Surname: Farnsworth

Farnsworth, Hazel Myrtle Mason – Obituary

Hazel M. Farnsworth, 77, resident of 620 SE 2nd Ave., Canby, was dead on arrival at Willamette Falls Hospital, Monday night [March 29]. She was born to Charles and Lina Mason of Appalachian, New York, March 5, 1889 and came to Oregon when she was a young girl. She lived between Portland and Gresham prior to coming to the Canby area in 1930. She was married to Jesse Farnsworth at Portland, August 21, 1920 and he survives. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Canby, charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Canby, member of World War I Veterans Auxiliary barracks 205, Molalla. She was a charter member and organized the gold star mothers here at Canby and was a past department president of the gold star mothers, State of Oregon. Surviving besides her husband Jesse are two sons, Ray Farnsworth of Canby, Bert Farnsworth of Jennings Lodge; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. One son, Loren passed away in World War II. Funeral services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Canby Chapel of Everhart & Kent with the Rev. George Boner officiating. Interment will be at Zion Memorial Park, Canby. The Canby Herald, March 31, 1976 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Biographical Sketch of William Riley Farnsworth

WILLIAM RILEY FARNSWORTH-Many a New England lad has started working life on the paternal farm, but in growing up preferred to devote himself to commercial pursuits, either working on his own account or occupying leading positions with a large concern, able to pay an adequate renumeration for the proper kind of executive. A man whose career has more or less followed these lines was the late William Riley Farnsworth, for many years director of the Montague Paper Mills in Turners Falls. Born on December 26, 1846, at Convey, as a son of John and Martha Farnsworth, Mr. Farnsworth at the age of eleven, worked on his father’s farm, but afterwards entered the employ of George Peabody, building constructor, a business in which he remained until he was thirty years of age, when he accepted an appointment as sales director and consulting engineer of the Montague Paper Mills. In this position he continued until his death in October, 1919. While in the building business he erected the famous Turners Falls dam on the Connecticut River, which to this day is regarded a very good specimen of hydraulic construction. In politics Mr. Farnsworth was a Republican, and a member of the Board of Selectmen and the Water Commission. He was very prominent in all civic movements, extremely popular with everybody, the friend of all and the enemy of none. He was...

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Daniel Farnsworth Jr.

DANIEL FARNSWORTH, JR., was b. Jan. 23, 1813, in Washington; m. first, Oct. 25, 1835, Mary Mead, who d. May 6, 1849; m. second, Aug. 9, 1849, Mary Ayer, b. April 26,1814; d. Feb. 2, 1894. He was a farmer. Came to town exchanging farms with Walter Foss and res. north of the Flat several years. He then, in 1890, sold out and rem. first to Putney, Vt., and afterwards to Claremont, where he d. Aug. 5, 1907. He lived a very regular and temperate life. Children by first wife: 1. WILLIAM P., b. Jan. 9, 1838; d. Feb. 20, 1861. 2. MARY M., b. Aug. 20, 1840; d. April 3, 1855. 3. ANN MELINDA, b. April 22,1842; m. I. N. Davidson. She d. April 10, 1907. 4. RUTH R., b. June 25, 1845; m. Henry J. Burnham. Children by second wife: 5. LUCY M., b. April 14, 1851; d. March 3, 1854. 6. ADDLE, b. March 11, 18531 m. , Albro Q Evans. One child: A. Charles A. 7. VERONA, b. May 4,1854; m. Oct. 10, 1877, Charles Andrews of Plainfield. No children. After living in town a few years they rem. to Claremont where she d. Oct. 30,...

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Stephen Farnsworth

STEPHEN FARNSWORTH was b. May 17, 1801, in South Woodstock, Vt.; m. Feb. 17, 1831, Adaline Myrick, who was b. May 16, 1807, and d. April 10, 1891. They came to Cornish March 30, 1858, and lived on a river farm there the remainder of their lives. He d. June 19, 1869. Children, all daus. and b. before coming to town.: 1. MARIETTA M., b. April 30, 1833; m. March 20, 1853, Davis Hoisington. Two children. Live in Chelmsford, Mass. 2. JOSEPHINE M., b. May 2, 1837; d. Aug. 16, 1869. 3. M. LOUISE, b. Nov. 4,1838; m. March 29, 18.59, Henry G. Wood of Lebanon. Two children. 4. FRANCES B., b. July 26, 1844; m. Dec. 8, 1869, Curtis G....

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