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


Elvin Ardean "Lefty" SYBRANT was born 1 on 22 Nov 1909 in Rock, Nebraska, United States. He died 2 on 12 Mar 1995 in Powell, Park, Wyoming, United States. He was buried 3 on 18 Mar 1995 in Keith, Nebraska, United States. Lefty married 4 Hazel Ina FARR on 24 Jan 1944 in Nebraska, United States.

Hazel Ina FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 23 Feb 1916 in Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska, United States. She died 2 on 1 Jul 1990 in Ogallala, Keith, Nebraska, United States. She was buried 3 on 7 Jul 1990 in Ogallala Cemetery, Keith, Nebraska, United States. Hazel married 4 Elvin Ardean SYBRANT "Lefty" on 24 Jan 1944 in Nebraska, United States.

Hazel was counted in a census 5 in 1920 in Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska, United States. She was counted in a census 6 in 1930 in Ogallala, Keith, Nebraska, United States.


Jerry SLADKEY [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 22 Apr 1910 in Czechoslovakia. He died 3, 4 on 11 May 1985 in Granite City, Madison, Illinois, United States. Jerry married 5 Florence Eva FARR "Sally" on 27 Mar 1948.

Florence Eva "Sally" FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 30 Mar 1915 in Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska, United States. She died 3 on 26 May 2002 in Rapid City, Pennington, South Dakota, United States. She was buried 4 on 30 May 2002 in Maryville, Madison, Illinois, United States. Sally married 5 Jerry SLADKEY on 27 Mar 1948.

Sally was counted in a census 6 in 1920 in Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska, United States. She was counted in a census 7 in 1930 in Ogallala, Keith, Nebraska, United States.


George Franklin FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 3 Sep 1847 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. George married 2, 3 Mary LEE on 15 May 1871 in Chicopee, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

George was counted in a census 4 in 1850 in Chicopee, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

Mary LEE was born in 1849 in England, United Kingdom. She died 1 on 10 May 1915 in Easthampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. She was buried on 12 May 1915 in Chicopee Falls, Chicopee, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 2, 3 George Franklin FARR on 15 May 1871 in Chicopee, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i
George FARR Jr. was born 1 on 24 Nov 1873 in Attleborough City, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

George was counted in a census 2 in 1900 in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F ii
Etta FARR was born 1 on 23 Dec 1876 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 3 May 1877 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.
  F iii Anna FARR was born on 23 Feb 1878.
  F iv Emma FARR was born on 9 Jun 1881. She died on 22 Feb 1945.
  F v Maybelle Gertrude FARR was born on 17 Aug 1883. She died on 17 Jul 1947.
  M vi Henry Thomas FARR was born on 20 Jan 1887. He died in Nov 1980.
  F vii Mary FARR was born on 9 Dec 1888.
  F viii Florence M FARR was born on 16 Dec 1890. She died on 2 Oct 1934.

Arthur Gideon STEVENS was born 1 on 14 Apr 1873 in Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Arthur married Emma FARR.

Emma FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 9 Jun 1881 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 22 Feb 1945. Emma married Arthur Gideon STEVENS.

Emma was counted in a census 3 in 1900 in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She was counted in a census 4 in 1930 in Easthampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.


Robert Howard PERCY was born 1 in 1846. He died 2 on 12 Jul 1935 in Sand Bay, Jefferson, New York, United States. Robert married 3 Cornelia FARR on 28 Dec 1869 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States.

Cornelia FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 14 May 1851 in Wolfe Island, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada. She died 2 on 30 May 1941 in Sand Bay, Jefferson, New York, United States. Cornelia married 3 Robert Howard PERCY on 28 Dec 1869 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States.

Cornelia was counted in a census 4 in 1860 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States.

