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


George H. FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 2 Jul 1860 in Iowa, United States. He died 3 on 18 Oct 1932 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. He was buried 4 in 1932 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. George married 5 Louisa Harriet WILSON on 20 Sep 1882 in Henry, Iowa, United States.

George resided 6 in 1870 in Iowa, United States. He resided 7 in 1910 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. He resided 8 in 1930 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States.

Louisa Harriet WILSON was born 1 on 29 Mar 1861 in Iowa, United States. She died 2 on 20 Dec 1936 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. She was buried 3 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. Louisa married 4 George H. FARR on 20 Sep 1882 in Henry, Iowa, United States.

Louisa resided 5 in 1910 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. She resided 6 in 1930 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i Harry Wilbur FARR was born on 18 Dec 1883. He died on 6 Mar 1968.
  F ii
Rachel J FARR was born in 1887 in Iowa, United States.

Rachel resided 1 in 1910 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. She resided 2 in 1930 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. She resided 3 in 1940 in Pleasant Ridge Township, Lee, Iowa, United States.
  M iii Leslie Wilson FARR was born on 4 Sep 1888. He died on 26 Sep 1948.
  F iv
Amy Violet FARR was born 1, 2 on 4 Mar 1891 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. She died in 1975 in Henry, Iowa, United States.

Amy resided 3 in 1900 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. She resided 4 in 1910 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States.
  M v Frank Morris FARR was born on 29 Jun 1893. He died on 26 May 1973.
  F vi Sarah Elizabeth FARR was born on 10 May 1895.
  F vii Anna Alene FARR was born on 30 Apr 1897. She died on 13 Aug 1975.

John Milton HANSON was born 1, 2 on 25 Jul 1807 in Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 on 3 Apr 1887 in Henry, Iowa, United States. He was buried 4 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. John married 5, 6, 7, 8 Eliza FARR on 10 Jun 1862 in Henry, Iowa, United States.

John resided 9 in 1870 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States.

John M. HANSON, deceased, was one of the pioneers of Henry County and one of its most esteemed citizens. He was born in Deerfield, Franklin Co., Mass., July 25, 1807, and died on his farm in Center Township, adjoining Mt. Pleasant, April 3, 1887, lacking but little of having completed four-score years, a long life, well and worthily' spent. He left a sorrowing widow and children, and a large circle of friends to mourn their loss, but comforted with the knowledge that he went to meet the reward earned by an upright Christian life. He was one of a large family, of whom but three are living at the present: Mrs.P. H. Phisher, of Mt. Pleasant, and two younger brothers, now residents of Mentor, Ohio.

Like the great majority of New England boys of his day, he had his own way to make in the world, and received but the limited education common in those times. Early in life he was apprenticed to the trade of cabinet-making at Shelburne, in his native county, working there until his marriage on Jan. 8, 1832, to Miss Lauretta Smith, a native of Massachusetts. Shortly after this event he removed to New York State, but did not stay long there, being, like many others,, attracted by the more brilliant opportunities in the West, and removing to Ohio. That place did not suit him, and he went still nearer to the frontier, arriving in Chicago, 111., in 1836, whence he started with a team to Joliet. There he traded his team for wild land, and set out for Iowa, arriving in Henry County in September of that year,and soon after settling on the farm where all his subsequent life was passed, with the exception of the time he spent in California. He was truly one of that band of noble pioneers who opened the way to the broad prairies of the State. When he located on his farm, there was not a settler between him and the Mississippi, whence all his supplies had to be procured. Nothing daunted, with unbounded energy and faith, he began the work of making a home, and how well his confidence was founded is shown by the results he achieved. Besides farming, he was for some years engaged in chair-making and turning, and many specimens of his skill are yet to be found in the houses of the earlier settlers. Always industrious and enterprising, and turned his hand to anything he found to do.

August 18, 1839, his wife died, leaving three children, of whom but one is now living, a son, William, in business in Mt. Pleasant. On the 10th of February, 1841, Mr. Hanson was married to Miss Laura A. Wood, by whom he had six children, of whom four are now living: Charles A. and John C., residents of Chillicothe, Mo.; Lauretta A., now Mrs. Bayles, living in Nebraska; and Henry W., a resident of this county. Leaving his family pro-vided for, he started in 1852 for the gold fields of California, with a company of friends and neighbors, and accompanied by his eldest son, George. Shortly after he left home, his wife died, on Feb. 24, 1852, but the sad news did not reach him until seven months afterward. He stayed in California for six years, most of the time engaged in mining. In 1858, he returned to his desolate home in Iowa, and gathered his children around him. In his absence, two of them had found a home with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wood, cared for and attended by an older sister. The others had been reared by other relatives and friends. Aug. 25, 1859, death again invaded the family, the eldest son, George, who had remained in California, dying on that day, at Deer Creek.

