Delmah Farmer

19 December 1893–April 1975 (Age 81)
Coyote, Garfield, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of Delmah

When Delmah Farmer was born on 19 December 1893, in Coyote, Garfield, Utah Territory, United States, her father, James Broadbridge Farmer, was 36 and her mother, Evangeline Elizabeth Cracraft, was 19. She married Fred Jorgen Crowton on 15 November 1911, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930 and Salt Lake City Ward 3, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. She died in April 1975, in Arizona, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Fred Jorgen Crowton
Delmah Farmer
Marriage: 15 November 1911
Nola Ivie

Spouse and Children

15 November 1911
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1896 · Utah becomes a state

Age 3

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name from Middle English, Old French ferm(i)er (Late Latin firmarius). The term denoted in the first instance a tax farmer, one who undertook the collection of taxes, revenues, and imposts, paying a fixed (Latin firmus) sum for the proceeds, and only secondarily someone who rented land for the purpose of cultivation; it was not applied to an owner of cultivated land before the 17th century.2 Irish: Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Mac an Scolóige ‘son of the husbandman’, a rare surname of northern and western Ireland.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Delmah Farmer in household of Seth Johnson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Delmah Crowton in household of Fred J Crowton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Delmah Crowton in household of Fred J Crowton, "United States Census, 1940"

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