Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


John Thomas NIELSEN Jr. [scrapbook] was born 1 on 21 May 1890 in Ramah, McKinley, New Mexico, United States. He died on 30 Sep 1976 in Sacramento, California, United States. John married Lillian Francis FARR on 24 Jun 1914 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

Lillian Francis FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 28 Jun 1892 in Lewisville, Jefferson, Idaho, United States. She died 2 on 15 Dec 1982 in Carmichael, Sacramento, California, United States. Lillian married John Thomas NIELSEN Jr. on 24 Jun 1914 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

Lillian was counted in a census 3 in 1900 in Lewisville, Jefferson, Idaho, United States.


Clarence Henry FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 17 May 1896 in Lewisville, Jefferson, Idaho, United States. He died on 31 Jul 1993 in Gridley, Butte, California, United States. He was buried on 3 Aug 1993 in Gridley, Butte, California, United States. Clarence married Margaret Olive Cook MORRELL on 22 Jul 1918 in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

Clarence was counted in a census 2 in 1900 in Lewisville, Jefferson, Idaho, United States.

Other marriages:
FLOWERS, Ethel Pearl


Clarence Henry Farr was born the fourth child to Anna Hansen and William Freeman Farr and their oldest son. He was born in Lewisville, Idaho 17 May 1897
Clarence would have been about eleven years of age when Will and Anna sold out in Lewiston, Idaho and moved to Gridley, Butte, California.

Assimilation into the community was not easy, however. Many of the residents had heard weird tales of the "Mormons" and were not happy about them arriving in droves. When the children were pelted with rocks going to and from school, it was Clarence who responded in kind.

It is not clear why Clarence was in Logan, Utah, when he met the cute little English girl who was to become his wife. Margaret was born in Middleton, Moor, England 7 October 1897. She was an adopted daughter of George Heber Morrell and Margaret Pearson. Her biological mother had left the family and her father permitted L.D.S. missionary, George Morrell, to send Margaret to his wife in Utah in company of a convert family. The Morrell's had two sons and were happy to get a little girl.

Clarence and Margaret were married 22 July 1918 in Logan, Utah. They moved to Gridley to start life together and raise a family. They were blessed with three sons: Clarence Morrell 29 May 1919, Ronald William 10 December 1923 and William Freeman 2 December 1925.

During the great depression days, Clarence purchased a one-room cabin on Park Street in Gridley into which he Margaret and Morrell moved. Over the years he added to the cabin to make it a three-bedroom home for the five of them.

Like his father, Clarence loved to garden. He was also an avid fisherman and hunter and taught his three sons to love these sports. Game was very plentiful in the Sacramento Valley.

The boys grew up with numerous cousins, the sons and daughters of Lillian and Jack Nielson and Carrie and Will Johns. Morrell and young Jack spent time with their grandfather and loved to play pranks on him.

Participating in the extended family tradition, Clarence's family joined the others in the annual camping reunion at Buck's Lake.
All three of the sons served in World War II, Morrell and Bill in the Navy. Ronald had previously joined the Marines.

Clarence loved to play the piano and sing. He played "by ear", never having taken lessons to learn to read music. He had a warm, happy disposition with a ready smile and appeared to enjoy life.

He, along with his brothers and sisters, inherited their father's strong work ethics. Clarence was co-owner with Lavon in the Farr Brothers Sand and Gravel business and drove large dump trucks.

When Margaret died 10 June 1964 from lung cancer, he suffered great loneliness. He married Olive Ruth Porter on 16 April 1965 but they divorced in 1970. He then married Pearl Ethel Earl on 5 June 1971. He enjoyed Pearl's companionship until her death 26 December 1990. Clarence died 31 July 1993 in Gridley.

Margaret Olive Cook MORRELL was born on 7 Oct 1897 in Middleston, Moor, England. She died on 10 Jun 1964. Margaret married Clarence Henry FARR on 22 Jul 1918 in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Clarence Morrell FARR was born on 29 May 1919. He died on 2 Feb 2006.
  M ii
William Freeman FARR was born 1 on 2 Dec 1925 in Gridley, Butte, California, United States. He died 2 on 28 Dec 2000. He was buried 3 on 3 Jan 2001 in Gridley, Butte, California, United States.

