Nathan D. Farris

Genealogy Worksheet
Jane Mason, September 5, 2004

Nathan Degian Farris(1)
B 23Mar1836 Paoli, Orange county IN(2)
D 6July1905 Lemore, Kings county CA(3)
Parents: Young and Mary "Polly" Dunbar Farris(16)(18)

M  27May1869 Live Oak, Sutter county CA(19)
Ellen Louisa Donaldson
B 12Apr1850 Prairie DuChien, Grant county WI(4)
D 6Jan1931 Oakland, Alameda county CA buried Lemore, Kings county CA(5)
Parents: Allen Baxter and Elizabeth Short Threlkeld Donaldson (3)

Have been unable to locate death certificate/record for Nathan.  See obituary below.

N. D. Farris, a native of Indiana, aged 69 years died at 10:30 o'clock Thursday morning at his residence, 2 
miles west of the North Fork bridge, at the Fresno and Lemoore road, from heart disease.(11)

The State Library in Sacramento has the California Death Index books . Ellen's entry is: 
Farris, Ellen L. N.D. 80 1/6/31 Alameda County 

FARRIS - In Oakland, January 6, 1931, Ellen Louisa, loving mother of Emely(sic) J. Jesse of Santa Cruz 
and William Charles Farris of Oakland, sister of Mrs. Harriet Davidson of Napa, California; a native of 
Wisconsin, aged 80 years. Friends are respectfully invited to attend funeral services from the home chapel of 
Andker-Petersen, 1445 Fifth avenue, Thursday, January 8, 1931, at 3:30 p.m. (17)

2 Mary E.  1870-1908
2 Emma "Emily" Jane  1873-1936
2 Young A.  1877-1922
2 Jenny  1879-1879
2 Gracie  1879-1879
2 William Charles  1880-1941
2 Alonzo D.  1883-1883
2 Ellen Merttina  1888-1897
2 Cleo Lorene  1890-1921

1867 CA Placer county registered to vote (12)
1870 CA Lake county, Lower Lake…census shows Nathan and wife with daughter Mary next to parent-in-
law A. Donaldson.(6)
1880 CA Stanislaus county…census shows Nathan with wife and three children(7)
1888 CA Fresno, Fresno county…registered to vote in October 1888 in Fresno, precinct #2 (8)(12)
1900 CA Kings county, Lucerne twp…census shows Nathan and wife with one child at home(9)
1905 Nathans death(11) 
1910 CA Alameda county Oakland Ellen with William, Clio and nephew Orrin Fall.(15)
1916 CA Oakland, Alameda county…Ellen in home of son, William Charles, nephew Orrin has taken the 
surname of Farris(10) (20)
1920 CA Alameda county Oakland Ellen  living with William C. and family(13)
1930 CA Alameda county Oakland Ellen living with William C. and family(14)