Obituary: MRS. CORNELIA A. PERCY, 90, DIES
EXPIRES SUDDENLY IN TOWN OF CAPE VINCENT
WIDOW OF CIVIL WAR VETERAN
Was Married to Robert H. Percy of Cape Vincent in 1868__Funeral Services Are Held.
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Mrs. Cornelia A. Farr Percy, 90, widow of Robert H. Percy, a Civil war veteran, died suddenly Saturday afternoon at her home on the Percy homestead at Sand Bay, located about midway between Cape Vincent and Clayton on the River road, town of Cape Vincent.
Mrs. Percy appeared to be in her usual health of Friday__Memorial Day. That morning she walked to one of the cottages along the shore of the river to visit a friend and then returned home. Later the same morning she walked a quarter of a mile to the Sand Bay cemetery and decorated her husband's grave.
Shortly after returning home, she complained of not feeling well. Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 at the home. Rev. William E. Eddy, pastor of the Methodist church of Clayton, officiated. Burial was made in the Sand Bay cemetery.
Surviving her are a daughter, Mrs. William (Edna D.) Lennox, Sand Bay; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Percy was born on Wolfe Island, Ont., May 13, 1851, a daughter of Edward and Dyanthie Murdock Farr. She came to this country at the age of five and had since resided in the same home at Sand Bay.
She was married to Robert H. Percy of Cape Vincent, on-time customs officer at that village,Dec. 28 1868. The ceremony was performed in the Sand Bay home by Rev. David Aylsworth of the St. Lawrence Methodist church. Mr. and Mrs. Percy observed their 65th wedding anniversary in 1933.
Mr. Percy who died July 12, 1935, fought in the Civil war with the 12th Regular New York IInfantry. After the war, while Jefferson Davis was being held prisoner, he guarded the president of the Southern Confederacy at Fortress Monroe.

CENSUS: Census says that she was born in Canada.


George A. FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 in 1840 in Wolfe Island, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada. He died 3 in 1887 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States. George married Mary A. HARRINGTON about 1865 in New York, United States.

George was counted in a census 4 in 1860 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States.

Mary A. HARRINGTON was born 1 in 1846 in New York, United States. She died after 1930 in New York, United States. Mary married George A. FARR about 1865 in New York, United States.

Mary was counted in a census 2 in 1930 in Clayton, Jefferson, New York, United States.

CENSUS: Surname '"Hall".

They had the following children.

  M i
Eddie B. FARR was born 1 on 10 Dec 1866 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States. He died 2 on 24 Mar 1870 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States.

BIRTH: Date calculated.
  M ii George A. FARR Jr. was born in May 1870. He died after 1930.

Brainard B. HERRINGTON was born 1 about 1841 in New York, United States. He died 2 in 1892 in Iowa, United States. He was buried 3 in 1892 in Akron, Plymouth, Iowa, United States. Brainard married Hannah M. FARR about 1865 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States.

Brainard was counted in a census 4 in 1860 in Henderson, Jefferson, New York, United States.

Married Mary M. Collins as his second wife.

Hannah M. FARR [Parents] was born 1 about 1845 in Wolfe Island, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada. She died on 4 Jan 1873 in Dakota Territory, United States. Hannah married Brainard B. HERRINGTON about 1865 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States.

Hannah was counted in a census 2 in 1860 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States.


Edson J. WALRATH was born 1 in Nov 1854 in New York, United States. Edson married 2 Ellen FARR "Ella" in 1894 in New York, United States.

Ellen "Ella" FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2, 3 in Aug 1858 in of Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States. She died 4 in 1926 in New York, United States. Ella married 5 Edson J. WALRATH in 1894 in New York, United States.

Ella was counted in a census 6 in 1860 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States.


Stephen Vancola FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 24 Nov 1879 in North Branch Township, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States. He died 3 in 1942. Stephen married 4 Marion A. MILLER on 30 Aug 1899 in Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.

Stephen was counted in a census 5 in 1880 in North Branch Township, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States. He resided 6 in 1900 in Monroe Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States. He was counted in a census 7 in 1910 in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States.

Marion A. MILLER [scrapbook] was born 1 in 1882 in Pennsylvania, United States. She died 2 in 1934 in Pennsylvania, United States. Marion married 3 Stephen Vancola FARR on 30 Aug 1899 in Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.

Marion was counted in a census 4 in 1910 in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Blanch M. FARR was born on 25 May 1901. She died in Apr 1973.
  M ii Elsworth Lamont FARR was born on 18 Jun 1904. He died on 12 Feb 1988.
  F iii
Mildred Aurella FARR was born 1 on 4 May 1907 in Monroe Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.

Mildred was counted in a census 2 in 1915 in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States.
  F iv
Lillian FARR was born in 1910 in United States.

Lillian was counted in a census 1 in 1915 in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States.

