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


Edgar Titus ELY was born on 23 Aug 1841 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. He died on 18 Sep 1921 in Hurley, Turner, South Dakota, United States. Edgar married 1 Emma Elizabeth FARR on 11 May 1869 in Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, United States.

Edgar resided 2 in 1880 in Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States.

Emma Elizabeth FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 22 Jun 1846 in Middlebury, Addison, Vermont, United States. She died 2 on 17 Feb 1914 in Hurley, Turner, South Dakota, United States. She was buried 3 in Hurley, Turner, South Dakota, United States. Emma married 4 Edgar Titus ELY on 11 May 1869 in Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, United States.

Emma was counted in a census 5 in 1860 in Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States. She resided 6 in 1880 in Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States.

Hi Tim ...Here is some info on my 3rd great grandmother, Freeman & Caroline Farr's 1st (and only child who survived to be an old person), Emma Elizabeth Farr. 

Birth info is from the Nathaniel Ely history, which states she was born in Middlebury, VT on 22 June, 1846. Death date is from the S.D. Death Index, 1905-1955, found on Ancestry. Also from family memorabilia - a newspaper clipping from 26 Feb. 1914, Turner County (S.D.) Herald printed after her death. She died in Hurley, Turner County, S.D. on 18 February, 1914. 
My father told me his great grandma was a teacher in Indian schools during the later part of her life. Emma died at the home of her daughter, Mary Lydia Ely who was married to A. J. Cairy (Andrew Jackson Cairy). The copy of my newspaper clipping is bad, so I transcribed it: 

“Emma Elizabeth Ely died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A.J. Cairy, at 1:20 last Thursday morning.
 
She graduated in Fond du Lac, and a few years after moved with her parents to Clinton, Iowa, where she was married on May 15, 1867, to Edgar T. Ely. 
 
They moved to South Dakota in 1887.  Mrs. Ely spent seventeen years of her married life teaching in various Indian schools, first at the Crow Creek school in South Dakota, then at Pipestone, Minnesota, and lastly, at Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Since retiring from her work she has made her home in Hurley with her daughter, Mrs. A.J. Cairy 
 
Mrs. Ely was a member of the Eastern Star and of the Episcopal church. While she was not a woman that went out a great deal, she leaves many warm friends who will greatly miss her.  But, most of all, will she be missed by her husband, her daughter, and by her grandchildren, to whom she especially endeared herself by her kind care and wise counsel.  She was the mother of three children, one dying in infancy, the other two, Frank of Midway, North Dakota, and Mary Lydia Cairy, of Hurley, who with her husband, Edgar T. Ely, survive her.
 
Funeral services were held at the Episcopal church last Saturday at 11 o’clock forenoon.  The Herald, with the entire town and community, extend sympathy to the bereaved family.”
 
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Emma was 15 when Freeman enlisted in Co. K, 1st Wisconsin, in the fall of 1861, and he didn't return home until she was almost 17, in May or June of 1863. Sometime during those years she worked as a typesetter for a local newspaper called The Commonwealth. I don't know the exact years she worked there, but I found out when I saw her mentioned in a book (see attached) I found at the Wisconsin Historical Archives on the campus of the Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison. The book is entitled "Incidents and Anecdotes of Early Days and History of Business in the City and County of Fond du Lac from Early Times to the Present, Fond du Lac: P.B. Haber Printing Company, 1905, Glaze, A.T. 


Thanks much, Tim! I will do Freeman soon.
Jean Marie


Clifford J FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 12 Apr 1887 in Lopez, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, United States. Clifford married 2 Sally SHAWVER on 23 Nov 1908 in Tucker, West Virginia, United States.

Clifford was counted in a census 3 in 1900 in Noxen, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States.

Sally SHAWVER was born in 1886 in Snyder, Pennsylvania, United States. Sally married 1 Clifford J FARR on 23 Nov 1908 in Tucker, West Virginia, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i
Stanley FARR was born in 1909 in Pennsylvania, United States.

Stanley was counted in a census 1 in 1920 in Forty Fort, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States.
  M ii Dale FARR.

Raymond LEWIS was born 1 on 26 Jun 1892 in Plymouth, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. He died 2 on 18 Jan 1944 in Seattle, King, Washington, United States. Raymond married 3 Madaline I. FARR on 28 Jan 1919 in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States.

Raymond resided 4 in 1920 in Forty Fort, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States.

Madaline I. FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 28 Jul 1896 in Lopez, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, United States. She died 3, 4 on 30 Aug 1983 in Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan, United States. Madaline married 5 Raymond LEWIS on 28 Jan 1919 in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States.

Madaline was counted in a census 6 in 1900 in Noxen, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States. She resided 7 in 1920 in Forty Fort, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. She resided 8 in 1930 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. She resided 9 in 1940 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

Other marriages:
DARRAGH, George H
NIXON, Roy James


George H DARRAGH was born 1, 2 in Dec 1889 in Eastwood, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. He died 3, 4 on 13 Oct 1943 in Pennsylvania, United States. George married 5 Madaline I. FARR on 4 Jun 1928 in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States.

George resided 6 in 1930 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. He resided 7 in 1940 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

Madaline I. FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 28 Jul 1896 in Lopez, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, United States. She died 3, 4 on 30 Aug 1983 in Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan, United States. Madaline married 5 George H DARRAGH on 4 Jun 1928 in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States.

