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


Sturgis Williams DARLING-13241 was born 1 on 1 Apr 1902 in Oklahoma, United States. He died 2 on 28 Sep 1978. Sturgis married 3 (MRIN:5579) Emeretta Edith FARR-13239 on 22 Jun 1927 in Shawnee, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States.

Emeretta Edith FARR [Parents] [scrapbook]-13239 was born 1, 2 on 24 May 1906 in Oklahoma, United States. She died 3, 4 on 17 May 2003 in Oklahoma, United States. Emeretta married 5 (MRIN:5579) Sturgis Williams DARLING-13241 on 22 Jun 1927 in Shawnee, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States.

Emeretta was counted in a census 6 in 1910 in Clinton, Custer, Oklahoma, United States.

Darling
Tulsa World (OK) | 21 May 2003
DARLING -- Emeretta Edith Farr, was born in Weatherford, OK, May 24, 1906, to Leon N. Farr and Addie Root Farr. She passed away quietly on May 17 at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa. A gifted student, she received her degree from Fairmont College (later University of Wichita) in 1925, at the remarkable age of 19. While there, she was a charter member of the Zeta Chapter of Omega Upsilon, National Honorary Expression Sorority, and was President of the chapter for 2 terms. She then took a position as Instructor in English at the Shawnee, OK High School, where she endeared herself by her many lovable qualities and intellectual attainments. Her marriage, in 1927 to Sturgis Williams Darling, was the culmination of a romance, which began when both were students at Kingfisher College, where she spent her freshman year majoring in Latin and English. His career with Texaco took them to many locations throughout the United States. Retirement brought their return to Oklahoma, where they built their home, named "StoneWooD," on Lake Tenkiller. Ever gracious as well as learned, Mrs. Darling was a member of P.E.O., D.A.R., Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims and Colonial Dames-XVII Century of which she served as Oklahoma State President. Her life was rich with family and friends and her legacy will transcend the generations. Mrs. Darling was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years; brothers, Hugh and Doane Farr; sister, Helen Farr Flanary and her son, Doane Farr Darling. Surviving are her sons, Sturgis Williams Darling (Marilynn), Laguna Niguel, CA and Forrester Bushnell Darling (Patricia), Mercer Island, WA; Doane's widow, Eugenia Darling; and many nieces and nephews. Her grandchildren are Lynette (Doug) Ubel, Allison Darling-Foster and Sturgis Williams Darling III, all of Kansas City, Amy (Brian) Ruyak and Jeffrey Emerson Darling (Wendy), both of Columbus, OH. Great-grandchildren are Kayla and Brandon Ubel, Amanda and Alex Foster and Anthony and Nicholas Ruyak. Grandchildren by marriage are Greg (Valerie) and Mark Boyd (Carol) and Mark (Robin) and Matthew Krein. A memorial service will be held at St. Simeon's Episcopal Chapel, 3701 N. Cincinnati in Tulsa at 10 a.m., Friday, May 23. Honorary pallbearers will be her sisters in P.E.O. She will lie in state from Thursday morning until Saturday morning at the Stanley Lee Funeral Home, 112 South 7th Street, Clinton, OK. Graveside service and burial will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 24, at the Clinton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Chapter CU of P.E.O. in Tulsa, or the Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 South Rockford Road, Tulsa, OK.

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Roger Gordon HARRISON [scrapbook]-13244 was born 1 on 6 May 1920 in Shawnee, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States. He died 2 in Oct 1997 in Norman, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States. Roger married 3 (MRIN:5580) Mary Katherine FARR-13242 on 4 Jul 1942 in Custer, Oklahoma, United States.

Mary Katherine FARR [Parents] [scrapbook]-13242 was born 1, 2 on 28 Nov 1920 in Oklahoma, United States. She died 3, 4 on 12 Mar 2009 in Norman, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States. Mary married 5 (MRIN:5580) Roger Gordon HARRISON-13244 on 4 Jul 1942 in Custer, Oklahoma, United States.

Mary was counted in a census 6 in 1940 in Clinton, Custer, Oklahoma, United States.

Mary Katherine Farr Harrison, 88, died March 12 at Norman Regional Hospital following a short illness.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at St. John's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Dwight Helt officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Norman. Services are under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home. Mary K. was born November 28, 1920, in Clinton to Doane and Ione Farr. She grew up in Clinton and attended Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Missouri, and the University of Oklahoma, graduating from OU in 1942 with a Bachelor's degree in physical education with an emphasis on dance. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. While at OU, she obtained her pilot license.

She married Roger Harrison in Clinton on July 4, 1942. After Roger was discharged from the service in 1946, they made their home in Altus. She taught several classes of dance in Altus (ballroom and square dancing, tap and ballet) and also taught physical education at Altus High School. She and Roger moved to Norman in 1962.

