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


Lauren Alonzo FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3 was born 4, 5 on 2 Jan 1855 in Carlisle Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States. He died 6, 7, 8 on 5 Feb 1940 in Bellevue, Huron, Ohio, United States. Lauren married Hermina DRUSENDAHL on 21 Mar 1877 in Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

Lauren resided 9 in 1860 in Eaton, Lorain, Ohio, United States. He resided 10 in 1910 in Carlisle Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

Other marriages:
WEISSE, Melanie

THE CHRONICLE-TELEGRAM
Saturday, June 17, 1939. Pg. 2

Recalls Days On Farm
Over Three Quarters
Of A Century Ago

Days when life in Lorain County moved at a much slower pace than today are recalled by Lauren A. Farr 84, latest addition to The Chronicle Telegram's list of elderly fathers who will be honored by their children Sunday.

Farr was born January 2 1853, and was only seven years old when his father died. Ieaving his wife and five children. The boy attended the country school until he was 12 years old.

At the age of 10 he could follow a plow all day and could do alrnost anything with a team on a farm. When he was 16 he hired out to work on the farm of his brother, Lowell Farr, at Wakeman for 20 dollars a month. Part of his work was in connection with hauling milk to a cheese factory. He did not get home until about 11 P.M. and then was cafled at 3:3O A.M. to bring up the cows. He milked 10 cows night and morning and cared for 20 horses.

He continued at this work for seven months and then was hired by a Carlisle man to pack apples. husk corn and help with the milking. Later he worked with his brother Ephraim cutting wood for Mr. Fullen near LaPonte.

Farr then went to work on his mothers farm on Oberlin Road. He recalls a New Year's dance given by his brother when he was 19, to which he took a load of people on a sleigh. They did not leave until 5 A.M. and he returned home at 8 A.M. He was ill the next day, and Dr. Paxrey was called. The doctor diagnosed his trouble as "lung fever". and the patient was improving when the doctor became ill and died within a few days.

With no doctor for the next five days, the young man's condition became worse, and Dr. Reefy was called. He found that the patient had pneumonia. His face was paralyzed so that he could not close his eyes or move his lips. The left side later returned to normal but the right side never fully came back.

Farr was married March 21, 1877. to Miss Hermena Drusinda and they had five children. of whom only two are now living. They are H. L. Farr. of Bellevue, and Mrs. Ruby Rayner of North Olmsted. The other children, were Edna. Earl and Hulda.

Farr and his bride lived on his mother's farm and made many improvements. He had a milk route in Elyria for four years and then sold his route and began shipping miik to Cleveland.

His mother's parents had come from New York state in prairie schooners when his mother was five rears old, arriving in Eiyria in 1817. There was only one house in Elyria at the time, the home of Heman Ely. The Farrs came from Vermont five years later. Farrs mother died in 1900 and his wife died in 1904. He was married in 1907 to Miss Melanie Wire and they had one son, H. G. Farr, of Columbia Township; where Farr is now living.

Hermina DRUSENDAHL [scrapbook] 1 was born 2, 3 in May 1856 in Ohio, United States. She died 4 on 6 Feb 1904 in Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States. She was buried 5 on 10 Feb 1904 in Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States. Hermina married Lauren Alonzo FARR on 21 Mar 1877 in Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Edna Loretta FARR was born on 27 Nov 1878. She died on 4 Apr 1912.
  F ii
Pearl L. FARR 1 was born in Aug 1881 in Ohio, United States.

Pearl resided 2 in 1900 in Carlisle Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States.
  M iii Earl S. FARR was born in 1882. He died before 1920.
  M iv Hershie Lauren FARR was born on 11 Aug 1883. He died on 11 Apr 1969.
  F v
Hulda FARR was born 1 on 1 Apr 1890 in Carlisle Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States.
  F vi Ruby E. FARR was born on 23 Jul 1892. She died on 2 Dec 1942.
  F vii
Phoebe FARR was born on 23 Aug 1892 in Carlisle Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

Lauren Alonzo FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3 was born 4, 5 on 2 Jan 1855 in Carlisle Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States. He died 6, 7, 8 on 5 Feb 1940 in Bellevue, Huron, Ohio, United States. Lauren married 9 Melanie WEISSE on 23 Dec 1907 in Summit, Ohio, United States.

Lauren resided 10 in 1860 in Eaton, Lorain, Ohio, United States. He resided 11 in 1910 in Carlisle Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

Other marriages:
DRUSENDAHL, Hermina

THE CHRONICLE-TELEGRAM
Saturday, June 17, 1939. Pg. 2

Recalls Days On Farm
Over Three Quarters
Of A Century Ago

Days when life in Lorain County moved at a much slower pace than today are recalled by Lauren A. Farr 84, latest addition to The Chronicle Telegram's list of elderly fathers who will be honored by their children Sunday.

