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


Devere Wyman SPEARMAN was born 1, 2, 3 on 22 Feb 1896 in Jackson Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. He died 4, 5 on 13 Aug 1969 in Henry, Iowa, United States. He was buried 6 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. Devere married 7 Anna Alene FARR on 4 Nov 1917 in Henry, Iowa, United States.

Devere resided 8 in 1900 in ED 27 Canaan Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. He resided 9 in 1910 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. He resided 10 in 1920 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. He resided 11 in 1930 in New London, Henry, Iowa, United States. He resided 12 in 1940 in Salem Township, Henry, Iowa, United States.

Anna Alene FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 30 Apr 1897 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. She died 3 on 13 Aug 1975 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. She was buried 4 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. Anna married 5 Devere Wyman SPEARMAN on 4 Nov 1917 in Henry, Iowa, United States.

Anna resided 6 in 1900 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. She resided 7 in 1920 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. She resided 8 in 1930 in New London, Henry, Iowa, United States. She resided 9 in 1940 in Salem Township, Henry, Iowa, United States.


Harry Wilbur FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 18 Dec 1883 in New London, Henry, Iowa, United States. He died 3 on 6 Mar 1968 in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States. He was buried in La Center, Clark, Washington, United States. Harry married 4 Bertha Claire HOOPER on 14 Feb 1906 in Olds, Henry, Iowa, United States.

Harry resided 5 in 1900 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. He resided 6 in 1920 in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States. He resided 7 in 1930 in Saint Helens, Columbia, Oregon, United States. He resided 8 in 1940 in Election Precinct 9 Chelatchie, Clark, Washington, United States.

Bertha Claire HOOPER was born 1 on 14 Aug 1884 in Crookston, Polk, Minnesota, United States. She died 2 on 20 Feb 1944 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States. She was buried 3 in La Center, Clark, Washington, United States. Bertha married 4 Harry Wilbur FARR on 14 Feb 1906 in Olds, Henry, Iowa, United States.

Bertha resided 5 in 1900 in Wayne Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. She resided 6 in 1920 in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States. She resided 7 in 1930 in Saint Helens, Columbia, Oregon, United States. She resided 8 in 1940 in Election Precinct 9 Chelatchie, Clark, Washington, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Mary Louise FARR was born in 1910. She died in 2003.
  F ii Margery C FARR was born in 1913. She died on 6 Sep 1940.

Paul W. LOWERY was born 1 on 24 Jun 1908 in Anadarko, Caddo, Oklahoma, United States. He died 2 on 16 Feb 1961. He was buried 3 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States. Paul married 4 Margery C FARR on 7 Sep 1935 in Stevenson, Skamania, Washington, United States.

Margery C FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 in 1913 in Washington, United States. She died 2, 3 on 6 Sep 1940 in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States. She was buried 4 in La Center, Clark, Washington, United States. Margery married 5 Paul W. LOWERY on 7 Sep 1935 in Stevenson, Skamania, Washington, United States.

Margery resided 6 in 1920 in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States. She resided 7 in 1930 in Saint Helens, Columbia, Oregon, United States.


William Harold "Turk" MARTEENY was born 1 on 3 Jan 1911 in Elgin, Union, Oregon, United States. He died 2 on 18 Jan 1982 in Long Beach, Pacific, Washington, United States. He was buried 3 in La Center, Clark, Washington, United States. Turk married 4 Mary Louise FARR on 1 Nov 1933 in Clark, Washington, United States.

Mary Louise FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 in 1910 in Washington, United States. She died 2 in 2003. She was buried 3 in La Center, Clark, Washington, United States. Mary married 4 William Harold MARTEENY "Turk" on 1 Nov 1933 in Clark, Washington, United States.

Mary resided 5 in 1920 in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States.


Harold Thomas FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 21 Sep 1919 in Jefferson, Iowa, United States. He died 2 on 14 Jun 1998 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. He was buried 3 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. Harold married 4, 5 Maxine Beulah SCHADT on 23 Sep 1942 in Kirksville, Adair, Missouri, United States.

