Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Morrill Spencer FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 13 Mar 1910 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He was christened on 24 Mar 1910 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died 2 on 26 Jan 1996 in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States. Morrill married 3 Thalis JACKSON on 6 Jun 1936 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Morrill was counted in a census 4 on 28 Apr 1910 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

Spence Farr attended school in Utah completing his engineering degree at the University of Utah. He was on the pistol team. He loved to hunt & fish having spent many summers up the weber river at his father's cabin at holiday park. He moved to California with his family. In 1936 with $150 and air, he, his father, Morrill newton and brother Dick started the Farr company. Today it employs 700-800 people with 60 million in sales. They have sales world wide in the filter business. He loves golf, hunting & fly fishing. Spencer has been involved with service as president of the Rotarian Club in El Segundo, Cal. and chairman of a United Way committee. He has also served as a chairman of the boy scouts jamboree.

Some remembrances of his son, David Jackson Farr. `I can remember at age 12 going on a horseback ride with my father and Dave Freed to a lake in the Uintahs fishing. I went on several duck hunting and fishing trips with him giving us a close relationship. He taught me the value of work by paying me a hundred dollars to paint the long wooden fence that stretched around our 3/4 acre home in Westchester every summer for two to three summers. I can remember working under the hot sun applying the paint and listening to major league baseball games. My dad attended some of my basketball and baseball games. In one game we lost where I'd made a perfect throw to home plate from right field to nail a sliding runner. On the way home I broke down and cried with my dad putting his hand on my shoulder for comfort. He has been a good example of hard work, success, honesty and other virtues to me in life.'

CENSUS: Age 2 months, son of Morrill and Jean Farr.

DEATH: Online record says the 25th.

Thalis JACKSON was born 1 on 3 Apr 1911 in Parker, Fremont, Idaho, United States. She was christened on 14 May 1911 in Parker, Fremont, Idaho, United States. She died 2 on 22 Dec 2001 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. Thalis married 3 Morrill Spencer FARR on 6 Jun 1936 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Thalis Farr was one of 10 children, 7 surviving, raised in rural Idaho. She came with her family to California in the 1920's. In school she enjoyed journalism and English writing for her high school paper. She worked in a bank. Her hobbies are home centered with flower arranging and other homemaking skills high on the list. She served in cub scouting and relief society. A very kind person that is never heard to speak ill of another.

Some remembrances of her son David Jackson Farr, `she represented to me a woman of kindness, soft and loving. It was always reassuring to me that she was home when I would get there ready to have something to eat and to play. When I was sick she was there to comfort and take care of me. I can remember her nursing me when I had scarlet fever and when I cut my head open in fall on some rocks. She taught me kindness towards others, honest, respect for our country and other virtues I may possess. Always proud and supportive of me when I was involved in church or school activities. I can remember her disappointment when I didn't do well and once when I failed to show up for a seminary graduation. I laid her low with emotion when at sixteen I took an unscheduled trip to Mexico with a friend without telling her. I never remember her as severe or harsh with me nor do I remember her being critical of others. I always felt secure in her love and admiration of me.'

Thalis or Teddy as he was known was born in Parker, Idaho to henry and Mary Jane Jackson. She had happy memories of a childhood spent on an acre lot with apple trees, a canal in back and lots of love in a close knit family. Thalis graduated from manual arts high school in 1929 and then went to salt lake with the rest of the family to attend LDS business college. She came back to los Angeles where she worked for the Los Angeles Examiner. She had studied journalism and wanted to be a writer. However her job had nothing to do with news or journalism. She later worked at security pacific bank for five years as a secretary. She married Morrill Spencer Farr on June 6, 1936 and later sealed in the Los Angeles temple on July 5, 1962.

Thalis was an outstanding secretary and very good in arithmetic. While her father served in the Wilshire ward bishopric she helped him keep his records in order and typed correspondence. She was a secretary in the primary organization, a den mother and helped Spencer in his boy scout activities. She had a great talent for homemaking, for activities with her hands, sewed beautifully, and made exquisite floral arrangements. She used these talents as work director in the relief society. She and her husband were very generous in helping others being very successful in the Farr company business. (Jackson family history).

They had the following children.

  M i David Jackson FARR CLU CHFC, DNA Participant #14723.
  M ii Alan Spencer FARR.
  F iii Teresa FARR.
  M iv Gerald Anthony FARR.

David Jackson FARR CLU CHFC, DNA Participant #14723 [Parents].

Patricia Joyce LESUEUR.

They had the following children.

  M i Michael David FARR.
  F ii Stephanie FARR.
  F iii Alisa Danielle FARR.
  M iv Jason Spencer FARR.

Morrill Newton FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2, 3 on 17 Jun 1885 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He was christened on 5 Nov 1885 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He died 4 on 24 Nov 1949 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. He was buried in 1949 in Jackson, Oregon, United States. Morrill married 5 Jean SPENCER on 23 Jun 1909 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. The marriage ended in divorce.

Morrill was counted in a census 6 in 1900 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He was counted in a census 7 on 28 Apr 1910 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

M.N. Farr as he was known was very strong and enjoyed the out of doors, fishing and hunting. Once when car slid off of bridge he lifted it back up. He quit school about the 8th grade to work delivering ice as his family was not well off. He met Jean Farr at Jenny's near Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He courted her for five years before being married in Salt Lake temple in 1909. He owned a little electric shop until joining Howells Motor Company in 1921. He owned property up weber canyon out of Oakley in Holiday park and there had a cabin built in 1920. The snows of 1921 knocked it down and after urging by his family they rebuilt it in 1921.