In Norman she was an enthusiastic supporter of the University of Oklahoma, especially the OU School of Dance, helping to found the Dance Partners support group in 2002. She was on the Board of Visitors of the College of Fine Arts at OU and was a member of the President's Associates Program since its beginning in 1979. She was an OU football season ticket holder for over 50 years. Mary K. was also active in her community. She served on Governor Bellmon's Council on Physical Fitness. She was a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International. For many years, she was a member of the Altar Guild at St. John's Episcopal Church and the Assistance League of Norman. She enjoyed traveling and went on her first long trip with her family to the World's Fair in Chicago in 1933. She went on her first overseas trip to Havana, Cuba, in 1940. When at OU, she participated in the Experiment in International Living for one summer in Guadalajara, Mexico, where she became fluent in Spanish. She and Roger traveled extensively, with visits that included Europe, Japan, Australia, and South America. Many of these trips were to play golf—she was an avid golfer and was very proud of having made not just one, but TWO holes-in-one. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Roger.

She is survived by her brother Jack Farr and his wife Genevieve of Muskogee; three sons, Dr. Roger Harrison Jr. and wife Kathy of Norman, Doane Harrison and wife Julie of Norman, and John Harrison of Edmond; eight grandchildren, Dr. Mike Harrison and wife Terra of Madison, Wisconsin, Zack Harrison of Norman, Holly Harrison of Dallas, Beth Harrison of Denver, Emily Harrison Brink and husband Curtis of Denver, Jordan Harrison and wife Chelsey of Atlanta, Meghan Harrison of McKinney, Texas, and Caitlin Harrison of Norman. In lieu of flowers, her family requests that memorial contributions be made to the OU Foundation Dance Partners Fund, OU School of Dance, 560 Parrington Oval, Room 1000, Norman, OK 73019.

Condolences may be posted online at www.havenbrookfuneralhome.com/Obituaries.htm.


Jack Leon FARR [Parents]-13243.

Genevieve-13246.


Hugh Avery FARR [Parents] [scrapbook]-13245 was born 1 on 10 Jul 1911 in Clinton, Custer, Oklahoma, United States. He died 2 on 15 Jun 1977 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States. Hugh married 3 (MRIN:5582) Dr. Louise KINKEAD-13248 on 9 Nov 1966 in Denton, Texas, United States.

Hugh was counted in a census 4 in 1920 in Clinton, Custer, Oklahoma, United States.

Dr. Louise KINKEAD [scrapbook]-13248 was born on 5 May 1910 in Walker, Vernon, Missouri, United States. She died 1 on 11 Jan 1978 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States. Louise married 2 (MRIN:5582) Hugh Avery FARR-13245 on 9 Nov 1966 in Denton, Texas, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i John Blackburn Kinkead FARR-13249.
  M ii Hugh Hawthorne FARR-13250.

John Blackburn Kinkead FARR [Parents]-13249.

Judith Ann SHUART-13251.


Hugh Hawthorne FARR [Parents]-13250.

Maria Magdalena NAVARRO-13252.


Nelson GRAVES-13257 was born on 15 Jan 1796 in Virginia, United States. He died in Feb 1860 in White, Illinois, United States. He was buried in Phillipstown, White, Illinois, United States. Nelson married 1 (MRIN:5585) Caroline FARR-13254 on 13 Mar 1820 in White, Illinois, United States.

Caroline FARR [Parents]-13254 was born 1 in 1803 in New York, United States. She died 2 on 27 Jul 1840 in Phillipstown, White, Illinois, United States. She was buried 3 in Phillipstown Cem., White, Ill.. Caroline married 4 (MRIN:5585) Nelson GRAVES-13257 on 13 Mar 1820 in White, Illinois, United States.


George GRAHAM-13256 was born 1 on 15 May 1792 in Banbridge, Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 29 Jul 1873 in Phillipstown, White, Illinois, United States. He was buried 3 in 1873 in Phillipstown, White, Illinois, United States. George married 4 (MRIN:5586) Frances Electra FARR-13255 on 29 Jan 1817 in Posey, Indiana, United States.

Born at Bambridge, County Down, Ireland. George was a pioneer who moved from Pennsylvania to Posey Co, Indiana were he married Electa FARR 25d 1m 1817. They quickly moved across the stateline to Fox River Twsp, White Co, Illinois where all their children were born.

Frances Electra FARR [Parents]-13255 was born in 1800 in New York, United States. She died 1 in 1850 in White, Illinois, United States. She was buried in Phillipstown, White, Illinois, United States. Frances married 2 (MRIN:5586) George GRAHAM-13256 on 29 Jan 1817 in Posey, Indiana, United States.

Born between 1800/1805 in New York [either in Ostego Co or Onondaga Co] and died between 1840/1850 in Fox River Twsp, White Co, Illinois and thus probably buried at the Phillipstown Cemetery.


Claude Elwood WATKINS-13260 was born on 24 Aug 1879 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. He died on 1 Apr 1963 in Michigan, United States. Claude married (MRIN:5587) Ethel Lynn FARR-13259.