Farr was born January 2 1853, and was only seven years old when his father died. Ieaving his wife and five children. The boy attended the country school until he was 12 years old.

At the age of 10 he could follow a plow all day and could do alrnost anything with a team on a farm. When he was 16 he hired out to work on the farm of his brother, Lowell Farr, at Wakeman for 20 dollars a month. Part of his work was in connection with hauling milk to a cheese factory. He did not get home until about 11 P.M. and then was cafled at 3:3O A.M. to bring up the cows. He milked 10 cows night and morning and cared for 20 horses.

He continued at this work for seven months and then was hired by a Carlisle man to pack apples. husk corn and help with the milking. Later he worked with his brother Ephraim cutting wood for Mr. Fullen near LaPonte.

Farr then went to work on his mothers farm on Oberlin Road. He recalls a New Year's dance given by his brother when he was 19, to which he took a load of people on a sleigh. They did not leave until 5 A.M. and he returned home at 8 A.M. He was ill the next day, and Dr. Paxrey was called. The doctor diagnosed his trouble as "lung fever". and the patient was improving when the doctor became ill and died within a few days.

With no doctor for the next five days, the young man's condition became worse, and Dr. Reefy was called. He found that the patient had pneumonia. His face was paralyzed so that he could not close his eyes or move his lips. The left side later returned to normal but the right side never fully came back.

Farr was married March 21, 1877. to Miss Hermena Drusinda and they had five children. of whom only two are now living. They are H. L. Farr. of Bellevue, and Mrs. Ruby Rayner of North Olmsted. The other children, were Edna. Earl and Hulda.

Farr and his bride lived on his mother's farm and made many improvements. He had a milk route in Elyria for four years and then sold his route and began shipping miik to Cleveland.

His mother's parents had come from New York state in prairie schooners when his mother was five rears old, arriving in Eiyria in 1817. There was only one house in Elyria at the time, the home of Heman Ely. The Farrs came from Vermont five years later. Farrs mother died in 1900 and his wife died in 1904. He was married in 1907 to Miss Melanie Wire and they had one son, H. G. Farr, of Columbia Township; where Farr is now living.

Melanie WEISSE 1 was born 2, 3 on 8 Nov 1882 in Stotsernheim, Germany. Melanie married 4 Lauren Alonzo FARR on 23 Dec 1907 in Summit, Ohio, United States.

Melanie was also known 5 as Malona.

They had the following children.

  M i
Halford G. FARR 1 was born 2, 3 on 10 Dec 1909 in Ohio, United States. He died 4 on 4 Nov 1993 in Medford, Jackson, Oregon, United States.



The Chronicle Telegram November 24, 1937

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Penfound entertained at dinner Thursday evening, L. A. Farr, Mr. and Mrs. Halford Farr and daughter Wilma Mae, and Mr. and Mrs. Byrle Snyder and children, Carlyn, Jack and Dale.

Hershie Lauren FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 11 Aug 1883 in Carlisle Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States. He died 3 on 11 Apr 1969 in Bellevue, Huron, Ohio, United States. Hershie married 4 Ruth E. STULTZ on 25 Nov 1914 in Huron, Ohio, United States.

Hershie resided 5 in 1900 in Carlisle Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States. He resided 6 in 1940 in Lyme Township, Huron, Ohio, United States.

Ruth E. STULTZ was born 1, 2 on 23 Dec 1884 in Lyme Township, Huron, Ohio, United States. She died 3, 4 on 8 Sep 1928 in Mescal, Cochise, Arizona, United States. She was buried in 1928 in Strongs Ridge, Huron, Ohio, United States. Ruth married 5 Hershie Lauren FARR on 25 Nov 1914 in Huron, Ohio, United States.

Ruth resided 6 in 1900 in Lyme Township, Huron, Ohio, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i
Elmer Judson FARR was born 1, 2 on 10 Oct 1916 in Ohio, United States. He died 3, 4 on 1 Jun 1918 in East Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. He was buried 5 on 3 Jun 1918 in Strongs Ridge, Huron, Ohio, United States.
  M ii Theodore "Theo" FARR.
  M iii Robert "Bob" FARR was born on 14 Sep 1921. He died on 12 Feb 2001.
  M iv Benjamin Franklin FARR was born on 7 Jul 1923. He died on 15 Apr 2008.

