Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Alexander MCCOY was born on 8 Nov 1816 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. He died on 15 Apr 1848 in Ludlow, Windsor, Vermont, United States from from typhoid fever. Alexander married Mary Rachel FARR in 1835 in Vermont, United States.

Alexander was a shoemaker by trade. James McCoy War of 1812. John I. Cromwell's Corps of U. S. Artillery, on the muster roll from 30 April, to 30 June, 1814. There were McCoys in Acworth, NH

Mary Rachel FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 16 Aug 1816 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She died on 27 Aug 1897 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. Mary married Alexander MCCOY in 1835 in Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
SHEDD, Isaac
CRAIGUE, Saxton Alfred

DEATH: Died on Sunday. a.m. Her funeral was held at the Universalist church with Rev. D. W. Lyman officiating. She was buried in the Cavendish village cemetery.


Isaac SHEDD was born on 30 Dec 1791 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 22 Mar 1873 in Reading, Windsor, Vermont, United States. Isaac married Mary Rachel FARR on 30 Dec 1851 in Reading, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

Mary Rachel FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 16 Aug 1816 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She died on 27 Aug 1897 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. Mary married Isaac SHEDD on 30 Dec 1851 in Reading, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
MCCOY, Alexander
CRAIGUE, Saxton Alfred

DEATH: Died on Sunday. a.m. Her funeral was held at the Universalist church with Rev. D. W. Lyman officiating. She was buried in the Cavendish village cemetery.


Saxton Alfred CRAIGUE was born on 23 Jul 1805 in Weathersfield, Windsor, Vermont, United States. He died on 2 Feb 1887 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. Saxton married Mary Rachel FARR on 18 Jan 1874 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

Mary Rachel FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 16 Aug 1816 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She died on 27 Aug 1897 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. Mary married Saxton Alfred CRAIGUE on 18 Jan 1874 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
MCCOY, Alexander
SHEDD, Isaac

DEATH: Died on Sunday. a.m. Her funeral was held at the Universalist church with Rev. D. W. Lyman officiating. She was buried in the Cavendish village cemetery.


Foster FARR [Parents] was born in 1819 in of Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. He died after 1851 in Baltimore, Windsor, Vermont, United States. Foster married Eveline RAYMOND about 1850 in Vermont, United States.

Eveline RAYMOND was born about 1829 in Ludlow, Windsor, Vermont, United States. Eveline married Foster FARR about 1850 in Vermont, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i
Abbie FARR was born on 9 Aug 1850 in Bridgewater, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She died 1 on 7 Jan 1920 in Woodstock Manor from Cerebral hemorage.

DEATH: Vermont Death Records, 1909-2008
Name: Abbie Farr Howland
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 9 Aug 1850
Birth Location: Bridgewater, Vermont
Death Date: 1 Jan 1920
Death Location: Woodstock, Windsor
Cause Of Death: Mitral Reguritation Senility
Mother's Maiden Name: Raymond
Mother's Name: Everline
Father's Name: Foster Farr
Vital Event Type: Certificate of Death
  M ii Augustus F. FARR was born on 1 Jan 1851. He died on 29 Oct 1920.

Horace Bemis FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 4 Jun 1825 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. He died on 28 Dec 1906 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. Horace married Amanda Nancy HORTON on 4 Mar 1849 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

From the research of Linda Farr Welch:

Horace Farr was a farmer in Proctorsville, living on the Farr homestead, which he bought 15 Oct., 1853 from Susanna and Sarah Farr, his maiden aunts. It was a small farm described as the old Timothy Adams Farm, and is the place where his father Nathaniel R. Farr, and his grandfather, Nathaniel Russell Farr, the first “FARR” to come to Cavendish in 1799, are both buried in a little family graveyard in back of the house, along with other early members of the Farr family. This little cemetery , about forty feet square, would also be Horace's last resting place, and was always 'excepted' in transfer deeds to remain the possession of the Farr family.  On 17 Aug., 1868, Horace purchased a piece of land of about six acres of Samuel Alford Jr. off of the Deacon John Adams farm which adjoined the Farr farm.  On 18 Aug., 1868, Horace and Nancy signed a mortgage deed with Don C. Pollard for $170 using the farm as collateral.

News of the Horace Farr Family: Proctorsville, 18 Aug., 1871: “On Monday evening last, Horace B. Farr went into the pasture to catch his horse and when near, the horse kicked, striking him in the side and lower part of his body. Fortunately, no bones were broken, and it is thought he will be able to resume is work in a few days.” - 25 Aug., 1871: “Mr. Farr who was kicked by his horse a short time since and whose injuries at that time were considered slight, are proving quite serious. He is unable to leave his bed and fears are entertained of his full recovery at present.”

-Proctorsville, 3 July, 1875: “The School in District # 8 [Gilchrist School], taught by Jennie S. Logan, closed last Friday. The whole number of scholars in attendance was ten, of these, the following were neither absent nor tardy during the term- Ada Morse, Mary Farr, Laura Spaulding and George Morse. Frank and Francis Farr had no tardy marks. None of the scholars have received dismissal marks.”

In 1883, Horace Farr's farm had only six acres of land connected with it. Horace supplemented his income employed as a cloth finisher in the Proctorsville woolen mill. He first went to work in the mill 2 Feb., 1849. On 3 Feb., 1899, the operatives in the woolen factory finishing room presented him with a nice easy chair in memory of his 'fifty years of service' at the mill.

