. Abel married 6, 7 Betsey MASTIC on 24 May 1819 in Westminster, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Abel was counted in a census 8 in 1850 in Troy, Geauga, Ohio, United States. He was counted in a census 9 in 1860 in Troy, Geauga, Ohio, United States.

Other marriages:
DUNSMORE, Betsey

Moved to Ohio in 1819 and resided in Elyria for two years, then he moved to Claridon, and in March 1829, he moved to Portage County, where he remained until 1837. Abel moved to Troy, Geauga County, where he remained until his death.

Family history says he was a veteran of the War of 1812. I have not been able to find any records to verify this. Wilson had his Army rifle.

The Farrs were a prominent family in the Mantua Station area. The land the farm was on was called “Farr Hill.” The children were justices of the peace, lawyers, store owners, postmaster and judges.

CENSUS: In the 1850 census he was listed as a farmer in Troy Township, Geauga, Ohio, listed with Betsey, Arvilla, Luthera, Orrin, Ascenath, Eri, and Edwin.

CENSUS: Age 65.

Betsey MASTIC [scrapbook] was born 1 on 16 Jul 1796 in Dummerston, Windham, Vermont, United States. She died 2 on 2 Sep 1861 in Troy, Geauga, Ohio, United States. She was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Hiram Rapids, Ohio, United States. Betsey married 3, 4 Abel Asa FARR 5 on 24 May 1819 in Westminster, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Betsey was counted in a census 6 in 1860 in Troy, Geauga, Ohio, United States.

Daughter of Nathaniel Mastic, born in Massachusetts July 8, 1772, and Lydia Caryl, born 1771. Betsey's grandfather, John Mastic, was born in Scotland in 1717, and married Sarah Coy, born in 1712 in Farmington, Mass. He was pressed into the English service, where he remained until reaching Boston Harbor, when he escaped, and in his flight exchanged clothes with a man digging a cellar under a mill, and also changed his name from Salter to Mastic, by which he was always known thereafter.

CENSUS: Age 64.

DEATH: Age 65, wife of Abel.

They had the following children.

  M i Lorenzo Abel FARR was born on 27 Mar 1820. He died in Sep 1904.
  M ii Alonzo Nathanial FARR was born on 28 Nov 1822. He died in 1893.
  M iii
Lovell Ira FARR was born on 20 Jan 1824 in Clarindon, Geauga, Ohio, United States.
  M iv William Henry FARR was born on 30 Jan 1826.
  F v
Arvilla L FARR was born on 19 Jun 1828 in Clarindon, Geauga, Ohio, United States.
  M vi Edwin Asa FARR was born on 26 Jul 1830. He died on 15 Oct 1885.
  F vii
Lutheria E FARR was born on 17 Apr 1832 in Ohio, United States.
  M viii Orrin Smith "Orvill" FARR was born on 24 May 1834. He died on 23 Nov 1908.
  F ix Mary Asenath FARR was born on 5 Jan 1836. She died on 29 Jun 1918.
  M x Eri M. FARR was born on 10 Sep 1840. He died on 28 Sep 1912.

Edwin Asa FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 26 Jul 1830 in Shalersville, Portage, Ohio, United States. He died 2, 3 on 15 Oct 1885 in Mantua, Portage, Ohio, United States. He was buried on 18 Oct 1885 in West Lawn Cemetery, Mantua Station, Portage, Ohio, United States. Edwin married 4 Julia A BOOTS on 10 Aug 1854 in Portage Wood, Ohio, United States.

Edwin was counted in a census 5 in 1870 in Mantua, Portage, Ohio, United States. He was counted in a census 6 in 1880 in Mantua, Portage, Ohio, United States.

Other marriages:
RATHBONE, Matilda Nee
BUGBEE, Olive Eldena

In the 1850 census he was a farmer in Troy Township, Geauga, Ohio.  In 1860 he was a carpenter and in 1870 he was a moulder at a foundry in Mantua Station, Portage, Ohio. In 1880 he was a sawmill hand in Mantua Station. Family lore says he was a blacksmith. He belonged to the Society of Friends.