Harold resided 6 in 1930 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. He resided 7 in 1940 in Pleasant Ridge Township, Lee, Iowa, United States.

The Burlington Hawkeye, June 15, 1998
Harold Farr

Harold T. Farr, 78, 902 S. Harrison, Mount Pleasant, died of an apparent heart attack at 3:34 a.m. Sunday, June 14, 1998, at Henry County Health Center.

Born Sept. 21, 1919, in Jefferson County, he was the son of Leslie W. and Sebyl M. Dodds Farr. On Sept. 23, 1942, he married Maxine B. Schadt in Kirksville, Mo.

Mr. Farr worked construction in Henry and Lee counties most of his life. He retired after 10 years with Cessford Construction Co.

He attended Fairfield schools and was a World War II Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife; one son, William H. Farr of rural Mount Pleasant; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Virgil Farr of Dunedin, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son and one sister.

Visitation will begin at noon Thursday at Weir Funeral Home in Mount Pleasant. There will be no family visitation. The body has been cremated.

A memorial service for Mr. Farr will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Weir Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert D. Cook officiating. Burial with military rites will be held in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, southeast of Mount Pleasant.

A memorial has been established for Henry County Health Center.

Maxine Beulah SCHADT was born 1, 2 on 1 May 1922 in Wayland, Henry, Iowa, United States. She died 3 on 25 Sep 2005 in Iowa, United States. Maxine married 4, 5 Harold Thomas FARR on 23 Sep 1942 in Kirksville, Adair, Missouri, United States.

Maxine resided 6 in 1930 in Jefferson Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. She resided 7 in 1940 in Jefferson Township, Henry, Iowa, United States.

Born May 1, 1922, in rural Henry County, she was the daughter of William and Mary Ridinger Schadt. On Sept. 23, 1942, she married Harold Thomas Farr. He died June 14, 1998, at Henry County Health Center in Mount Pleasant.
Mrs. Farr was a sales clerk at the former Western Auto Store in Mount Pleasant for 19 years. She had also worked at the Garretson Equipment Company.
Survivors include one son, William Farr of Mount Pleasant; two brothers, Jim Schadt of Mount Pleasant and Walter Schadt of Orleans, Ind.; one sister, Darlene Gholson of Merrimac, rural Trenton; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one son, two brothers, and two sisters.
There will be no visitation.
The memorial funeral service for Mrs. Farr will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Weir & Kimzey Funeral Home in Mount Pleasant with the Rev. Edward R. Peterson, senior pastor of First United Methodist Church in Mount Pleasant, officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in rural Mount Pleasant.
Copyright, 2005, The Hawk Eye, Burlington IA

They had the following children.

  M i William H. "Bill" FARR was born on 24 Dec 1943. He died on 30 Aug 2016.
  M ii
Thomas Leroy FARR was born 1, 2, 3 on 17 Apr 1949 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. He died 4, 5, 6 on 15 Jan 1994 in West Point, Lee, Iowa, United States. He was buried 7 in 1994 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States.

Virgil FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 9 Dec 1914 in Center Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States. He died 2 on 30 Oct 2013. He was buried 3 in Palm Harbor, Pinellas, Florida, United States. Virgil married 4 Neva Norrine June HINES on 6 Dec 1938 in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States.

Virgil resided 5 in 1920 in Center Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States. He resided 6 in 1930 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. He resided 7 in 1940 in Pleasant Ridge Township, Lee, Iowa, United States.

Other marriages:
ADDIS, Norma Ruth

Neva Norrine June HINES was born 1 on 4 Apr 1921 in Richland, Keokuk, Iowa, United States. She died 2 on 25 Sep 1995 in Indiana, United States. She was buried 3 in Covington, Fountain, Indiana, United States. Neva married 4 Virgil FARR on 6 Dec 1938 in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States.

Neva resided 5 in 1940 in Pleasant Ridge Township, Lee, Iowa, United States. She resided 6 in 1940 in Pleasant Ridge Township, Lee, Iowa, United States.


