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Farr, Kitty


Age: 0, credited to Vermont
Unit(s): Nurse
Service: Nurse

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Birth: 04/26/1829, Vermont
Death: 12/13/1933

Burial: May be buried in ..., , WI
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Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, as a widow of two Civil War soldiers
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Died in Oshkosh, WI. First married to Charles McCoy, Co. D, 5th WI INF. Second marriage to Albert James Farr, Company C, 2nd MI CAV. Both husbands are buried at Riverside Cemetery in Oshkosh, WI.


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Cremated in Milwaukee, WI

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Mrs. Kitty Farr, 104, Passes Away at The Home on Main Street - Rites to Be Held On Friday Evening

Mrs. Kitty Farr, said to be a cousin of Abraham Lincoln, passed away Wednesday evening about 7 o'clock at The Home, 840 Main street, at the age of 104.

She was the oldest woman in Winnebago county and probably the eldest woman in Wisconsin.

During the last year her health gradually failed.

She was ill for a period about the time she passed the century mark in years, but recovered. She insisted her long life was due to the fact she was of Yankee stock.

Mrs. Farr was born, April 26, 1829, in Binghamton county, Vermont, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Noel Lincoln. Her father was a native of Vermont, and Mrs. Farr maintained he was a relative of Tom Lincoln, Abe's father. Her mother was born in Maine.

Widow of Veteran

Mrs. Farr was the widow of "Colonel" A. J. Farr, whom she married in 1904 at the G.A.R. hall or the Hibernia hall. Her husband was a Civil War soldier, but the title was honorary.

Mrs. Farr was an army nurse during the civil war and for many years after she came to Oshkosh she was a practical nurse.

Her first husband was Charles C. McCoy. As Mrs. McCoy her residence was at 32 Polk street. McCoy preceded her in death.

Her second husband died a number of years ago and Mrs. Farr had resided at The Home for over 17 years.

She was a charter member of the Ladies of the G.A.R., John W. Scott circle, No. 9, and one of its most enthusiastic workers. The activities of this organization provided her foremost interest up to the time of her death.

Survived by Nephew

Mrs. Farr's only blood relation is believed to be a nephew living in Michigan. She had a step-daughter, Mrs. H. L. Mueller, Oklahoma City, Okla., and a son, Ralph Farr, according to latest information in Ohio.

When she was almost 100 years old, Mrs. Farr followed the style of the day and had her hair bobbed. She kept it that way until her death.

Many years ago Mrs. Farr made up her mind as to the details of her funeral, even to the selection of the musical numbers to be played at the services.

The Ladies of the G.A.R. will attend therites Friday evening at 7 o'clock at the Mallery & Arheiger undertaking parlors, 203 Main street.

In accordance with Mrs. Farr's wish, her remains will be cremated at Milwaukee.

Source: The Oshkosh Northwestern (WI), December 14, 1933

Courtesy of Heidi McColgan

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