Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Norman Harris FARR [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 was born 6 on 16 Apr 1824 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died on 9 Feb 1901 in Bellows Falls, Windham, Vermont, United States. Norman married 7 Mary HUNTER on 23 Oct 1847 in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Norman was counted in a census 8 in 1880 in Rockingham, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
LATHROP, Lucia Ann

He came to Bellows Falls to live with his uncle. He was a prominent merchant of Bellows Falls, owning dry goods and clothing stores, until the fire of 1871, then the livery business on Bridge Street until1892 when he retired.

CENSUS:
Household:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Norman H. FARR   Self M Male W 56 NH Fire Insurance NH NH
Lucia A. FARR Wife M Female W 48 NH Keeping House CT NH
Fanny L. FARR   Dau S Female W 22 VT At Home NH NH
Emily H. FARR   Dau S Female W 19 NH At School NH NH
Herbert M. FARR Son S Male W 10 VT At School NH NH
Nellie BOWEN Other S Female W 27 VT Servant IRE IRE

Mary HUNTER was born on 22 Nov 1828 in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. Mary married 1 Norman Harris FARR on 23 Oct 1847 in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Norman Harris FARR [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 was born 6 on 16 Apr 1824 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died on 9 Feb 1901 in Bellows Falls, Windham, Vermont, United States. Norman married 7 Lucia Ann LATHROP on 12 Apr 1855 in Walpole, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Norman was counted in a census 8 in 1880 in Rockingham, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
HUNTER, Mary

He came to Bellows Falls to live with his uncle. He was a prominent merchant of Bellows Falls, owning dry goods and clothing stores, until the fire of 1871, then the livery business on Bridge Street until1892 when he retired.

CENSUS:
Household:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Norman H. FARR   Self M Male W 56 NH Fire Insurance NH NH
Lucia A. FARR Wife M Female W 48 NH Keeping House CT NH
Fanny L. FARR   Dau S Female W 22 VT At Home NH NH
Emily H. FARR   Dau S Female W 19 NH At School NH NH
Herbert M. FARR Son S Male W 10 VT At School NH NH
Nellie BOWEN Other S Female W 27 VT Servant IRE IRE

Lucia Ann LATHROP 1, 2, 3 was born on 9 Aug 1831 in New Hampshire, United States. She died on 27 Apr 1893 in Bellows Falls, Windham, Vermont, United States. Lucia married 4 Norman Harris FARR on 12 Apr 1855 in Walpole, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE: Daughter of Hope and Fanny (Cooper) Lathrop.

They had the following children.

  F i Fanny Lathrop FARR was born on 3 Jul 1857.
  F ii Emily Harris FARR was born on 20 Jun 1861.
  F iii
Mabel Sophia FARR 1 was born on 28 Dec 1864 in Drewsville, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died 2 on 24 Sep 1865 in Rockingham, Windham, Vermont, United States.
  M iv
Herbert Marshall FARR 1, 2, 3, 4 was born 5 on 23 Jan 1870 in Rockingham, Windham, Vermont, United States.

Herbert was counted in a census 6 in 1880 in Rockingham, Windham, Vermont, United States.

George R FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3 was born 4, 5 on 7 Jul 1826 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died 6 on 14 Jul 1900 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. George married 7 Phebe A CHEEVEY on 19 Sep 1854 in Westmore, Orleans, Vermont, United States.

George was counted in a census 8 in 1880 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. His will was probated 9 on 30 Nov 1900 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
BELL, Lauretta

CENSUS:
Household:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
George R. FARR Self  M  Male  W  54  NH  Farmer  NH  NH
Laura B. FARR Wife  M  Female  W  35  VT  House Keeping  VT  NH
Daisy FARR  Dau  S  Female  W  9  VT VT  VT

Phebe A CHEEVEY 1, 2 was born in 1836 in Vermont, United States. She died 3, 4 on 16 Feb 1861 in Westmore, Orleans, Vermont, United States. Phebe married 5 George R FARR on 19 Sep 1854 in Westmore, Orleans, Vermont, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i
Norman W. FARR was born 1 on 19 Jun 1855 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. He died 2 on 7 Aug 1859.
  M ii Milton H. FARR was born on 28 Oct 1858. He died in 1941.

