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


Russell Henry FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2, 3, 4 on 9 May 1910 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. He died 5, 6, 7 on 6 Feb 1976 in Fair Haven, Rutland, Vermont, United States. He was buried 8 on 8 Aug 1976 in Fair Haven, Rutland, Vermont, United States. Russell married 9 Margaret Bridget KING "Peggy" on 5 Nov 1937 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Russell resided 10 in 1920 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. He resided 11 in 1930 in Ludlow, Windsor, Vermont, United States. He resided 12 in 1940 in Castleton, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

From the research of Linda Farr Welch:

NEWS: -Proctorsville, 16 March, 1923: "The village schools combined for the last two weeks, have been having a spelling contest. Among the March 2nd winners are: Grade 7 and 8th: first prize, Russell Farr; second prize: Walter Chico; the winners for March 9th for Grade 7 and 8: first prize, Capen McNulty, second prize: Russell Farr."  - 11 May, 1923: "In the school contest last week in the oral reading session, the winner by grade included Grade 8, Russell Farr of Proctorsville. The spelling contest was also conducted by grades, and the winner of the 8th grade class spelling contest was also Russell Farr of Proctorsville." -Ludlow, 18 May, 1923: "Russell Farr of Proctorsville has joined the 8th grade class at Black River Academy."

Russ attended Black River Academy in Ludlow and was star pitcher of the baseball team in 1924.  He had met his bride in Ludlow while she was up from Boston with friends, on vacation. She attended at a barn dance (he was playing the banjo in a performing group) on Lake Rescue in Tyson on a hot summer evening. They found a few opportunities that evening to dance together, and my father said, well: 'it was love at first sight.'   They wrote letters back and forth for a few weeks, and she came up to visit on vacation weekends.  He went down to Boston a few times too.  It wasn't long in their courtship that they realized that marriage was the obvious next step. Russ traveled to Boston to marry his 'Irish lass.'

He entered service for World War II  in  the United States Army, January 23, 1942, at Hartford, Connecticut.  He joined the 3217th Signal Service Battalion and trained for the job of  a radio operator. He took his training with him, serving in Northern France. The Signal Corps provided both strategic and tactical communications. As both a combat arm and a technical service, a status it shared only with the Corps of Engineers, it was responsible for the doctrine and equipment used by every Army communicator. The Signal Corps officer candidate school at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey graduated 21,033 Signal Corps second lieutenants during the period 1941-1946.  Russell H. Farr was one of them.

Mr. Farr received a medal for service in the European African-Middle Eastern Campaign.  He was demobilized and returned to America on 12 Oct., 1945. He was separated from service at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, 19 Oct., 1945.   After the war, he went back to his farm in North Poultney and took up the occupation of farming again in Fair Haven (Rutland County) Vermont. But the Army training was still with him, and he continued to self-study radio / signal technology. He worked as a radio electrician to supplement the income of being a farmer. When the televison came into being in the late 1950s, Mr. Farr was one of the first in the neighborhood, to have one in his home.

“Peg” was a city girl, her parents coming to Boston as young adults and marrying there.  Her father, Patrick was a bricklayer- a very large man physically, gentle and kind. Her mother was an Irish beauty, so family story goes, and Mr. King adored her.

After she married Mr. Farr, Peggy moved with him to the farm his parents had purchased in North Poultney, Vt. where the whole familial group lived together and farmed.  Mr. Farr use to call his wife  “Peg O' My Heart.” He would sing the song of the same name to her on his banjo whenever he had a mind too.   Russ had gone to the play “Peg O' My Heart.” at the Ludlow Opera House when he was a boy.  It was a heart-warming, wonderful play. The three act comedy was about Peg, the daughter of an improvident Irishman and an aristocratic Englishwoman whose family disowned her as a result of this marriage.  Following her mother's death, Peg was deserted by her father.  A wealthy Uncle seeking to undo the wrongs of the mother, provides for Peg's future.  It was arranged that she would visit her Aunt, a stern old lady who lives at Regal villa in England.  But the free life which her father had left her with had its mark on Peg. She refuses to be taught properties and it is not easy for her to adapt herself to the narrow conventions of English society life.  Her one friend is Sir Gerald Adair, known to Peg as “Plain Jerry.”  The warm-hearted and irrepressible Peg falls in love with him and tries bravely enough to adopt the proper English mannerisms, but old rebellious 'Irish' habits often creep into their daily life. Peg's encounters with the English conventions make the brightness and spontaneity of the story, and all finally ends happily.   It must have been that Peg King reminded Russ Farr of the “Peg” in the play, for that would be her name to him throughout their life together.

