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Joseph Taylor first settled the area in 1858. Ten years later the area was included in as part of [[Harrisville, Utah|Harrisville]].  On 30 November 1890 western Harrisville was organized into a separate LDS wards and given the name Farr West in honor of Lorin Farr, former president of the Weber LDS stake, and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chauncey_W._West Chauncey W. West], who had served as presiding bishop of Weber County.
 
Joseph Taylor first settled the area in 1858. Ten years later the area was included in as part of [[Harrisville, Utah|Harrisville]].  On 30 November 1890 western Harrisville was organized into a separate LDS wards and given the name Farr West in honor of Lorin Farr, former president of the Weber LDS stake, and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chauncey_W._West Chauncey W. West], who had served as presiding bishop of Weber County.
  
In 1862 the first business, the Prarie House, was built. This was a tavern that primarily served travelers who were on their way to the gold mines in Montana.  Th Union Pacific Railraod laid a line called the Ogden Shoreline through the east most part of Farr West in 1869.  
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In 1862 the first business, the Prairie House, was built. This was a tavern that primarily served travelers who were on their way to the gold mines in Montana.  Th Union Pacific Railroad laid a line called the Ogden Shoreline through the east most part of Farr West in 1869.  
 
===Neighboring Communities===
 
===Neighboring Communities===
 
[[North Ogden, Utah|North Ogden]] | [[Harrisville, Utah|Harrisville]] | [[Ogden, Utah|Ogden]] | [[Pleasant View, Utah|Pleasant View]] | [[Marriott-Slaterville, Utah|Marriott-Slaterville]] | [[Plain City, Utah|Plain City]] | [[Willard, Utah|Willard]]<br>
 
[[North Ogden, Utah|North Ogden]] | [[Harrisville, Utah|Harrisville]] | [[Ogden, Utah|Ogden]] | [[Pleasant View, Utah|Pleasant View]] | [[Marriott-Slaterville, Utah|Marriott-Slaterville]] | [[Plain City, Utah|Plain City]] | [[Willard, Utah|Willard]]<br>

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Joseph Taylor first settled the area in 1858. Ten years later the area was included in as part of Harrisville. On 30 November 1890 western Harrisville was organized into a separate LDS wards and given the name Farr West in honor of Lorin Farr, former president of the Weber LDS stake, and Chauncey W. West, who had served as presiding bishop of Weber County.

In 1862 the first business, the Prairie House, was built. This was a tavern that primarily served travelers who were on their way to the gold mines in Montana. Th Union Pacific Railroad laid a line called the Ogden Shoreline through the east most part of Farr West in 1869.

Neighboring Communities

North Ogden | Harrisville | Ogden | Pleasant View | Marriott-Slaterville | Plain City | Willard

City Hall

  • Farr West City Hall
    1896 North 1800 West
    Farr West City, UT 84404
    Phone: 801.731.4187
    Fax. 801.731.7732

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Farr West does not have a cemetery within it's boundaries. The nearby cemeteries are located in North Ogden, Ogden or Roy.

Church History and Records

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  1. Farr West, organized 30 November 1890 (part of North Weber Stake) [2]
    Records of members, 1890-1901, 1903-1941
    Form E (annual genealogical report), 1907-1948

History

  1. Utah History Encyclopedia (University of Utah Media)
  2. Path to Parnassus : autobiography of Zesta Afton Taylor Geisler [3]
  3. Utah State History : Articles about Farr West

Maps

  1. USGS GNIS FID 1441012
  2. Google
  3. Hometown Locator

Newspapers

Historical Newspapers

Suggested Reading

  • History of Weber County [4]

Vital Records

  1. Utah Department of Archives 1903 to 50 years ago (F)
    Choices of search types - name, date of death (year, month, day, or any combination) and county.
    Images of actual death certificates.
  2. Ancestry.com (F if through selected Family History Centers) (FI$ if not through the Family History Centers)
    Utah Death Index 1905-1951
    Hint Keyword: enter the year of death and enter the name of county if known.

Websites

  • Webtree.com, listing individuals who born or died in Farr West, Utah (may pick up some from other "Farr West". Submitters of gedcoms may add, update or remove contents.
  • Ogden Regional Family History Center
    539 24th St.
    Ogden, UT 84401
    Phone: 801-626-1132
    E-mail: UT_OGDEN@ldsmail.net

References

  1. "FHLC Book 979.2 D3e" (Salt Lake City, Utah : Western Epics, 1966).
  2. "FHLC Film 225946" (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the GSU, 1951 ).
  3. "FHLC FAM HIST Book 921.73 G277gt" (Ogden, Utah : Z. Geisler, 1990).
  4. Wiggins, Lou Jean S Wiggins; Daughters of Utah Pioneers. History of Weber County WorldCat 58465373