(1) The 1890 CA Voter Registration (California State Library - voter index) gives his name as Nathan 
Degian; this name and spelling is found in both the 1867 and the 1888 registration.
Farris, Nathan Degian 31 IN Miner Dutch Flat, registered May 4, 1867
Farris, Nathan Degian 52 IN Carpenter Fresno #2, registered 1888
(2) Information from Marjorie Wilser's family material.  Marjorie is a descendent of Nathan through his 
daughter Emma.  In the 1900 census Nathan gives his birth as Mar1836. 
(3) Information from Marjorie's family material. Location of Nathan's burial has not been determined. There 
is an unknown Farris buried in the William Charles Farris plot.  Could this be Nathan? 
(4) The 1900 census gives Apr1850 as Ellen's birth, her death certificate gives 12Apr1850.
(5) CA Death Index:  Ellen Farris spouse N.D. 80yo 6Jan1931 county Alameda; certificate states informant 
is son Wm. Charles Farris and residence is listed as the same as his.
(6) 1870 CA R73 Lake county, Lower Lake, S#418L33
living next to Ellen's parents, A.B. and Elizabeth Donaldson
N. Farris  32  farmer  $100  MO [?]
Ellen  21  WI
Mary  1/12  CA  [Crossed out in book-born after census cut off]
(7) 1880 CA  R 84 Stanislaus county, Empire  ED94S#321L22
N. D. Farris  44  farm laborer  IN  IN  IN
E. E.  30  WI  WI WI
Mary 10  Emma 9  Young 3  all children CA  IN WI 
(8) 1890 CA Voter Registration collected by the CA State Genealogical Alliance published by Heritage 
Quest 2001
(9) 1900 CA  Kings county, Lucerne twp, ED36S#314AL11
Nathan D. Farris  3/1836  64y  married 32y  farm laborer IN IN IN
Helen L.  4/1850  50   married 32y  Children 10/Living 5  WI WI WI
Cleo  7/1890  9y  CA IN WI
(10) 1916 Polk-Husted City Directory for Oakland, Alameda county CA p327 and 328
(11) Hanford Weekly Sentinel (CA) 13July1905 p 7 under "Lemore Locals"; published July 13th, the 
Thursday previous was the 6th of July.
(12) State Library of California; voter registers for California counties
Farris, Nathan Degian, 31, Indiana, Miner, Dutch Flat, registered May4, 1867
Farris, Nathan Degian, 52, Indiana, Carpenter, Fresno, October 1888, Pct #2
(13) 1920  CA  Alameda county Oakland twp Oakland City ED107P4AL47
William C. Farris  40  owns home  CA  IN  WI  marine engineer
Marjorie F. wife  40  IA  IA  IA  trained nurse
Orin P.  son  12  CA  CA  IA
Ellen L.  mother  69  wd  WI  IL  IL
(14) 1930 CA Alameda county Oakland City  ED96P16AL10 
William C. Farris  own $4000  50  married at 34  CA IN WI  marine engineer  not veteran
Marjorie F.  wife  50  married at 34  IA  PA  Scotland  
Orin P.  son  22  single  CA  C  CA  none
Ellen L.  mother  79  wd  married at 18 WI  IN  IN 
(15) 1910 CA Alameda county Brooklyn twp Oakland City 7th Ward ED137P3BL92  1224 4th Ave
William C. Ferris  head  30  single  CA IN WI plumber shipyard
Mrs. Ellen    mother  60  wd  WI  TN  IL
Clio brother[sic] female  19  single  CA  IN  WI  dressmaker private families
Orrin Fall nephew  2  CA  OR  CA
(16) Lake County CA Superior Court, #277 filed 25Feb1889, Probate for the estate of Young Farris - "N. 
D. Farris aged 54 years residing at Fresno Cal."
(17) Oakland Tribune, January 7, 1931, Page 31 (also 1/8/31)
(18) Superior court Lake County, Petition for Letters of Administration, filed 25Feb1889, #278 
Probate for Mary Faris:  Petition of J. H. Farris
Mary Farris died on or about the 25th day of April, 1886, in the county of Lake, California
Heirs include N. D. Farris, 54, residing at Fresno Cal.
(19) Book B, Marriages, Page 86 Sutter county California
(20) Orrin was adopted by William November 1916.

Children of Nathan and Ellen
B 24June1870
D 19Jan1908 Kings county CA
M 7Sept1898
Robert  C. Fall
D 22Feb1916

The State Library in Sacramento has the California Death Index books:
Fall Mary E.    37   2/19/08 Kings County 

No obituary for Mary found in the Kings and Fresno county newspapers  for both Jan and Feb. 

The dates for birth, death and marriage  for Mary and Robert  and the birth dates of her sons were found in 
notes collected in the 1930's  by Marjorie Farris (Mrs. William Charles) with some being copied directly 
from the family Bible of Ellen Donaldson  Farris.  Mary's death date is also found in the CA Death Index.

1900 CA Kings county Lucerne  ED36S24AL9
next door to Mary's parents Nathan and Ellen
Robert Fall    Feb1853  47 m1  IN IN IN  farm laborer
Mary   June1876  29  m1  children0/0  CA IN WI

3 Acy N. 1900-1976
3 Emmet Elwood 1902-1985
3 Orrin Craig 1907-1987

3 ACY N.
B 20July1901 CA  (family records and Social Security show 1900)
D 21Jan1976 Los Angeles county CA
Bessie E. Taylor
B 4June1899 NE
D 19Aug1973 San Luis Obispo county CA; burial Los Osos Memorial Park

CA Death Index 

No obituary found in the LATimes.  

