Farr, Lorin, 1820-1909

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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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creatorOf Farr, Lorin. Letter, 16 Sep 1850. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Biography of Lorin Farr, ca. 1950. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Rich, Benjamin L. Address of Welcome. 1940. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Farr family photographs, circa 1890s-1940s. Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Smith, Mary Ellen Stoddard, 1918-2004. Mary Ellen Stoddard Smith family history and genealogy, [n.d.]. American Primers
creatorOf Lorin Farr papers, 1850-1860 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Farr, Lorin, 1820-1909. Addition to the Harold F. Nufer collection of the Lorin Farr papers, 1820-2007. American Primers
creatorOf Farr, Lorin, 1820-1909. Harold F. Nufer collection of the Lorin Farr papers, 1820-1906. American Primers
creatorOf Farr, Lorin, 1820-1909. Lorin Farr papers, 1850-1860. American Primers
creatorOf Farr family. Farr family dictations, 1886-1888. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Smith family. George Albert Smith family papers, 1731-1969. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
referencedIn Mary Ellen Stoddard Smith family history and genealogy, [n.d.] L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf MS 15065, Farr, Lorin 1820-1909. Lorin Farr papers 1860-1908 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Nichols, George H. Biography of Lorin Farr. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Joseph C. Loughran Collection, c.1844-1953, 1864-1946 The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
referencedIn PH 327, E.G. Williams & Bro. (Engraver : N.Y.). Engraved portrait collection circa 1890 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Smith, George Albert, 1817-1875. Family papers, 1731-1969. Landmarks of Science Microform Service
creatorOf Farr, Lorin, 1820-1909. Ledger of lumber accounts and Ogden City court minutes, 1833-1855. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
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associatedWith British Mission corporateBody
associatedWith Brown, Francis Almond 1822-1894 person
associatedWith Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints corporateBody
associatedWith Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. European Mission corporateBody
associatedWith Farr family family
associatedWith Farr family. family
associatedWith Farr family. family
associatedWith Loughran, Joseph C. person
associatedWith Mexican Mission corporateBody
associatedWith Netherlands Mission corporateBody
associatedWith Nichols, George H. person
associatedWith Peery, David Harold 1824-1901 person
associatedWith Rich, Benjamin L. person
associatedWith Smith, David Hyrum 1844-1904 person
associatedWith Smith family. corporateBody
associatedWith Smith, George Albert, 1817-1875. person
associatedWith Smith, John Henry 1848-1911 person
associatedWith Smith, Mary Ellen Stoddard, 1918-2004. person
associatedWith Stanford, Leland 1824-1893 person
associatedWith Stewart, Urban Van, d.1898. person
associatedWith Swiss and German Mission (1868-1898) corporateBody
associatedWith Terikee person
associatedWith Terikee. person
associatedWith Terikee Shoshoni Chief, d.1880. person
associatedWith Thatcher, Moses 1842-1909 person
associatedWith Young, Brigham, 1801-1877. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Weber County (Utah)
Europe
Utah--Ogden
Nauvoo (Ill.)
Ogden (Utah)
Ogden (Utah)
Europe
Salt Lake City (Utah)
Utah--Ogden
Nauvoo (Ill.)
Ogden (Utah)
Utah
Ogden (Utah)
Ogden (Utah)
Ogden (Utah)
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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)
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Stake presidents
Patriarchs
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Birth 1820-07-25

Death 1909-01-14

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