George R FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3 was born 4, 5 on 7 Jul 1826 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died 6 on 14 Jul 1900 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. George married 7 Lauretta BELL on 25 Feb 1874 in Burke, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

George was counted in a census 8 in 1880 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. His will was probated 9 on 30 Nov 1900 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
CHEEVEY, Phebe A

CENSUS:
Household:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
George R. FARR Self  M  Male  W  54  NH  Farmer  NH  NH
Laura B. FARR Wife  M  Female  W  35  VT  House Keeping  VT  NH
Daisy FARR  Dau  S  Female  W  9  VT VT  VT

Lauretta BELL [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 in Jan 1845 in Vermont, United States. She died 3 on 23 Nov 1903 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. Lauretta married 4 George R FARR on 25 Feb 1874 in Burke, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Daisy Lillian Bell FARR was born on 15 Dec 1871. She died on 13 Mar 1946.
  F ii
Lenna M. H. FARR was born 1, 2 on 19 Jun 1881 in Sutton, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

Alfred CHAMBERLAIN 1 was born on 14 Oct 1806 in of Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died on 5 Nov 1879 in Newark, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. Alfred married Emily FARR in 1834.

Emily FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2, 3 on 25 Apr 1815 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Emily married Alfred CHAMBERLAIN in 1834.


Marshall H FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 16 Jan 1817 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died 3 on 12 Mar 1857 in Des Jardins Canal, Niagra, Ontario, Canada from in a train accident. Marshall married 4 Diana (Parker) RANDALL on 8 May 1839 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

MARSHALL H. FARR, son of Ora Farr, born in Chesterfield January 16, 1817, was a car­penter by trade, and resided in Chesterfield till 1854, when he removed to Canada West (Ontario), where he engaged extensively in the construction of railway and other buildings. March 12, 1857, the train on which he was riding was precipitated into the Des Jardins Canal by the breaking of' a bridge, near Hamilton, P. O., and he received injuries that caused his death in a few hours.


Scenes at the Place of Disaster

The railway train from Toronto (Canada West) was due at Hamilton at a quarter past six o'clock P.M., Thursday, March the 12th. It came on from Toronto as usual, and was proceeding at a moderate speed to cross the tressle or swinging bridge of the Des Jardines canal. The chasm, sixty feet deep, over which this bridge was erected, was made by cutting an outlet for the canal through Burlington heights. At the time of the accident the water was covered with ice about two feet thick. The moment the train reached the bridge the immense weight crushed through the timbers, and the whole structure gave way, and, with one frightful crash, the engine, tender, baggage car and two first-class passenger cars broke through the severed frame-work, and leaped headlong into the yawning abyss below. The engine and tender crushed at once through the ice. The baggage car, striking the corner of the tender in the act of falling, was thrown to one side and fell some ten yards from the engine. The first passenger car rushed after, and turning as it descended, fell on its roof, breaking partly through the ice, and being crushed to atoms, while the last car fell endways on the ice, and, strange to say, remained in that position. The loss of life was of course frightful. There were ninety passengers on the train, and the list of those who have escaped only numbers about twenty. As far as we can yet learn, every one in the first car was killed; those who were not crushed being drowned by the water which nearly filled the car. About thirty were in the last car, of whom ten were taken out dead, and most of the others were fearfully mutilated.