Clarence Henry FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 17 May 1896 in Lewisville, Jefferson, Idaho, United States. He died on 31 Jul 1993 in Gridley, Butte, California, United States. He was buried on 3 Aug 1993 in Gridley, Butte, California, United States. Clarence married Ethel Pearl FLOWERS on 5 Jun 1971 in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States.

Clarence was counted in a census 2 in 1900 in Lewisville, Jefferson, Idaho, United States.

Other marriages:
MORRELL, Margaret Olive Cook


Clarence Henry Farr was born the fourth child to Anna Hansen and William Freeman Farr and their oldest son. He was born in Lewisville, Idaho 17 May 1897
Clarence would have been about eleven years of age when Will and Anna sold out in Lewiston, Idaho and moved to Gridley, Butte, California.

Assimilation into the community was not easy, however. Many of the residents had heard weird tales of the "Mormons" and were not happy about them arriving in droves. When the children were pelted with rocks going to and from school, it was Clarence who responded in kind.

It is not clear why Clarence was in Logan, Utah, when he met the cute little English girl who was to become his wife. Margaret was born in Middleton, Moor, England 7 October 1897. She was an adopted daughter of George Heber Morrell and Margaret Pearson. Her biological mother had left the family and her father permitted L.D.S. missionary, George Morrell, to send Margaret to his wife in Utah in company of a convert family. The Morrell's had two sons and were happy to get a little girl.

Clarence and Margaret were married 22 July 1918 in Logan, Utah. They moved to Gridley to start life together and raise a family. They were blessed with three sons: Clarence Morrell 29 May 1919, Ronald William 10 December 1923 and William Freeman 2 December 1925.

During the great depression days, Clarence purchased a one-room cabin on Park Street in Gridley into which he Margaret and Morrell moved. Over the years he added to the cabin to make it a three-bedroom home for the five of them.

Like his father, Clarence loved to garden. He was also an avid fisherman and hunter and taught his three sons to love these sports. Game was very plentiful in the Sacramento Valley.

The boys grew up with numerous cousins, the sons and daughters of Lillian and Jack Nielson and Carrie and Will Johns. Morrell and young Jack spent time with their grandfather and loved to play pranks on him.

Participating in the extended family tradition, Clarence's family joined the others in the annual camping reunion at Buck's Lake.
All three of the sons served in World War II, Morrell and Bill in the Navy. Ronald had previously joined the Marines.

Clarence loved to play the piano and sing. He played "by ear", never having taken lessons to learn to read music. He had a warm, happy disposition with a ready smile and appeared to enjoy life.

He, along with his brothers and sisters, inherited their father's strong work ethics. Clarence was co-owner with Lavon in the Farr Brothers Sand and Gravel business and drove large dump trucks.

When Margaret died 10 June 1964 from lung cancer, he suffered great loneliness. He married Olive Ruth Porter on 16 April 1965 but they divorced in 1970. He then married Pearl Ethel Earl on 5 June 1971. He enjoyed Pearl's companionship until her death 26 December 1990. Clarence died 31 July 1993 in Gridley.

Ethel Pearl FLOWERS was born on 28 Apr 1901 in Grayson, Texas, United States. She died on 26 Dec 1990. Ethel married Clarence Henry FARR on 5 Jun 1971 in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States.


Aaron Lavon FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 14 Dec 1903 in Lewisville, Jefferson, Idaho, United States. He died 2 on 24 Sep 1979 in Plumas, California, United States. Aaron married Gladys Mae SCHROEDER on 11 Apr 1923.

Someone has said that when an elderly person dies, it is like a library burning to the ground. This statement appears to apply to Lavon because at this point there is a frustrating lack of detailed information available to us on this good and decent man. Those who knew him intimately have preceded him in death.

Lavon was born 14 December 1903, the last child born to William and Anna Hansen Farr.

His family moved from Idaho to Gridley California when he was four years old. His father would have taught him the satisfaction of hard work. He unquestionably learned to fish and hunt with his father, brothers and cousins. Numerous pictures give evidence of their huge success and their enjoyed camaraderie on these ventures.

