|Birth: ||Apr. 6, 1861|
|Death: ||Aug. 14, 1943|
Crow Wing County
Arrived in Brainerd in 1879.
•See Anna Steege Ferris Young.
•See Fred S. Parker.
•See Charlotte Mary Grandelmyer.
•See Emma E. Forsythe.
•See James Roreson Smith.
•See W. A. M. Johnstone.
•See Eva Zelma Burgoyne.
•See James M. Elder.
•See William A. Fleming.
•See James Dewar.
•See Allen F. Ferris.
•See George W. Holland.
•See Fannie Litton Mulrine.
•See Newton H. Ingersoll.
•See Caroline Morrison Grandelmeyer.
•See Mabel White Johnstone.
•See Adam Brown.
•See George D. LaBar.
•See Dr. Werner Hemstead.
Fred A. Farrar married Ethel Maud Small on February 20, 1895 in Crow Wing County, Minnesota.
FARRAR, Fred Andrew, Brainerd. Banker. Born April 6, 1861 in Milwaukee Mis, son of Andrew P. and Sarah J. Farrar. Married February 20, 1895 to Ethel M. Small. Educated in high school and business college, Jackson Mich. First engaged in store room dept and as timekeeper for Northern Pacific Railway until 1882; variously employed as bookkeeper and clerk until 1889; manager of dry goods store until 1892; city clerk 1892-1900; entered First National Bank as teller January 1, 1900 and has been successively assistant cashier and cashier. Director and treasurer Minnesota Park Region Land Company; member city council; served as quartermaster sergeant 3rd Regiment Minnesota National Guard; Member Commercial Club; Masonic fraternity, 32d degree; Knights Templar; Shrine; Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks and Knights of Pythias. (Little Sketches of Big Folks, Minnesota, R. L. Polk & Company, 1907)
Vice President of the First National Bank in 1922.
A Pleasant Social Event.
The grand bal masque by the Chenquatana Club at the rink last Monday evening was one of the most pleasant social events of the season. The attendance was large, fully 500 people including nearly all the prominent social lights of the city being present. During the early part of the evening the dancing floor was occupied exclusively by the maskers, while the galleries and available floor space below were thronged with eager spectators. At about nine o'clock the grand march was called, and it certainly was a curious array of characters that appeared upon the floor. Almost every character imaginable, from the lords and ladies of the middle ages to the peasants in homespun, and every conceivable modern character, was represented. There were many very handsome costumes, and others, while not so elegant, were nonetheless interesting because of their originality. Among the most original was that worn by Dr. Groves, who represented the town pump, and bore the most appropriate motto "The milk man's friend." Undoubtedly the most original and pleasing characters present were those impersonated by the four gentlemen representing the Smith Family, W. A. M. Johnstone appearing as the mossback father, A. F. Ferris as the mother, and F. A. Farrar and C. D. Johnson respectively as the unsophisticated son and daughter. The idea was taken from a comical picture in Puck, and the boys all impersonated their respective characters in a manner that would have delighted the originator of the sketch, their make-up being perfect. There were a great many other costumes worthy of special mention, but lack of space forbids. The maskers occupied the floor exclusively until nearly 11 o'clock, and a merry party it was, the curiosity to know and identify each other adding greatly to the pleasure of the occasion. At 11 at a signal all unmasked, and after a few minutes for rest the dancing was commenced again and continued until the most ardent lover of the terpsichorean art was more than satisfied.
The ball was not only an unqualified success socially, as are all entertainments by this organization, but it was also a success financially, the club realizing considerably over a hundred dollars net from the occasion. (Brainerd Dispatch, 04 March 1892, p. 4, c. 5)
Brainerd Bicycle Club.
