Ancestors of Tim Farr and Descendants of Stephen Farr Sr. of Concord, Massachusetts and Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England


Rev. Dr. Joyce Wesley FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-7435 was born 2 on 20 Jul 1905 in Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, United States. He died 3 on 25 Jul 1980 in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States. Joyce married 4 (MRIN:3253) Esther LYNDEN-8839 on 27 Nov 1930 in Campbell, Santa Clara, California, United States.

Born in the Territory of Arizona before it became a state. Graduate of College of the Pacific and Boston University School of Theology. Ordained, Methodist Episcopal Church (later the United Methodist Church). On Thanksgiving Day in 1930, married an auburn-haired Irish girl (Esther Lynden)who shared his zest for life. Died within days of celebrating 50 years in the ministry and his 75th birthday; just a few months before he and Esther would have celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary. World traveler, beloved pastor and counsellor, family man, loved by all who knew him for his great good humor, kind heart, intelligence and goodwill. He also had a beautiful singing voice, a passion for social justice and a terrific laugh. In his later years, he worked tirelessly for the California Council on Alcohol Problems and came up with the slogan: "Friends don't let friends drive drunk."

Esther LYNDEN [scrapbook]-8839 was born 1 on 7 Jun 1909 in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States. She died 2 on 14 Dec 1986 in Contra Costa, California, United States. Esther married 3 (MRIN:3253) Rev. Dr. Joyce Wesley FARR-7435 on 27 Nov 1930 in Campbell, Santa Clara, California, United States.

Born on Pine Street to John Ross Lynden and Sarah Mary Lynden (Steele), both immigrants from Ireland. John Lynden was from County Roscommon and Sarah Mary Steele was from Armagh ... they met and married in San Francisco. Esther's childhood was spent in a big house in Burlingame; her father would take the train to his desk at Smith & Lynden Wholesale Grocers in San Francisco. The eerie sound of the night wind in the eucalyptus trees used to frighten her when she was little. Her father was something of a financial genius and did very well, both in his work and in the stock market, and eventually moved the family to Campbell (they owned what is now the Prune Yard shopping center when it was, in fact, a prune yard). Esther met and married Joyce Farr, a seminary student, and left the comforts of her father's home for the adventure of being a minister's wife and, eventually, the mother of five daughters. She was tailor-made for the job of minister's wife -- which, in those days, was really a job. And an important one. Her energy, sense of humor and inexhaustible interest in other people made her a "natural." This was a good thing, because Esther Lynden Farr was incapable of pretense. She lived her days with laughter, honesty and gusto, and when she left this life she was not afraid to go.

They had the following children.

  F i Marjorie Ella FARR-8847 was born on 4 Mar 1947. She died on 12 Dec 2001.

Dwight Hillis THORNBURG-11894 was born 1 on 28 May 1903 in Indiana, United States. He died 2 on 21 Dec 1981 in Alameda, California, United States. Dwight married 3 (MRIN:3254) Harriett Mina FARR-7436 on 10 Aug 1935 in San Joaquin, Fresno, California, United States.

Harriett Mina FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-7436 was born 2 on 15 May 1909 in Hughson, Stanislaus, California, United States. She died 3 on 4 Mar 1979 in California, United States. Harriett married 4 (MRIN:3254) Dwight Hillis THORNBURG-11894 on 10 Aug 1935 in San Joaquin, Fresno, California, United States.


Edward A. HOFFMAN-12796 was born about 1877 in New York, United States. Edward married 1 (MRIN:3255) Alice Elizabeth AINSWORTH-7437 on 12 Jan 1951 in Alameda, California, United States.

Alice Elizabeth AINSWORTH-7437 was born 1 on 2 Aug 1883 in Canton, Lincoln, South Dakota, United States. She died 2 on 10 May 1957 in Concord, Contra Costa, California, United States. Alice married 3 (MRIN:3255) Edward A. HOFFMAN-12796 on 12 Jan 1951 in Alameda, California, United States.

