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


Floyd Ernest FARR [Parents] [scrapbook]-8585 was born 1 on 20 Sep 1892 in Proctorsville, Windsor, Vermont, United States. He died on 4 Dec 1965 in St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut, United States from of a pulmonary abscess. Floyd married 2 (MRIN:3791) Vera Marion LOUCKS-8586 on 1 Jun 1933 in Woodstock, Windsor, Vermont, United States.

From the research of Linda Farr Welch:

News About Uncle Floyd: Proctorsville, 4 Feb., 1901: “Floyd Farr was quite badly hurt last week Wednesday when he was riding on Pollard's order team, the sleigh swung and throwing him so as to cut his hip. A doctor was called who took three stitches in the wound.” -1 June, 1906: “Floyd Farr received a severe blow and cut on the forehead last week at school playing ball. Harry Gammon was batting the ball and in some way struck Floyd, cutting a gash that required seven stitches to close. It was his first day at school, too, after having survived the measles.” -5 Sept., 1907, “Maud Mack and Floyd Farr have been visiting their Aunt, Mrs. Fred Williams, in Rutland the past week.” -24 March, 1910: “Floyd Farr, who works in the card room at Murdock's mill had a narrow escape from a serious accident Tuesday. While cleaning the belt his arm was caught, throwing him on the floor and cutting his face and head in several places, requiring stitches in two of the cuts.” - 31 March, 1910: “Floyd Farr, who was hurt in the mill last week is getting along nicely. Last Saturday he was happily surprised and pleased to receive a shower of postcards, 75 in number; also fruit, flowers and confectionery. Floyd as well as his parents are very grateful to all who contributed to his pleasure.”

- 28 Dec., 1911:“The 'Old New Hampshire Home,' played by the Proctorsville Dramatic Club at the Opera House was a decided success and was better liked than any play yet given by the group. Walter Norton portrayed the farmer with great success; Wm. Sinnott acted the part of the villain finely and Victor Bean also good. Floyd Farr looked the part of the country boy while Will Parker caused many to laugh in his part as Mickey Mullins the traveling tinker. Wm. Lawrence was fine as a Hebrew glazier and Frank Wallace was very good as the villain's accomplice. Many words of praise were heard of Mae Norton's portrayal of the farmer's daughter. Stella McNulty acted in her usual capable way; Hannah Johnson looked the part of a farmer's wife. Hazel Norton as 'Muffins' acted her part to perfection. Music was furnished by the Johnson Seff orchestra of Rutland. Too much cannot be said in praise of this orchestra. The Proctorsville Dramatic club is surely carrying out its ambition of giving to the people of Proctorsville the best there is in drama and music. Admission was only 25 cents for this fine production.” - 8 Oct., 1914: “Floyd Farr has returned from Ludlow and gone to work in the mill in Proctorsville.”

-24 Aug., 1916: "Floyd Farr, Robert Fitton, Frank Wallace, Walter Norton and Al Ordway -all members of the M. W. A. gave their neighbor Clifton Barber a lift with his haying Saturday afternoon and Sunday, getting in nearly 20 loads. Ed Martin of Cavendish also helped with his team. Mr. Barber stepped on a rusty nail which has laid him up for some time. 'A friend in need is a friend indeed.' “ - 5 Oct., 1916: “Lloyd McNulty and Floyd Farr have gone to North Billerica, Mass., where they have employment.” - 14 June, 1917: “Floyd Farr of Billerica, Mass., is spending his vacation at his home here.” - 15 Sept., 1917: "Floyd Farr of Billerica spent Thursday night with his parents while on his way to be examined at Woodstock being called on selective service active list.” - 18 Oct., 1917: "Floyd Farr, who has been working in Billerica for some time, has returned home to Proctorsville for the winter.” - 12 Sept., 1918: “Floyd Farr returned to Dalton, Massachuestts to work Monday, after spending a few days at his home here.”

In early 1921, Floyd was living and working in Claremont, NH and often came home to Proctorsville to visit with his brother Leon and family. In May of 1921, Floyd was living and working in Lincoln, NH. -17 April, 1925: Floyd Farr spent Easter at Colin Bills at Tarbell Hill."


Floyd m. 1 June, 1933 Vera Marion Loucks of Rutland, Vt. (b. 28 April, 1910, dau. of ---).  They  removed first to Weathersfield, Vt., then  to Billerica, Mass., and finally settled at Hartford, Conn.


