Henry A. FARWELL

Male 1842 - 1899  (57 years)


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  • Name Henry A. FARWELL  [1, 2, 3
    • He was a farmer, first in Yates, NY, then in Hartland NY, but the farm not proving as was expected he sold out and removed to Jeddo, NY. In 1874 he removed to Dowagiac, Mich., and bought a farm just out of the city and sold out in a few years and bought one in Glenwood, about ten miles east of Dowagiac, on the Michigan Central Railroad. Here in the spring of 1892 his wife was taken sick, and to be near a physician they removed temporarily to Dowagiac, but near her last days she said she wished to die at her own home and was taken there. In June of the year in which she dies Minnie Rix, her niece, and daughter of her bother Guy S., left Concord at a few hours' notice for Dowagiac to are for her aunt Martha, and stayed and cared for her until her death, and was alone with her when she died, here husband being called away on business, none thinking her death was so near.

      Mr. Farwell enlisted Aug. 22, 1962, in Co. A, 129th NY Inft.; discharged for disability June 19, 18963. While on the farm in Dowagiac he worked occasionally in a stove foundry and shop and received an injury by the bursting of an emery wheel, which it is thought caused insanity after a few years. The death of his wife broke him all up, and disposing of every piece of property he had he went east to visit his brother-in-law Guy S. Rix, in Concord, NH. It was soon discovered he was deranged, he was sent back to Michigan and in a few days he was taken to the Insane Asylum at Kalamazoo, where he died in 1899.

      The Compiler became acquainted with Mr. Farwell while in the army, where they bunked together, and were as brothers, as it proved to be a fact afterwards, and there is no man living whom he loved with a deeper, brotherly love than he had for Henry A. Farwell. Mr. Farwell was known and recognized in the community in which he lived as a kind, affectionate husabnd and father, a good neighbor and an upright citizen. [1]
    Born 29 Mar 1842  Ridgeway, Orleans Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1880  Living in Dowagiac, Cass Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 8 Jun 1899  Kalamazoo, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Cause: tuberculosis 
    Person ID I97170  Main Tree
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2020 

    Family Martha Rebecca RIX,   b. 16 Jan 1841, Barnston, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1892, Glenwood, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 11 Apr 1866  [1, 3
    Children 
     1. Annie Laurie FARWELL,   b. 15 Dec 1866, Jeddo, Orleans Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1874  (Age 7 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Harry Carlton FARWELL,   b. 28 Apr 1873, Jeddo, Orleans Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1941, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [Birth]
    +3. George Sewlyn FARWELL,   b. 1 Oct 1875, Dowagiac, Cass Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1954  (Age 78 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F40083  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S11134] History and Genealogy of The Rix Family of America containing Biographical Sketches and Genealogies of both Males and Females, Guy S. Rix, Concord, N.H., (The Grafton Press).

    2. [S11126] 1880 Census Dowagiac, Cass County, Michigan.

    3. [S03384] Stephen Gates of Hingham and Lancaster, Massachusetts, and His Descendants, Charles Otis Gates, (Name: Name: New York: Willis McDonald & Co;;).

    4. [S11167] Death Certificate fo Henry A. Farwell.