-Proctorsville, 29 Nov., 1889: “The teams of Hon. Charles F. Barrett and Horace B. Farr, driven by their respective owners, came in collision when passing each other near A. G. Blood's Monday evening, throwing Mr. Farr from the carriage, injuring him seriously; also, throwing out his granddaughter Mabel, who was riding with him. She escaped with a few bruises. Mr. Barrett was not injured, neither were the carriages. it is supposed the accident was caused by the shying of Mr. Barrett's horse at some object beside the road.” -11 Oct., 1895: “The readers of the Tribune will remembered reading a few months ago how Mrs. Horace Farr found a long lost brother, Lewis Horton. The brother and his second wife are now at Proctorsville on a visit to his sisters, Mrs. Horace Farr.” 18 Oct., 1895: “Mrs. Horace Farr's brother and his wife have returned to their home in Dorchester, Mass.” 18 Oct., 1901: “Mrs. Horace Farr, who is living with her son in Amsden, was at her home here Wednesday.” - Proctorsville, 11 Dec., 1903: “Horace Farr is housed with a hard cold.” -15 Jan., 1904: “Mrs. Horace Farr is ill at Will Densmore's.” -8 April, 1904: “Mrs. Horace Farr came to Mrs. Caroline Bailey's to assist her with her work, but stayed only a few days as she was taken sick and taken down to her son's, R. H. Farr's on Sunday.” - 22 April, 1904: “Horace Farr, who has been feeble for some time, but persisted in going to his work in the mill, had a bad spell Wednesday morning and was carried to his home.” - Twenty-Mile Stream, 19 Aug., 1904: “Some of the neighbors turned out and helped Horace Farr with his haying.” -16 Dec., 1904: “Horace Farr, who has rooms here in Proctorsville village and is very feeble, fell in his rooms and hurt his side Monday afternoon.” - Amsden, 13 Jan., 1905: “Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Brown were called to Proctorsville Tuesday by the unfavorable condition of Mrs. Brown's father, Horace Farr, who has been sick for some time.” -10 Feb., 1905: “Horace Farr was able to go to the mill Monday, the first time for several weeks.” -13 April, 1906: “Mrs. Farr was taken to the Town farm Wednesday, April 4.” -Proctorsville, 25 May, 1906: “Horace Farr was a recent caller at Frank Dugan's At present he is making his home with Archie Savage at West Windsor. He passed the 80th milestone of life, May 16, and is very feeble. He worked 57 years here in the woolen factory. On account of his feeble condition, he gave up work a little over two years ago.” -22 June, 1906: “Horace Farr is among the new arrivals at the Town Farm.” -11 Oct., 1906: “Don C. Pollard and Charles Walker have traded property. Mr. Pollard, as owner of the Horace Farr farm on Twenty-Mile Stream, has traded for the little house of Charles Walker here in Proctorsville village. Mr. Walker will move as soon as the present incumbent, Mr. W. H. Martin, moves out.” -1 Nov., 1906: “Charles Walker is moving onto the Farr farm recently purchased by him.”

Horace, who had been very feeble for a year, died at the Cavendish Town Farm, Friday, 28 Dec., 1906 (age 81).

“Funeral services were held Sunday morning at the town farm, Rev. R. C. T. Mackenzie of the Universalist church, officiating.”  E. G. White charged $30.50 to bury him, H. D. Sanders charged $3.50 to dig his grave, and Rev. MacKenzie $3.00 for his funeral.  At the time of his death, his widow Nancy, was also living at the town farm, at the age of 74 years. Cavendish, 24 April, 1907: “Mrs. Farr who has been at the town farm the past winter has gone to live with relatives in Massachusetts.”  7 Nov., 1907: “Mrs. Farr, who has been in Claremont for some time, has been a visitor among friends the past week.”

Sometime between Dec. 10 and Dec. 13, 1907,  Drs. Lawton and Cobb determined to take Amanda from the Cavendish town farm to the Brattleboro asylum. From the records of the Town farm in the 1907 Cavendish town report, it appears that the only family member involved in the committal  process was Mary Ann Brown.  Dr. Lawton certified her committal at the Probate Court on 27 Dec., and Milo S. Buck drew up the papers, and Amanda was brought to Brattleboro on 28 December, 1907.

Nancy Amanda died at Brattleboro, 11 March, 1908 (age 78 years).

Henry D. Saunders went to Brattleboro on Friday to return with her remains to the Proctorsville home of her son, Russell Farr, for Saturday where funeral services were held.  The body was placed in the tomb at Cavendish until such time as it could be buried beside her husband. “The smile on her face is quiet, And the flowers lie soft on her breast; Her hands are folded together, And the word on her lips is rest.  And somewhere yet in the hilltops, Of the country hat has no pain, She will watch in her beautiful doorway, To bid us welcome again.”

Amanda's funeral expenses of $48.00 were paid for by Augusta B. Taylor.

Both Horace and Amanda are  buried in the Farr Family cemetery in back of the old farm where all former Farr family relatives are buried.  They were the last of the family to be buried in this little grave yard, and their graves are marked with fieldstone markers.  Twenty-Mile Stream, 8 Oct., 1908: “Richard Smith has sold the Farr place to Frank White of Fort Ann, New York.”  - 18 April, 1918: “Homer Wheeler has moved to Frank White's farm.”- 27 May, 1920: “Mr. Sweet of Massachusetts has purchased the farm formerly owned  on Twenty Mile Stream by Frank White and has moved his family there.” - 7 April, 1921: “George Martin has sold back to Mrs. Lilla Spaulding the house he bought last fall and is soon to move into the Horace Farr place.”- 15 Dec., 1922: “George Martin's people have moved from Mrs. Sweet's farm (better known as the Horace Farr farm) to Mr. Sheriden's farm in Proctorsville.” [note: George Martin died of cancer in early January, 1926] - 17 Aug., 1923: "Mr. Gleason of Ludlow has moved his family to the place on Twenty-Mile Stream formerly known as the Horace Farr farm." - 7 Nov., 1924: "Fred Gleason, who lives on the Horace Farr farm, was in a motorcycle accident last Saturday. His faced was badly scratched and one leg broken. Dr. Buxton attended him."