Margaret died of cancer at Fair Haven, 5 April, 1974. "May we be also ready, As she who went before- Whose arms will then enfold us, Upon the Sabbath shore."   Russell died at Fair Haven,  6 Feb., 1976.

Margaret Bridget "Peggy" KING [scrapbook] was born 1, 2, 3 on 4 Feb 1909 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She died 4, 5, 6 on 5 Apr 1974 in Fair Haven, Rutland, Vermont, United States from of cancer. She was buried 7 in Fair Haven, Rutland, Vermont, United States. Peggy married 8 Russell Henry FARR 9 on 5 Nov 1937 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Peggy resided 10 in 1910 in Boston Ward 19, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She resided 11 in 1920 in Boston Ward 14, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She resided 12 in 1930 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She resided 13 in 1940 in Castleton, Rutland, Vermont, United States.


MARGARET BRIDGET KING FARR
THE MONK
Do YOU SEE NOTHING THERE,
THERE, WHERE THE UNRESPECTIVE GRASS GROWS GREEN, THERE AT YOUR VERY FEET? NAY, NOT ONE STEP! TWOULD TOUCH IT! TWOULD PROFANE IT! PALSIED BE THE LIMB THAT TREADS THAT GROUND! THERE IS A GRAVE
THERE IS A GRAVE;I SAW IT WITH THESE EYES A GRAVE! I SAW IT WITH THESE EYES! IT HOLDS IT HOLDSOH HEAVEN!MY MOTHER!
taken from "The Roman: A Dramatic Poem" by Sydney Thomspon Dobell (1824-1874)

When I was reading poetry a few nights ago, I read this poem and it made me cry. It is the way I shall always feel when I visit My Darling Mother's little peaceful grave in St. Mary's Parish Church graveyard, Fair Haven, Vt. She would be 103 yrs old if she lived until today. She was taken away from me, my sisters and my brother far too early at age 65. The ground where her grave is, lying next to my darling father, is sacred ground. They are together in paradise if there is such a place. There must be; because all of this energy that we carry around with us every day cannot just die. It is too powerful. What it seeks is its source when it goes away from the body - at death. The body is a vehicle. A vehicle through which each "soul-power" needs to enter to become human. It must happen at birth. Every soul (power sparks) enjoys being human. We live multiple lifetimes. The power goes back to its source when the human in us dies. I am fairly sure I believe in the "Circle of the Spirit" I believe that my mother, father and darling son Jason and all my loved ones live. Their power was much too strong when they lived. Because of these things, I do not believe that their power (after death) could be left in a land of "nothingless." Often times I think I can feel a presence of one or the other of these three around me, protecting me from instant car crashes (by divine intervention) or stupid accidents (like almost falling down the stairs). I do believe in "Guardian Angels" We all should believe in them. My Mamma is one of mine. —Linda Margaret Farr Routzhan Welch, 9 April, 2011, 10:16 -p.m.

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE: They were married at the "Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help" 1545 Tremont Street by Peter F. Starin, according to the Rite of the Roman Catholic Church; witnesses: Mr. & Mrs. John McKinnon.

They had the following children.

  F i Mary Susan FARR.
  F ii Lillian Maybelle FARR.
  F iii Linda Margaret FARR (twin).
  M iv Russell H. FARR (twin) DNA Participant #133892.

Augustine Louis DASHNER was born 1 on 21 Mar 1907 in Ludlow, Windsor, Vermont, United States. Augustine married 2 Susan Mabel FARR 3 on 26 Nov 1931 in Ludlow, Windsor, Vermont, United States. The marriage ended in divorce.

Susan Mabel FARR [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 27 Dec 1911 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She died on 10 Dec 1992 in Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Susan married 3 Augustine Louis DASHNER on 26 Nov 1931 in Ludlow, Windsor, Vermont, United States. The marriage ended in divorce.

Susan resided 4 in 1920 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She resided 5 in 1930 in Ludlow, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She resided 6 in 1940 in Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
CANINO, John

From the research of Linda Farr welch:

Susan, b. Proctorsville, 27 Dec., 1911. She m. 1st, Augustine L. Dashner (b. 21 March, 1907, son of Louis & Mary (Lambert) Dashner).  They were divorced.  She m. 2nd -- John Canino.  He was a brutal man and they were divorced.  Susan moved to Garden Grove, California where she spent a great part of her life.  Towards the end of her life she moved to Fort Myers, Florida to live near her daughter Marlene.  She suffered a dehabilitating stroke and was sent by ambulance to Worcester, Massachusetts. Her condition was critical and Marlene placed her a nursing home and where she died, 10 Dec., 1992.

