Death of a Pioneer.

Grandmother Farr, an old pioneer of this county, has closed her labors and crossed over the river after a life of usefulness. The death angel came to her at the home of her son Samuel, three miles northwest of Astoria, on Sunday, Oct. 14th, 1893, and death was peaceful and sweet to the aged lady. Mrs. Farr’s maiden name was Miss Ada Linn and she was born in Pennsylvania eighty-two years ago. In 1836 in company with her husband, Cooper Farr, she emigrated from Ohio to Fulton county, travelling in a covered wagon, and settled on the old home place. The remainder of their lives were spent here together until the year 1885 when her husband died and left her with the seven children, who have cared for her in her old age. She was a christian in the truest sense of the word and had been a member of the Christian church for more than fifty years. The funeral occurred Monday from the residence of her son, and was conducted by Elder Royal, of Vermont, after which the remains were interred in the Vermont cemetery.


Published in the Astoria Argus on 10/19/1893

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