Obituary: “Edwin A. Farr, aged 55 years, 2 months, 15 days. We have again this week to record the death of one of our old neighbors, Mr. Edwin Farr, who died last Thursday evening, Oct. 15, and was buried Sabbath Oct 18. Funeral services were held at Kings Opera House and were conducted by the Rev. Andrew Wilson of Ravenna. Mr. Edwin A. Farr, son of Abel and Betsey Farr, who died about 21 years ago, was born in Shalersville, July 26, 1830, and was 55 years old at the time of his death.

“Edwin was the fifth child of ten children, seven boys and three girls, the oldest being 65 and the youngest 45 years of age. The deceased being the first death among the brothers and sister, seven of whom were present at the funeral.

“He was married to Julia nee Boots Aug. 10, 1865. Julia died Jun. 16, 1867, leaving one daughter, Betsey, who is the wife of Amasa Payne and resides in Euclid, Oh, and was present at the funeral with her husband and two children. He was again married to Matilda nee Rathbone, July 12, 1868. Matilda died Dec. 14, 1870. He married Olive nee Bugbee, who survives him, Mar. 31, 1872 and by whom he has one son, Asa Abel, who is 13 years of age. Deceased has resided at Mantua Station since the year 1858. He built the first house after the survey of the village, on the lot now occupied by O. P. Hayes; has been sick since Mar. 17, 1883, has been a great sufferer, which he has born with remarkable patience and courage, having by ten surgical operations, been relieved of 385 pounds of water.

CENSUS: Age 39 with wife Matilda and daughter Betsy.

CENSUS:
Household:
Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
A. Edward FARR   Self M Male W 50 OH Sawmill Hand VT VT
N. Olive FARR Wife M Female W 32 OH Keeping House NY ---
A. Asa FARR Son S Male W 7 OH Son OH OH

Julia A BOOTS [scrapbook] was born in 1837. She died 1, 2 on 16 Jun 1867 in Mantua, Portage, Ohio, United States. She was buried in West Lawn Cemetery, Mantua Station, Portage, Ohio, United States. Julia married 3 Edwin Asa FARR on 10 Aug 1854 in Portage Wood, Ohio, United States.

DEATH: Age 30, wife of Edwin.

They had the following children.

  F i
Betsey A FARR was born in 1855 in Portage, Ohio, United States.

Edwin Asa FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 26 Jul 1830 in Shalersville, Portage, Ohio, United States. He died 2, 3 on 15 Oct 1885 in Mantua, Portage, Ohio, United States. He was buried on 18 Oct 1885 in West Lawn Cemetery, Mantua Station, Portage, Ohio, United States. Edwin married 4, 5 Matilda Nee RATHBONE on 12 Jul 1868 in Mayfield, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

Edwin was counted in a census 6 in 1870 in Mantua, Portage, Ohio, United States. He was counted in a census 7 in 1880 in Mantua, Portage, Ohio, United States.

Other marriages:
BOOTS, Julia A
BUGBEE, Olive Eldena

In the 1850 census he was a farmer in Troy Township, Geauga, Ohio.  In 1860 he was a carpenter and in 1870 he was a moulder at a foundry in Mantua Station, Portage, Ohio. In 1880 he was a sawmill hand in Mantua Station. Family lore says he was a blacksmith. He belonged to the Society of Friends.

Obituary: “Edwin A. Farr, aged 55 years, 2 months, 15 days. We have again this week to record the death of one of our old neighbors, Mr. Edwin Farr, who died last Thursday evening, Oct. 15, and was buried Sabbath Oct 18. Funeral services were held at Kings Opera House and were conducted by the Rev. Andrew Wilson of Ravenna. Mr. Edwin A. Farr, son of Abel and Betsey Farr, who died about 21 years ago, was born in Shalersville, July 26, 1830, and was 55 years old at the time of his death.

“Edwin was the fifth child of ten children, seven boys and three girls, the oldest being 65 and the youngest 45 years of age. The deceased being the first death among the brothers and sister, seven of whom were present at the funeral.

