Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Hial F. NELSON was born in Feb 1848 in Croydon, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. Hial married Ida Lurinda FARR on 11 Oct 1876 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

Ida Lurinda FARR [Parents] 1 was born on 25 Dec 1854 in New Hampshire, United States. Ida married Hial F. NELSON on 11 Oct 1876 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

From the research of Linda Farr Welch:
She m. (same day as her sister, double wedding), 11 Oct., 1876, Hial F. Nelson (b. Croydon, NH, Feb., 1848, son of Ephraim & Lydia (Churchill) Nelson). Hial and his brother John Lewis lived with their widowed mother Lydia in Goshen where they operated the family farm. Ida and her sister Sarah went to district school with the two Nelson brothers. They were a very closely knit family. In 1880, Hial and Ida were farming in Newport, NH. They were farming their own diary farm in Goshen, NH in 1900-1920 census. Children: (1) Elmer H. Nelson, b. May, 1875; (2) Arthur W. Nelson, b. Jan., 1880; (3) Walter R. Nelson, b. Sept., 1882; (4) Ernest S. Nelson, b. Nov., 1891. Ida Nelson d. 6 Jan., 1947.


Elmer Danzen FARR [Parents] 1 was born in Oct 1858 in New Jersey, United States. Elmer married Etta S. FIFE on 24 Dec 1885 in Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

From the research of Linda Farr Welch:
Elmer was living in Goshen, NH with his brother Oren. He was then 21 years old and working at the railroad depot. He m. 1st in Royalston, Mass., 24 Dec., 1885, Etta S. Fife (b. Mass., July, 1863, dau. of Elmer & Martha A. Fife of Lowell, Mass.) In the 1900 and 1910 census, Elmer lived with his wife and son at 2 Riverdale Avenue in Haverhill, Mass. where he was employed as a cashier and grocery salesman in a store there. Elmer Danzen m. 2nd, Frances Forbes of Georgia.

Etta S. FIFE was born on 12 Jul 1863 in Florida, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. Etta married Elmer Danzen FARR on 24 Dec 1885 in Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

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Bernard Elmer FARR 1 was born on 9 May 1892 in Milford, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. He died in Feb 1976 in Westchester, Bronx, New York, United States.



From the research of Linda Farr Welch:
Bernard filled out his WWI draft card 0n 5 June, 1917. He was 25 years old, married and was working as a lawyer for the Sherman Detective Agency in Boston. His address was 86 South Butolph Street. He was medium in height, medium in build with blue eyes and brown hair. In 1920, Bernard and Hazel were renting an apartment on 335 Huntington Avenue, Back Bay in Boston, and he was a self-employed lawyer. He had a practice with Harvey H. Pratt. When he filled out his WW2 draft card in 1942, he was 49 years old and living in New York City on 1160 Fifth Avenue. He was an employee of the Chase National Bank on Broad Street in the City. He worked for Chase for fifteen years as their assistant trust officer. He resigned to become director of pension planning. He also practiced law.

Nathaniel French PUTNAM. Nathaniel married Isabelle Graham FARR.

Isabelle Graham FARR [Parents] 1, 2 was born in 1839 in Williamstown, Orange, Vermont, United States. Isabelle married Nathaniel French PUTNAM.


George Closson FARR [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 6 Nov 1881 in Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. George married 3 Annie Belle HADLEY in 1902 in Massachusetts, United States.

BIRTH: Birth record names the father plus the mother's maiden name.

Annie Belle HADLEY was born 1 on 9 Jul 1880 in Stoneham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Annie married 2 George Closson FARR in 1902 in Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Everett A. FARR was born on 23 Jul 1904. He died on 12 Apr 1966.
  F ii Helen Lucretia FARR was born on 4 Apr 1906. She died on 9 Feb 1979.

Ralph Frederick BEST was born on 21 Sep 1905 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 10 Jan 1977 in Whitman, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. He was buried in Colebrook Cemetery, Whitman, Plymouth, United States. Ralph married Helen Lucretia FARR on 30 Jun 1936 in Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

Helen Lucretia FARR [Parents] 1 was born on 4 Apr 1906 in Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 9 Feb 1979 in San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California, United States. Helen married Ralph Frederick BEST on 30 Jun 1936 in Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.


Everett A. FARR [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 23 Jul 1904 in New Hampshire, United States. He died 3 on 12 Apr 1966 in Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Everett married Viola Blanche MEEHAN on 30 Jun 1927 in Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

Viola Blanche MEEHAN was born on 29 Mar 1906 in Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 14 Feb 1986 in Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. She was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Viola married Everett A. FARR on 30 Jun 1927 in Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Beverly FARR.

Marshal Starr PREIST.

Muriel Winnifred FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 17 Sep 1927 in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States. She died 2 on 1 Jun 2000 in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States. Muriel married 3 Marshal Starr PREIST on 29 May 1947 in San Joaquin, California, United States.

Muriel was counted in a census 4 in 1940 in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States.

Newspaper: Modesto Bee, The
Date of Publication: June 3, 2000
Page: B4
Header: MURIEL W. PRIEST
Sept. 17, 1927 -- June 1, 2000
Muriel Winifred Priest, 72, of Modesto died Thursday at Memorial Medical Center.
Mrs. Priest was a lifelong resident of Modesto. Before retiring in 1999, she had been the office manager at Air-One Heating & Air Conditioning. She also worked for Farr Department Store, which her family owned, until it closed in 1981. She belonged to the First Church of the Nazarene, where she also was secretary and office manager.
She is survived by her husband, Marshall Starr Priest of Modesto; children, Susan Urbina of Livingston and Lynelle Roberts of Central Point, Ore.; brother, Harvey Farr of Sacramento; sisters, Elaine Thomas of Novato, Doris Galloway of Citrus Heights, Leona Strong of Midpines, Bernice Millen of Merced, and Janet Bertaut and Carol Allen, both of Turlock; and six grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be a Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Allen Mortuary, Turlock.
Remembrances may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene, 2319 St. Pauls Way, Modesto 95355.
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Copyright (c) 2000 The Modesto Bee


Clifford Duane GALLOWAY.

Doris Louise FARR [Parents].


Billie Ernest STRONG.

Leona Ada FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 3 Aug 1930 in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States. She died 2 in Jul 2016 in California, United States. Leona married Billie Ernest STRONG on 28 Jan 1949 in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States.

Leona was counted in a census 3 in 1940 in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States.

Leona was born in Modesto, CA to Bernard and Ruth Farr.  She is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and her husband Bill of 53 years.  She leaves three children:  Jane Sullivan (John), Linda Quinn (Hal) of Denair, and Bill Strong, Jr. (Lynette) of Modesto.  She leaves seven grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren.

Bill Sr. and Leona enjoyed their boats and loved traveling in their motor home.  She worked for Farr’s Department Store in Modesto, her family business.  Later, she worked as the bookkeeper for Boies Downtown Drug Store in Turlock.

Leona leaves a legacy of strength and character demonstrated by her capacity to help others, her love and unquestionable integrity and most of all, her unwavering faith in God and her savior, the Lord Jesus  Christ.

A private burial was held at Lakewood Memorial Park.  A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 30 at 2:00pm at Connecting Point Church of the Nazarene in Denair, CA.

Adapted from Allen Mortuary obituary


Gene Alvin SKIDGEL.

Bernice May FARR [Parents].

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