William Farrer

26 January 1821–17 February 1906 (Age 85)
Brigsteer, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Farrer was born on 26 January 1821, in Brigsteer, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom, his father, Roger Farrer, was 25 and his mother, Catharine Hadwin, was 29. He married Elisabeth Ann Kerry on 2 January 1856, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Heversham, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Utah, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1866. He died on 17 February 1906, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Farrer
Elisabeth Ann Kerry
Marriage: 2 January 1856
Mary Elizabeth Farrar
William Kerry Farrer
Roger Charles Farrer
Catherine Alice Farrer
Frances Jane Farrar
Emma Thomaseen Farrer
Sarah Ann Farrer
Thomas Sharp Farrer

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 January 1856Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 12
    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 25
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Farrar .German: variant of Forer or Fahrer .

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

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    Story Highlight

    In the Strength of the Lord

    "I know that Br[other] Brigham is a prophet." So testified President Andrew J. Moore to his fellow Seventies in a meeting in Provo held on Wednesday, April 15, 1857. The brethren sitting before Pres …

    Sources (21)

    • William Farrer, "United States Census, 1870"
    • William Farrer in entry for George William Giles and Sarah Ann Farrer, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Wm. Farrer in entry for Elizabeth Ann Farrer, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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