June 10, l9??, Mr. Hanson was united in marriage to Eliza, daughter of Joel and Eunice (Higgins) Farr, the former a native of Vermont, and the latter born at Cape Cod, Mass. Mrs. Hanson was born in Chittenden County, Vt., June 9, 1817, and proved herself a worthy and loving helpmate to her husband, whose memory she tenderly reveres.

Mr. Hanson was a man of marked intelligence, energy, good judgment, and decision of character, and took an active part in all movements tending to the interest of his adopted home. He was the first President of the Henry County Agricultural Society, and chief promoter of its first fair. He held many town and school offices, and in 1871 was chosen to represent the county in the State Legislature on an independent farmer's ticket, and in every position to which he was called, fully justified the confidence reposed in him. In his death the county lost one of its most valued citizens, who had done much for its advancement; and his many friends, a counselor on whose judgment they had been accustomed; to his wife, a noble and kind husband; and his children, a wise and faithful parent. Though his days were prolonged to a decade beyond the Psalmist's three-score years and ten, yet to the last, he was an active and useful member of society. His life was a model for all. Blessings and sorrows he accepted as coming from Him who "doeth all things well," and his memory is revered by many who honored his sterling integrity of character, his unswerving honesty, industry, unvarying cheerfulness and ready charity. His death, which was preceded by a severe illness, was not unexpected, but was not the less mourned, and his mortal remains were followed to their last resting-place by a large concourse of friends assembled to honor the memory of a just man, and were laid to rest to await the sounding of that trumpet which shall summon both the quick and the dead.

The portrait of Mr. Hanson, inserted by request of his widow, is a fitting tribute to the worth of one who was in every relation of life an upright man, and a true representative of the best class of Henry Country's early settlers.

Source: Portrait and Biographical Album of Henry County, Iowa; Acme Publishing Company, Chicago, 1888; pp. 334-56.

Eliza FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 9 Jun 1817 in Chittenden, Vermont, United States. She died 2 on 13 Jul 1889 in Henry, Iowa, United States. She was buried 3 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. Eliza married 4, 5, 6, 7 John Milton HANSON on 10 Jun 1862 in Henry, Iowa, United States.

Eliza resided in 1860 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States.

June 10, l9??, Mr. Hanson was united in marriage to Eliza, daughter of Joel and Eunice (Higgins) Farr, the former a native of Vermont, and the latter born at Cape Cod, Mass. Mrs. Hanson was born in Chittenden County, Vt., June 9, 1817, and proved herself a worthy and loving helpmate to her husband, whose memory she tenderly reveres.


Henry Merton FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2, 3 on 6 Dec 1875 in Winfield, Henry, Iowa, United States. He died 4 in 1948. He was buried 5 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. Henry married 6 Myrtle MONGER on 26 Feb 1919 in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States.

Henry resided 7 in 1900 in Scott Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. He resided 8 in 1910 in Center Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States. He resided 9 in 1940 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States.

Other marriages:
WIEGMANN, Gana Fay

Myrtle MONGER was born 1 on 8 Oct 1878 in Good Hope, McDonough, Illinois, United States. She died 2 on 15 Nov 1971 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. She was buried 3 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. Myrtle married 4 Henry Merton FARR on 26 Feb 1919 in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States.

Myrtle resided 5 in 1880 in McDonough, Illinois, United States. She resided 6 in 1910 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. She resided 7 in 1940 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States.

Find A Grave contributor Betty Glazier Whipple ...

Myrtle Farr passed away at the Kennedy nursing home, at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, this morning, Monday, Nov. 15, 1971, about 9:20 at the age of 93.
She was born October 8, 1878 at Goodhope, Illinois, the daughter of John and Adeline Stubbs Monger. She was married in Mt. Pleasant, to Merton Farr. She was a school teacher and is survived by eight nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at the Weir-Cookes Funeral Home, Thursday, Nov. 18th at 2 p.m. Dr. Carl Wilson will officiate. Interment in Forest Home cemetery.
Friends may call at the Weir-Cookes Funeral home as they desire.