Other marriages:
FARR, Jesse Whitlock


Victor Ainsworth FARR [Parents]-7438 was born 1, 2 on 24 Jul 1903 in Canton, Lincoln, South Dakota, United States. He died 3 on 15 Jan 1991 in Monterey, Monterey, California, United States. Victor married 4 (MRIN:3256) Lillian Virginia DOBSON-9451 on 20 Jun 1926 in Willow Brook, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Victor was counted in a census 5 in 1920 in Garden City, Finney, Kansas, United States.

Lillian Virginia DOBSON-9451 was born 1 on 31 Aug 1906 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. She died 2 on 24 Jun 1986 in Monterey, Monterey, California, United States. Lillian married 3 (MRIN:3256) Victor Ainsworth FARR-7438 on 20 Jun 1926 in Willow Brook, Los Angeles, California, United States.


Frank PETERSON-7441 was born 1, 2 on 7 Jun 1914 in of San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States. He died 3, 4 on 2 Jan 1985 in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States. Frank married (MRIN:3257) Grace Gladys FARR-7439 on 10 Jun 1936 in California, United States.

Grace Gladys FARR [Parents]-7439 was born 1 on 21 Dec 1910 in Kearney, Buffalo, Nebraska, United States. She died 2 on 5 Feb 1994 in Calistoga, Napa, California, United States. Grace married (MRIN:3257) Frank PETERSON-7441 on 10 Jun 1936 in California, United States.

Grace was counted in a census 3 in 1920 in Garden City, Finney, Kansas, United States.


John Wilbur SCHLOSSER-12798 was born 1, 2 on 22 Nov 1896 in Nebraska, United States. He died 3 on 30 Jan 1977 in Santa Clara, California, United States. John married (MRIN:3258) Vera Mae FARR-7443 on 20 Jul 1923 in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States.

Vera Mae FARR [Parents] [scrapbook]-7443 was born 1 on 2 Jul 1903 in Livermore, Humboldt, Iowa, United States. She died 2 on 31 Aug 1958 in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States. Vera married (MRIN:3258) John Wilbur SCHLOSSER-12798 on 20 Jul 1923 in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States.


Clifford Clyde RADER-12799 was born 1 on 10 Jul 1899 in Gazelle, Siskiyou, California, United States. He died 2 on 10 Feb 1994 in Sonoma, California, United States. Clifford married (MRIN:3259) Mildred Ethiel FARR-7444 in Sep 1923 in California, United States.

Mildred Ethiel FARR [Parents]-7444 was born 1 on 19 Dec 1904 in Livermore, Humboldt, Iowa, United States. She died 2 on 30 Sep 1990 in Santa Clara, California, United States. Mildred married (MRIN:3259) Clifford Clyde RADER-12799 in Sep 1923 in California, United States.

Marriage/Divorce needs more research.


Albert Gregory HILL-12797 was born 1 on 17 Nov 1902 in California, United States. He died 2 on 12 May 1983 in Santa Clara, California, United States. Albert married (MRIN:3260) Ruth Naomi FARR-7445 on 3 Aug 1930 in Aptos, Santa Clara, California.

Ruth Naomi FARR [Parents]-7445 was born on 26 Jul 1906 in Livermore, Humboldt, Iowa, United States. She died on 6 Feb 1993 in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States. Ruth married (MRIN:3260) Albert Gregory HILL-12797 on 3 Aug 1930 in Aptos, Santa Clara, California.

Ruth was counted in a census 1 in 1920 in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States.


Paul Caleb KREIDER-12800 was born 1 on 18 Aug 1912 in Springfield, Clark, Ohio, United States. He died 2 on 30 Jun 1994 in Springfield, Clark, Ohio, United States. Paul married 3 (MRIN:3261) Evalyn Ardell FARR-7447 in 1940 in Springfield, Clark, Ohio, United States.

Evalyn Ardell FARR [Parents] [scrapbook]-7447 was born 1 on 28 Dec 1914 in Hughson, Stanislaus, California, United States. She died 2 on 17 Jul 2009 in Ohio, United States. Evalyn married 3 (MRIN:3261) Paul Caleb KREIDER-12800 in 1940 in Springfield, Clark, Ohio, United States.

Evalyn was counted in a census 4 in 1920 in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States.


GLAZE-12801.

Lois Winnifred FARR [Parents]-7448.

Home First Previous Next Last

Surname List | Name Index