Amanda Nancy HORTON [scrapbook] was born about 1832 in Chester, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She died on 11 Mar 1908 in Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont, United States. Amanda married Horace Bemis FARR on 4 Mar 1849 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Eliza Harriet "Elsie" FARR was born in 1850.
  M ii Russell Horace FARR was born on 18 Dec 1852. He died on 10 Nov 1919.
  M iii Francis Steven FARR (twin) was born on 11 Jan 1863.
  M iv Franklin John FARR (twin) was born on 11 Jan 1863.
  F v Mary Anne FARR was born on 16 Mar 1866. She died in Jan 1937.

Russell Horace FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 18 Dec 1852 in Ludlow, Windsor, Vermont, United States. He died 3 on 10 Nov 1919 in Bellows Falls, Windham, Vermont, United States. Russell married Susan MCNULTY "Susie" on 4 Oct 1874 in Proctorsville, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

Russell H. Farr of Proctorsville (Windsor Co.) Vt. and His wife Susie McNulty

Soon after his birth, Mr. Farrs parents moved to Proctorsville, the village founded by Capt. Proctor in the town of Cavendish. Russell lived his entire life in Proctorsvflle. He took up farming on his fathers farm on Twenty-Mile Stream which occupation he continued until he found work in the Proctorsville mill. This marriage was the first one in the Farr family where ad if ferent  'ethncty entered the decendancy with Susie McNulty, whose mother was born in Ireland, and whose father was of Irish descend and born in St. Johns, Canada. Susie was born in an Irish tenament village in Mt. Holly, where the Irish were all residing as they worked on building the railroad through Vermont. NEWS OF THE RUSSELL FARR FAMILY Proctorsville, 2 Nov., 1877: "On Saturday evening last, Robert Stewart hitched his horse to the post in front of Clark H. Chapmans law office and went into the office; in a few minutes, Russell Farr came up street with a straw bed on a wheelbarrow and the horse, upon seeing it, concluded to leave that place, accordingly after twisting the wagon and a part of the harness several times around the post, he left it and ran up the street, as far as the hotel where he stopped to see if the, scare' was following him. The wagon and harness were very badly bent and Stewart borrowed to return home with."

17 Oct., 1884: "Kimball C. Grimes and wife Harriet, of Illinois, were the guests of Russell Farr last Sabbath. They start for their Western home this week." 28 Aug., 1885: "The lawn party at the house of Russell Farr on the 5th under the auspices of the L. B. A., was an enjoyable affair, being a financial success." 6 April, 1889: "Mrs. Russell Farr was thrown from a carriage on Saturday night. The horse starling as she stepped into the carriage, when she picked up the reins which were crossed, turned the horse around instead of stopping him. The wheels, coming in contact with the platform near Henry P. Gammons blacksmith shop, turned the carriage over. Luther A. French, in trying to get the reins, partly caught her as she fell; both were lamed and she was bruised, but no serious injuries resulted." 12 July, 1889: "The brick building owned by the factory company, used for many years as a boarding house, has been undergoing thorough repairs inside and out, made into two tenements, and is now occupied by Russell Farr, and Luther A. French." 27 Sept., 1889: "John Sheehan and Russell Farr have secured employment in Rutland, the former in T. J. Mullens blacksmith shop, and the other in the employ of the electric light company." In 1890, Russ purchased the home a little ways up Twenty-Mile Stream road from Rhoda L. Rice, and worked to make it one of the prettiest residences in the village.

10 July, 1891: "Russell Farr has purchased of William Smith Jr., the home on Twenty-Mile Stream, belonging to the estate of his father. Mr. Farr takes immediate possession, but will not move until fall." 11 Sept., 1891: Russell Farr has moved to the home he recently purchased. The tenement he vacates is to be occupied by Herbert Batty." 18 March, 1892: "Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather last Friday evening, about twenty-five attended the sociable at Russell Farrs, given by the Christian Endeavor Society." 9 Sept., 1892: "The members of the Y. P. S. C. E. held a sociable Tuesday evening at the home of Russell Farr, which was largely attended, seventy persons partaking of the refreshments. A party of twenty-two young people from Ludlow were present." 31 Aug., 1894: "Mrs. Russell Farr and Mrs. W. P. Bowman are visiting friends in Rutland for a few days." 14 Dec., 1894: "There will be a dime sociable at Mrs. Russell Farrs next Wednesday evening, Dec. 19th, under the auspices of the Christian Endeavor Society. Cake and coffee will be served. A cordial invitation is extended to all."

In July of 1900, Russ built a new front piazza to his home on Twenty-Mile Stream road. He also was employed for 55 years in the Murdock Woolen Mills. Because ofit's on and off again operation in the early 1900s, many of the mill workers had to, at limes, find work elsewhere.

5 April, 1901: "Russell Farr and Andrew Dunlap went to Saxtons River Monday and are working in the woolen mill there." The mill in Proctorsvflle had shut down for a week. Proctorsville, 26 April, 1901: "The mill in this village started last Monday and the following Proctorsville people who have been working in other mills for the past weeks have returned to their former positions here: John Farrell from Saugus, Mass.; Fred Shedd from Fitchburg, Mass; Mrs. Wallace from Tilton, NH; Mr. & Mrs. Frank Cherrer from Bridgewater, and Russell Farr, Clarence Bailey and Andrew Dunlap from Saxtons River." 5 Sept., 1902: "Russell Farr, who has been sick at his daughters Mrs. Paradys at Bellows Falls for some time past, is reported very low. Mrs. Farr is with him and his father was in Bellows Falls on Wednesday."

Russ was a member of St. James Methodist Church. He was treasurer of the Epworth League, May, 1901 and Master of Lafayette Lodge F and AM and past Grant of Mt. Sinai Lodge. His wife,"Susie", was well-loved in the community. She was elected President of the Proctorsvflle Lathes Aide Society of the Methodist Church, 23 June, 1899. The annual business meeting of the Lades Ad society was held 8 Aug., 1900 at the Farr home. Mrs. Fred Don Pollard was elected President, and Susie, Vice President. Clara Putnam was chosen Secretary with Mrs. Jenny E. Archer as treasurer. Susie was Chaplain and Warden of Mt. Sinai Lodge of Rebekahs and Odd Fellow from 26 Jan., 1906 until her death.