Memories of Linda M. Welch:
"Uncle Floyd and Aunt Vera were never able to have children for some reason and it was a shame- they would have made wonderful parents. I remember my Uncle Floyd so well- some of my fondest memories of a child growing up on our farm in North Poultney included my association with Uncle Floyd and Aunt Vera. Floyd was of a thin stature and a very jolly and creative man. He turned bald quite early in life- but he was still handsome. He loved to come up to our farm and visit because it was a joy for him to turn back the pages of time and relive his youth in company with his young nieces and his nephew. He used to take us out around the far-reaches of our 200 acre farm in the woods on "excursions". I was only about five or six years old and I thought our farm was a world all to itself! When we were with Uncle Floyd, were like a troupe of scouts with their grand leader and no doubt we would have followed him to the end of the earth. He used to have us pick the long cattails in the marsh and dry them all and then at night we would go outside and light them up and use them as torches to help light our way. He taught my brother and I how to use our imaginations- pretending, for example, that by placing medium-sized rocks on the ground in shapes of how one would draw a house with rooms - we could actually have our own houses and make-believe anything we wanted. Because we were poor, we never had very many toys. Uncle Floyd taught us how to use the silverware- knives, forks & spoons as soldiers in the army, so we could fight pretend battles. My brother had a spoon my father had brought back from the army with the words US Army engraved on the handle. He called this soldier "US The Great Fighter!" My mother thought Uncle Floyd indulged our fancy too much, but she enjoyed his visits too. Aunt Vera was his mate. She was kind, gentle and subdued- unlike Floyd. We always dreaded Friday nights and "passing out the ice-cream time", for it was Vera who was in charge of divvying out everyone's share. She was always stingy with the ice-cream- we each got only two scoops! When my father used to 'dish out the ice-cream" a whole half-gallon was split up by the family and consumed at one sitting! Vera was a loving person nevertheless, and she thought of us as her own and treated us accordingly. Whenever they came to visit, it was usually for a week or two, and one of the most joyous times of anticipation. I remember I was about 14 years old when my father and mother were called to Hartford, Connecticut with the news that something had happened to both Uncle Floyd and Aunt Vera. We were never told what it was- just that mom and dad had to go down and clean out their apartment, make arrangements, etc. Mom and Dad never went away from home and it will always be something that stuck in my memory. I knew it must have been something bad or my mother would have told me. I know that Floyd and Vera would never be coming to visit anymore, and I was deeply saddened by the loss. To this day, I do not know the particulars of their passing, but am committed to some day taking the time to go to Hartford, Connecticut and find out. They were loved.

Vera d. at Hartford, Connecticut, March, 1965. (her SS # 044-26-0265)

Floyd E. Farr d. of bronchial pneumonia after a pulmonary abscess, at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut, 4 Dec., 1965 (age 73).

Both Floyd and Vera are buried in Proctorsville in the Hillcrest cemetery.

Vera Marion LOUCKS [scrapbook]-8586 was born 1 on 28 Apr 1910 in Hermon, St. Lawrence, New York, United States. She died 2 in Mar 1965 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Vera married 3 (MRIN:3791) Floyd Ernest FARR-8585 on 1 Jun 1933 in Woodstock, Windsor, Vermont, United States.


Russell Henry FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-8589 was born 2 on 9 May 1910 in Proctorsville, Windsor, Vermont, United States. He died 3, 4 on 6 Feb 1976 in Fair Haven, Rutland, Vermont, United States. Russell married (MRIN:3792) Margaret Bridget KING "Peggy"-8592 on 5 Nov 1937 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, 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]-8592 was born 1 on 4 Feb 1908 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 5 Apr 1974 in Fair Haven, Rutland, Vermont, United States from of cancer. Peggy married (MRIN:3792) Russell Henry FARR-8589 on 5 Nov 1937 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, 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.

They had the following children.

  F i Mary Susan FARR-8595.
  F ii Lillian Maybelle FARR-8596.
  F iii Linda Margaret FARR (twin)-8597.
  M iv Russell H. FARR (twin) DNA Participant #133892-8598.

Augustine Louis DASHNER-8593 was born 1 on 21 Mar 1907 in Ludlow, Windsor, Vermont, United States. Augustine married (MRIN:3793) Susan FARR-8590. The marriage ended in divorce.

Susan FARR [Parents] 1-8590 was born on 27 Dec 1911 in Proctorsville, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She died on 10 Dec 1992 in Fort Myers, Lee, Florida, United States. Susan married (MRIN:3793) Augustine Louis DASHNER-8593. The marriage ended in divorce.

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-8594.