Mount Pleasant News, Iowa – Nov. 15, 1971 – Page 8
Obituary provided by #48282210 – Betty Glazier Whipple


Henry Merton FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2, 3 on 6 Dec 1875 in Winfield, Henry, Iowa, United States. He died 4 in 1948. He was buried 5 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. Henry married 6 Gana Fay WIEGMANN on 12 Feb 1906 in Henry, Iowa, United States.

Henry resided 7 in 1900 in Scott Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. He resided 8 in 1910 in Center Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States. He resided 9 in 1940 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States.

Other marriages:
MONGER, Myrtle

Gana Fay WIEGMANN was born in Oct 1889 in Illinois, United States. Gana married 1 Henry Merton FARR on 12 Feb 1906 in Henry, Iowa, United States.

Marriage Notes:

DIVORCE: Listed as "divorced" in the 1910 census.


William Harrison WISE was born 1 on 13 Apr 1856 in Greene, Pennsylvania, United States. He died 2, 3 on 5 Sep 1935 in Oakville, Louisa, Iowa, United States. He was buried 4 in Winfield, Henry, Iowa, United States. William married 5 May Ella FARR on 13 Oct 1917 in New York, New York, United States.

Other marriages:
FARR, Ellen Lois

May Ella FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 21 Apr 1872 in Henry, Iowa, United States. She was buried 2 in Winfield, Henry, Iowa, United States. May married 3 William Harrison WISE on 13 Oct 1917 in New York, New York, United States.

May resided 4 in 1880 in Scott Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. She resided 5 in 1910 in Center Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States.


Frank Morris FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 29 Jun 1893 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. He died 3, 4 on 26 May 1973. He was buried 5 in 1973 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. Frank married 6 Nellie Marie GRAFF on 18 Dec 1916 in Henry, Iowa, United States.

Frank resided 7 in 1910 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. He resided 8 in 1920 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. He resided in 1930 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States.

Nellie Marie GRAFF was born 1, 2 on 21 Dec 1894 in Lockridge, Jefferson, Iowa, United States. She died 3 on 23 Oct 1978 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. She was buried 4 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. Nellie married 5 Frank Morris FARR on 18 Dec 1916 in Henry, Iowa, United States.

Nellie resided 6 in 1920 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. She resided 7 in 1930 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States.

Mrs. Nellie Farr, 83, Salem, died Monday, Oct. 23, at 10:30 a.m. at Henry County Health Center.
She was born Dec. 21, 1894, at Lockridge, the daughter of Christian and Carrie Haines Graff. On Dec. 18, 1915, at Mt. Pleasant, she married Frank Farr who died in 1973.
Mrs. Farr was a former resident of Mt. Pleasant, a member of St. Michael's Episcopal Church and south Center Club.
Surviving are four sons, Roger of Napa, Clif., Malcolm of Salem, Ray of Burlington and George of Salem, one brother; Dillon Graff, Mt. Pleasant; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.
Her husband, parents and two sisters, Mrs. Edith Rukgaber and Mrs. Minnie Cornick, preceded her in death.
A short service will be held Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the Beatty Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant, with Rev. Robert Mateus, pastor of St. Michael's Church. officiating. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m. at the Beatty Funeral Home, Salem. The Rev. Robert Dameron, pastor of the Oakland Mills Church, will officiate with interment in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Beatty Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant. The body will be taken to the Salem Funeral Home Wednesday at 9 p.m. to lie in state.
A memorial has been established for the Oakland Mills Church.

They had the following children.

  M i
Roger D FARR was born 1 on 18 Dec 1916 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. He died 2 on 21 Sep 1985 in Napa, California, United States. He was buried 3 in Napa, Napa, California, United States.

Roger resided 4 in 1920 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. He resided 5 in 1930 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States.


Possibly married to Helen Jane Farr?
  M ii Malcome FARR was born on 1 Apr 1918. He died on 31 Mar 1995.
  M iii Ray Allen FARR was born on 30 Jan 1921. He died on 28 Oct 2009.

Harley Edwin TALBERT was born in 1895 in Edelstein, Peoria, Illinois, United States. Harley married 1 Sarah Elizabeth FARR on 30 Sep 1924 in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States.

Harley resided 2 in 1900 in Hallock township, Peoria, Illinois, United States. He resided 3 in 1925 in Danville-Washington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States.

