Diana Farr

Brief Life History of Diana

When Diana Farr was born on 5 April 1858, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, her father, Lorin Farr, was 37 and her mother, Nancy Bailey Chase, was 35. She married Benjamin Erastus Rich on 27 December 1877, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1910 and Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States for about 10 years. In 1880, at the age of 22, her occupation is listed as keeping house. She died on 24 August 1933, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Erastus Rich
Diana Farr
Marriage: 27 December 1877
Benjamin Leroy Rich
Lorin Farr Rich
Frederick L Rich
Homer Erastus Rich
Ida Rich
Don O'Neill Rich
Andrea Rich
Frank Cannon Rich

Sources (58)

  • Diana Farr Rich, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Diana Farr - birth-name: Dianna Farr
  • Diana Farr Rich, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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

English: from Middle English fear(r), farre (Old English fearr) ‘steer, ox’, applied as a nickname for a fierce man or a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept a bull.

German: nickname from Middle High German varne, var, with the same meaning as 1 above.

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

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Autobiography of Ida Rich Strong

THE RICH LIFE OF IDA STRONG My life began on a hot, sultry July 6, 1888 in a house on Washington Avenue in Ogden, Utah. I was the fifth child and first daughter born to Benjamin Erastus Rich and …

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