Merle Wessells Farnsworth

Male 1898 - 1991  (92 years)


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  • Name Merle Wessells Farnsworth  [1
    Born 31 May 1898  IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Birth Abt 1899  IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name Merle W Farnsworth 
    Residence 1920  Elgin, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation 1930  Timing dept. of the watch factory/ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 5789 
    Residence 1930  429 Division St., Elgin, IL 60120 Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1930  Elgin, Kane, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 21 Apr 1991  [1
    Notes 


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      George Strickland Farnsworth
      Author: Gregorie Farnsworth Date: 15 Jul 2000 8:31 PM GMT
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      Have been seeking information on Geo. Strickland Farnsworth for more than 20 years, with virtually no luck. In 1900 Census, Kane Co., Ill., he is listed as having been born in New York, Aug 1861. Married 9/22/1891 in Lake Geneva, Wis. to Marie Eliz. Richards (nee Wessells); have copy of marriage certificate. Gives parents names as Isaac F. Farnsworth and Johanna S. Howard; have found no record of him with his parents in any census. Supposedly born in Buffalo, NY, and had a relative (brother or uncle) who was pastor of either the 1st Baptist or Presbetyrian Church at Buffalo; unable to verify that "fact" either. My father (who died in 1991) said that Geo S. Farnsworth (his father, my grandfather) last wrote him in 1922; I have the letter, which mentions my half-brother as a baby (born in Sept. 1921); it also says that Geo. had fallen on ill health and had lost the use of one of his sides. The last information, of which I have no proof, is that his mailing address at that time was General Delivery, Philadelphia, Penna. It is unknown whether Geo. had any siblings, and it is unknown where he passed away, and where he is laid to rest. There is a hint that he may have gone to California, but like most other information regarding that man, I have not been able to corroborate it. My father, Merle W. Farnsworth (1898-1991) had one brother, Glen Farnsworth (1896-1950); both of them were born in West Dundee, Kane Co., Ill. and grew up in nearby Elgin, Ill. Any help if resolving this long-standing mystery will be gratefully appreciated. Genealogical queries at other websites have so far yielded nothing.
    Person ID I5719  DonnaStefaniTree

    Father George Strickland Farnsworth,   b. Aug 1861, Buffalo, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1923  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Maria Elizabeth Wessells,   b. 26 Nov 1857, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1948, Elgin, Kane Co., cert. #28215 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 22 Sep 1891  Lake Geneva, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2595  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Julia Celena Haulotte,   b. 15 Aug 1912, Stevens Point, Portage, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Dec 1997, Delavan, Walworth, WI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Reference Number 346406 
    Children 
     1. Greg L Farnsworth
    Family ID F2592  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Emma C,   b. Abt 1896, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1930  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1920  Kane Co., IL, cert. #33076 Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Reference Number 346407 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Family ID F2593  Group Sheet

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    2. [S17] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005;).
      Ancestry.com. 1920 USA Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2005. Indexed by Ancestry.com from microfilmed schedules of the 1920 U.S. Federal Decennial Census. Data imaged from National Archives and Records Administration.1920 Federal Population Census. T625, 2,076 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.
      For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA.
      Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 on roll 323 (Chicago City, Cook County, Illinois) are missing, even though the NARA catalog lists them as being there. The Family History Library catalog also lists them as missing.
      Elgin, Kane, Illinois, ED , roll , page , image 239.

    3. [S18] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002;).

    4. [S18] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002;).
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