John Farmer

Ibstock, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Farmer was born in 1872, his father, James Samuel Farmer, was 31 and his mother, Anne Maria Nannie Skinner, was 25. He married Mary Grossweiler on 31 May 1893, in Huron, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Bronson, Huron, Ohio, United States in 1910 and Peru, Huron, Ohio, United States in 1920.

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John Farmer
Mary Grossweiler
Marriage: 31 May 1893
Joseph John Farmer

Spouse and Children

31 May 1893
Huron, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    James Samuel Farmer


    Anne Maria Nannie Skinner




    James Henry Farmer


    Francis M Farmer



    Joseph E Farmer



World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 0

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 8

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 31

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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)

  • John Farmer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Farmer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Farmer in entry for Joseph Farmer and Cornelia Batchman, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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