|Birth: ||Nov. 22, 1867|
|Death: ||Jul. 18, 1899|
New Mexico, USA
Frontier peace officer. Farr was the sheriff of Huerfano County, Colorado. While leading a posse, he was shot and killed by the Black Jack Ketchum Gang in Turkey Canyon near Cimarron, New Mexico. Sheriff Farr is memorialized at Panel 14, E-16 on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC.
10-9-1899 "Los Angeles Herald", pg. 2
Train Robber Convicted
Raton, N. M., Oct. 8.— William H. McGinnis, the train robber, who has been on trial during the past week for the murder of Sheriff Farr of Walsenburg, Colo , was found guilty of murder in the second degree.
Ellen Adelia Hern Farr (1867 - 1938)*
Edwina Elizabeth Farr Shumway (1897 - 1991)*
Note: William McGinnis, the robber convicted of killing Sheriff Farr, may have been an alias of Elza (or Elzy) Lay, a well known member of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch.
Created by: George Bacon
Record added: Feb 13, 2004
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