Proctorsville, 20 May, 1898: "Russell Farr has had his house painted." 8 Sept., 1899, "Mr. & Mrs. Russell Farr and Floyd have gone on a carriage drive to New London, NH to visit Mr. & Mrs. L. A. French." 23 May, 1902: "Mr. and Mrs. Russell Farr went to Bellows Falls Saturday to visit their daughter, Mrs. Charles Parady. Mr. Farr returned home Monday and Mrs. Farr on Tuesday." 21 Nov., 1902: "Russell Farr returned to his work in the mill Monday after a severe and extended illness." - 2 Jan., 1903: "Mr. and Mrs. Charles Parady of Bellows Falls and Leon Farr of Brattleboro spent Christmas at Russell Farrs." - 17 April, 1903: Mrs. R. Farr and son Floyd went to Bellows Falls Friday to spend a few days with her daughter, Mrs. Mabel Parady." 29 May, 1903: "Rev. W. N. Roberts and fam fly of Pittsfield, and Mr. & Mrs. Charles Parady of Bellows Falls, are visiting at R. H. Farrs." 17 July, 1903,  Proctorsville: "Mr. & Mrs. Russell Farr went to Brownsville Saturday to visit W. P. Bowman and wife and returned on Sunday." 7 Aug., 1903: "R. H. Farr went to Bellows Falls Saturday morning to visit his daughter, Mrs. Charles Parady, returning Sunday night on the sleeper." 4 Sept., 1903: "W. P. Bowman and wife, Mr. Upham and wife of Brownsville and Elwin Bailey wife and child of Ludlow, were at Russell Farrs on Sunday." 18 Sept., 1903: "Russell Farr has been confined to the house by sickness for a few days." 6 Nov., 1903: "Mrs. W. P. Bowman and Mrs. Brown of West Windsor were guests of R. H. Farr and wife Thursday of last week." 27 Nov., 1903: "R.H. Farr and wife went to Springfield on Tuesday afternoon to attend the funeral of Elmer Gould."

Proctorsville, 1 Jan., 1904: "Mr. & Mrs. R. H. Farr and son Floyd went to Bellows Falls Friday morning to spend Christmas with their daughter Mabel, Mr. Farr returning Saturday night, Mrs. Farr and son an Monday noon." - 26 Feb., 1904: "Mrs. R. H. Farr has so for recovered from her recent illness as to be able to be out again. Mrs. Charles Parody of Bellows Falls is spending the week with her parents." 1 April, 1904: "Mrs. R. H. Farr went to Bellows Falls Sunday morning, called there by the sickness of her daughters, Mrs. Parady." 8 April, 1904: "Mrs. R. H. Farr returned Monday noon from a week's say with her daughter Mabel at Bellows Falls." 9 Sept., 1904, "Mrs. Russell Farr went to Bellows Falls Saturday to consult Dr. Gorham for ear trouble." 11 Nov., 1904: "Leon Farr of Brattleboro gave his parents a call Tuesday an his way to Burlington." 2 Dec., 1904: "Charles Parody came Wednesday evening from Bellows Falls to spend the day with his wife Mabel at R. H. Fan's. Fred Williams and wife from Rutland were guests also, at the same place." 9 Dec., 1904: "Saturday evening the Rebekahs and Odd Fellows met at their hail to celebrate a tripe event: The 30th wedding anniversary of Mr. & Mrs. R. H. Farr, the 20th Wedding anniversary of Mr. & Mrs. H. C. Wyman, and the 32nd birthday of Mrs. Nara Carpenter. It was a genuine surprise to each individual, each knew about the others anniversary, but not of their awn. H. H. Battey on behalf of bath lodges, presented each with a half dozen silver knives and forks together with the good wishes of bath lodges." - 14 July, 1905,  Proctorsville: "Mrs. R. H. Far and son Floyd went Saturday to Bellows Falls to spend the week with her daughter, Mrs. Parody." 18 Aug., 1905: "R. H. Farr and wife, J. E. Gould and wife, Ed Brawn and wife, G. D. Ordway and wife, and S. Piper and wife, are in camp at Lake Rescue for the week." 22 Sept., 1905: "R. H. Farr wishes to say to the party who took from his garden the past week, the largest and nicest squash, that they are perfectly welcome to the squash if they will only let him have a few of the seeds, and if they feel a little delicate about coming with them in person, to send them through the mail."

Proctorsville, 18 May, 1906: "R. H. Farr, wife and son, went to Bellows Falls on Friday to visit their daughter Mrs. Parody and returned on Monday." 2 Aug., 1906: "Mrs. R. H. Farr has been very sick the past week. Their daughter, Mrs. Parody and husband came Saturday and she will remain for a time." 6 Sept., 1906: "Mrs. R. H. Farr started Tuesday for Bennington, where she will visit in the family of Dr. Dill for a short time. Floyd going to Bellows Falls while she is away." 24 April, 1907: "Mrs. R. H. Farr went to Bellows Falls Tuesday night on her way to Brattleboro to see her son Leon, who is out of health."-23 May, 1907: "Leon Farr came to his home here Saturday night from Brattleboro where he has been for treatment." 30 May, 1907: "Leon Farr returned Monday to Brattleboro for further treatment. He is much improved since taking treatment." 20 June, 1907: "Leon Farr came home from Brattleboro Thursday night much worse than when he went away about two or three weeks ago." 18 July, 1907: Leon Farr is at his father's very much improved in health." 1 Aug., 1907: "R. H. Farr and wife went Friday to New London, NH for a few days visit in the family of L. A. French. Leon, their son, went Tuesday morning for a visit in the some family."

