Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Aaron Lavon FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 14 Dec 1903 in Lewisville, Jefferson, Idaho, United States. He died 2 on 24 Sep 1979 in Plumas, California, United States. Aaron married Gladys Mae SCHROEDER on 11 Apr 1923.

Someone has said that when an elderly person dies, it is like a library burning to the ground. This statement appears to apply to Lavon because at this point there is a frustrating lack of detailed information available to us on this good and decent man. Those who knew him intimately have preceded him in death.

Lavon was born 14 December 1903, the last child born to William and Anna Hansen Farr.

His family moved from Idaho to Gridley California when he was four years old. His father would have taught him the satisfaction of hard work. He unquestionably learned to fish and hunt with his father, brothers and cousins. Numerous pictures give evidence of their huge success and their enjoyed camaraderie on these ventures.

How Lavon met Gladys Mae Schroeder, born 7 May 1903 is not known. She was born in Colusa, thirty miles to the west of Gridley. She was very pretty, soft spoken, as was Lavon. They made a handsome couple. They were married 11 April 1923. They had no children, but a nephew Jack Nielson, said Lavon spent a lot of time with him and that when it came to hunting and fishing, his Uncle Lavon filled the roll of father since Jack's own father had no interest in those sports. Lavon looked out for Jack's safety and saw that he had the best spots for hunting and fishing.

It was Lavon and Gladys who gave up their privacy and moved into his parent's home to care for Will after Anna died.

For many years Lavon was co-owner with his brother Clarence, of the Farr Brothers Sand and Gravel business. During World War II, both brothers and their wives moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where they worked in the shipyards. Lavon was employed as a heavy equipment operator and feminine, quiet Gladys was an overhead welder. After spending a few years in Gridley after the war, the brothers and their wives moved to Quincy, California up in the beautiful wooded Plumas County area where they operated a Dodge/Plymouth auto agency for several years. They later again returned to Gridley.

Lavon and Gladys, together with a close friend, were on a hunting trip near Lake Almanor in Plumas County, a place and activity that Lavon loved, when he suffered a fatal heart attack on 24 September 1979.

Gladys lived another eleven years, dying in Yuba City, Sutter, California 15 August 1990. They are both held in loving remembrance as gracious, gentle beings by the few nieces and nephews still living who knew them.

Gladys Mae SCHROEDER was born 1 on 7 May 1903 in Colusa, Colusa, California, United States. She died 2 on 15 Aug 1990 in Sutter, California, United States. Gladys married Aaron Lavon FARR on 11 Apr 1923.


George Edward HYDE [scrapbook] was born 1 on 23 Apr 1864 in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. He was christened on 27 Aug 1865 in Cathedral, Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 22 Jun 1922 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He was buried on 25 Jun 1922 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. George married Lucretia Rosabell FARR 3 on 15 Oct 1886 in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

Lucretia Rosabell FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born on 17 Aug 1866 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She died on 25 Sep 1957 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She was buried on 27 Sep 1957 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. Lucretia married George Edward HYDE on 15 Oct 1886 in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

Lucretia Rosabell (Rose) Farr was born August 17, 1866 in Ogden, Weber, Utah. The last child of Aaron Freeman Farr and Lucretia Ball Thorp.

When she was 19, she met George Edward Hyde. They courted for a year and then were married October 15th 1886 in the Logan Temple. George was born in Manchester England on April 23, 1864. His father died when he was very young and he changed his last name from Whitehead to Hyde, which is his mother's maiden name, for inheritance purposes. When he was nineteen he came to America as a convert. He landed in New York City. He came to Salt Lake and worked for Z.C.M.I's for nine years.

After their marriage they lived for a little while in part of the Farr house, then they moved to the house next door.

Rose and George welcomed the birth of their first born July 7, 1887, Vida Florence. They then had the following children all born in Ogden, Myrtle Cordelia b. April 1, 1889, George Aaron on August 12, 1891, and Charles Lyman b. November 28, 1892 (he died three years later December 15, 1895)

After Rose and George were marrried, he decided that he wanted to go into medicine so he went to the Unversity of California and John Hopkins and graduated in 1895. He would come home for summer vacations. Rose took in boarders and her parents helped out.

George practiced in Ogden for a little while, after which he had a friend in Rexburg, Idaho, who told him they needed a Doctor in the Snake River Basin in Idaho. He and Rose decided to move there to practice medicine. Dr. Hyde went first to find a place for the family to live. The train did not go through to Rexburg, so when Rose and the family arrived, George met them at Market Lake in a white top buggy. It was quite a long and rugged trip.

George had found them a three-room house where they lived until a new home could be built. Many hardships were encountered during the first year. The winters were extremely cold and Dr. Hyde and only one other doctor were available in the valley. This meant that he had to travel through out the area in those early days. He used horses and in the winter he went by sleigh. Rose would go with him sometimes. She would see to it that his feet were kept warm by heating bricks and wrapping them and placing them at this feet.

Here Afton Rose was born August 26, 1896. Followed by Clarisse born on August 1, 1899, Harold on June 1, 1902 (died same day) and Melba Estell on March 1, 1905.

George Hyde loved music and was an accomplished musician. He wanted his family to enjoy the arts, because he was the doctor for the railroad, they gave him rail passes and he would take the family to Salt Lake to see the opera and musical productions.

While in Rexburg the Hyde residence was the place Church authorities stayed and music lovers met. He was interested in Government affairs. George would bring everyone home to Mama for a good meal. Rose was lucky as she had a hired girl who could always help get a good meal available for visitors on quick notice. "Mama" is what George always called Rose.