How Lavon met Gladys Mae Schroeder, born 7 May 1903 is not known. She was born in Colusa, thirty miles to the west of Gridley. She was very pretty, soft spoken, as was Lavon. They made a handsome couple. They were married 11 April 1923. They had no children, but a nephew Jack Nielson, said Lavon spent a lot of time with him and that when it came to hunting and fishing, his Uncle Lavon filled the roll of father since Jack's own father had no interest in those sports. Lavon looked out for Jack's safety and saw that he had the best spots for hunting and fishing.

It was Lavon and Gladys who gave up their privacy and moved into his parent's home to care for Will after Anna died.

For many years Lavon was co-owner with his brother Clarence, of the Farr Brothers Sand and Gravel business. During World War II, both brothers and their wives moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where they worked in the shipyards. Lavon was employed as a heavy equipment operator and feminine, quiet Gladys was an overhead welder. After spending a few years in Gridley after the war, the brothers and their wives moved to Quincy, California up in the beautiful wooded Plumas County area where they operated a Dodge/Plymouth auto agency for several years. They later again returned to Gridley.

Lavon and Gladys, together with a close friend, were on a hunting trip near Lake Almanor in Plumas County, a place and activity that Lavon loved, when he suffered a fatal heart attack on 24 September 1979.

Gladys lived another eleven years, dying in Yuba City, Sutter, California 15 August 1990. They are both held in loving remembrance as gracious, gentle beings by the few nieces and nephews still living who knew them.

Gladys Mae SCHROEDER was born 1 on 7 May 1903 in Colusa, Colusa, California, United States. She died 2 on 15 Aug 1990 in Sutter, California, United States. Gladys married Aaron Lavon FARR on 11 Apr 1923.


George Edward HYDE [scrapbook] was born 1 on 23 Apr 1864 in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. He was christened on 27 Aug 1865 in Cathedral, Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 22 Jun 1922 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He was buried on 25 Jun 1922 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. George married Lucretia Rosabell FARR on 15 Oct 1886 in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

Lucretia Rosabell FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born on 17 Aug 1866 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She died on 25 Sep 1957 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She was buried on 27 Sep 1957 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. Lucretia married George Edward HYDE on 15 Oct 1886 in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

Lucretia Rosabell (Rose) Farr was born August 17, 1866 in Ogden, Weber, Utah. The last child of Aaron Freeman Farr and Lucretia Ball Thorp.

When she was 19, she met George Edward Hyde. They courted for a year and then were married October 15th 1886 in the Logan Temple. George was born in Manchester England on April 23, 1864. His father died when he was very young and he changed his last name from Whitehead to Hyde, which is his mother's maiden name, for inheritance purposes. When he was nineteen he came to America as a convert. He landed in New York City. He came to Salt Lake and worked for Z.C.M.I's for nine years.

After their marriage they lived for a little while in part of the Farr house, then they moved to the house next door.

Rose and George welcomed the birth of their first born July 7, 1887, Vida Florence. They then had the following children all born in Ogden, Myrtle Cordelia b. April 1, 1889, George Aaron on August 12, 1891, and Charles Lyman b. November 28, 1892 (he died three years later December 15, 1895)

After Rose and George were marrried, he decided that he wanted to go into medicine so he went to the Unversity of California and John Hopkins and graduated in 1895. He would come home for summer vacations. Rose took in boarders and her parents helped out.

George practiced in Ogden for a little while, after which he had a friend in Rexburg, Idaho, who told him they needed a Doctor in the Snake River Basin in Idaho. He and Rose decided to move there to practice medicine. Dr. Hyde went first to find a place for the family to live. The train did not go through to Rexburg, so when Rose and the family arrived, George met them at Market Lake in a white top buggy. It was quite a long and rugged trip.

George had found them a three-room house where they lived until a new home could be built. Many hardships were encountered during the first year. The winters were extremely cold and Dr. Hyde and only one other doctor were available in the valley. This meant that he had to travel through out the area in those early days. He used horses and in the winter he went by sleigh. Rose would go with him sometimes. She would see to it that his feet were kept warm by heating bricks and wrapping them and placing them at this feet.

Here Afton Rose was born August 26, 1896. Followed by Clarisse born on August 1, 1899, Harold on June 1, 1902 (died same day) and Melba Estell on March 1, 1905.

