Franklin Raymond Farr autobiography
L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Franklin Raymond Farr autobiography (MSS 8907). This item contains the original handwritten life story of Franklin Raymond Farr, which includes autobiographical information about Farr from his birth in Ohio in 1837 to his later years in Spanish Fork, Utah, and memories of Farr written by his granddaughter Florence Cook. Also includes poems written by Farr on several occasions throughout his life, with topics including Pioneer Day and other celebrations, Biblical stories for teaching Sunday School, Joseph Smith and other Mormon religious topics, and important people in his life. Dated approximately 1900.
Franklin Raymond Farr was born on October 12, 1837 in Chatham, Ohio. He converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with his family in Ohio and in 1853 traveled to Utah and settled in Spanish Fork. He fought in the Black Hawk War in 1866, then married Annie Jones later that year. Together they had nine children. He died in Spanish Fork, Utah on April 24, 1901.