May have married Earl Adair. If she did, then she was born in Buffalo, NY. and died in Ontario, Canada in 1991.
  F v Gladys Margaret FARR was born on 21 May 1912. She died in Nov 1973.
  F vi Gertrude E. FARR.

Lamont William FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 13 Nov 1881 in Forkston, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States. Lamont married Mrs. Marrian FARR before 1900 in Pennsylvania, United States.

Lamont was counted in a census 3 in 1900 in Monroeton, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States. He resided 4 in 1910 in Wysox, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States. He was counted in a census 5 in 1921 in Perth, Ontario, Canada.

Other marriages:
TRAVIS, Lulu B

Mrs. Marrian FARR was born in Jun 1881. Mrs. married Lamont William FARR before 1900 in Pennsylvania, United States.

Mrs. was counted in a census 1 in 1900 in Monroeton, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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c416.htm#10528C1"> 1 was born on 18 May 1908 in Colonia Dublán, Chihuahua, Mexico. He died on 25 May 1908 in Colonia Dublán, Chihuahua, Mexico. He was buried in Colonia Dublán, Chihuahua, Mexico.   M iii Deral Winslow FARR was born on 3 Sep 1909. He died on 10 Jul 1997.   F iv Maybelle FARR was born on 7 Jul 1911. She died on 5 Oct 2003.   F v Winifred FARR was born on 22 May 1913. She died on 26 Apr 2007.   M vi Lawrence Waldo FARR was born on 28 Feb 1915. He died on 15 Aug 1957.   F vii Josephine FARR was born on 26 Jan 1917. She died on 30 Apr 1999.   M viii
Keith Sawtelle FARR [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 1 Dec 1919 in Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States. He died 3 on 5 Jun 1929 in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States. He was buried in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States.
  M ix
Joseph Lorin FARR 1 was born in Sep 1920 in Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States. He died in Sep 1920 in Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States.
  F x Azona FARR.   F xi Nadine FARR.   F xii Yvonne FARR.

Rudolph FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 14 Jul 1904 in Colonia Dublán, Chihuahua, Mexico. He died 3 on 30 Jan 1993 in Antelope Valley, Lander, Nevada, United States. He was buried in Antelope Valley, Lander, Nevada, United States. Rudolph married Elna BROWN on 8 Oct 1923 in Binghamton, Pima, Arizona, United States.

Rudolph was counted in a census 4 in 1920 in Fort Lowell, Pima, Arizona, United States.

The Life of Rudolph Farr

(Note: Grandpa and I did this together about a year before he died. He seemed to remember the events clearly, but was a little hazy on their sequence in time—so, don’t let that bother you, and just enjoy Grandpa’s memories of his full and good life!—Lorraine Farr Richardson)

Grandpa was born in Colonia Dublan, Mexico, one of 12 children born to Heber Farr and Amanda Elizabeth Williams. Their family had been sent to Mexico by the LDS Church to colonize. Grandpa remembers his father having a flour mill, a commissary, and a beautiful farm on the river, with lots of Hispanic hired help. Grandpa couldn’t speak English until his family moved to Arizona when he was six—while in Mexico, both parents spoke and sang in Spanish, always using it as their primary language with the whole family.

His father, Heber, was called to serve a mission to Pennsylvania for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 2 years; the family stayed in Mexico while he served. He traveled without purse or script, relying on the kindness of the people for his physical needs. Grandpa says that his father sometimes slept under railroad cars to get out of the snow, but “Father loved the gospel and was always willing to do whatever he could to build up the Lord’s kingdom”. After his 2-year mission, Heber was then called as mission president, and stayed one more year. Grandpa remembers his mother as always being very supportive of his father’s Church service.

Grandpa has memories of his father and Jim Jesperson singing Spanish duets at church. He says they sang a lot, entertaining for parties, programs, and socials. His father had a beautiful voice.

Grandpa remembers his mother having a talent for writing; she wrote a great deal of beautiful poetry. She also played the organ for parties and for meetings.

Heber Farr took a job managing the building of a railroad for a year in Mexico. Grandpa remembers riding on the back of a burro in an old powder box with holes cut for his legs, going around with his father, who was on a horse, while his father supervised the railroad construction. Grandpa would go all day long in that box—even taking a nap in it when he was tired—being perfectly happy just to stay with “Father”, as he always called his dad.