George Hyde loved music and was an accomplished musician. He wanted his family to enjoy the arts, because he was the doctor for the railroad, they gave him rail passes and he would take the family to Salt Lake to see the opera and musical productions.

While in Rexburg the Hyde residence was the place Church authorities stayed and music lovers met. He was interested in Government affairs. George would bring everyone home to Mama for a good meal. Rose was lucky as she had a hired girl who could always help get a good meal available for visitors on quick notice. "Mama" is what George always called Rose.

Rose and George lived in Rexburg for 17 years. They they moved to Blackfoot State Mental Hospital.

Their next move was back to Salt Lake when he was asked to be director of the Utah Mental Hospital in Provo. The family lived in the institution and have taken some joking about that. They were all involved in the working of the hospital. George was very interested in trying to help the mental ill patients and he was successful. They named a building after him.

George went to Canada to give a paper on his treatment and ideas, Rose had gone with him. On the train during the return trip he had an appendicitis attack and waited until he returned to Salt Lake to have it taken care of. He died during surgery.

Rose moved in with her daughter Clarisse and helped raise Gloria. Gloria remembers being able to talk to her grandmother about anything. Rose made Gloria doll clothes. My father George Aaron Hyde returned from Idaho to be close to his mother. I remember staying over night with Grandmother. Marian my sister recalls toast and jam in the morning. In her later life her Doctor advised that she take a little whiskey for her heart. Rose refused to drink it, but would take it in a teaspoon like medicine. She as always loving and caring. She died at the age of 91 on September 25, 1957. She was the last surviving child of Aaron Freeman Farr, Sr.


Joseph Albertus FARR [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 1 Jan 1876 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He died 3 on 10 Nov 1950 in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States. Joseph married 4 Ethel Jane DRURY on 24 Jun 1905 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

Joseph was counted in a census 5 in 1900 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

Other marriages:
WINTLE, Sarah Ann

Ethel Jane DRURY 1 was born 2 on 23 Dec 1883 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She died 3 on 28 Oct 1909 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States from of uremia. Ethel married 4 Joseph Albertus FARR on 24 Jun 1905 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.


Joseph Albertus FARR [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 1 Jan 1876 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He died 3 on 10 Nov 1950 in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States. Joseph married 4 Sarah Ann WINTLE on 22 Feb 1919 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

Joseph was counted in a census 5 in 1900 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

Other marriages:
DRURY, Ethel Jane

Sarah Ann WINTLE was born on 26 Jul 1885 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She died on 18 Dec 1931. Sarah married 1 Joseph Albertus FARR on 22 Feb 1919 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.


Emil Ludwig KELLER Jr. was born 1 on 10 Sep 1875 in Marysville, Seward, Nebraska, United States. He died 2 on 22 Apr 1964 in Antioch, Contra Costa, California, United States. He was buried on 27 Apr 1964 in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States. Emil married 3 Nellie Rosella FARR on 24 Nov 1896 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

Nellie Rosella FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 22 Oct 1877 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She died 2 on 13 Nov 1955 in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States. Nellie married 3 Emil Ludwig KELLER Jr. on 24 Nov 1896 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.


James REEDER [scrapbook] 1 was born on 15 Jun 1877 in Marriott, Weber, Utah, United States. He died 2 on 19 Mar 1939 in Marriott, Weber, Utah, United States. He was buried on 22 Mar 1939 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. James married 3 Marcia (Rachel) Aurora FARR on 19 Dec 1901 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

Marcia (Rachel) Aurora FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born on 29 Aug 1880 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She died on 7 Oct 1960 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. Marcia married 2 James REEDER on 19 Dec 1901 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

Marcia was counted in a census 3 in 1900 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.


Christopher James SPROAT 1 was born 2 on 9 Apr 1881 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died 3 on 27 Nov 1948 in Alameda, California, United States. Christopher married 4 Cora Irene FARR on 14 May 1906 in Utah, United States.

Cora Irene FARR [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 9 Jun 1883 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She died 3 on 1 Jun 1969 in Alameda, California, United States. Cora married 4 Christopher James SPROAT on 14 May 1906 in Utah, United States.

Cora was counted in a census 5 in 1900 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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