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


Courtland Grant WILHITE was born 1 on 11 Mar 1868 in Hutsonville, Crawford, Illinois, United States. He died 2 on 24 Dec 1939 in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States. He was buried 3 on 28 Dec 1939 in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States. Courtland married 4 Juliette A. FARR on 17 Aug 1915 in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States.

C. G. WILHITE KILLED WHEN STRUCK BY CAR

Leading Contractor Twentieth Victim Here In Year

Courtland Grant Wilhite, 70, of 112 E. St. Vrain St., for 38 years a prominent building contractor of Colorado Springs, was killed Saturday night when struck by a light delivery truck at the intersection of St. Vrain and Weber streets. The truck, owned by C. G. Cove, proprietor of the United Delivery Service, 16 E. Bijou St., was driven by F. M. Campbell, 21, of 420 W. Yampa St. He was driving north, delivering Christmas packages at the time.

Mr. Wilhite was walking down to the Cady L. Daniels, Inc., garage to get his automobile which had been undergoing repairs at the time of the accident. Officer Cecil McKissick investigated for the police department and Dr. J. Thomas Coghlan, county coroner, announced that he had not decided whether to hold an inquest until he had investigated further.

In his report, McKissick told Inspector I. B. Bruce that the accident occurred at 6 p. m, held the most dangerous hour in the month of December on account of the poor light at that hour of the day. The intersection, he reported, is none too well lighted from the standpoint of the motorist.

Mr. Wilhite was dressed in dark clothes and had apparently crossed Weber street to the east driving lane directly in the path of the delivery truck. Young Campbell told McKissick that he did not see the pedestrian until he was almost on him.

"This was borne out by the skid marks on the pavement," McKissick reported. "The skid marks, caused by the braking of the truck, started 14 feet before intersection. They continued for 48 feet, 2 inches and Mr. Wilhite was carried 49 feet, 6 inches. An examination revealed that he suffered fractures of both legs and internal injuries.

Campbell was cited into court by McKissick on reckless driving charges until the investigation can be completed and is to appear in police court Wednesday at 
4 p.m.

The death of Mr. Wilhite marked the 20th this year from automobile accidents. The body was removed to the Law mortuary and funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Dr. Fred Johnson, 222 E. Uintah St., driving home at the time of the accident, was following the truck, which, based on his own speed, he estimated was traveling at about 25 miles an hour.

"I saw saw Mr. Wilhite crossing the intersection," said Dr. Johnson after the accident. "It occurred to me that unless the driver in front of me saw him at the same time, an accident was unavoidable. The chances were good that he might not see him on account of the corner post of his windshield obstructing a portion of his view. The light is poor at the intersection. I glanced in my rear vision mirror to see if anyone was following me if it were necessary for me to apply my brakes.

"I saw the impact and heard the crash and thought the body would never stop rolling. It appeared that it finally spun out from between the front and rear wheels of the car. Mr. Wilhite was lying on his back when we reached him. The driver of the truck jumped out and immediately sought aid. We hailed a passerby and had him summon the Ambulance Service company which arrived within four minutes of the call. Mr. Wilhite's life was ebbing fast and he died en route to Beth-El hospital."

Christmas eve was marked by a number of minor accidents also that resulted in property damage but no injuries to motorists involved. Cecil Caldwell, police sergeant, said seven such accidents were reported and investigated in the three hours beginning at 5:30 p. m., and blamed "the excitement of Christmas eve" which caused drivers to become careless.

Mr. Wilhite was born March 11, 1868, in Hutsonville, Ill., and after obtaining his education in the schools there prepared himself for the vocation he was to follow the rest of his life. He was a fine cabinet-maker and had for years engaged in the carpenter trade and building contracting business in Terre Haute, Ind.

In 1900 Mr. Wilhite came to Colorado Springs and, except for two years spent in California, was active in the building contracting business here. He constructed many of the fine homes of this city and the Pikes peak region, examples of his art being found in the exclusive residential section of the Broadmoor suburb, in the north end and in later years in the eastern section, entire blocks on E. Platte Ave., having been built and sold by Mr. Wilhite. He built the beautiful Pauline chapel in Broadmoor, a model of small chapel construction.

The accident occurred a block and a half from Mr. Wilhite's home and while the remainder of the family was proceeding with preparations for Christmas eve and the following day. 