When Grandpa was about six years old, his family was forced to move. Pancho Via was robbing towns, stores, and flour mills, killing animals, plundering, and harassing, and the Church counseled everyone to leave the colonies in Mexico. Grandpa’s family came out in a wagon train to Binghampton, Arizona, 7 miles out of Tuscon. There they started new farms, digging a canal—by shovel--from 3 miles up the river, the whole community working together on the project.

Grandpa’s father, Heber, was the bishop in Binghampton for 16 years, and Grandma’s father, Charles Sidney Brown, was a counselor to him all that time. Heber was released when he was injured badly by his pet bull in a terrible accident.

While in Mexico, Grandpa’s father was asked by Church leaders to take another wife—all the families there were asked to—and Grandpa’s father and mother talked it over and decided on Hilda Bluth, a young woman living there in the Colonies. Grandpa says that no people in the Church were more dedicated to the gospel than his parents; they were willing to do whatever the Lord and His servants asked them to do.

Grandpa doesn’t ever remember any jealousy or crossness between the two wives. He says they and all their families got along very well. The two wives had 12 children each, and the children would play back and forth at both homes, eat wherever they happened to be, and were treated the same by both mothers. The two houses were right next door to each other, and “Father” spent one night at one house, the next night at the other. Grandpa says the wives were very good friends—their doors were always open, and they talked back and forth to each other all the time. If either wife was sick, the other one would take over, feeding everyone, doing the washing and cleaning, running the households.

Grandpa remembers his home being really happy—no cross voices or fighting. Grandpa says that “Father better not ever hear one of his children talk crossly to either wife! If they did something really wrong, Father got out his pocketknife and would tell them to go get a willow. If they brought too little of a willow, they had to go get another! Father would give them about 3 licks and a talking to.” Grandpa says the talk was worse than the licking—it made him “feel like a genuine bum”, to quote Grandpa. He says, “Father had a way of bringing the Savior into the talk, telling how kind He was and how He helped people.”

If his father had time to read a story, all the children would be wherever he was. He loved to gather all his children around, sitting together to read stories to them in the evenings, and Grandpa remembers him reading aloud some beautiful stories.

When Grandpa was little, he liked any kind of food—no favorites. His mother was a good cook, and cooked whatever they raised in their garden. Also, they always had their own dairy and meat.

Before he went to school every day, Grandpa milked cows with Hal, Aunt Hilda’s (their title for the other wife) boy. Grandpa and Hal would do chores and work together after school, as well, then go to whichever house dinner was ready at first!

Grandpa went to a school that had 4 rooms, divided by curtains, so he could always hear the other classes’ lessons. That school went up to 8th grade, then the students went to Tuscon to high school. Grandpa drove an old Buick and took the kids that needed to go to high school.

Grandma moved to Binghampton about a year after Grandpa did. He remembers how she played baseball and marbles with the boys at recess in grade school. He says she could beat all the boys! When asked if he had always liked Grandma, he chuckled and said, “Who wouldn’t? She was quite a tomboy and more fun than a barrel of monkeys. Everybody liked Grandma!”

Grandpa and his brothers liked to play hookey and go swimming when they were little, so his mother would sew their clothes on them so that they couldn’t take them off—the boys would go swimming anyway, and just stand out in the hot sun until their clothes dried on them before they went near the house!

His father got Grandpa new shoes and overalls to go on a Scout hike; Grandpa got to the end of the lane, hid his new shoes, and went on the hike barefoot. The Scoutmaster was worried, but Grandpa hated shoes and said his feet felt fine. His uncle said that his feet were so tough, Grandpa could walk through a sand burr patch and just put his feet up to a fence and scrape them off when he got to the other side! He went barefoot all the time when he was little—to Primary, to dances, to school. Sometimes he’d get a “pretty good sliver” on those wooden floors, and would have to hobble over to the bench to sit down and get it out.

His mother would skim thick cream off of the milk and rub it on Grandpa’s sore feet and toes when they’d get cracked from going barefoot. Then she’d open the oven door and have him prop his feet up on a blanket-covered board on the oven door before he went to bed—a foot treatment that really helped.

The Farrs had two ponds behind their house in Binghampton, used for water storage and irrigation. Willows hid the ponds from the house, so the boys liked to swim there because their mother couldn’t see them and they could get away with doing it a lot! Later, their father had them build a swimming pool with rocks and cement so that the whole community could come swimming. It was neat and clean, with water running through it and no mud or mess; this was their main entertainment, and the whole community loved it.