Proctorsville, 5 March, 1908: "R. H. Farr went Tuesday to Bellows Falls where he expects to work if he likes the position, in the machine shop." He was 56 years old at this time, and apparently still quite able to do heavy work. 23 April, 1908: "Mrs. Russell Farr has gone to Bellows Falls for a few weeks. Mr. Farr has been working in a machine shop there for some time." - 4 June, 1908: "R. H. Farr, who has been working in Bellows Falls, came home last Friday returning Sunday on the paper train." - 9 July, 1908: R. Farr came home last Friday from Bellows Falls for a few days stay, returning on Wednesday." - 3 Sept., 1908: "R. H. Farr came home sick Monday from Bellows Falls." - 8 Oct., 1908: "Several friends gathered at the home of Mr. & Mrs. R. H. Farr on Monday evening to remind them it was the anniversary of their marriage 34 years ago. A pleasant evening was passed in games, singing, etc." 31 Dec., 1908: "R. H. Farr who has been working in Bellows Falls, and his daughter Mabel Parody and her husband, were all home for Christmas this year." 18 Feb. 1909: "The Ladies' Aide Society of the Methodist church will meet Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 24, at the home of Mrs. R. H. Farr. A cordial invitation to all." 11 March, 1909: "Russell Farr was home from Bellows Falls over Sunday." 25 March, 1909: "Mrs. Mabel Parody from Bellows Falls is at her father's, R. H. Farr's called here by the illness of her mother." - 22 April, 1909 "R. H. Farr came home from Bellows Falls last Friday and is an the sick list." 29 April, 1909: "Russell Farr is able to walk out after a severe attack of the grip." 6 May, 1909. "Russell Farr has recovered from his recent illness and gone to work in the mill." 22 July, 1909: "Mrs. R. H. Farr is sick and under the Dr.'s care." 29 July, 1909: "Mrs. Mabel Parody of Bellows Falls came Tuesday evening to visit her parents. Her mother, Mrs. Farr, is very feeble." - 5 Aug., 1909: "Mrs. R. H. Farr is improving, and her daughter, Mrs. Parody when to Middletown last Friday to visit Mr. Parody's mother." 23 Sept., 1909. "While digging potatoes lost Saturday, R. H. Farr found two that weighed three pounds; one of the Green Mountain variety weighed one pound and ten ounces." - 30 Dec., 1909: "Mrs. Loriman A. French (Kate) and her daughter Miss Faye from New London, NH come Tuesday to visit Mrs. R. H. Farr and other friends. They were farmer residents here."


Russell H. Farr . His Life Without his Beloved Susie
and His Own Death

Ludlow, 13 June, 1918: Among those present at the Masonic meetings in Burlington this week were Rev. W. J. Ballou, Charles Josselyn, Frank Whelden and Russell Farr of Proctorsville. The three last mentioned made the trip in Mr. Whelden's car.' - (and under same date in Proctors- yule news): 'Russell Farr is on a two weeks vacation from his duties at the mill. He expects to attend Grand Lodge in Burlington and also visit friends in Maynard and Boston Massachusetts.:: 5 Sept., 1918: "Frank Williams of Rutland spent Friday afternoon with his mother, Mrs. Eliza Williams, at Russell Farm. 7 Nov., 1918: 'Mrs. Eliza McNulty Williams of Maiden, who has been acting as housekeeper for Russell Parr for some time, has returned home. Russell Parr returned on Monday from a short visit spent with friends in Massachusetts.'

The Grand Lodge of Masons meeting at Burlington showed a total state membership of 15,000 with 103 active lodges in the state. Don C. Pollard and Charles Whitcomb, cashier of the Block River Bank in Proctorsville were very prominent in the State organization. Mr. Whitcomb was elected grand treasurer at this meeting, and Mr. Pollard second associate chief of the Masonic Veterans Association. Mr. Farr voted for both of them and was pleased with their election.

29 Aug., 1918: "Mrs. Fred Simpson of Melrose, and Ms. Eliza Williams of Malden, are at the home of Russell Farr. Mrs. Williams is to remain all winter."-26 Dec., 1918: "Among those on the sick lint in Proctornville are Russell Farr, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd McNulty, Miss Katherine Rollin- son and Mr. & Mrs. Bert Hutchinson and their little son." - 1 May, 1919, 'A telephone has been installed at the home of Russell Farr, in Proctorsville, ring 2-42." - 12 June, 1919: "Russell Farr and other Masons of Proctorsville are attending the meetings of the Grand Lodge in Burlington this week.' - 19 June, 1919: 'R. H. Parr visited in Greenfield, Mass., at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Parody from Thursday until Sunday." 4 Sept., 1919: "Floyd Parr has been home from North Billerica, Mass., visiting with his father for a few days."

Russell was token serious ill Thursday evening, 6 Nov., 1919 and was rushed to the Bellows Foils hospital on Friday at noontime where he was operated on in the afternoon for gall stones. The operation was considered a success until peritonitis developed and he died early Monday morning, 10 Nov., 1919.

"His body was brought to his old Proctorsville home Monday afternoon and the funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon. He was the Master Lafayette Lodge F. and A. M. at the time of his death, and Post Grand of Mount Sinai Lodge, and a member of Myrtle Rebekah Lodge, I. 0. 0. F. Rev. F. T. Clark of Ludlow officiated at his funeral and the Masonic burial services was given by High Priest Norris G. Hammond in a very impressive manner. The flora tribunes were many and beautiful, showing the esteem in which he was held. Mr. Parr will be missed by those who were associated with him in all his activities, both business and fraternal. The stores were closed and work in the Murdock mill was suspended during his funeral he having been employed in that mill almost continuously for the post 55 years. The tolling of the mill bell while the remains were being conveyed to their last resting place in Hillcrest cemetery, was a mark of respect which bespoke the esteem in which he was held by his employers and fellow workmen."

"We desire to thank those who in any way assisted us during the sickness and death of our beloved father. We are especially grateful for the many beautiful floral tributes and to those who so kindly offered the use of their cars. The closing of the stores and of the mill during the funeral ore marks of respect, which we deeply appreciate. Mr. & Mrs. Charles C. Parody, Mr. & Mrs. Leon R. Farr, Floyd E. Farr."