“He was married to Julia nee Boots Aug. 10, 1865. Julia died Jun. 16, 1867, leaving one daughter, Betsey, who is the wife of Amasa Payne and resides in Euclid, Oh, and was present at the funeral with her husband and two children. He was again married to Matilda nee Rathbone, July 12, 1868. Matilda died Dec. 14, 1870. He married Olive nee Bugbee, who survives him, Mar. 31, 1872 and by whom he has one son, Asa Abel, who is 13 years of age. Deceased has resided at Mantua Station since the year 1858. He built the first house after the survey of the village, on the lot now occupied by O. P. Hayes; has been sick since Mar. 17, 1883, has been a great sufferer, which he has born with remarkable patience and courage, having by ten surgical operations, been relieved of 385 pounds of water.

CENSUS: Age 39 with wife Matilda and daughter Betsy.

CENSUS:
Household:
Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
A. Edward FARR   Self M Male W 50 OH Sawmill Hand VT VT
N. Olive FARR Wife M Female W 32 OH Keeping House NY ---
A. Asa FARR Son S Male W 7 OH Son OH OH

Matilda Nee RATHBONE [scrapbook] was born on 20 Jan 1838 in Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan, United States. She died 1, 2 on 14 Dec 1870 in Mantua, Portage, Ohio, United States. She was buried in West Lawn Cemetery, Mantua Station, Portage, Ohio, United States. Matilda married 3, 4 Edwin Asa FARR on 12 Jul 1868 in Mayfield, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

DEATH: Age 32, wife of Edwin.


Edwin Asa FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 26 Jul 1830 in Shalersville, Portage, Ohio, United States. He died 2, 3 on 15 Oct 1885 in Mantua, Portage, Ohio, United States. He was buried on 18 Oct 1885 in West Lawn Cemetery, Mantua Station, Portage, Ohio, United States. Edwin married 4 Olive Eldena BUGBEE on 21 Mar 1872 in Ohio, United States.

Edwin was counted in a census 5 in 1870 in Mantua, Portage, Ohio, United States. He was counted in a census 6 in 1880 in Mantua, Portage, Ohio, United States.

Other marriages:
BOOTS, Julia A
RATHBONE, Matilda Nee

In the 1850 census he was a farmer in Troy Township, Geauga, Ohio.  In 1860 he was a carpenter and in 1870 he was a moulder at a foundry in Mantua Station, Portage, Ohio. In 1880 he was a sawmill hand in Mantua Station. Family lore says he was a blacksmith. He belonged to the Society of Friends.

Obituary: “Edwin A. Farr, aged 55 years, 2 months, 15 days. We have again this week to record the death of one of our old neighbors, Mr. Edwin Farr, who died last Thursday evening, Oct. 15, and was buried Sabbath Oct 18. Funeral services were held at Kings Opera House and were conducted by the Rev. Andrew Wilson of Ravenna. Mr. Edwin A. Farr, son of Abel and Betsey Farr, who died about 21 years ago, was born in Shalersville, July 26, 1830, and was 55 years old at the time of his death.

“Edwin was the fifth child of ten children, seven boys and three girls, the oldest being 65 and the youngest 45 years of age. The deceased being the first death among the brothers and sister, seven of whom were present at the funeral.

“He was married to Julia nee Boots Aug. 10, 1865. Julia died Jun. 16, 1867, leaving one daughter, Betsey, who is the wife of Amasa Payne and resides in Euclid, Oh, and was present at the funeral with her husband and two children. He was again married to Matilda nee Rathbone, July 12, 1868. Matilda died Dec. 14, 1870. He married Olive nee Bugbee, who survives him, Mar. 31, 1872 and by whom he has one son, Asa Abel, who is 13 years of age. Deceased has resided at Mantua Station since the year 1858. He built the first house after the survey of the village, on the lot now occupied by O. P. Hayes; has been sick since Mar. 17, 1883, has been a great sufferer, which he has born with remarkable patience and courage, having by ten surgical operations, been relieved of 385 pounds of water.

CENSUS: Age 39 with wife Matilda and daughter Betsy.

