Calista Maria Farr

September 1858–25 September 1935 (Age 77)
Nelson Township, Kent, Michigan, United States

The Life of Calista Maria

When Calista Maria Farr was born in September 1858, in Nelson Township, Kent, Michigan, United States, her father, John Farr, was 40 and her mother, Clarissa H. Ackert, was 42. She married Cornelius George Degraw on 8 September 1878, in Cedar Springs, Kent, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Oakfield Township, Kent, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Solon Township, Kent, Michigan, United States in 1930. She died on 25 September 1935, in Cedar Springs, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Cedar Springs, Kent, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Cornelius George Degraw
1853–1926
Calista Maria Farr
1858–1935
Marriage: 8 September 1878
Margaret DeGraw
1879–1965
George Jehu DeGraw
1880–1950
Harriet Almira DeGraw
1884–1961
Sidney Nelson Degraw
1886–1938
Janie Calista DeGraw
1891–1974
Laura Isabell DeGraw
1896–1971
Dora Fern DeGraw
1898–1972

Spouse and Children

    Cornelius George Degraw

    Male1853–1926Male

    Female1858–1935Female

MARRIAGE
8 September 1878
Cedar Springs, Kent, Michigan, United States
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(7)

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 5

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 21

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

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)

  • Clista Farr De Graw in entry for Sidney N De Graw, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • Clista Degraw in entry for Sidney N Degraw, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • Clista Degraw in household of Sidney Degraw, "United States Census, 1930"

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