Grandpa and Grandma liked to dance together; Grandpa especially liked the two-step and the waltz. They won several waltz contests together. This is how the contests worked: every couple would waltz to start with, then the judges would tap the dancers on the shoulder that they’d want to stay in. When several couples were all that were left, the judges would decide the winners. When Grandpa and Grandma won the dance contests, they would receive a bag of candy as a prize for winning. They’d then pass it around to all the contestants, and only a couple of little pieces would be left by the time it got back to them! When asked if he liked to dance as much as Grandma did, Grandpa laughed and said, “Nobody liked to dance as much as Grandma!”

After finishing high school, Grandpa went to college at Utah State University in Logan for one-half of a year. He really enjoyed college, and planned to study agriculture. He even tried the experience of being in a play while there! However, his college education was cut short when his father was hurt badly in a terrible accident with his pet bull: Heber had bought new overalls, shirt, and hat; then, while wearing them, he went to change the water in the pasture where the bull was. The bull knew him well, but the new clothes must have disguised Father’s appearance and smell, because the bull charged him. Father dodged him around a tree in the pasture until he stumbled—then the bull crushed his chest and “really tore him up”, as Grandpa says, breaking lots of bones and hurting him badly. Father rolled under the fence, but the bull was still trying to get at him when Father’s brother-in-law found him. Father never could do farm work or any heavy work after that; he became the county assessor.

Grandpa’s mother wrote to him at college to inform him of these sad events, telling him how much they needed him at home to help. Grandpa’s older brother, Erron, had gone to the mines in Globe to work, and Grandpa—the second oldest boy—had the farm work fall to him.

Grandpa was always good to his mother. He said she was kind to him and he wanted to be kind back. Mother washed in a big tub heated on a fire with a dasher she lifted up and down; Grandpa hated to see her working so hard and was afraid she’d catch her skirt on fire, so he saved up his money and bought her a washer to make it easier for her.

After coming home from Logan, Grandpa grew onions—he had a contract for them—and one time two little sisters pulled them all up, out of the hotbed. They got a good spanking for that!

Grandpa’s father and President David O. McKay grew up together as children in Utah. The prophet knew Father personally and would stay with Grandpa’s family when coming to Binghampton for conferences, etc.

Grandma was 20 years old and Grandpa was 3 weeks short of 20 when they married. Grandpa worked for an ice cream company for a couple of years before and a couple of years after they were married. He packed the ice cream in ice and drove the ice cream truck. Later, he started making the ice cream—Grandpa thought that was fun! They’d take orders for different kinds, and the owner would tell Grandpa what colors, what molds, etc., to get it ready for the party or whatever occasion. Grandpa could eat all he wanted and would take some home to Grandma. His father would stop by and eat some, too—he loved it. Grandpa said that he himself got to the point that he couldn’t even stand ice cream!

Then, Father asked him to go down to Mexico with the Mexico-Arizona Land Company, of which his father was a partner. Grandpa and Grandma moved to Cine Loa, where Grandpa managed farms of tomatoes, garbanzo beans, and pinto beans for the Mexico-Arizona Land Co.

After working for that company, Grandpa and Grandma came back to Arizona to a town called Fort Low which was 6 miles from Binghampton, and farmed again, raising hay. Grandpa’s father and mother had moved to Provo, Utah by then, and Grandpa and Grandma ended up moving to Provo as well, where he worked for a man named Roy Parks for 7 years, driving a team of 4 horses for him, irrigating and caring for his peach, apple, apricot, and plum orchards, and hauling the fruit all over Utah.

They then moved to Woodruff, Arizona and raised onions, helping his brother-in-law, Elmer, get a farm going. Grandpa was in a play there, playing the part of a black man. He says that Clyde was scared of him and didn’t want to go home with him after the play!

Grandma always said that she was going to have 15 children, and Grandpa said it broke her heart that she was only able to have two. They were delighted to at last get a beautiful daughter, Bess, but then endured so many miscarriages that they lost count of them, and had almost given up ever having any more children. Finally, 8 years later, a son, Clyde, was born. However, he was born prematurely, weighing only 2 ½ pounds, and it was a cold February in Utah. The doctor told them, “Them’s pretty poor potatoes”, and wasn’t very encouraging that their new son would survive.