CENSUS:
Household:
Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
A. Edward FARR   Self M Male W 50 OH Sawmill Hand VT VT
N. Olive FARR Wife M Female W 32 OH Keeping House NY ---
A. Asa FARR Son S Male W 7 OH Son OH OH

Olive Eldena BUGBEE [scrapbook] was born on 20 Apr 1849 in Ohio, United States. She died 1 on 20 Jul 1917 in Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States. She was buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, Charleston, United States. Olive married 2 Edwin Asa FARR on 21 Mar 1872 in Ohio, United States.

BIRTH: Daughter of John D. BUGBEE and Emily HALSTEAD.

They had the following children.

  M i Asa Abel FARR was born on 11 Mar 1873. He died on 26 Oct 1950.

Asa Abel FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 11 Mar 1873 in Mantua, Portage, Ohio, United States. He died on 26 Oct 1950 in Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States. He was buried in Riverview Cemetery, Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States. Asa married 2 Elizabeth Sophia BOYD on 11 Jun 1899 in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States.

Asa was counted in a census 3 in 1920 in Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States.

His father died in 1885 when he was 13 years old. He worked for the Erie Railroad from 1889 to 1907, with a break for the Spanish American War. He served in the 2nd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Troop C, Ohio Soldiers in the War with Spain, 1898-99. He never saw action. By the time he reported for duty, the war was over. After the war, in 1899 he was a brakeman on Erie Railroad in Mantua, Ohio. In the 1900 census he was listed as a Railroad Brakeman in Youngstown, Mahoning, Ohio.  In 1905 he was a conductor. The train went from Youngstown to Ashtabula and back.

In 1907 he decided to move south. Every time the train stopped, he asked if there were any railroad jobs. In Charleston they said “yes.” He moved to Charleston, South Carolina, in 1907. Between 1907 and 1938 he worked for the Atlantic Coastline Railroad in Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina.  In 1910 he was a railroad brakeman and in 1920 he was a conductor.

Asa withdrew all of his money from the bank before the depression. The money stayed in the house. In 1932 he bought 1 acre of land in Charleston Heights. A house was put on it by 1935.

He died on 26 Oct 1950 in Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina and was buried in Riverview Cemetery in Charleston. The cause of death was congestive heart failure.

He was a member of the Society of Friends in Ohio. His wife was a member of the Church of Christ in Ohio. When they moved to Charleston, they were charter members of 2 Lutheran churches and one Baptist church.

Farr - Victor Blue Camp No. 6, Spanish-American War Veterans; Officers and members are invited to attend the funeral services of our late comrade, Asa Able Farr, at Advent Lutheran church, Naval Base, S. C. this (Saturday) afternoon at 3 o'clock.
John W. Davis, Commander
T. Danielson, Adjutant.
Farr - Carolina lodge No. 251, B. of R. T¹.: Officers and members are invited to attend the funeral services of our late brother, Asa Able Farr, at Advent Lutheran church, Naval Base, S. C., this (Saturday) afternoon at 3 o'clock.
R. F. Liger, President
H. J. Hutchinson, Secty
Farr - Stonewall-Carolina Lodge No. 6, K. of P,: Officers and members are invited to attend the funeral services of our late brother, Asa Able Farr, at Advent Lutheran church, Naval Base, S. C., this (Saturday) afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Ralph Shuler, C. C.
Thomas L. Smith, Secty.
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¹The B. of R. T. is the Bretheran of Railroad Trainmen. It is a union.

CENSUS: Age 46 and a railroad conductor.

Elizabeth Sophia BOYD was born 1 in 1876 in Ohio, United States. Elizabeth married 2 Asa Abel FARR on 11 Jun 1899 in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States.

Daughter of Robert BOYD and Julia DOWNS.

They had the following children.

  F i
Sadie Eldena FARR was born on 28 Jul 1900 in Ohio, United States.
  F ii
Julia Olive FARR [scrapbook] was born 1 on 12 Mar 1905 in Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States. She died 2 on 15 Jun 1912 in Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States.
  F iii
Georgie Adele FARR 1 was born on 23 Jul 1906 in Ohio, United States.
  M iv Asa Boyd FARR was born on 1 Apr 1911. He died on 9 Sep 2000.
  M v
Edwin Robert FARR [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 7 Jul 1914 in Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States. He died 3 on 16 Aug 1921 in Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States.
  M vi Wilson Pershing FARR was born on 3 Dec 1918. He died on 5 Mar 2002.