Virgil FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 9 Dec 1914 in Center Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States. He died 2 on 30 Oct 2013. He was buried 3 in Palm Harbor, Pinellas, Florida, United States. Virgil married 4 Norma Ruth ADDIS on 13 May 1997 in Montgomery, Ohio, United States.

Virgil resided 5 in 1920 in Center Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States. He resided 6 in 1930 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. He resided 7 in 1940 in Pleasant Ridge Township, Lee, Iowa, United States.

Other marriages:
HINES, Neva Norrine June

Norma Ruth ADDIS was born 1 on 27 Nov 1921 in Pennsylvania, United States. She died 2 on 30 Aug 2012. She was buried 3 in Palm Harbor, Pinellas, Florida, United States. Norma married 4 Virgil FARR on 13 May 1997 in Montgomery, Ohio, United States.

Norma resided 5 in 1930 in Vanderbilt, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States.

CABLE-FARR, Norma R. wife of Virgil Farr, passed away Thursday, Aug. 30th, 2012, age 90. She was pre-deceased by her dear parents, Robert and Dorothy Addis; brother, Paul Addis, first husband, Ben Cable and son, Robert. She is survived by her brother, Samuel Addis and his wife, Lois and son, Jack Cable and his wife, Ginny. She also is survived by 5 grandchildren as well as 7 cherished great- grandchildren. Norma was a devout Christian who blessed all who knew her with her bright smile and outgoing personality. She originally attended St. Mark Lutheran Church in Dunedin and more recently Trinity Church of the Nazarene in Sarasota and was involved in the Order of the Eastern Star. She was greatly loved by many friends and family and will be deeply missed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Florida Gulf Coast 14010 Roosevelt Blvd., Ste 709, Clearwater, FL 33762. Viewing to be held Saturday Sept. 1, 2012 at Curlew Hills Memorial Gardens 1717 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor, at 4 pm with the service following at 5 pm.

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on September 1, 2012


William H. "Bill" FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 24 Dec 1943 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. He died 2 on 30 Aug 2016 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. Bill married Linda SIMMONS.

Linda SIMMONS.

They had the following children.

  F i Lynette Charley FARR.
  F ii Tara FARR.
  F iii Marla FARR.
  M iv Craig Doug FARR.
  M v Brian FARR.

Ray Allen FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 30 Jan 1921 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. He died 3 on 28 Oct 2009 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States. He was buried 4 in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States. Ray married Bernice Mary RINGBLUM on 29 Jul 1967 in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States.

Ray resided 5 in 1930 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States.

Burlington (IA) Hawk Eye
16 May 2010
Ray Farr

Ray A. Farr, 88, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Burlington and Mount Pleasant, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009. Born Jan. 30, 1921, in Mount Pleasant, he was the son of Frank and Nell Graff Farr. On July 27, 1967, he married Bernice Ringblum in Burlington. Mr. Farr worked for McKesson Chemical Co., after moving to Burlington from San Diego, Calif., in 1966. He retired in 1986 and moved to Mesa. He was a 1940 graduate of Mount Pleasant High School. He was a World War II veteran and served in the Army Air Corps until 1945. He was a member of the Community Church of New Thought in Mesa. He enjoyed fishing, horseback riding and conversation.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Judy Kahl of El Cajon, Calif., and Kathy Sesma of Palm Springs, Calif.; one son, Ray C. Farr of New Mexico; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one brother, George Farr of Bolivar, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

The graveside memorial service for Mr. Farr will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Aspen Grove Cemetery. Family and friends should meet at 12:45 p.m. at the Aspen Grove Cemetery office, 2043 Sunnyside Ave.

Bernice Mary RINGBLUM was born 1 on 9 May 1920 in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States. She died 2 on 10 Jul 2012 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States. She was buried 3 in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States. Bernice married Ray Allen FARR on 29 Jul 1967 in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States.

Bernice Mary Ringblum Farr, 92, of Mesa, Arizona, died at Arbor Rose Senior Care on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.