Susan "Susie" MCNULTY [scrapbook] was born 1 on 22 Nov 1857 in Mount Holly, Rutland, Vermont, United States. Susie married Russell Horace FARR on 4 Oct 1874 in Proctorsville, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

The Death of Susie McNulty Farr 26 Feb., 1918

From Susie's obi uary: " The Proctorsville community was shocked and saddened to hear of her death on Tuesday afternoon after only a few days illness. The Methodist Episcopal church has lost one of its honored and respected members and our community has lost a dear friend and loved neighbor in the death of Mrs. Russell Farr. The pastor and church extend to the bereaved family who mourn thier sad loss our heartfelt sympathy in this their hour of bereavement. The funeral of Mrs. Russell Farr was held from the home Friday afternoon, March 1st, the Rev. G. G. Squire, officiating. Susie McNulty Farr was born in Mt. Holly, her parents moved here when she was a small child. She was one of the family of six children. She was married to Russell Farr and four children came to gladden their home, one dying while an infant. A number of years ago, both Mr. and Mrs. Farr united with the Methodist Church, she being a ready and willing worker. She was also a charter member of the Myrtle Rebekah Lodge, holding the office of Chaplain for a long time. Her cheery smile and loving words will be greatly missed in the Lodge room as well as by her large circle of friends. Mrs. Farr had been in poor health for the last year, but was confined to the bed only a week. Although very sick, her death was unexpected. The unusually large assortment of floral tributes spoke of many sympathizing and sorrowing friends. She leaves her husband, two sons, and a daughter, two brothers and two sisters to cherish her memory. Those called here by her illness and death were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Parody and Mrs. Williams of Maiden, [Mass]; Mrs. Thomas Morgan of Rutland; Mrs. Alice Parody of Middletown Springs; Mrs. W. P. Bowman of Springfield, Mass.; Mr. and Mrs. Guy Matavia and Mrs. Ethel Karney of Ludlow; E. C. Brown of Springfield and Charles Brown of Amsden."

Another tribute to Susie was printed in the newspaper singed simply by "A Friend" which read: "Mrs. Farr has passed away and in passing, her community has suffered a great loss. She was a woman of rare qualities, always bright and cheerful and ever imparting her optimism to those about her. She was always mindful of the needs and comforts of others. Strong and courageous she faced the duties of life, and she will ever remain as a beautiful example, in the minds of those who knew her best."

From her family: "We wish to extend our sincere thanks to all who expressed sympathy by word or deed during our recent sorrow, to all who rendered assistance in nay way, and especially to those who contributed the beautiful flowers which she loved so well. Russell H. Farr, Mr. & Mrs. C. C. Parody, Mr. & Mrs. Leon R. Farr, Floyd E. Farr."

And this from the Myrtle Rebekah Lodge: "Whereas, God in his infinite wisdom has seen fit to sever by death the fraternal chain which bound us to our beloved sister, Susie M. Farr, charter member of Myrtle Rebekah Lodge, No. 6, I. 0. 0. F.; Resolved. That in the loss of Sister Farr, the lodge has lost one who had endeared herself to all by her genial presence and happy disposition, who was every ready with sympathy and aid to all in affliction or distress, and yet we are comforted by the Christian character she exemplified and rejoice that she has passed from all the trials of life to the rewards promised to the faithful in the great beyond. Resolved. That while we extend our sympathy to the bereaved husband and family of our deceased sister, in respect to her memory, that our charger be draped for the period of thirty days and these resolutions be spread upon the records of our lodge, printed in the Vermont Tribune, and that a copy be sent to the family of our departed sister. She will never be forgotten. Never shall her memory fade. Sweetest thoughts will always linger, Around the grave where she is laid. Ann S. Parker, Lucinda Masterson, Elizabeth D. Piper, Committee on Resolutions."

They had the following children.

  F i Mabel Emma "Mae" FARR was born on 24 Jan 1876. She died on 31 Aug 1968.
  M ii Leon Russell FARR was born on 16 Dec 1881. He died on 14 Aug 1944.
  M iii
Arthur Foster FARR was born on 30 Dec 1888 in Proctorsville, Windsor, Vermont, United States. He died on 26 Aug 1889 in Proctorsville, Windsor, Vermont, United States from of cholera.
  M iv Floyd Ernest FARR was born on 20 Sep 1892. He died on 4 Dec 1965 from of a pulmonary abscess.

Peter THOMAS was born in 1846 in Pittsford, Rutland, Vermont, United States. Peter married Eliza Harriet FARR "Elsie" on 17 Aug 1867 in Pittsford, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

Eliza Harriet "Elsie" FARR [Parents] 1 was born 2 in 1850 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. Elsie married Peter THOMAS on 17 Aug 1867 in Pittsford, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

From letter of Mary French to her brother George B. French dated May 1, 1866:  "...  Uncle Burbank's folks [Abel and Almira (Blood) Burbank] have got a new hired girl.  Miss Elsie, daughter of Horace Farr, Esq. of this village and niece to Miss Sally Farr!  Don't hardly know how they will like her, she is not quite as old as Clara."


Francis Steven FARR (twin) [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 11 Jan 1863 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. Francis married Jennie Jesmie WEIGHTMAN on 5 Mar 1887 in Chester, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
LEGACY, Nellie

From the research of Linda Farr Welch:

Francis was a member of the Proctorsville cornet brass band and played the saxophone. This band gave many musical entertainments at the town hall and social dances around the vicinity.  Liberation Notice: Proctorsville, Vt. 4 April, 1883: “This is to certify that I have this day given my son Francis S., his time during the remainder of his minority, and shall claim none of his wages nor pay any debts of his contracting after this date.  -Horace B. Farr.”   -Cavendish, 21 April, 1893: “Francis Farr and Miss Nellie Legacy returned from a three days visiting trip Wednesday evening.  We understand they were married while absent.”

Nellie died in Amsden, Vt. 16 Jan., 1908. “Green grows the grass above thee, Friend of my earlier days; None knew thee but to love thee, None named thee but to praise.”