Wilson Pershing FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2, 3 on 3 Dec 1918 in Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States. He died 4 on 5 Mar 2002 in John's Island, Charleston, South Carolina, United States. He was buried in Live Oak Cemetery, Charleston, , Charleston, South Carolina, United States. Wilson married Lois Mildred BOCKSTEDT on 16 Jan 1943 in Eggertsville, Erie, New York, United States.

Wilson was counted in a census 5 in 1920 in Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States.

He was baptized Lutheran on 29 Jun 1919 at home. He graduated in 1937 from North Charleston High School. He started working for the Charleston Naval Shipyard in 1937. He was a pipefitter. He retired on 30 May 1974.

FARR, Wilson
Entered into eternal rest on the evening of March 5, 2002, Wilson P. Farr, widower of Lois Bockstedt Farr. Residence, Johns Island, SC. The relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral services Saturday at 10:30 AM in Faith Lutheran Church, Johns Island. Interment, Live Oak Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL.

Mr. Farr was born December 3, 1918 in Charleston, SC the son of Asa Abel Farr and Elizabeth Boyd Farr. He was a retired pipefitter with the Charleston Naval Shipyard. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church.

He is survived by a son, ... daughter ..., 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. His son, Jerry Boyd Farr, predeceases him. Memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 3374 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, SC.

CENSUS: Age 1 year 2 months. Son of Asa A. and Elizabeth Farr.

Lois Mildred BOCKSTEDT was born 1 on 5 Mar 1922 in Amherst, Erie, New York, United States. She died 2 on 7 Jun 2001 in John's Island, Charleston, South Carolina, United States. Lois married Wilson Pershing FARR 3 on 16 Jan 1943 in Eggertsville, Erie, New York, United States.

BIRTH: Daughter of Chester William BOCKSTEDT Sr and Hazel Lillian Rose MEYER.

They had the following children.

  M i James Russell FARR DNA Participant #26155.
  F ii Lois Joy FARR.
  M iii
Jerry Boyd FARR [scrapbook] was born on 11 Jun 1950 in Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States. He died on 17 May 1987 in Persian Gulf from by Exocet missiles fired from Iraqi warplanes.

He graduated in 1971 from St. John's High School on John's Island, Charleston, South Carolina. He served in the U. S. Navy from Sep 1970 - May 1987, communications expert, First Class Petty Officer, stationed in Key West, FL, Norfolk, VA, Charleston, SC, Naples, Italy, and Mayport, Florida. He died on 17 May 1987 in the Persian Gulf.  He was killed on board the USS Stark in the Persian Gulf by Exocet missiles fired by Iraqi warplanes.

William COOK died on 11 Jan 1819 in Westminster, Windham, Vermont, United States. William married 1 Rachel FOSKETT on 16 Jan 1811 in Westminster, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Rachel FOSKETT was born 1 on 1 May 1735 in Stow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died in 1823 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Rachel married 2 William COOK on 16 Jan 1811 in Westminster, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
FARR, Abraham


Thomas WILLEY was born in Apr 1856 in Wisconsin, United States. Thomas married Saraphine FARR in 1879 in Lake Mills, Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States.

Saraphine FARR [Parents] was born in Feb 1856 in Cottage Grove, Dane, Wisconsin, United States. Saraphine married Thomas WILLEY in 1879 in Lake Mills, Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States.

Saraphine was counted in a census 1 in 1870 in Cottage Grove, Dane, Wisconsin, United States.

CENSUS: Age 14.


Morrill Spencer FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 13 Mar 1910 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He was christened on 24 Mar 1910 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died 2 on 26 Jan 1996 in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States. Morrill married 3 Thalis JACKSON on 6 Jun 1936 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Morrill was counted in a census 4 on 28 Apr 1910 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

Spence Farr attended school in Utah completing his engineering degree at the University of Utah. He was on the pistol team. He loved to hunt & fish having spent many summers up the weber river at his father's cabin at holiday park. He moved to California with his family. In 1936 with $150 and air, he, his father, Morrill newton and brother Dick started the Farr company. Today it employs 700-800 people with 60 million in sales. They have sales world wide in the filter business. He loves golf, hunting & fly fishing. Spencer has been involved with service as president of the Rotarian Club in El Segundo, Cal. and chairman of a United Way committee. He has also served as a chairman of the boy scouts jamboree.