Ethel Lynn FARR [Parents]-13259 was born 1 on 30 Oct 1878 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 28 Jun 1962 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. Ethel married (MRIN:5587) Claude Elwood WATKINS-13260.


Eugene SAVAIANO-13264 was born 1 on 15 Dec 1913 in Osage City, Osage, Kansas, United States. He died 2 on 11 Jun 2010 in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States. Eugene married 3 (MRIN:5588) Geraldine FARR-13263 in 1949.

Dr. Eugene Savaiano
Wichita Eagle, The (KS) | 13 June 2010
Wichita KS United States

Savaiano, Dr. Eugene, age 96, passed away Friday, June 11, 2010. Memorial service: Wednesday, June 16, at 10:30 a.m. at East Heights United Methodist Church, 4407 E. Douglas. Reception to follow. Gene was born December 15, 1913, in Osage City, Kansas. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Emporia State Teacher's College and then taught Spanish, French and music at Sapulpa Junior College. He entered the Army in 1942 and served in Military Intelligence in the European theater, 1944-1946, retiring from the Army Reserves as a lieutenant colonel. Gene began his career at Wichita State University in 1946 and became Head of the Spanish Department in 1947 (and later Chairman of the Romance Language Department). He completed his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1948 and married the love of his life, Geraldine Farr, in 1949. Gene believed passionately in the value of communicating with people of other cultures. He dedicated his career to teaching foreign languages and training teachers from all over the U.S. to carry on this work. He was an innovator in combining academic study and immersion in a foreign culture. He directed eight National Defense Education Act Institutes for Spanish teachers in Wichita and Puebla, Mexico, from 1961 to 1969. Gene and Jerry founded the WSU Summer Program in Puebla, Mexico, which continues to this day. Gene was the Secretary-Treasurer of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese for ten years. He coauthored 2001 Spanish and English Idioms, which is still in print today. Throughout his career, Gene influenced and inspired thousands of students and teachers. He retired from WSU in 1984 and dedicated himself to travelling the world with Jerry and to gardening at his home, his church and Botanica. Gene had a remarkable ability to cultivate and enjoy friendships throughout his life. His family is grateful to the many friends who surrounded him. He is survived by son, Charles Savaiano of Carbondale, Colorado; daughter, Nicky (Steve) Llamas of Wichita; son, Tony (Peggy) Savaiano of Wichita; nine grandchildren and two great-grandsons. Memorials have been established at Botanica and East Heights United Methodist Church gardens. Please deliver all flowers to church. oldmissionmortuary.com.
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Geraldine FARR [Parents]-13263 was born 1 on 19 Jun 1915 in Deadwood, Lawrence, South Dakota, United States. She died 2 on 12 Apr 2007 in Kansas, United States. Geraldine married 3 (MRIN:5588) Eugene SAVAIANO-13264 in 1949.

Geraldine was counted in a census 4 in 1930 in Bartlesville, Washington, Oklahoma, United States.

DEATHS & SERVICES
Wichita Eagle, The (KS) | 15 April 2007
Savaiano, Geraldine, "Jerry," age 91, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2007. Memorial service: Monday, April 16, at 10:30 a.m. at East Heights Untied Methodist Church, 4407 E. Doulgas. Reception to follow. Jerry was born June 19, 1915, in Deadwood, South Dakota, and attended high school in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She received B.S. and M.S. degrees at Emporia State Teacher's College and did graduate work at the University of Chicago. Jerry taught at Baker University, Ward Belmont and Hannibal LaGrange colleges and the Universi ty of Panama. She was principal of Lima High School, Lima Peru. She married Eugene Savaiano in 1949 and became an adjunct professor of Spanish at Wichita State University, and administrative assistant of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese and a teacher of culture and oral Spanish in WSU's National Defense Education Act Spanish institutes. She later became teacher in the WSU Summer Program in Puebla, Mexico. Jerry was a very creative person, having conceived and written the proposal for the NDEA institutes for teachers of Spanish. She encouraged using audio-visual aids in the teaching of foreign languages long before it became popular and introduced Spanish teaching through television by offering courses on Channel 12 on Saturday mornings in the early sixties. She produced Spanish and Portuguese traveling culture units, which were sent from school to school across the country. Jerry's creativity extended to painting, sculpture and writing poetry. She was a member of east Heights United Methodist Church United Methodist Women, the council of University Women, University Dames, the Present-Day Club, the Friday Book club and the American Association of University Women. Jerry is survived by her husband, Gene; son, Charles Savaiano of Carbondale, Colorado; daughter Nickey Llamas of Wichita; son, Tony Savaiano of Wichita; 9 grandchi ldren and one great-grandson. Memorials have been established at United Methodist Open Door Ministry and Total Homecare and Hospice. Quiring Old Mission Mortuary.

Published in the Wichita Eagle from 4/14/2007 - 4/15/2007.
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