Born on May 9, 1920, in Burlington, Iowa, she was the daughter of Carl Fredrick and Christine Laurina Nielsen Ringblum. She married Ray Allen Farr on July 29, 1967, in Burlington, Iowa. He died on October 28, 2009.

Bernice worked as an office clerk and office manager. She retired from McKesson Chemical Co. in Burlington. She and Ray loved to spend summers in their Canadian cabin. She enjoyed traveling, playing bridge and spending time with her dog, "Shadow". She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Community Church of New Thought in Mesa, Arizona.

She is survived by one step-son, Ray C. Farr of New Mexico; two step-daughters, Judy Kahl of El Cajon, California and Kathy Sesma of Palm Springs, California; brother-in-law, George Farr of Bolivar, Missouri; ten nieces and nephews; seven step-grandchildren; fourteen step-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren and special friends, Carolyn Anderson and Eleanor Childs of Mesa, Arizona.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ray; three brothers, Charles, Richard and James; and one sister, Mildred.
Interment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Iowa.

They had the following children.

  F i Judy FARR.
  F ii Kathy FARR.
  M iii Ray C. FARR.

Malcome FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 1 Apr 1918 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. He died 2 on 31 Mar 1995 in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States. He was buried 3 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. Malcome married 4 Lucille ROSS on 5 Aug 1939 in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States.

Malcome resided 5 in 1920 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. He resided 6 in 1930 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States.

Mount Pleasant (IA) News
31 March 1995

Malcolm "Mike" Farr

Malcolm "Mike" Farr, 76, of Salem, died Friday, March 31, 1995, at 2:45 a.m. at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Born April 1, 1918, in Mt. Pleasant, he was the son of Frank and Nellie Graff Farr. On Aug. 5, 1939, in Davenport, he married Lucille Ross, who survives.

He was a 1936 graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School.

He was formerly employed by the city of Mt. Pleasant. He was employed as a pipefitter at Hastings, Neb. and was employed by the former Benesh Plumbing Company of Mt. Pleasant until 1948 when he started the Salem Plumbing and Heating Company, retiring in 1983.

He was a member of the former Salem Methodist Church and attended the Open Bible Church in Mt. Pleasant. He was a member of the Salem American Legion.

He served in WW II in the U.S. Naval Air Corps, and also served on the Salem School Board and Salem Town Council.

He is also survived by one daughter, Connie Weatherman of Salem; one son, James Farr of Burlington; five grandchildren; and two brothers, George Farr of Salem and Ray Farr of Mesa, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one bother, Roger.

Open visitation will begin from noon to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Beatty Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant, with the family receiving friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 3, at 11 a.m. at the Salem Congregational Church, with Rev. Dave Legge officiating. Interment will be held at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Memorials have been established in his name to the Salem Congregational Church or the Salem Fire Department.

Lucille ROSS was born 1 on 9 May 1915 in Wayland, Henry, Iowa, United States. She died 2 on 28 Jan 2008 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. She was buried 3 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. Lucille married 4 Malcome FARR on 5 Aug 1939 in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States.

The Burlington Hawkeye, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008
Lucille Farr
Elsie Lucille Farr, 92, of Mount Pleasant, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, at Pleasant Manor Care Center.

Born May 9, 1915, near Wayland, she was the daughter of Arch and Effie Smith Ross. On Aug. 5, 1939, she married Malcolm D. Farr in Davenport.

Mrs. Farr was a homemaker and worked at Hope Haven as a teacher aide for 10 years. She graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1933. She was a member of Salem Methodist Church and attended Open Bible Church in Mount Pleasant. She was a member of Salem Kitchen Band and a Hawkeye basketball fan. She enjoyed flower gardening, playing cards, cooking and bird watching.

Survivors include one son, Jim Farr of Burlington; one daughter, Connie Weatherman of Salem; two sisters, Hope Hoyt and Virginia Boyd, both of Mount Pleasant; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and four brothers.

Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel in Mount Pleasant where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

The funeral for Mrs. Farr will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Salem Congregational Church with the Rev. Harold Dorsey officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Mount Pleasant.

A memorial has been established for Salem Library Building Trust Fund.

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