Some remembrances of his son, David Jackson Farr. `I can remember at age 12 going on a horseback ride with my father and Dave Freed to a lake in the Uintahs fishing. I went on several duck hunting and fishing trips with him giving us a close relationship. He taught me the value of work by paying me a hundred dollars to paint the long wooden fence that stretched around our 3/4 acre home in Westchester every summer for two to three summers. I can remember working under the hot sun applying the paint and listening to major league baseball games. My dad attended some of my basketball and baseball games. In one game we lost where I'd made a perfect throw to home plate from right field to nail a sliding runner. On the way home I broke down and cried with my dad putting his hand on my shoulder for comfort. He has been a good example of hard work, success, honesty and other virtues to me in life.'

CENSUS: Age 2 months, son of Morrill and Jean Farr.

DEATH: Online record says the 25th.

Thalis JACKSON was born 1 on 3 Apr 1911 in Parker, Fremont, Idaho, United States. She was christened on 14 May 1911 in Parker, Fremont, Idaho, United States. She died 2 on 22 Dec 2001 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. Thalis married 3 Morrill Spencer FARR on 6 Jun 1936 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Thalis Farr was one of 10 children, 7 surviving, raised in rural Idaho. She came with her family to California in the 1920's. In school she enjoyed journalism and English writing for her high school paper. She worked in a bank. Her hobbies are home centered with flower arranging and other homemaking skills high on the list. She served in cub scouting and relief society. A very kind person that is never heard to speak ill of another.

Some remembrances of her son David Jackson Farr, `she represented to me a woman of kindness, soft and loving. It was always reassuring to me that she was home when I would get there ready to have something to eat and to play. When I was sick she was there to comfort and take care of me. I can remember her nursing me when I had scarlet fever and when I cut my head open in fall on some rocks. She taught me kindness towards others, honest, respect for our country and other virtues I may possess. Always proud and supportive of me when I was involved in church or school activities. I can remember her disappointment when I didn't do well and once when I failed to show up for a seminary graduation. I laid her low with emotion when at sixteen I took an unscheduled trip to Mexico with a friend without telling her. I never remember her as severe or harsh with me nor do I remember her being critical of others. I always felt secure in her love and admiration of me.'

Thalis or Teddy as he was known was born in Parker, Idaho to henry and Mary Jane Jackson. She had happy memories of a childhood spent on an acre lot with apple trees, a canal in back and lots of love in a close knit family. Thalis graduated from manual arts high school in 1929 and then went to salt lake with the rest of the family to attend LDS business college. She came back to los Angeles where she worked for the Los Angeles Examiner. She had studied journalism and wanted to be a writer. However her job had nothing to do with news or journalism. She later worked at security pacific bank for five years as a secretary. She married Morrill Spencer Farr on June 6, 1936 and later sealed in the Los Angeles temple on July 5, 1962.

Thalis was an outstanding secretary and very good in arithmetic. While her father served in the Wilshire ward bishopric she helped him keep his records in order and typed correspondence. She was a secretary in the primary organization, a den mother and helped Spencer in his boy scout activities. She had a great talent for homemaking, for activities with her hands, sewed beautifully, and made exquisite floral arrangements. She used these talents as work director in the relief society. She and her husband were very generous in helping others being very successful in the Farr company business. (Jackson family history).

They had the following children.

  M i David Jackson FARR CLU CHFC, DNA Participant #14723.
  M ii Alan Spencer FARR.
  F iii Teresa FARR.
  M iv Gerald Anthony FARR.

David Jackson FARR CLU CHFC, DNA Participant #14723 [Parents].

Patricia Joyce LESUEUR.

They had the following children.

  M i Michael David FARR.
  F ii Stephanie FARR.
  F iii Alisa Danielle FARR.
  M iv Jason Spencer FARR.

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