Persis Atherton

27 March 1820–31 December 1906 (Age 86)
England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Persis

When Persis Atherton was born on 27 March 1820, in England, United Kingdom, her father, Samuel Atherton, was 37 and her mother, Mary "Molly" Brown, was 35. She married Aaron Freeman Farr on 16 January 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1870 and Salt Lake City Ward 3, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 31 December 1906, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Aaron Freeman Farr
Persis Atherton
Marriage: 16 January 1844
Celestia Ann Farr
Persis Anna Farr
Aaron Freeman Farr Jr.
Lucian Coridan Farr Sr.
Ladornia Gilkey Farr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 January 1844Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 1
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 13
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 26
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from a place near Manchester named Atherton, from the Old English personal name Æthelhere + Old English tūn ‘settlement’.English: habitational name from Hatherton, Staffordshire, from Old English haguthorn + dūn ‘the hill where hawthorn grows’.English (East Anglia): topographic name from Middle English at ther doune ‘(dweller) on the hill’ (Old English æt thǣre dūne). Through confusion of -don and -ton, Attherdoune was altered to Atherton, Adderton, and Atterton.

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

    Sources (30)

    • Percus Fair in household of Arron Fair, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Percerfie Atherton in entry for Aaron F. Farr, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Persis Farr in household of Aaron I Farr, "United States Census, 1870"

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