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Marion Friends Cemetery ~ James L. Farnham ~ part of the Marion County Cemeteries of Oregon
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Farnham, James L.
LAST: Farnham FIRST: James MID: L.
BORN: 28 Jun 1823 DIED: 9 Dec 1895 BURIED: 10 Dec 1895
OCCUPATION:  Shoemaker
BIRTH PLACE:  Genesee, Monroe Co., New York
DEATH PLACE: Marion, Marion Co., Oregon
1st MARRIAGE - Mary Avery 14 Nov 1846
2nd MARRIAGE - Persis A. Hudson, 7 Feb 1850 in Genesee Co., Michigan
1850 MI CENSUS - J. L. Farnham, age 27, occupation mechanic, b. New York, is enumerated with Percy A., age 25, b. New York.
3rd MARRIAGE - Mary S. Whipple 13 Apr 1859
1860 MI CENSUS - James L. Farnam [Farnham], age 37, occupation shoemaker, b. New York, is enumerated with Mary, age 32, b. New York, along with Mary C., age 9, b. Michigan, Edgar, age 7, b. Michigan, Emma, age 6, b. Michigan, and Sephrona, age 3 months, b. Michigan
1870 MI CENSUS (Wayne Co., Brownstown, FA #345)
James L. Farnham, age 46, occupation shoemaker, b. New York, is enumerated with Mary S., age 42, b. New York, along with Edgar J., age 17, b. Michigan, Sophronia, age 10, b. Michigan, Lillie A., age 8, b. Michigan, and Wealthy, age 1, b. Michigan.
James L. Farnham died at his home in Marion, Oregon, December 8th, 1895. He was 72 years old and was born at Genesee, New York, January 28, 1823, moved to the state of Michigan in early life, where he resided until April 7, 1885, when he removed with his family to Oregon, where he has since resided. He embraced religion in the year 1858, in the Congregational church. He enlisted in company I, 4th regiment September 4, 1864, at Flat Rock, Michigan. He has been for many years a pensioner and a member of the G. A. R. Sedgwick post, Salem. Was married to Mary Avery, Nov. 14, 1846, and died November 17, 1847, married again to Percy A. Hudson February 7, 1850, who died September 24, 1858, the fruit of this union was four children, two of whom survive Mrs. Young of Washington, and Edgar Farnham, of Marion. Was married again to Mary S. Whipple April 3rd, 1859, who still survives to mourn his loss. The result of this last union was five children, four of whom are also left to mourn the loss of a loving father. During the last six months of his life, he has been a great sufferer, but oh, so patient; if he chance to speak an impatient word; it was immediately followed by a pleasant word and smile. He leaves a sister in San Francisco in her sixtieth year, the last of a large family of children. During the few years that he resided in Marion he has lived a very quiet, peaceable life and thereby made many warm friends who have been dipped in deep sympathy with the bereaved family.
Funeral services conducted by the Rev. B. F. Hinshaw at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at the residence, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Friend’s burying grounds on the hill west of town, notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather, quite a concourse of people followed the remains to their resting place. 
Capital Journal 11 Dec 1894 4:4
James L.
June 23, 1823
Dec. 8, 1895
Michigan Marriages to 1850
1850 MI CENSUS (Genesee Co., Atlas, FA #262)
1860 MI CENSUS (Wayne Co., Brownstone, FA #805)
1870 MI CENSUS (Wayne Co., Brownstown, FA #345)
CJ 11 Dec 1894 4:4
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