Her remains were brought to Cavendish from Amsden for burial on Saturday. From her obituary: “Mrs. Farr died last Thursday and was buried Saturday.  She had been an invalid for some time and was taken fatally sick with winter cholera.”

-NEWS: Perkinsville, 20 Feb., 1908: “Lower Perkinsville was badly damaged by the ice during the thaw.  About midnight  Saturday an avalanche of ice, trees, and other debris, came rushing into the highway, just above the lower village, with a crash that frightened people form their slumber and brought them out to see what was the matter.  The old boarding house occupied by Mr. Farr was surrounded by water and the little children had to be carried out.” - When the 1910 census was taken, Francis (age 47), was a widower, living in Perkinsville with his children Walter (age 14), George (age 11), and Earnest (age 10). Francis was working as a 'sawyer' in the soap-stone shop. The three boys were attending the local school.  -Perkinsville, 26 Dec., 1912: “Myron Davis has sold his place in Perkinsville to Francis Farr and will soon move to Whitesville in Cavendish where he recently bought the blacksmith shop of Geo. F. Rand from Elliot White.”

Jennie Jesmie WEIGHTMAN was born in 1870 in Weathersfield, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She died on 9 Apr 1891 in Proctorsville, Windsor, Vermont, United States from of consumption. She was buried in Springfield, Windsor, Vermont, United States. Jennie married Francis Steven FARR (twin) on 5 Mar 1887 in Chester, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i
Charles Francis FARR was born 1 on 2 Dec 1887 in Chester, Windsor, Vermont, United States.
  F ii
Alice Eliza FARR was born 1 on 27 Feb 1891. She died 2 in Feb 1975 in Springfield, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

DEATH: Surname on SSDI record is Sundgred.

Francis Steven FARR (twin) [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 11 Jan 1863 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. Francis married Nellie LEGACY on 17 Apr 1893 in Perkinsville, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

Other marriages:
WEIGHTMAN, Jennie Jesmie

From the research of Linda Farr Welch:

Francis was a member of the Proctorsville cornet brass band and played the saxophone. This band gave many musical entertainments at the town hall and social dances around the vicinity.  Liberation Notice: Proctorsville, Vt. 4 April, 1883: “This is to certify that I have this day given my son Francis S., his time during the remainder of his minority, and shall claim none of his wages nor pay any debts of his contracting after this date.  -Horace B. Farr.”   -Cavendish, 21 April, 1893: “Francis Farr and Miss Nellie Legacy returned from a three days visiting trip Wednesday evening.  We understand they were married while absent.”

Nellie died in Amsden, Vt. 16 Jan., 1908. “Green grows the grass above thee, Friend of my earlier days; None knew thee but to love thee, None named thee but to praise.”

Her remains were brought to Cavendish from Amsden for burial on Saturday. From her obituary: “Mrs. Farr died last Thursday and was buried Saturday.  She had been an invalid for some time and was taken fatally sick with winter cholera.”

-NEWS: Perkinsville, 20 Feb., 1908: “Lower Perkinsville was badly damaged by the ice during the thaw.  About midnight  Saturday an avalanche of ice, trees, and other debris, came rushing into the highway, just above the lower village, with a crash that frightened people form their slumber and brought them out to see what was the matter.  The old boarding house occupied by Mr. Farr was surrounded by water and the little children had to be carried out.” - When the 1910 census was taken, Francis (age 47), was a widower, living in Perkinsville with his children Walter (age 14), George (age 11), and Earnest (age 10). Francis was working as a 'sawyer' in the soap-stone shop. The three boys were attending the local school.  -Perkinsville, 26 Dec., 1912: “Myron Davis has sold his place in Perkinsville to Francis Farr and will soon move to Whitesville in Cavendish where he recently bought the blacksmith shop of Geo. F. Rand from Elliot White.”

Nellie LEGACY was born in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She died on 16 Jan 1908 in Amsden, Windsor, Vermont, United States. Nellie married Francis Steven FARR (twin) on 17 Apr 1893 in Perkinsville, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i
Amanda FARR was born on 1 Feb 1894 in Windsor, Vermont, United States. She died on 6 Feb 1894 in Windsor, Vermont, United States.
  M ii
Walter Henry FARR 1 was born 2 on 5 Dec 1895 in Windsor, Vermont, United States.



From the research of Linda Farr Welch:

On 5 June, 1917, Walter signed his W. W. I Draft Registration card at the age 0f 21 years.  He was born in Cavendish, was a farmer, employed at the farm of John H. Hicks in Weathersfield, Vt. He was single at the time. He was short, medium built, with blue eyes and brown hair. When the 1910 census was taken, Walter was of Weathersfield (Windsor Co)  Vt, living in the village of Perkinsville with his father:  Francis S. Farr (age 47, widower, sawyer in the soap stone shop),  Walter Farr (age 14, farm laborer, working out), George Farr (age 11), Ernest Farr (age 10).  When the 1920 Census of Hartford (Windsor Co) Vt. was taken we find: Walter H. Farr (age 24, b. Vt., napper, works in woolen mill), Lottie (wife, age 20, b. NY), Dorothy R. (b. NY age 2 yrs 5 mos).
  F iii
Marion G. FARR 1 was born 2 on 23 Sep 1896 in Windham, Windham, Vermont, United States.
  M iv
George Edward "Georgie" FARR 1 was born 2, 3 on 22 Aug 1898 in Windsor, Vermont, United States. He died 4 in Sep 1963 in Vermont, United States.



From the reseach of Linda Farr Welch:

NEWS:-Amsden, 22 Nov., 1906: “Amsden schools, District #11, closed a very pleasant term with ... [among those] in perfect attendance, Walter Farr; and absent two days or less, Marion and Georgie Farr."  On 2 Dec., 1936, George applied for a social security account number. He was 38 years old at the time and living in Quechee, Vt., employed at A. G. Dewey Company. George D. Sept., 1863. (SS#008-09-5177).