Mr. Wilhite is survived by his widow, Mrs. Juliet F. Wilhite, prominent worker in the First Congregational church; a son, James S. Wilhite of this city; Mrs. Irene Strawn of Hermosa Beach, Calif., a daughter by a former marriage; a sister, Mrs. Mary Wright of Los Angeles, Calif., who only recently had returned home after a visit here, and one grandchild, Mrs. Janet Robinson of Las Animas, Colo.

Published in the Colorado Springs GAZETTE, Sunday, December 25, 1938, p.1.

Note: Buried: 12/28/1938; Source: City of Colorado Springs cemetery data 3/20/09.

Juliette A. FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 8 Jun 1877 in Greene, Chenango, New York, United States. She died 2 in Jun 1957 in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States. She was buried 3 in 1957 in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States. Juliette married 4 Courtland Grant WILHITE on 17 Aug 1915 in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States.

Juliette was counted in a census 5 in 1880 in Greene, Chenango, New York, United States. She resided 6 in 1912 in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States.


Raymond Augustus FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 26 Feb 1880 in Greene, Chenango, New York, United States. He died on 24 Oct 1948. Raymond married 3 Marion F KEENE on 29 Jun 1905 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Raymond was counted in a census 4 in 1880 in Greene, Chenango, New York, United States. He was counted in a census 5 in 1900 in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

CENSUS: Julius has a son Raymond in this census as well as his brother Raymond.

Marion F KEENE was born on 25 May 1882 in Belfast, Belfast City, Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. Marion married 1 Raymond Augustus FARR on 29 Jun 1905 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Marion was also known as Marion F Kane.

I have some official documents Marion F. Keene and her parents. They indicate that they came to the U.S. from Belfast, N. Ireland.

• From the Circuit Court of the U.S. for the District of Massachusetts, 25 Oct. 1890, John H. Kane became a citizen of the U.S. and that he was a Foreman, born at County Armagh, Ireland.
• Marriage license dated 5 November, 1877, for John Herbert Kane of 9 Ventry Street, Belfast and Mary Anne Brown of 18 Honsdale Street, Belfast.
• Two handwritten letters of recommendation for Mrs. Kane from a Parish in Belfast, one dated Feb. 27, 1883 and the other 8 March 1883 vouching for the respectability of Mr. and Mrs. Kane. It mentions that she was a Sunday school teacher and was a member of an old and respectable family in Belfast and that she and Mr. Kane were married in that parish. It also mentions that they traveled to America to improve their prospects in life.
• A Certificate of Church Membership for Marion Kane in the Methodist Episcopal Church at Union Square, Somerville Mass. dated Sept 2, 1883
• The newspaper death notice of John H. Keene, father of Mrs. Raymond M. Farr, in West Somerville, Mass. Unfortunately it is not dated. I'm guessing maybe sometime in the 1920s. In the obit it mentions that John H. Keene was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Keene and that he was born in Belfast, Ireland. He worked as a foreman at the Middlesex Bleachery on Somerville Ave.

Now, what I have learned anecdotally from my family: During that period of time in Boston, there was a lot of hatred toward the Irish immigrants. This might be why there was a change in the spelling of the name Kane to Keene and why they may have claimed to be English on the census. The family story is that Mr. Kane was an Orangeman, that is, a Scot from Northern Ireland. I also heard that Mrs. Kane's family (the Browns) originated from either England or Wales.

When my grandmother Mrs. Raymond Farr applied for a Social Security card in the 1940s, she was denied because she couldn't produce a birth certificate. It was then that the family suspected that perhaps she was born in Belfast. A handwritten letter from a W. Flannigan, Belfast, dated 1944 indicates a search of records from 1879 to 1884 show no record of my grandmother's birth. My mother (Helen Frances Farr MacKenna) thought that her grandmother had so much "English pride" that she never told her daughter that she wasn't born in the U.S. There is another family story that perhaps she was born aboard ship on the way to the U.S. We have never solved this mystery.

I hope this information helps, Mary Wagner

They had the following children.

  F i Marion Virginia FARR was born on 22 Jul 1916. She died on 14 Jul 2008.
  M ii Herbert Henry FARR was born on 21 Apr 1908. He died on 7 Jul 1996.
  F iii Helen Frances FARR was born on 16 May 1906. She died on 1 Apr 2002.

Rudolph William HEYSE was born 1 on 17 Dec 1876 in Colorado, United States. He died 2 on 11 Apr 1973 in Grand Forks, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States. Rudolph married 3 Mary Millie Amelia FARR on 7 Feb 1905 in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States.

