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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Family Time Line

Reuben Lafayette Farnsworth
1814–1893
Sylvia Parker
1820–1910
Aulden Lane Farnsworth
1841–1841
Allen LaFayette Farnsworth
1842–1844
Sylvia Caroline Farnsworth
1843–1847
Evaline Laura Colfax Farnsworth
1845–1878
Alice Lydia Farnsworth
1846–1907
Francis Fendon Farnsworth
1849–1914
James Reuben Farnsworth
1851–1883
John Arthur Farnsworth
1853–1933
Flora Elvira FARNSWORTH
1858–1941
Grace F Farnsworth
1859–1943
Sarah Ella Farnsworth
1862–1863

Parents and Siblings

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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.
1858

Age 7

Minnesota is the 32nd state.
1862

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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