Dashner Children:

1.  Marlene, Ludlow, Vt., 15 May, 1932. She m. 1st, --- John 'Jack' Casey. She m. later in life, Henry Comonos of Florida. Marlene died of a massive stroke in Florida in 2000.


John CANINO.

Susan Mabel FARR [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 27 Dec 1911 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She died on 10 Dec 1992 in Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Susan married John CANINO. The marriage ended in divorce.

Susan resided 3 in 1920 in Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She resided 4 in 1930 in Ludlow, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She resided 5 in 1940 in Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
DASHNER, Augustine Louis

From the research of Linda Farr welch:

Susan, b. Proctorsville, 27 Dec., 1911. She m. 1st, Augustine L. Dashner (b. 21 March, 1907, son of Louis & Mary (Lambert) Dashner).  They were divorced.  She m. 2nd -- John Canino.  He was a brutal man and they were divorced.  Susan moved to Garden Grove, California where she spent a great part of her life.  Towards the end of her life she moved to Fort Myers, Florida to live near her daughter Marlene.  She suffered a dehabilitating stroke and was sent by ambulance to Worcester, Massachusetts. Her condition was critical and Marlene placed her a nursing home and where she died, 10 Dec., 1992.

Dashner Children:

1.  Marlene, Ludlow, Vt., 15 May, 1932. She m. 1st, --- John 'Jack' Casey. She m. later in life, Henry Comonos of Florida. Marlene died of a massive stroke in Florida in 2000.


Stephen Joseph GODDARD was born 1, 2 on 17 Apr 1946 in Valentine, Cherry, Nebraska, United States. He died 3, 4 on 12 Mar 2011 in Gilmanton Ironworks, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States. Stephen married 5, 6 Mary Susan FARR on 3 Sep 1966 in Fair Haven, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

Mary Susan FARR [Parents].


Paul Joseph FARINA.

Lillian Maybelle FARR [Parents].


Wayne E ROUTZHAN.

Linda Margaret FARR (twin) [Parents].


Russell H. FARR (twin) DNA Participant #133892 [Parents].

Other marriages:
JONES, Linda M.

Mary lou BARRET was born on 29 Jun 1952 in Rutland, Vermont, United States. She died on 3 Jun 2011 in Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, United States. Mary married Russell H. FARR (twin) DNA Participant #133892 on 12 Dec 1970 in Vermont, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Rusell H. FARR III.

Russell H. FARR (twin) DNA Participant #133892 [Parents].

Other marriages:
BARRET, Mary lou

Linda M. JONES.


Levi Barney FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 13 Feb 1810 in New Hampshire, United States. He died 2, 3 on 27 Dec 1896 in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. Levi married 4, 5 Betsey Cutter PRIEST on 19 Nov 1832 in Marlow, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Levi resided 6 in 1850 in Lowell, Orleans, Vermont, United States. He resided in 1870 in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. He resided 7 in 1880 in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

Other marriages:
CRAIG, Mary G.

Betsey Cutter PRIEST was born 1 on 7 Sep 1813 in Alstead, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died in Jan 1841 in Nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. Betsey married 2, 3 Levi Barney FARR on 19 Nov 1832 in Marlow, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Eunice FARR was born on 7 Dec 1832. She died on 1 Dec 1918.
  F ii
Abigail A. FARR was born 1 on 21 Apr 1836 in Washington, Orange, Vermont, United States. She died 2 on 28 Feb 1846 in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Abigail's parents are listed as Levi and Mary G. Farr. Her birth mother would have been Levi's first wife not Mary G.
  M iii
Nathan FARR was born on 23 Jun 1840 in Worcester, Vermont, United States. He died 1 on 6 Apr 1846 in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Nathan resided 2 in 1840 in Orange, Vermont, United States.

Levi Barney FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 13 Feb 1810 in New Hampshire, United States. He died 2, 3 on 27 Dec 1896 in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. Levi married 4 Mary G. CRAIG on 25 Feb 1843 in New Hampton, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States.

Levi resided 5 in 1850 in Lowell, Orleans, Vermont, United States. He resided in 1870 in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. He resided 6 in 1880 in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

Other marriages:
PRIEST, Betsey Cutter

Mary G. CRAIG was born in 1801 in New Hampshire, United States. Mary married 1 Levi Barney FARR on 25 Feb 1843 in New Hampton, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States.

Mary resided 2 in 1850 in Lowell, Orleans, Vermont, United States. She resided 3 in 1870 in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. She resided 4 in 1880 in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

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