That Brainerd will have a bicycle club the equal of any in the northwest goes without saying, the preliminary steps having been taken on Friday evening of last week, at which time those interested in the organization met at the Chenquatana Club rooms and a temporary organization was perfected, A. F. Ferris occupying the chair and Geo. D. LaBar acting as secretary. A meeting was appointed for Wednesday evening at which time the committee composed of Messrs. Alderman, McClenahan and Farrar were expected to report on by-laws and constitution, but owing to the absence of Mr. Alderman from the city the meeting has been adjourned until the latter part of the week, at which time the organization will be perfected. The city council has granted the request of the organizers to be allowed to make a track fifteen feet wide around Gregory square, for the use of the club, and work will be commenced on it at once. The club will start out with a membership of at least twenty-five. (Brainerd Dispatch, 20 April 1894, p. 4, c. 5)
The Chenquatana Club held a meeting on Friday evening last at which time the following officers were elected: A. F. Ferris, president; F. S. Parker, vice-president; W. A. M. Johnstone, secretary; F. A. Farrar, treasurer. (Brainerd Dispatch, 11 October 1895, p. 4, c. 5)
New Club Officers.
At a meeting of the Chenquatana Club on Saturday evening the following officers were elected for the ensuing year.
President—E. O. Parks.
Vice president—W. Courtney.
Secretary—F. A. Farrar.
Treasurer—H. I. Cohen.
(Brainerd Dispatch, 11 December 1896, p. 4, c. 7)
F. A. Farrar will resign his position as city clerk to accept a position in the First National Bank January 1st. There are already numerous candidates for the position. (Brainerd Dispatch, 15 December 1899, p. 10, c. 3)
A party of Brainerd people, composed of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Westfall, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Farrar, Mrs. W. T. Small and son and daughter, Mrs. W. A. Fleming and daughter, Drs. Clark and Cameron of the Sanitarium, Misses Jennie and Winnie Small and Maybelle Davis went to Sylvan Lake on Tuesday noon, and will spend the balance of the week at this popular resort as the guests of W. B. Jones. (Brainerd Dispatch, 21 July 1899, p. 8, c. 2)
FRED A. FARRAR,
Fred Andrew Farrar, 82, died at his home, 503 North Bluff avenue, shortly after 5:45 o'clock Saturday evening.
Mr. Farrar was born in Milwaukee, Wis., the son of the late A. P. and Sara Jean Titus Farrar, who later became one of the pioneers of Brainerd, moving here in 1878, and occupying the post of superintendent in charge of the Northern Pacific shops.
Fred Farrar was employed for a time at the shops, and was later in mercantile life. He was city clerk and treasurer and in 1900 became a teller at the First National Bank and was chosen cashier in 1903, and vice president in 1913, in which capacity he served until he retired several years ago.
Mr. Farrar was at one time a member of the city council, and served as president of that body. He was a Mason, member of the Brainerd Chapter, and Past Commander of Ascalon Commandery, Knights Templar, and a life member of Zuhrah Temple Shrine of Minneapolis, and was a charter member of the Elks lodge. He was for a conspicuously long time a vestryman of St. Paul's Episcopal church, and for many years treasurer of that church. He was secretary of the Evergreen Cemetery association, country club and many other organizations.
At one time he owned considerable real estate, including the site of the present Elks building, which he sold to the lodge some 20 years ago. He was secretary of the Brainerd Improvement company which built the Iron Exchange building.
He was married in 1895 to Miss Ethel M. Small, who survives him. He leaves also a niece, Mrs. Helen Potter Gilbert of Duluth.
Friends may call at the residence, Monday evening or Tuesday forenoon.
Funeral services will be from St. Paul's Episcopal church at 2 p. m. Tuesday. The Rev. Edward O. Barrow, rector, will officiate.
Vestrymen of St. Paul's church will serve as pallbearers. These are Harry Carlson, G. W. Chadbourne, Levi Johnson, Judge L. B. Kinder and John Aiton. (Brainerd Daily Dispatch, 16 August 1943, p. 1, c. 2) [Contributed by John Van Essen]
FARRAR, FRED A.
Date of Death: 14 AUG 1943
County of Death: CROW WING
Andrew Pierce Farrar (1829 - 1900)
Sarah Jean Titus Farrar (1833 - 1927)
Ethel Maud Small Farrar (1868 - 1951)*
Crow Wing County
Plot: Block 11, Lot 42, SWC
Created by: A. Nelson
Record added: Aug 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74419514