The family came to Berkley, California for a couple of years. After moving back to Salt Lake they came to Los Angeles. After working for the Howell Motor Company here he started the Farr Company with his sons, Spencer and Richard in 1937. In the meantime he was divorced from his wife and remarried subsequently. The Farr company specialized in air coolers and filters for trains and planes. He died in 1949 at the age of 65 after suffering from heart problems.

CENSUS: Age 14 and listed as a grandson of Lorin Farr.

CENSUS: Age 24. Wife Jean.

Jean SPENCER was born on 16 Jun 1888 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She died on 30 Apr 1975 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. She was buried about 6 May 1975 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. Jean married 1 Morrill Newton FARR on 23 Jun 1909 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. The marriage ended in divorce.

Jean was counted in a census 2 on 28 Apr 1910 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

CENSUS: Age 21.

They had the following children.

  M i Morrill Spencer FARR was born on 13 Mar 1910. He died on 26 Jan 1996.
  F ii Frances Jean FARR was born on 14 Jun 1913. She died on 31 Mar 1997.
  M iii Richard Spencer FARR was born on 21 May 1915. He died on 16 Aug 1988.

Alan Spencer FARR [Parents].

Other marriages:
COOPER, Jeanette

Carol Ann KANDT.


Alan Spencer FARR [Parents].

Other marriages:
KANDT, Carol Ann

Jeanette COOPER.


John Cushman FISTERE.

Teresa FARR [Parents].


Gerald Anthony FARR [Parents].

Jana Diane FACK.


Newton FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2, 3 on 31 May 1856 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He died 4 on 16 Jun 1921 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He was buried 5 on 18 Jun 1921 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. Newton married 6 Martha DAVIS on 19 Oct 1882 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

Newton was counted in a census 7 in 1900 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He was counted in a census 8 on 20 Apr 1910 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

This son of Lorin Farr and Nancy Bailey Chase was very strong physically and athletic. He once boxed as a last minute substitute in a professional fight in San Francisco and beat his opponent. Defended a German immigrant in Salt Lake once against whom three men were threatening. He liked fly fishing and may have worked as a deputy sheriff and in mining. Less active in the church which was his heritage not much to this date is known.

Family home salt lake city, Utah. Was a seventy in the LDS church; missionary to England 1880-82. Deputy sheriff of Weber county. Interested in and helped develop many mines.

CENSUS: Age 44 traveling salesman and listed as son of Lorin Farr.

CENSUS: Age 53. Wife Martha.

Martha DAVIS [scrapbook] was born 1 on 15 May 1863 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She died 2 on 14 Dec 1929 in Battle Mountain, Lander, Nevada, United States. She was buried 3 on 18 Dec 1929 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. Martha married 4 Newton FARR on 19 Oct 1882 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

Martha was counted in a census 5 on 20 Apr 1910 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

Martha was a very private person and stayed to the duties of her home being a very immaculate housekeeper.

CENSUS: Age 46.

They had the following children.

  F i Ethel Labelle FARR was born on 17 Sep 1883. She died on 6 Oct 1965.
  M ii Morrill Newton FARR was born on 17 Jun 1885. He died on 24 Nov 1949.
  F iii Leah FARR was born on 12 Oct 1887. She died in Jan 1979.
  F iv
Martha FARR [scrapbook] was born 1, 2, 3 on 6 Mar 1891 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She died 4, 5, 6 on 5 Jan 1892 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States from of meningitis.

Valentine John BURKE was born 1 on 14 Feb 1909 in Russell Gulch, Gilpin, Colorado, United States. He died 2 on 16 Nov 1976 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. Valentine married 3 Frances Jean FARR on 30 Mar 1935 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Frances Jean FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 14 Jun 1913 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She died 2 on 31 Mar 1997 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. She was buried in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. Frances married 3 Valentine John BURKE on 30 Mar 1935 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.


Richard Spencer FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 21 May 1915 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died 2 on 16 Aug 1988 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. He was buried on 28 Aug 1988 in Holiday Park, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. Richard married 3 Marjorie ANDERSON on 6 Aug 1937 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Other marriages:
KALEN, Cecille Kathleen
MORGAN, Betty Lou

Richard Spencer Farr was a very successful engineer and inventor of Farr company products in the air filtration field. He was also a successful salesman of Farr products and helped the company reach prominence in its field. He had a very strong personality needing to dominate situations which caused some friction between his brother, Spence and himself in the business. He had a hard time letting go of the running of the business when it became necessary to turn it over to another chief executive, Allan Foy. Dad felt he held up the progress of the company for about 8 years. Despite this limitation he was a very entertaining personality always ready with a funny story or joke. He was married three times his first two wives dying. He had five children-Linda, Susan, Richard, Carol and Julie. Richard is the only one active in the business. Although a baptized Mormon he was not active. After a memorial service in Los Angeles, dad held one in Holiday Park on Sunday, August 28, 1988 and his ashes were scattered on the first crossing of the fish lake trail where it intersects with dry creek.

Marjorie ANDERSON was born on 12 Nov 1912. She died on 26 Jul 1961 in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States. Marjorie married 1 Richard Spencer FARR on 6 Aug 1937 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Linda FARR.
  F ii Susan FARR.
  M iii Richard Loren FARR.
  F iv Carol FARR.
  F v Julie FARR.

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