Susan FARR [Parents] 1-8590 was born on 27 Dec 1911 in Proctorsville, Windsor, Vermont, United States. She died on 10 Dec 1992 in Fort Myers, Lee, Florida, United States. Susan married (MRIN:3794) John CANINO-8594. The marriage ended in divorce.

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.


Russell H. FARR (twin) DNA Participant #133892 [Parents]-8598.

Linda M. JONES-10984.


Levi Barney FARR [Parents]-8599 was born in 1810 in New Hampshire, United States. He died on 27 Dec 1896 in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. Levi married (MRIN:3796) Betsey Cutter PRIEST-8601 on 19 Nov 1832 in Marlow, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Other marriages:
CRAIG, Mary G.

Betsey Cutter PRIEST-8601 was born 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 (MRIN:3796) Levi Barney FARR-8599 on 19 Nov 1832 in Marlow, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i
Eunice FARR-8602 was born in 1834 in New Hampshire, United States.

Levi Barney FARR [Parents]-8599 was born in 1810 in New Hampshire, United States. He died on 27 Dec 1896 in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. Levi married (MRIN:3797) Mary G. CRAIG-8603 on 7 Jan 1841 in New Hampton, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States.

Other marriages:
PRIEST, Betsey Cutter

Mary G. CRAIG-8603 was born in 1801 in New Hampshire, United States. Mary married (MRIN:3797) Levi Barney FARR-8599 on 7 Jan 1841 in New Hampton, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States.


Almon TANDY-8605 was born 1 on 27 Jul 1821 in Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. He died 2, 3 on 6 Jan 1905 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. Almon married (MRIN:3798) Mary Lurinda FARR-8600 on 25 Jan 1849 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

Mary Lurinda FARR [Parents] [scrapbook]-8600 was born 1 in 1831 in New Hampshire, United States. She died 2 on 27 Jan 1871 in New Hampshire, United States. Mary married (MRIN:3798) Almon TANDY-8605 on 25 Jan 1849 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

From the research of Linda Farr Welch:

Mary Lurinda, b. 1831. She m. Almon Tandy (b. 27 July, 1821, son of William & Betsey Tandy of Goshen, NH). In 1860, they were farming in the Mill Village community in Goshen. Almon's parents William (age 79) and Betsey (age 79) were living with them. The Tandy farm was valued at $2,800 in 1860. Mary Farr Tandy d. 27 Jan., 1871 (age 40). Deacon Tandy m. 2nd, Julia A. Nichols (b. Bradford, NH, 10 July, 1828, dau. of Benjamin & Clarissa (Ayer) Nichols). Julia d. 18 March, 1900. Deacon Tandy d. 6 Jan., 1903. (Children: (1), Ella L. (b. 1852); (2) Oren Elmer, b. 1858); and Alice (b. 1864). When the 1900 census was taken, Almon Tandy was a widower, and was boarding with Fred and Lucie A. Lowe in Goshen, NH.


Oren Eleazer FARR [Parents] 1-8606 was born on 26 Oct 1838 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. He died in 1935 in New Hampshire, United States. Oren married (MRIN:3799) Ellen M. SPAULDING-8614 on 2 Aug 1859 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.

From the research of Linda Farr Welch:
Oren was a soldier of the Civil War. He was 23 years old when he enlisted from Goshen, 15 Sept., 1862, in Co. "F", 16th Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteers. He mustered out with the company at Concord, NH, 20 Aug., 1863. They farmed in Goshen. He served as a deacon of the Baptist Church in Goshen for many years.

Ellen M. SPAULDING-8614 was born on 22 Aug 1840 in New Hampshire, United States. She died on 5 Aug 1919 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. Ellen married (MRIN:3799) Oren Eleazer FARR-8606 on 2 Aug 1859 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States.


Henry Thomas BROOKS-8615 was born on 26 Oct 1837 in Fairfield, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States. Henry married (MRIN:3800) Alice Maria Gunnison FARR-8607 on 24 Nov 1860 in Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States.

Alice Maria Gunnison FARR [Parents] 1, 2-8607 was born on 24 Dec 1840 in Goshen, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. Alice married (MRIN:3800) Henry Thomas BROOKS-8615 on 24 Nov 1860 in Bridgeton, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States.

From the research of Linda Farr Welch:
In 1880 they were living in Fairfield (Cumberland Co) New Jersey. They removed west to Colorado where they were farmers when the 1900 census was taken. Alice d. in La Junta, Colorado, 28 Aug., 1910. (Six children: Emma L. Husted, Nellie F. Husted, Rachel B. Husted, Oren E. Husted, b. NJ, Nov., 1870); William D. Husted, and Henry Husted, b. NJ, Dec., 1876).

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