William A Farr

Brief Life History of William A

When William A Farr was born on 2 May 1865, in Windham, Windham, Vermont, United States, his father, William C. Farr, was 41 and his mother, Elsie A C Barrett, was 35. He married Addie Adelaide S Jennison on 9 March 1886, in Windham, Windham, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 9 November 1944, in Quincy, Rumney, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 79.

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William A Farr
Theoda Viola Cheney
Marriage: 24 August 1904
Elsie Geneva Farr

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  • Willie A Farr in household of Florinda Farr, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Willie Farr, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
  • Will Farr in entry for Farr, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

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Name Meaning

English: from Middle English fear(r), farre (Old English fearr) ‘steer, ox’, applied as a nickname for a fierce man or a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept a bull.

German: nickname from Middle High German varne, var, with the same meaning as 1 above.

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

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