The excitement in the city of Hamilton directly the news spread was intense. Hundreds swarmed toward the Great Western Depot and streamed along the line to the fatal spot. There the scene presented was such as to baffle description. Large locomotive lamps were speedily brought. Fires were kindled and a lurid glare was thrown over the shattered remains. Special trains were dispatched to the bridge to bring home the wounded. It was no easy task to descend the steep slope to the canal. Ropes were lowered and ladders attached to them, on which the dead and wounded from the car which stood endways were first drawn up. Then the bottom of the car, which had partly sunk through the ice was hewn away with axes, and the unfortunate passengers, some sadly mutilated and even cut in pieces, and all saturated with water, were taken out. Many worked with energy and vigor; but who was that noble fellow that every one must have seen, stripped to his shirt-sleeves, standing up to his middle in the freezing water, who, himself a host, did more than all the rest? We watched him long from the height above as he hewed away the fragments and extricated the bodies. If ever man deserved a reward, it is he. As soon as the dead were drawn up the slope they were either put in the cars for conveyance to Hamilton, or were laid in a small house near the bridge. It is said that one family were in the cars consisting of a father, mother and four children. Only one of the children escaped. One of these little ones, a girl, about four years of age, was brought into the house the house alluded to when we were there. The poor little creature was smiling prettily as if she had been sleeping and dreaming of sweet things when the accident occurred, and had been launched into the long sleep of death before the dream had vanished from her mind.
At the railway depot, when the sufferers were brought in, crowds assembled anxious to hear who was dead, and to know if any of their friends were there. The corpses were taken into one of the large baggage-rooms, where Coroners Bull and Roseburgh proceeded to have them examines, and, when possible, identified. In an out building, adjoining the Station House, at Hamilton, were sixty corpses laid out on the floor, including men, women and children.

As soon as the intelligence of the catastrophe reached the city, Major Boker and Captain Macdonald's Companies of Volunteers marched to the scene, and every credit is due to them for their conduct. The pressure of the crowd had all but forced in the strong doors of the depot when the Artillery Company arrived. They formed a cordon around the room, which was respected. The rifles marched on to the bridge.

Last update July 2006
Hamilton Public Library
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Diana (Parker) RANDALL was born on 7 Jun 1816 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Diana married 1 Marshall H FARR on 8 May 1839 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Herbert Marshall FARR was born on 28 May 1841. He died on 25 Nov 1900.
  F ii Clara Wheeler FARR was born on 4 Aug 1845.
  M iii
Frank Howard FARR 1 was born 2 on 30 Dec 1851 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died 3 on 7 May 1858 in Hamilton, Niagara, Canada.
  M iv
Charles Norman FARR 1 was born 2 on 2 Jan 1852 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died 3 on 7 Jun 1852 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

William FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 7 Jul 1787 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died on 20 Jun 1863 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. William married Lydia CARLTON in 1809 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

William was counted in a census 3 in 1850 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Other marriages:
HOUGHTON, Sarah

Lydia CARLTON was born on 9 Jul 1794 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died on 11 Aug 1837. Lydia married William FARR in 1809 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

DEATH: Age 43.

They had the following children.

  F i Diantha FARR was born on 3 Feb 1810. She died on 24 Nov 1884.
  F ii Caroline FARR was born on 11 Dec 1812. She died in 1878.
  F iii
Prusha FARR was born 1 on 31 Mar 1814 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died on 28 Nov 1827.
  M iv Alonzo FARR was born on 30 May 1816.
  F v Edee FARR was born on 26 Oct 1818.
  M vi I. Carlton FARR was born on 10 Jun 1822. He died on 3 Mar 1852.
  F vii Harriet FARR was born on 12 Mar 1824. She died on 3 May 1850.
  M viii Asa F. FARR was born on 17 Apr 1826. He died on 15 Apr 1906.
  M ix Warren W. FARR was born on 17 Jan 1829. He died on 14 Mar 1901.
  M x Bradford C. FARR was born on 12 Mar 1834.

William FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 7 Jul 1787 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died on 20 Jun 1863 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. William married Sarah HOUGHTON on 30 Oct 1839 in of Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

William was counted in a census 3 in 1850 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Other marriages:
CARLTON, Lydia

Sarah HOUGHTON was born about 1790 in of Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died on 21 Dec 1882. Sarah married William FARR on 30 Oct 1839 in of Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Sarah was counted in a census 1 in 1870 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

CENSUS: In the household of her stepson Asa F. Farr.


Fayette FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 24 May 1844 in Crown Point, Essex, New York, United States. He died in May 1923 in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, United States. Fayette married Lottie BARNUM.

BIRTH: Age 16.

Lottie BARNUM. Lottie married Fayette FARR.


Irvin H FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 12 Aug 1882 in Holyoke, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. Irvin married Ruby B..

Irvin was counted in a census 2 in 1920 in Holyoke, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

CENSUS: Age 37 Physician, wife Ruby B. 33.

Ruby B. 1. Ruby married Irvin H FARR.

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