Grandpa and Grandma put him in a shoe box behind the stove in the kitchen—the warmest spot in the house—and kept the stove red hot, trying to keep him alive. The doctor was very surprised to find Clyde still alive when he came back the next morning. The doctor stayed close by for about a week, watching Grandma and Clyde closely. They fed him with an eyedropper at first, and he gradually gained weight and became strong and healthy.

Bess and Clyde were always very devoted to each other. Bess got Clyde ready for school, fixed his breakfast, etc., while Grandma milked in the mornings, and always took great care of him. Grandma liked to work outside on the farm, so Bess often tended Clyde. Clyde says that he was 10 or 11 years old before he realized he didn’t have two mothers, and he sent Bess Mother’s Day cards for years!

Grandma was the parent who did the disciplining when it was necessary—“the spanking and the talking to”, as Grandpa says. She was strict with the children and expected them to do what she told them. Clyde says he never remembers Grandpa spanking him. Grandpa would take Clyde out working with him a lot; Clyde would ride with him on the tractor and fall asleep, staying until Grandpa came in for lunch. Clyde says he never remembers his father being cross; he was always good-natured and pleasant, and extremely honest.

When they lived in Utah, Rudolph had his horses in pulling contests, which were a big thing back then. For the pull, you’d hitch 2 horses up to a loaded wagon, yell “Pull!”, and the horses had to pull the loaded wagon 3 feet past a line. Grandpa would sit on a seat behind the horses and talk to them—didn’t yell, just talk—while they pulled. Grandpa won the contest 3 years in a row. Because he also won a big 3-state contest, he was asked to go to England for a pulling contest there. However, the war broke out, so he couldn’t go. He was proud of the ribbon and plaque he’d won, though. Grandpa had a horse named Cap that he said no horse could ever outpull.

Grandpa trained his horses every night after work, adding a little more and a little more to their load, until they could barely budge it. Grandma would go watch him in the pulling contests, and his father would love to come and watch, too. Grandpa said his father would get so engrossed in “pushing” for Grandpa’s team that he’d push everyone off the bench while he watched, not even realizing what he was doing!

Grandpa bought an International truck and started trucking, hauling fruit one way, and hauling coal back. He and his brother, Hal, worked together. But, he had to be gone all the time, and didn’t like that.

So, they moved down to Mesa, AZ and got a dairy. They started with 12 or 14 cows—not very good ones, according to Grandpa—and built up a nice herd from there. Bess, Clyde, Grandpa, and Grandma milked by hand. They had a farm and dairy out on Baseline Road, and lived there for a long time. They got up to about 150 cows, milking them by machine. After Bess married, she and her husband, Tom, lived on a farm near Grandpa and Grandma.

Clyde married Lucille Fuller and went into the Air Force. When he returned 4 years later, he and Grandpa bought a dairy in Casa Grande, Arizona. Bess and Tom bought a dairy there, as well. They increased that herd to 500 cows. After several years, they sold the dairy for a cattle ranch near Eureka, Nevada, called The Willows Ranch. They loved it there, but the price of cattle dropped, and after several years they lost it. They then moved to different farms and ranches in Nevada, eventually ending up raising alfalfa hay as partners with Clyde and Lucille on a farm in Antelope Valley, between Austin and Battle Mountain, NV, where Grandpa and Grandma lived for about 20-25 years, until their deaths.

Clyde was impressed that whenever there was a tragedy—financial, or a big fire, or whatever—Grandpa never let it bother him, or at least never showed that it did. He just said, “Well, I guess we’ve got to start over.” And he would. He was an extremely hard worker, as was Grandma, and would just dive in, rebuilding after any tragedy.

While they were living in Antelope Valley, one night a fire ignited in the haystacks by their bunkhouse, and soon was out of control, burning their saddles, food storage, pictures and library, generator, machinery, hay stacks, fuel tanks, and much other family storage. Grandpa never said much about the loss; he just acted grateful that no one was hurt or killed, and continued on with his hard work.

Grandpa remembers going out to milk the cows when Clyde was young and hearing Clyde singing at the top of his voice. He laughed and said that he could hear Clyde’s singing 40 acres away! Grandpa said he’d be down in the fields changing the water and could hear Clyde singing. Clyde remembers Grandpa—and Grandma—singing a lot when he was little. Grandpa also remembers how, when Clyde was little, he used to go out and rope the cows while Grandpa milked. Grandpa chuckled about how Clyde would rope them over and over, but the cows didn’t seem to mind!

