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William C. Farr
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Birth: Mar. 13, 1844
Hessen, Germany
Death: Feb. 14, 1921
Bayonne
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA

5th Mayor of Bayonne

Born in Gettenbach, near Frankfurt-am-Main, in Germany, Farr immigrated to the United States in 1861. After arriving in Baltimore, Farr moved to Bayonne, New Jersey in 1862. On May 31, 1863, he married Mary Dorethea Schmidt and had five children. After a time operating a canal boat, Farr became successful in business running a contracting firm in Bayonne. He became a Republican and was elected mayor of Bayonne in 1891. Farr served two terms as mayor and was instrumental in bringing water and electricity to Bayonne. He was succeeded by Democrat Egbert Seymour in 1895. Farr retired from business a wealthy man. He donated money to a number of charities including the German Lutheran Hospital in New York City. Farr died in his home at age 77 of influenza. Coincidently, Seymour, his successor, had also died of influenza only eight days before. 
 
Burial:
Moravian Cemetery
New Dorp
Richmond County (Staten Island)
New York, USA
Plot: Sec. IV - Lot D - Grave 14&15
 
Created by: Frank McGady
Record added: Aug 03, 2006
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William C. Farr
Added by: Frank McGady
 
William C. Farr
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William C. Farr
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