James Reuben Farnsworth

18 December 1851–12 June 1883 (Age 31)
Indiana, United States

The Life of James Reuben

When James Reuben Farnsworth was born on 18 December 1851, in Indiana, United States, his father, Reuben Lafayette Farnsworth, was 37 and his mother, Sylvia Parker, was 31. He lived in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States in 1880. He died on 12 June 1883, in Deer Lodge, Powell, Montana, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Deer Lodge, Powell, Montana, United States.

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Reuben Lafayette Farnsworth
Sylvia Parker
Aulden Lane Farnsworth
Allen LaFayette Farnsworth
Sylvia Caroline Farnsworth
Evaline Laura Colfax Farnsworth
Alice Lydia Farnsworth
Francis Fendon Farnsworth
James Reuben Farnsworth
John Arthur Farnsworth
Grace F Farnsworth
Sarah Ella Farnsworth

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 5

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Age 7

Minnesota is the 32nd state.

Age 11

Historical Boundaries - 1862: Missoula, Washington Territory, United States; 1863: Missoula, Idaho Territory, United States; 1864: Deer Lodge, Idaho Territory, United States; 1864: Deer Lodge, Montana Territory, United States; 1889: Deer Lodge, Montana, United States; 1901: Powell, Montana, United States

Name Meaning

English: variant of Farnworth .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James R Farnsworth in household of Ruben L Farnsworth, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James Farnsworth in household of R L Farnsworth, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James Farnsworth in household of R S Farnsworth, "Minnesota, State Census, 1875"

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