Clara May Farr

10 September 1884–3 May 1953 (Age 68)
Ransom, Ness, Kansas, United States

The Life of Clara May

When Clara May Farr was born on 10 September 1884, in Ransom, Ness, Kansas, United States, her father, William Calvin Farr, was 29 and her mother, Letta Isabelle Hamilton, was 24. She married Lora Ward Steerman in April 1904. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Leyden Township, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1930 and Elmwood Park, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 3 May 1953, in Ransom, Ness, Kansas, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Ransom, Ness, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lora Ward Steerman
Clara May Farr
Marriage: April 1904
Blanch Steerman
Lloyd C. Steerman
Lee Wood Steerman
Eldon Carl "Curley" Steerman
Dorothy Irene Steerman
Eva ( Aka Evelyn Louise Doty) Steerman

Spouse and Children

    Lora Ward Steerman



April 1904


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings




    Edgar E Farr


    Etta Ann Farr


    Ettie Farr



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 1

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 19

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English farre ‘bull’, applied as a nickname for a fierce or lusty man or a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept a bull.2 German: nickname from Middle High German varne, var, with the same meaning as 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clara Steerman in household of L W Steerman, "Kansas State Census, 1915"
  • Clara Farr in household of Lettie I Farr, "Kansas State Census, 1895"
  • Clara M Farr in household of Will Farr, "United States Census, 1900"

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