|Death: ||Mar. 12, 1922|
SAMUEL E. FARRIS, residing upon his farm, six miles west and three south of North Yakima, has lived in the Northwest since he crossed the Plains with his parents in 1865, at the age of nine, and is familiar with western life in all of its phases. His native state is Iowa, and
his birthplace was in Monroe county, where he was delivered into the arms of his parents in 1856. His father, James F. Farris, a carpenter and farmer, was born in Ohio, in 1809, and moved to Iowa in 1854, where he remained eleven years, and then, outfitting with teams, started with his family, overland to Oregon. Joining himself to a large wagon train, under the leadership of Captain White, at the Missouri river, he made the journey through to Polk county, Oregon. In 1869 he moved to eastern Oregon, and in 1894 to Yakima county, where he later died. The mother, Martha (Newman) Farris, was born in Ohio, in 1824, of Scotch and Welsh parents, from among the original Puritans. She was one of thirteen girls who rode in a log cabin in the campaign of Harrison and Tyler in 1840, representing the thirteen original states. At the early age of sixteen our subject engaged in the stock business in eastern Oregon, which he pursued until the winter of 1884, when he lost ninety per cent of his holdings, and quit stock raising, turning his attention entirely to farming for four years. Receiving the appointment as deputy sheriff of Wasco county, in 1888, he then made his home in The Dalles for a number of years. In 1894 he moved to Yakima City, Washington, where he
engaged in dairying and handling hay, until 1901, when he purchased his present farm and moved on the property. He has one brother and one sister: Mrs. Mary Alexander and John W. Farris. He was married in The Dalles, in 1883, to Miss Lizzie Davis, born in Oregon, in 1865, shortly after her father and mother, Silas and Emeline (Reno) Davis, reached that state from Missouri. Two children, Grover C. and Inez, were the issue of this marriage.. He was again married, in 1896, to Mrs. Hettie Fairbrook, daughter of Isaac and Louise (Finney) Flint, Oregon pioneers, in which state she was born in 1864, and educated for a professional nurse. Mrs. Farris has two children, Lloyd and Glen Fairbrook, by her first marriage. She is a member of the Christian church, and sister to J. L. and Purdy Flint, of North Yakima. Fraternally, Mr. Farris is a member of the Knights of Pythias and Modern Woodmen of America. Politically, he is a stanch Democrat. He has a well-improved place and follows dairying. He is a most respected citizen.
An Illustrated history of Klickitat, Yakima and Kittitas Counties : with an outline of the early history of the state of Washington Interstate Publishing Company, 1904
James F. Farris (1809 - 1900)
Martha Newman Farris (1824 - 1905)
Mary Farris Alexander (1844 - 1922)*
Samuel Enfield Farris (1856 - 1922)
Plot: Section: J; Block: 206A; Quarter: SE; Lot: 1
Created by: Brianna D.
Record added: Nov 03, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100099541
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