Madaline was counted in a census 6 in 1900 in Noxen, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States. She resided 7 in 1920 in Forty Fort, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. She resided 8 in 1930 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. She resided 9 in 1940 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

Other marriages:
LEWIS, Raymond
NIXON, Roy James


Roy James NIXON was born in 1895 in North Vernon, Indiana, United States. Roy married 1 Madaline I. FARR on 2 Nov 1946 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

Other marriages:
CAMBELL, Lois M

Madaline I. FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 28 Jul 1896 in Lopez, Sullivan, Pennsylvania, United States. She died 3, 4 on 30 Aug 1983 in Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan, United States. Madaline married 5 Roy James NIXON on 2 Nov 1946 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

Madaline was counted in a census 6 in 1900 in Noxen, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States. She resided 7 in 1920 in Forty Fort, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. She resided 8 in 1930 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. She resided 9 in 1940 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

Other marriages:
LEWIS, Raymond
DARRAGH, George H


Archie L ADAMS was born 1, 2 on 21 Jun 1871 in Jenningsville, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States. He died 3, 4 on 5 May 1929 in Sayre, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States. Archie married 5 Eva FARR on 8 Jul 1919 in Warrior Run, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States.

Archie resided 6 in 1920 in Windham, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States.

Eva FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 12 Jul 1875 in Jenningsville, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States. She died 2 on 24 Apr 1951 in Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States. Eva married 3 Archie L ADAMS on 8 Jul 1919 in Warrior Run, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States.

Eva was counted in a census 4, 5 in 1880 in Windham, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States. She resided 6 in 1900 in ED 146 North Branch & Windham Townships, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States. She resided 7 in 1920 in Windham, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States. She resided 8 in 1930 in Windham Township, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States.


Henry Clayton FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 30 Apr 1877 in Jenningsville, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States. He died 2 on 19 Jun 1952 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. Henry married 3, 4 Lula Mary TURNER on 4 Jun 1902 in Mehoopany, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States.

Henry was counted in a census 5 in 1880 in Windham, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States.

Lula Mary TURNER was born 1 on 7 Oct 1879 in Vernon, Northmoreland Township, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States. She died 2 on 25 Mar 1952 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. Lula married 3, 4 Henry Clayton FARR on 4 Jun 1902 in Mehoopany, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States.

Lula was also known as Mary Louella Turner. She resided 5 in 1880 in North Moreland, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States. She resided 6 in 1920 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. She resided 7 in 1930 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. She resided 8 in 1940 in Ward 12, Wilkes-Barre, Wilkes-Barre City, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Dorothy Marie FARR was born on 16 Jun 1903. She died on 14 Dec 1975.
  F ii Margaret Ruth FARR was born on 17 Nov 1909. She died in Jul 1957.
  M iii Durwin Henry FARR was born on 14 Jul 1912. He died on 26 May 1979.
  M iv Clarence Ray FARR was born on 6 Dec 1915. He died on 22 May 1989.
  F v Bettie E FARR.

Clarence Ray FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 6 Dec 1915 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. He died 2 on 22 May 1989 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. Clarence married 3 Audrey Rita RICHARDS on 5 Aug 1938 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States.

Clarence resided 4 in 1920 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. He resided 5 in 1930 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States.

Audrey Rita RICHARDS was born 1, 2 on 21 Mar 1916 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. She died 3, 4 on 21 Jul 2005 in Pennsylvania, United States. Audrey married 5 Clarence Ray FARR on 5 Aug 1938 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States.

Audrey resided 6 in 1920 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. She resided 7 in 1930 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States.


Durwin Henry FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 14 Jul 1912 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. He died 3, 4 on 26 May 1979 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. He was buried 5 on 29 May 1979 in Carverton, Luzerne, Pennsylvania. Durwin married 6, 7 Esther N. NESBITT on 6 Mar 1941 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States.

Durwin resided 8 in 1920 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. He resided 9 in 1930 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. He resided 10 in 1940 in Ward 12, Wilkes-Barre, Wilkes-Barre City, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States.

Esther N. NESBITT was born on 25 Jul 1917 in Forty Fort, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. She died on 8 Oct 1995 in Larksville, Luzerne, Pennsylvania. She was buried on 11 Oct 1995 in Carverton, Luzerne, Pennsylvania. Esther married 1, 2 Durwin Henry FARR on 6 Mar 1941 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States.


John Lewis CHAMPION was born 1, 2, 3 on 25 May 1907 in Mehoopany, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States. He died 4, 5 on 2 Sep 1961 in Sugarloaf, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States. He was buried 6 in 1961 in Mehoopany, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States. John married Margaret Ruth FARR before 1940 in Pennsylvania, United States.

John resided 7 in 1940 in Windham, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States.

Margaret Ruth FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 17 Nov 1909 in Forty Fort, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. She died 3 in Jul 1957 in Benton, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States. She was buried 4 in Mehoopany, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States. Margaret married John Lewis CHAMPION before 1940 in Pennsylvania, United States.

Margaret resided 5 in 1920 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. She resided 6 in 1930 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. She resided 7 in 1940 in Windham, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States.

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