When the 1920 census was taken, Walter Hartford (Windsor Co) Vt. George E. Farr (b. Vt. age 21, stripper in the woolen mill), Ernest G. Farr (b. Vt. age 20, carder in the woolen mill), both boarders and single, living in the boarding house on Main Street of Albert E. & Mary Wilson.
  M v
Ernest Gordon FARR 1 was born 2, 3 on 10 Dec 1899 in Windsor, Vermont, United States. He died 4 in Nov 1979 in Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont, United States.



From the research of Linda Farr Welch:

He was living in Hartford, Vt. in 1910 in a boarding house with his bother George, they both were employed at Dewey Company in Quechee Mills in the clothing factory. In 1930, Ernest was an inmate at the Waterbury State Hospital. He later lived in Brattleboro, Vt. where he d. Nov., 1979.

On Sept. 12, 1918, Ernest Gordon Farr (age 18), b. 10 Dec., 1899; Permanent Address: Dewey's Mills, Quechee, Vt., Mill hand.  Nearest Relative: Francis Stephen Farr, whose address was also at Dewey's Mills, Quechee, Vermont.  He was short, slender built, blue eyes, brown hair. Social Security Death Index: 009-38-640, lived in Brattleboro, Vt. where he d. Nov., 1979.

Franklin John FARR (twin) [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 11 Jan 1863 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. Franklin married Mary Louise SIMONNEAU on 7 Jun 1890 in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

Other marriages:
LOCKWOOD, Anna Maria (Fish)
FOSTER, Mary May (Underwood)

From the research of Linda Farr Welch:

NEWS: -Whitesville, 29 Jan., 1897:  “Frank Farr and wife are working for Wallace Shaw.”  When the 1900 census was taken, Frank and Mary were living in Ludlow Village. They had been married 11 years and had three children: Vergie (age 9), Frank (age 7), and Vernie (age 3). Frank was working in the woolen mill as a woolen presser. -Proctorsville, 16 Jan., 1903:  “Two of Frank Farr's children are sick with the smallpox.  It is supposed that they contracted the disease from a man visiting there two weeks ago who came here directly from the Claremont pest house.  The selectmen have purchased the Lovejoy farm on Stoddard hill for a pest house.”  Franklin removed his family and household goods to Claremont, NH, Aug., 1903 and went to work as a operator in the woolen mill there.  NEWS:-Cavendish, 24 Nov., 1905: Frank Farr of Proctorsville has moved into Gay's small house on Tarbell flat.  Frank and Mary Louise were divorced in May of 1907.   Mary had taken their two little children and gone to live with Jeffrey Mayotte at Norwich, Vt. in May of 1906. Mr. Mayotte was 30 in 1910, single, and boarding in Claremont, NH where he was working as a day laborer. Mary Louise and Frank reconciled, but it did not last.  They were divorced in May, 1907.  Frank m. 2nd in 1910, Anna Maria Fish Lockwood (b. Chester, 12 March, 1877, dau. of Akron & Maggie (Campbell) Fish, and divorced from her 1st husband, Addison A. Lockwood, whom she m. in Chester, 1 Jan., 1895.  Her first husband Addison was age 44 when they were married, and Anna was only 17 years old.  Anna had five children by this first marriage: (1) Frank “Frankie” Addison Lockwood, b. Chester 3 June, 1896, who moved to Clinton, Massachusetts; (2). Edith Anna Lockwood (b. April, 1897) (3) Ida May Lockwood (b. May, 1899); (3) Bertha E. Lockwood (b. 1902); (4) Esther E. Lockwood (b.   1906). When the 1910 census of Chester, was taken, Horace Farr (age 16, son of Frank Farr) and Vernie Emma Farr (age 13) were living with them, and also Anna's father, Akron F. Fish, a widower at age 62. They lived on the North Springfield Road.  Frank m. 2nd (or 3rd) at Claremont --- Mary "May"  (Underwood) Foster, (divorced from her 1st husband, Edward Foster).  They moved to Perkinsville where Franklin worked as a harness maker and repaired shoes.  Frank was an old ham at playing the violin, or "fiddle" as it was termed in the early days.  NEWS: -Amsden, 29 Sept., 1921: “Charles Parody and wife of Greenfield, Mass., and Frank Farr and family of Rochdale, Mass, visited at Elwin Brown's in Amsden recently.” - 3 April, 1925: Frank Farr is moving his family into the house in Perkinsville formerly occupied by Norman Clark. Frank and May removed to Henniker, NH.  While living in Henniker, Frank played his violin on the radio for an amateur hour and was very proud of his achievement.    [note:  Maximin Simonneau, b. Canada, --, son of --.  m. -- Josephine Dumas (b. Canada--).  They had child Joseph Herbert Simonneau, b. Claremont, 19 Jan., 1892, d. 31 Dec., 1892]

Mary Louise SIMONNEAU was born in Sep 1871 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. Mary married Franklin John FARR (twin) on 7 Jun 1890 in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i
Virgie Mary FARR was born 1 on 8 Jul 1890 in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.
  M ii
Horace Frank FARR was born 1 on 1 Aug 1892 in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.



From the research of Linda Farr Welch:

Horace filled out his World War I draft registration card at Claremont, NH, 5 June, 1917. He was 25 years old, a machinist, unemployed at the time, and married with one child. He stated that he had previous military service. He had served as a private in the New Hampshire National Guard for three years. He was short in stature, medium build, with brown eyes and brown hair. On 10 Dec., 1936, Horace applied for a social security account number. At the time he was 47 years old and living at 368 Davis Street, Greenfield, Massachusetts, and working for a company called Daignault's Ex. Inc.  Horace d. in Greenfield, Mass., Jan., 1975. (Social Security# 016-07-2428)
  F iii
Vernie Emma FARR was born 1 on 23 Feb 1897 in Whitesville, Windsor, Vermont, United States.
  F iv Carrie May FARR.

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