Farr, Lorin, 1820-1909

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1820-07-25
Death 1909-01-14

Biographical notes:

Lorin Farr was born in 1820 in Waterford, Vermont, to Winslow Farr Sr. and Olive Hovey Freeman Farr. He was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when 11 and married Nancy Bailey Chase in 1845 in Nauvoo, Illinois. After migrating to Utah, he served as Mayor of Ogden and President of the Weber Stake. He married 5 other women and had 36 children. Farr died in 1909 from a heart attack.

From the description of Harold F. Nufer collection of the Lorin Farr papers, 1820-1906. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367784201

Lorin Farr, a Mormon pioneer and first mayor of Ogden, Utah, was born on July 25, 1820, in Waterford, Vermont. At age eleven he was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1837 the Farr family moved to Kirtland, Ohio, and subsequently to Missouri and Nauvoo, Illinois. Farr arrived in the Salt Lake Valley in 1847, and in 1851 moved to Ogden as the head of the Weber Stake. In addition to serving as the first mayor of Ogden, Farr was a member of the Utah Territorial Legislature. He also served in missions to Great Britain from 1870 to 1871. Farr died on January 12, 1909.

From the description of Ledger of lumber accounts and Ogden City court minutes, 1833-1855. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 647768323

Utah terrttorial legislator; mayor of Ogden; first president of Weber Stake, 1851-1870; and Mormon missionary to Europe, 1870-1871.

From the description of Lorin Farr papers, 1850-1860. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 363897316

From the guide to the Lorin Farr papers, 1850-1860, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Lorin Farr was born July 27, 1820 in Waterford, Vermont, to Winslow Sr. and Olive Hovey Freeman Farr. He was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he was just 11 years old. On January 1, 1845, he married his first wife, Nancy Bailey Chase in Nauvoo, Illinois. After migrating to Utah, he served as the first mayor of Ogden in addition to serving as the first stake president when the Weber Stake was organized in 1851. In addition to his first wife, he had five other wives and a total of 36 children. Farr died of a heart attack January 12, 1909, and was buried in Ogden, Utah.

From the description of Addition to the Harold F. Nufer collection of the Lorin Farr papers, 1820-2007. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367914033

Farr was president of Weber Stake, 1851-1870, mayor of Ogden, Utah territorial legislator, and patriarch.

From the guide to the MS 15065 Lorin Farr papers 1860-1908 (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Church History Library)

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Subjects:

  • Mines and mineral resources--Utah
  • Mormons--History--Sources
  • Mormon families--History--Sources
  • Mormons
  • Politics, Government, and Law
  • Mormon pioneers
  • Mormons--History--19th century--Sources
  • Mormons--Relations with Indians--History--Sources
  • Mormon families--History
  • Mormons--history
  • Shoshoni Indians
  • Mormons--Utah--Ogden--History
  • Mexican colonies
  • Civil Procedure and Courts
  • Lumber trade
  • General Authorities
  • Railroads
  • Costs (law)

Occupations:

  • Stake presidents
  • Patriarchs

Places:

  • Weber County (Utah) (as recorded)
  • Europe (as recorded)
  • Utah--Ogden (as recorded)
  • Nauvoo (Ill.) (as recorded)
  • Ogden (Utah) (as recorded)
  • Ogden (Utah) (as recorded)
  • Europe (as recorded)
  • Salt Lake City (Utah) (as recorded)
  • Utah--Ogden (as recorded)
  • Nauvoo (Ill.) (as recorded)
  • Ogden (Utah) (as recorded)
  • Utah (as recorded)
  • Ogden (Utah) (as recorded)
  • Ogden (Utah) (as recorded)
  • Ogden (Utah) (as recorded)