Walter J. RAYNER was born in 1876. Walter married 1, 2 Ruby E. FARR on 21 Jun 1911 in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

Walter resided 3 in 1920 in North Olmsted, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

Ruby E. FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2, 3 on 23 Jul 1892 in Lorain, Ohio, United States. She died 4, 5 on 2 Dec 1942 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. She was buried 6, 7 in North Olmsted, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. Ruby married 8, 9 Walter J. RAYNER on 21 Jun 1911 in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

Ruby resided 10 in 1920 in North Olmsted, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.


Ernest Joseph DUNFORD was born 1, 2, 3, 4 on 11 Jul 1881 in Westlake, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. He died 5, 6, 7 on 9 Sep 1947 in Berea, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. He was buried 8 in Columbia Center, Lorain, Ohio, United States. Ernest married Edna Loretta FARR in 1905.

Edna Loretta FARR [Parents] 1 was born 2, 3, 4 on 27 Nov 1878 in Carlisle Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States. She died 5 on 4 Apr 1912 in Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States. She was buried 6 on 6 Apr 1912 in Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States. Edna married Ernest Joseph DUNFORD in 1905.

Edna resided 7 in 1900 in Carlisle Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States.


Earl S. FARR [Parents] was born 1 in 1882 in Lorain, Ohio, United States. He died before 1920. Earl married Louise in 1902 in Lorain, Ohio, United States.

Earl resided 2 in 1910 in Grafton, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

Louise was born 1 in 1882 in Lorain, Ohio, United States. Louise married Earl S. FARR in 1902 in Lorain, Ohio, United States.

Louise resided 2 in 1910 in Grafton, Lorain, Ohio, United States. She resided 3 in 1920 in San Antonio Ward 4, Bexar, Texas, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Richard Mather FARR was born on 16 Jul 1903. He died on 13 Sep 1991.

Ephriam FARR [Parents] 1 was born on 13 Oct 1846 in Carlisle Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States. He died on 20 Aug 1914 in Montrose Township, Genesee, Michigan, United States. Ephriam married 2 Adelia DUMAS on 9 Jan 1871 in Lorain, Ohio, United States.

He resided 4 in 1860 in Eaton, Lorain, Ohio, United States. He resided 5 in 1870 in Ohio, United States. He resided 6 in 1880 in Vienna Township, Genesee, Michigan, United States. He resided 7 in 1900 in Montrose Township, Genesee, Michigan, United States. He resided 8 in 1910 in Montrose Township, Genesee, Michigan, United States.

Adelia DUMAS was born about 1848 in Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States. She died 1 on 31 Jan 1911 in Montrose Township, Genesee, Michigan, United States. Adelia married 2 Ephriam FARR on 9 Jan 1871 in Lorain, Ohio, United States.

Adelia resided 3 in 1850 in Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States. She resided 4 in 1880 in Vienna Township, Genesee, Michigan, United States. She resided 5 in 1910 in Montrose, Genesee, Michigan, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Edwin A FARR was born on 17 Mar 1872. He died on 2 Jan 1948.
  F ii Emma P. FARR was born in Aug 1874. She died on 17 Oct 1949.
  F iii Florence L. FARR was born on 25 Feb 1879. She died in 1962.
  F iv Hazel May FARR was born on 1 Jul 1889. She died in 1960.

Lowell Lovell "Lute" FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3 was born 4, 5, 6 on 23 May 1843 in Carlisle Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States. He died 7, 8 on 11 Feb 1922 in Carlisle Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States from of heart trouble. He was buried 9, 10 on 13 Feb 1922 in Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States. Lute married Sarah Jane SQUIRES on 2 Sep 1862 in Lorain, Ohio, United States.

Lute resided 11 in 1860 in Eaton, Lorain, Ohio, United States. He resided 12 in 1880 in Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States. He resided 13 in 1900 in Pittsfield Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

Elyria Evening Telegram
February 22, 1917

Today and Yesterday They had a great time over in Carlisle last Sunday. It was the centennial of the Holford-Farr families corning to the Western Reserve. You may be sure the old fellows who could remember “way back in ‘43 when the town pump froze” got busy with their tongues and told the awfullest whoppers—but, on the other hand—in that assemblage were silver haired women, who were belles when Grant was shelling Vicksburg.

The Farr family does not envy the llowards, the Montagues or the Van Alai1s. For Thomas Farr--almost a May flowerer—settled at Stow, Mass., in 1638, and Lowel Farr, eight generations !ater, left Chesterfield, Mass,, and came to Elyria in 1820. And the Farrs haven’t got rnuch on the Holfords, for C. B. Holford, another near May flowerer, left Ovid, N. Y. and after a rough trip, settled in Carlisle, February 14, 1817. Alter many moons, Lowell Farr married Phoebc Holford, and today there are 120 descendants, 70 of whom made the rafters ring last Sunday. They are all staunch Americans, and though blood is thicker than water, these old folks whose memories go back to the Civil War and beyond, are preserving a neutrality creditable to a Holland diplomat. The more Farrs and Holfords this country has the longer will she last.