Sarah Elizabeth FARR [Parents] was born 1 on 10 May 1895 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. Sarah married 2 Harley Edwin TALBERT on 30 Sep 1924 in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States.

Sarah resided 3 in 1900 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. She resided 4 in 1910 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. She resided 5 in 1920 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States.


Leslie Wilson FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 4 Sep 1888 in Iowa, United States. He died 2 on 26 Sep 1948 in Henry, Iowa, United States. He was buried 3 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. Leslie married 4 Sebyl Marie DODDS on 27 Jan 1909 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States.

Leslie resided 5 in 1900 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. He resided 6 in 1910 in New London, Henry, Iowa, United States. He resided 7 in 1930 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. He resided 8 in 1940 in Pleasant Ridge Township, Lee, Iowa, United States.

Sebyl Marie DODDS was born 1 on 11 Feb 1887 in Harrisburg, Van Buren, Iowa, United States. She died 2 in Oct 1968 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. Sebyl married 3 Leslie Wilson FARR on 27 Jan 1909 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States.

Sebyl resided 4 in 1910 in New London, Henry, Iowa, United States. She resided 5 in 1920 in Center Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States. She resided 6 in 1930 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. She resided 7 in 1940 in Pleasant Ridge Township, Lee, Iowa, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i
Phyllis Jeanette FARR [scrapbook] was born 1, 2, 3 on 15 Oct 1909 in Tippecanoe Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. She died 4 on 20 Oct 1921 in Iowa, United States. She was buried 5, 6 in 1921 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States.

Phyllis resided 7 in 1910 in New London, Henry, Iowa, United States. She resided 8 in 1920 in Center Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States.
  M ii Virgil FARR was born on 9 Dec 1914. He died on 30 Oct 2013.
  M iii Harold Thomas FARR was born on 21 Sep 1919. He died on 14 Jun 1998.

Devere Wyman SPEARMAN was born 1, 2, 3 on 22 Feb 1896 in Jackson Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. He died 4, 5 on 13 Aug 1969 in Henry, Iowa, United States. He was buried 6 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. Devere married 7 Anna Alene FARR on 4 Nov 1917 in Henry, Iowa, United States.

Devere resided 8 in 1900 in ED 27 Canaan Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. He resided 9 in 1910 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. He resided 10 in 1920 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. He resided 11 in 1930 in New London, Henry, Iowa, United States. He resided 12 in 1940 in Salem Township, Henry, Iowa, United States.

Anna Alene FARR [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 30 Apr 1897 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. She died 3 on 13 Aug 1975 in Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. She was buried 4 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Henry, Iowa, United States. Anna married 5 Devere Wyman SPEARMAN on 4 Nov 1917 in Henry, Iowa, United States.

Anna resided 6 in 1900 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. She resided 7 in 1920 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. She resided 8 in 1930 in New London, Henry, Iowa, United States. She resided 9 in 1940 in Salem Township, Henry, Iowa, United States.


Harry Wilbur FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 18 Dec 1883 in New London, Henry, Iowa, United States. He died 3 on 6 Mar 1968 in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States. He was buried in La Center, Clark, Washington, United States. Harry married 4 Bertha Claire HOOPER on 14 Feb 1906 in Olds, Henry, Iowa, United States.

Harry resided 5 in 1900 in Center Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. He resided 6 in 1920 in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States. He resided 7 in 1930 in Saint Helens, Columbia, Oregon, United States. He resided 8 in 1940 in Election Precinct 9 Chelatchie, Clark, Washington, United States.

Bertha Claire HOOPER was born 1 on 14 Aug 1884 in Crookston, Polk, Minnesota, United States. She died 2 on 20 Feb 1944 in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States. She was buried 3 in La Center, Clark, Washington, United States. Bertha married 4 Harry Wilbur FARR on 14 Feb 1906 in Olds, Henry, Iowa, United States.

Bertha resided 5 in 1900 in Wayne Township, Henry, Iowa, United States. She resided 6 in 1920 in Vancouver, Clark, Washington, United States. She resided 7 in 1930 in Saint Helens, Columbia, Oregon, United States. She resided 8 in 1940 in Election Precinct 9 Chelatchie, Clark, Washington, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Mary Louise FARR was born in 1910. She died in 2003.
  F ii Margery C FARR was born in 1913. She died on 6 Sep 1940.

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