Clyde tells how Grandpa kept Bess and him laughing so hard during meals that they hardly ever finished a meal for laughing, tears streaming down their faces. Grandpa had funny names for all the cows, all Besses’ boyfriends, and all Clyde’s friends. Grandpa didn’t tell jokes, but he had a very quick wit, and a knack for saying hilarious things with a perfectly straight face—something that his children and grandchildren enjoyed immensely!

Clyde says that he and Bess spent their whole lives at home laughing, because of the funny little things Grandpa was always saying. Grandpa and Grandma seldom played or vacationed, but Clyde says they always had a great time working together. Grandpa’s wit and fun sense of humor really made life and home fun for them. His children and grandchildren loved him to pieces!

He was a very hard worker and expected a lot out of others, but one word of praise from him made a person feel so good that any amount of hard work was worth it! Grandpa’s compliments were treasured, and his high opinion greatly valued. He had a gift for making each individual person feel special. He was a good and noble man, and we, his posterity, honor him, love him, and look forward to being with him again one day.

DEATH: Near Battle Mountain.

Elna BROWN [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born on 20 Jun 1904 in Mancos, Montezuma, Colorado, United States. She died on 31 Dec 1987 in Antelope Valley, Lander, Nevada, United States. She was buried in Antelope Valley, Lander, Nevada, United States. Elna married Rudolph FARR on 8 Oct 1923 in Binghamton, Pima, Arizona, United States.

Elna was counted in a census 3 in 1910 in Bluff, San Juan, Utah, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Bessie FARR was born on 5 Jul 1924. She died on 31 Jul 2000.
  M ii Clyde Rudolph FARR was born on 1 Feb 1932. He died on 30 Sep 2007.

Forest Leon FREEMAN [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 3 Sep 1917 in Monroe, Indiana, United States. He died 3, 4 on 8 Dec 1988 in Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana, United States. Forest married Mildred Irene FARR about 1939 in Indiana, United States.

Mildred Irene FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 17 Aug 1916 in Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana, United States. She died 3, 4 on 2 Mar 2005 in Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana, United States. Mildred married Forest Leon FREEMAN about 1939 in Indiana, United States.

Mildred was counted in a census 5 in 1930 in Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana, United States.


Thomas J. FARR Jr. [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2, 3 on 4 Dec 1923 in Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana, United States. He died 4 in May 1985. He was buried 5 in Tucker, DeKalb, Georgia, United States. Thomas married Anna Louise CLINE about 1947 in United States.

Thomas was counted in a census 6 in 1940 in Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana, United States.

Tom was in the Battle of the Bulge in WWII, the 2nd attack on Pork Chop Hill in the Korean conflict. He was, at retirement, the Director of Real Estate for the Kroger Co.

Thomas J Jr Farr, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"
Name:Thomas J Jr Farr
Name (Original):FARR THOMAS J JR
Event Type:Military Service
Event Date:04 Mar 1943
Term of Enlistment:Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Event Place:Ft Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, United States
Residence Place:
Race:
Citizenship Status:
Birth Year:1923
Birthplace:INDIANA
Education Level:2 years of college
Civilian Occupation:
Marital Status:Single, without dependents
Military Rank:Private
Army Branch:No branch assignment
Army Component:Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source Reference:Civil Life
Serial Number:35095208
Affiliate Publication Title:Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946
Affiliate ARC Identifier:1263923
Box Film Number:08943.316

Anna Louise CLINE 1 was born 2 in 1925. She died 3 in 2002. Anna married Thomas J. FARR Jr. about 1947 in United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Gary FARR.
  F ii Sandra FARR.

Rev. Charles Edward "Chuck" FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 19 Aug 1925 in Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana, United States. He died 3 on 16 Mar 2007 in Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana, United States. He was buried 4 on 21 Mar 2007 in Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana, United States. Chuck married Margaret CLARK "Maggie".

Chuck was counted in a census 5 in 1940 in Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana, United States.

Margaret "Maggie" CLARK.


Charles ANDERSON was born 1 on 14 May 1896 in Battle Creek, Madison, Nebraska, United States. He died 2 on 28 Mar 1947 in Cheyenne, Laramie, Wyoming, United States. He was buried 3 on 31 Mar 1947 in Ogallala Cemetery, Keith, Nebraska, United States. Charles married Pearl Malinda PERSONS on 17 Dec 1921 in Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska, United States.