Mary Millie Amelia FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 23 May 1874 in Greene, Chenango, New York, United States. She died in Aug 1957. She was buried 1 on 10 Aug 1957 in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States. Mary married 2 Rudolph William HEYSE on 7 Feb 1905 in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States.

Mary was counted in a census 3 in 1875 in Greene, Chenango, New York, United States.


William Henry FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 10 Aug 1866 in Greene, Chenango, New York, United States. He died 1 on 23 Sep 1932. He was buried 2 in Oct 1932 in Greene, Chenango, New York, United States. William married 3 Evelyn CARHART about 1895 in New Jersey, United States.

William was counted in a census 4 in 1875 in Greene, Chenango, New York, United States.

Other marriages:
WEBER, Frances Maud (Peck)

Evelyn CARHART was born in Aug 1878 in Raritan, Somerset, New Jersey, United States. Evelyn married 1 William Henry FARR about 1895 in New Jersey, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i
Naomi FARR was born 1 on 22 Sep 1897 in Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey, United States.

Naomi was counted in a census 2 in 1900 in Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey, United States.
  F ii Eleanor FARR was born in 1907.

William Henry FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 10 Aug 1866 in Greene, Chenango, New York, United States. He died 1 on 23 Sep 1932. He was buried 2 in Oct 1932 in Greene, Chenango, New York, United States. William married 3 Frances Maud (Peck) WEBER "Fanny" on 5 Jul 1919 in Hummelstown, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States.

William was counted in a census 4 in 1875 in Greene, Chenango, New York, United States.

Other marriages:
CARHART, Evelyn

Frances Maud (Peck) "Fanny" WEBER was born 1, 2 on 25 Dec 1874 in Beech Creek, Clinton, Pennsylvania, United States. She died 3 on 1 Apr 1927 in Dimock, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States. She was buried 4 in Apr 1927 in Watsontown, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States. Fanny married 5 William Henry FARR on 5 Jul 1919 in Hummelstown, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States.


James C. FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 19 Feb 1863 in Greene, Chenango, New York, United States. He died 1 in 1932 in Johnson City, Broome, New York, United States. He was buried 2 in 1932 in Johnson City, Broome, New York, United States. James married 3 Johanna SCALES "Anna" about 1889 in New York, United States.

James was counted in a census 4 in 1875 in Greene, Chenango, New York, United States.

Johanna "Anna" SCALES [scrapbook] was born on 18 Jul 1867 in Elmira, Chemung, New York, United States. She died 1 in 1944 in Johnson City, Broome, New York, United States. She was buried in 1944 in Johnson City, Broome, New York, United States. Anna married 2 James C. FARR about 1889 in New York, United States.


Samuel CROSBY was born in 1805 in United States. Samuel married 1 Jane Sarah FARR on 13 Jun 1854.

Jane Sarah FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born 3 on 15 Jul 1808 in Fonda, Montgomery, New York, United States. She was christened 4 in 1808 in Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Caughnawaga in the Indian Village of Caughnawaga, Fonda, Montgomery, New York, USA. She died 5 on 10 Mar 1884. Jane married 6 Samuel CROSBY on 13 Jun 1854.

Mentioned in the will of her uncle Levi Farr.


Egbert Holmes FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 22 Jan 1876 in Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey, United States. He died on 14 Jun 1958 in Yeadon, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States. Egbert married Edna Wright EHLER.

Edna Wright EHLER was born in 1877 in New Jersey, United States. Edna married Egbert Holmes FARR.

They had the following children.

  F i
Helen Louise FARR was born 1 on 10 Mar 1904 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Henry Ludlow FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 3 Jan 1874 in Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey, United States. Henry married 2 Theresa Elizbeth DARRIGAN on 17 Mar 1916 in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States.

Henry was counted in a census 3 in 1905 in Hudson, New Jersey, United States.

Theresa Elizbeth DARRIGAN was born in 1889 in New York, United States. Theresa married 1 Henry Ludlow FARR on 17 Mar 1916 in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States.


James White FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 19 Nov 1871 in New York, New York, United States. He was christened on 19 Nov 1871 in New York, New York, United States. James married 2 May P. REED on 5 May 1894 in Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States.

James was counted in a census 3 in 1880 in Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey, United States.

May P. REED was born in 1875 in New York, United States. May married 1 James White FARR on 5 May 1894 in Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i
Ethel L. FARR 1 was born in 1902 in New Jersey, United States.
  M ii
James W. FARR was born 1 on 2 Sep 1896 in Hudson, New Jersey, United States.
  F iii
Lulu May FARR 1 was born in Apr 1895 in Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey, United States.

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