Thomas John Farrer

3 October 1859–31 December 1942 (Age 83)
Provo, Utah, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of Thomas John

When Thomas John Farrer was born on 3 October 1859, in Provo, Utah, Utah Territory, United States, his father, Thomas Farrer, was 30 and his mother, Emma Mary Strong, was 24. He married Annie Sarah Ekins on 12 January 1882, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1935. He died on 31 December 1942, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Thomas John Farrer
Annie Sarah Ekins
Marriage: 12 January 1882
John Ernest Farrer
George Merton Farrer
Dean Ekins Farrer
Mary Ellen Farrer
Agnes Julia Farrer
Morris Sykes Farrer
Emmet James Farrer
Willis Farrer
Edith Farrer

Spouse and Children

12 January 1882
Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 4

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 22

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Farrar .2 German: variant of Forer or Fahrer .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thos J Forer in household of Royer Forer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas John Farrer, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • T J Farrer in household of Thomas Farrer, "United States Census, 1880"

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