Pearl Malinda PERSONS [scrapbook] was born on 20 Nov 1896 in Spencer, Boyd, Nebraska, United States. She died on 22 Dec 1986 in Ogallala, Keith, Nebraska, United States. She was buried on 24 Dec 1986 in Ogallala Cemetery, Keith, Nebraska, United States. Pearl married Charles ANDERSON on 17 Dec 1921 in Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska, United States.

Other marriages:
FARR, George Ray

Pearl Malinda Persons and her sister Nellie Alice persons married two Farr brothers. George Ray Farr and Cyrus Thomas Farr.


Dewey Ray FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 7 Jan 1920 in Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska, United States. He died 3, 4 on 19 Jun 1988 in Hastings, Mills, Iowa, United States. He was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Madison, Nebraska, United States. Dewey married Lillian Louise FALLIN on 28 Dec 1949.

Dewey was counted in a census 5 in 1920 in Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska, United States. He was counted in a census 6 in 1930 in Ogallala, Keith, Nebraska, United States.

Lillian Louise FALLIN was born 1, 2 on 8 Sep 1930 in Byers, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States. She died 3, 4 on 1 Feb 2007 in Byers, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States. She was buried on 4 Feb 2007 in Aurora, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States. Lillian married Dewey Ray FARR on 28 Dec 1949.


Elvin Ardean "Lefty" SYBRANT was born 1 on 22 Nov 1909 in Rock, Nebraska, United States. He died 2 on 12 Mar 1995 in Powell, Park, Wyoming, United States. He was buried 3 on 18 Mar 1995 in Keith, Nebraska, United States. Lefty married 4 Hazel Ina FARR on 24 Jan 1944 in Nebraska, United States.

Hazel Ina FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 23 Feb 1916 in Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska, United States. She died 2 on 1 Jul 1990 in Ogallala, Keith, Nebraska, United States. She was buried 3 on 7 Jul 1990 in Ogallala Cemetery, Keith, Nebraska, United States. Hazel married 4 Elvin Ardean SYBRANT "Lefty" on 24 Jan 1944 in Nebraska, United States.

Hazel was counted in a census 5 in 1920 in Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska, United States. She was counted in a census 6 in 1930 in Ogallala, Keith, Nebraska, United States.


Jerry SLADKEY [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 22 Apr 1910 in Czechoslovakia. He died 3, 4 on 11 May 1985 in Granite City, Madison, Illinois, United States. Jerry married 5 Florence Eva FARR "Sally" on 27 Mar 1948.

Florence Eva "Sally" FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 30 Mar 1915 in Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska, United States. She died 3 on 26 May 2002 in Rapid City, Pennington, South Dakota, United States. She was buried 4 on 30 May 2002 in Maryville, Madison, Illinois, United States. Sally married 5 Jerry SLADKEY on 27 Mar 1948.

Sally was counted in a census 6 in 1920 in Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska, United States. She was counted in a census 7 in 1930 in Ogallala, Keith, Nebraska, United States.


George Franklin FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 3 Sep 1847 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. George married 2, 3 Mary LEE on 15 May 1871 in Chicopee, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

George was counted in a census 4 in 1850 in Chicopee, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

Mary LEE was born in 1849 in England, United Kingdom. She died 1 on 10 May 1915 in Easthampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. She was buried on 12 May 1915 in Chicopee Falls, Chicopee, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 2, 3 George Franklin FARR on 15 May 1871 in Chicopee, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i
George FARR Jr. was born 1 on 24 Nov 1873 in Attleborough City, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

George was counted in a census 2 in 1900 in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F ii
Etta FARR was born 1 on 23 Dec 1876 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 3 May 1877 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.
  F iii Anna FARR was born on 23 Feb 1878.
  F iv Emma FARR was born on 9 Jun 1881. She died on 22 Feb 1945.
  F v Maybelle Gertrude FARR was born on 17 Aug 1883. She died on 17 Jul 1947.
  M vi Henry Thomas FARR was born on 20 Jan 1887. He died in Nov 1980.
  F vii Mary FARR was born on 9 Dec 1888.
  F viii Florence M FARR was born on 16 Dec 1890. She died on 2 Oct 1934.

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