CMDR John Villiers Farrow

10 February 1904–27 January 1963 (Age 58)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

The Life Summary of John Villiers

When CMDR John Villiers Farrow was born on 10 February 1904, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, his father, Joseph Charles Farrow, was 24 and his mother, Lucy Savage, was 23. He married Felice Sedonia Lewin in 1924. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He immigrated to Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1934 and lived in Beverly Hills Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 5 years. He died on 27 January 1963, in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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CMDR John Villiers Farrow
Maureen Paula O'Sullivan
Marriage: 1936
Michael Damien Farrow
Patrick Joseph Villiers Farrow

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels
Age 2
The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1909 · The Ford Building
Age 5
The Ford Building was one of the first high-rises to use a steel structural support system. It stands at 23 stories in total height and it held the title as tallest building in Detroit from 1908 until 1913.
Age 16
The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

(1997: 3567;2007: 7670; 2010: 10672)English (northern): hypercorrected form of Farrar , an occupational name for a smith or worker in iron. The original -ar or -er ending of this name came to be regarded as an error, and was changed to -ow.

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

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Sources (34)

  • John Villiers Farrow, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • John V Farrow, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Villiers Farrow in entry for Jack Rose and Felice Farrow, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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