Feb. 1922, The Chronical Telegram
LOWELL L. FARR, PIONEER, DIES
The death of Lowell Lovell Farr, 79, took place last night at the home of his son, William Farr, Stop 98, Oberlin Road, from an attack of heart trouble. The deceased has been ill for some time.  He had lived in this county all his life, and was the son of pioneer parents who came to this county in 1817.  Mr. Farr is survived by is sons William and George, a sister, Mrs. Theodore Squire, and a brother, L.A. Farr. A daughter, Mrs. Cora Turner died last week.  Funeral services will be held at the home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Residence: Pittsfield Twp Lorain County OH

Sarah Jane SQUIRES 1, 2 was born 3 in 1843 in Ohio, United States. She died in 1919. Sarah married Lowell Lovell FARR "Lute" on 2 Sep 1862 in Lorain, Ohio, United States.

Sarah resided 4 in 1860 in Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States. She resided 5 in 1880 in Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States. She resided 6 in 1900 in Pittsfield Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

Card of Thanks

"We desire to thank our neighbors, friends, and relatives for their kindness and sympathy shown during the illness and death of our beloved wife and mother, Mrs. Lowell Farr. Also for the beautiful floral offerings and to the Rev. Danderpyle for his consoling words, and to the singers for the beautiful hymns rendered.

Mr. Lowell Farr, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Farr, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Farr, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Turner"

-The Eyria Evening Telegram; Feburary 8, 1919.

They had the following children.

  F i Cora Violeta FARR was born in 1863. She died on 2 Feb 1922.
  F ii
Phebe Sarah FARR was born 1, 2 in 1868 in Ohio, United States.

Phebe resided 3 in 1870 in Ohio, United States. She resided 4 in 1880 in Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States.
  M iii William FARR was born on 15 Dec 1872. He died on 7 Apr 1948.
  M iv George Albert FARR was born on 16 Mar 1878. He died on 25 Dec 1960.

William Bird FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 6 Aug 1858 in Carlisle Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States. He died 2, 3 on 22 Feb 1919 in Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States. He was buried 4 in 1919 in Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States. William married 5 Mary Ellen TOMPKINS on 12 Mar 1882 in Lorain, Ohio, United States.

William resided 6 in 1860 in Eaton, Lorain, Ohio, United States. He resided 7 in 1870 in Carlisle Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States. He resided in 1900 in ED 64 Amhurst Township (excl. North Amhurst village), Lorain, Ohio, United States. He resided in 1910 in Amherst, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

Mary Ellen TOMPKINS was born in May 1863 in Ohio, United States. Mary married 1 William Bird FARR on 12 Mar 1882 in Lorain, Ohio, United States.

Mary resided 2 in 1900 in ED 64 Amhurst Township (excl. North Amhurst village), Lorain, Ohio, United States. She resided 3 in 1910 in Amherst, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i
Phebe FARR was born in Oct 1890 in Ohio, United States.

Phebe resided 1 in 1900 in ED 64 Amhurst Township (excl. North Amhurst village), Lorain, Ohio, United States.
  M ii
Bird FARR was born 1, 2 on 19 May 1894 in Amherst, Lorain, Ohio, United States. He died 3 on 4 Feb 1912 in Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States. He was buried 4 on 7 Feb 1912 in Eaton, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

Bird resided 5 in 1900 in ED 64 Amhurst Township (excl. North Amhurst village), Lorain, Ohio, United States. He resided 6 in 1910 in Amherst, Lorain, Ohio, United States.
  F iii Ellen Mamie FARR was born on 6 Dec 1896.
  M iv Ned FARR was born in 1903.

Chester TURNER 1 was born 2 in 1865 in Ohio, United States. Chester married Cora Violeta FARR about 1885 in Ohio, United States.

Chester resided 3 in 1900 in Russia Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

Cora Violeta FARR [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4 was born 5, 6, 7 in 1863 in Ohio, United States. She died 8, 9, 10 on 2 Feb 1922 in Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States. She was buried 11 on 4 Feb 1922 in Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, United States. Cora married Chester TURNER about 1885 in Ohio, United States.

Cora resided 12 in 1870 in Spencer, Medina, Ohio, United States. She resided 13, 14 in 1900 in Russia Township, Lorain, Ohio, United States.

Source: Death Certificate #10122 State of Ohio.

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