Rose and George lived in Rexburg for 17 years. They they moved to Blackfoot State Mental Hospital.

Their next move was back to Salt Lake when he was asked to be director of the Utah Mental Hospital in Provo. The family lived in the institution and have taken some joking about that. They were all involved in the working of the hospital. George was very interested in trying to help the mental ill patients and he was successful. They named a building after him.

George went to Canada to give a paper on his treatment and ideas, Rose had gone with him. On the train during the return trip he had an appendicitis attack and waited until he returned to Salt Lake to have it taken care of. He died during surgery.

Rose moved in with her daughter Clarisse and helped raise Gloria. Gloria remembers being able to talk to her grandmother about anything. Rose made Gloria doll clothes. My father George Aaron Hyde returned from Idaho to be close to his mother. I remember staying over night with Grandmother. Marian my sister recalls toast and jam in the morning. In her later life her Doctor advised that she take a little whiskey for her heart. Rose refused to drink it, but would take it in a teaspoon like medicine. She as always loving and caring. She died at the age of 91 on September 25, 1957. She was the last surviving child of Aaron Freeman Farr, Sr.


Joseph Albertus FARR [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 1 Jan 1876 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He died 3 on 10 Nov 1950 in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States. Joseph married 4 Ethel Jane DRURY 5 on 24 Jun 1905 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

Joseph was counted in a census 6 in 1900 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

Other marriages:
WINTLE, Sarah Ann

Ethel Jane DRURY 1 was born 2 on 23 Dec 1883 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She died 3 on 28 Oct 1909 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States from of uremia. Ethel married 4 Joseph Albertus FARR 5 on 24 Jun 1905 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.


Joseph Albertus FARR [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 1 Jan 1876 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He died 3 on 10 Nov 1950 in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States. Joseph married 4 Sarah Ann WINTLE on 22 Feb 1919 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

Joseph was counted in a census 5 in 1900 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

Other marriages:
DRURY, Ethel Jane

Sarah Ann WINTLE was born on 26 Jul 1885 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She died on 18 Dec 1931. Sarah married 1 Joseph Albertus FARR 2 on 22 Feb 1919 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.


Emil Ludwig KELLER Jr. was born 1 on 10 Sep 1875 in Marysville, Seward, Nebraska, United States. He died 2 on 22 Apr 1964 in Antioch, Contra Costa, California, United States. He was buried on 27 Apr 1964 in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States. Emil married 3 Nellie Rosella FARR on 24 Nov 1896 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

Nellie Rosella FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 22 Oct 1877 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She died 2 on 13 Nov 1955 in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States. Nellie married 3 Emil Ludwig KELLER Jr. on 24 Nov 1896 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.


James REEDER [scrapbook] 1 was born on 15 Jun 1877 in Marriott, Weber, Utah, United States. He died 2 on 19 Mar 1939 in Marriott, Weber, Utah, United States. He was buried on 22 Mar 1939 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. James married 3 Marcia (Rachel) Aurora FARR 4 on 19 Dec 1901 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

Marcia (Rachel) Aurora FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born on 29 Aug 1880 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She died on 7 Oct 1960 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. Marcia married 2 James REEDER 3 on 19 Dec 1901 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

Marcia was counted in a census 4 in 1900 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.


Christopher James SPROAT 1 was born 2 on 9 Apr 1881 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died 3 on 27 Nov 1948 in Alameda, California, United States. Christopher married 4 Cora Irene FARR 5 on 14 May 1906 in Utah, United States.

Cora Irene FARR [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 9 Jun 1883 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She died 3 on 1 Jun 1969 in Alameda, California, United States. Cora married 4 Christopher James SPROAT 5 on 14 May 1906 in Utah, United States.

Cora was counted in a census 6 in 1900 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.


Joseph Millard JESSIE 1 was born on 8 Oct 1882 in Illinois, United States. He died on 14 Jun 1909 in Cozad, Dawson, Nebraska, United States. Joseph married 2 Hazel Aetna FARR 3 on 14 Apr 1904 in Weber, Utah, United States.

Hazel Aetna FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born on 4 Apr 1886 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She died on 28 Oct 1956 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She was buried on 2 Nov 1956 in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. Hazel married 2 Joseph Millard JESSIE 3 on 14 Apr 1904 in Weber, Utah, United States.

Hazel was counted in a census 4 in 1900 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

Other marriages:
STONE, James Leroy


James Leroy STONE [scrapbook] was born on 26 Apr 1885 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He died on 28 May 1966. James married 1 Hazel Aetna FARR 2 on 24 Jan 1928 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

Hazel Aetna FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born on 4 Apr 1886 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She died on 28 Oct 1956 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. She was buried on 2 Nov 1956 in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. Hazel married 2 James Leroy STONE on 24 Jan 1928 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

Hazel was counted in a census 3 in 1900 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

Other marriages:
JESSIE, Joseph Millard


Hyrum Adelbert FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 24 Jan 1887 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He died 3 on 15 Sep 1940 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He was buried 4 on 18 Sep 1940 in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. Hyrum married 5 Annie Mary WELCH 6 on 24 Jan 1928 in Utah, United States.

Hyrum was counted in a census 7 in 1900 in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

Annie Mary WELCH [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 10 Jun 1883 in Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States. She died 3 on 11 Mar 1937 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. Annie married 4 Hyrum Adelbert FARR 5 on 24 Jan 1928 in Utah, United States.

DEATH: Death certificate states that Annie was "Divorced" at the time of death.

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE: Annie was previously married to a Smith.

They had the following children.

  F i Sally Adele FARR.

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