Olive Ann Jones

1 June 1829–19 December 1914 (Age 85)
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Olive Ann

When Olive Ann Jones was born on 1 June 1829, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Merlin Jones, was 34 and her mother, Roxana Ives, was 30. She married Lorin Farr on 28 February 1852. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. She died on 19 December 1914, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lorin Farr
Olive Ann Jones
Marriage: 28 February 1852
Laertus Farr
Valasco Farr
Olive Ann Farr
Ellen Farr
Merlin Jones Farr
David Farr
Asahel Farr Sr.

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 February 1852
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 1
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    Age 18
    Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 28
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

    Name Meaning

    English and Welsh: from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) (see John ), with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. It began to be adopted as a non-hereditary surname in some parts of Wales from the 16th century onward, but did not become a widespread hereditary surname there until the 18th and 19th centuries. In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. It is (including in the sense 2 below) the fifth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.English: habitational or occupational name for someone who lived or worked ‘at John's (house)’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Lorin Farr - Family Life Activities

    * The history of Lorin and his family were gathered by his grandson T. Earl Pardoe. He interviewed the remaining six children and many grandchildren in 1950. * Nearly every morning, father would come …

    Sources (29)

    • Legacy NFS Source: Olive Ann Jones - Government record: Death record or certificate: birth-name: Olive Ann Jones
    • Olive Jones in household of Merlin Jones, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Olive Ann Jones in entry for Asael Farr, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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