CA Death Index 

San Luis Obispo Telegraph-Tribune, 8/21/73, page 2:  
Bessie Fall  Funeral services for Bessie Ellen Fall will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at  the Benedict-
Rettey Mortuary in Morro Bay with the Rev. Victor Olmstead officiating.   Burial will follow in Los Osos 
Valley Memorial Park.    Mrs. Fall, 74, died Sunday in a San Luis Obispo hospital.  She was born June 4, 
1899,  in Nebraska.  Formerly of Reno, Nev., she had lived in Los Osos for ten years.

1910 not with  Grandmother, Uncle William C. or with  Nancy E. Donaldson and her  husband William H.    

1920 CA R101 Kings county Lemoore twp ED125P13BL68
in home of Egbert Taylor
Acy N. Fall  boarder  19  S  CA IN US  mechanic bicycle shop

1930 CA SanFrancisco county San Francisco ED47P L72
Acye Fall H  rent $30  29  m@20 CA US US stage driver auto  veteran WWI
Bessie E.W 30 m@21 NE NY WI
Egbert E. Taylor FIL 78 wd  NY NY NY 

4  Son
4  Daughter

B 15Nov1902 CA (family notes say 16Nov1903)
D 4Mar1985 Tulare county CA

1910 CA Kings county Lemoore Judicial twp ED76P2AS#49
William Kurtz head 32 mx1 5y CA Germany PA  fruit farmer
Lillie   wife  26  mx1 5y Children 0/0 CA OH OH
Emmet Falls  adp son  6 CA CA --
Fred Hampton boarder  20  single ID MI UT school teacher   
Lorita --  hired man  34 single Japanese farm laborer
Otigo --  hired man  39  single  Japanese farm laborer

1920 CA R90 Alameda county Berkeley twp Oakland  City  ED107P8BL61  
Nancy E. Donaldson  head  63  wd   CA TN TN occupation none
Emmett Fall  nephew  17  single  CA IN CA       none

1930 CA Alameda county  Oakland  ED203P17B or 19B (written over)  L71
Nancy E. Donaldson  head  own $10,000  74  wd  CA  TN  TN  occupation none
Emmet E. Fall  nephew  26  single  CA  IN  WI     none

CA Death Index 

B 24Dec1907 CA
D  4Dec1984  Hong Kong
M Evelyn Flint
B 22Oct1913
D 19Aug1990 Orange county CA

7Nov1916.  After his widowed father died, Orin was adopted by his uncle William Charles and took the 
name Farris

1910, 1920 and 1930 census with William Charles Farris.

Orrin graduated from the U of CA in 1930 with a degree in electrical engineering.  In the 1930's he is 
working for the Civil Aeronautics Admin. and living in Fall's Church VA.

SSDI  Orrin Farris 24Dec1907 - Dec1987  residence Citrus Heights, Sacramento, CA

Death Certificate Hong Kong
Orrin Fall Farris 
Born December 24, 1907, California, USA  
Address - 6944 Le Havre Way, Citrus Heights, CA 95621 
Temporary Address Abroad - Sheraton Hotel, Hong Kong 
Date of Death - December 4, 08:30, 1987 
Place of Death - Died before arrival, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong 
Disposition of Remains - To be cremated and ashes will be shipped to the United States 

CA Death Index 
Evelyn Flint Farris  22Oct1913 CA  20Aug1990  Orange county CA  Deidrich/Flint

Orange County Register - September 1, 1990 
Evelyn Flint Farris, 76 a Laguna Hills homemaker, died Wednesday. Funeral services at 11 a.m. today at 
McCormick Mortuary, Laguna Hills. Private burial.

3  ?possible son mentioned in Evelyn's obituary

B 19June1873 Kings county CA
D  21Oct1936 Alviso, Santa Clara county CA

1M 23/29Dec1897 Hanford, Kings county CA
Divorced 10Sep1925 Judgement Book 22, P15
Thomas James Welborn
B 24Aug1877 Lompoc, Santa Barbara county CA
D 24Mar1942 Redwood Estates, Santa Clara county CA

CA Death Index
Emily J. Jesse spouse W. H.  63yo  D21Oct1936 Santa Clara county CA

3 Marjorie Agnes  1899-1980
3 Phillip James  1901 -1960
3 Stella Louise 1909-1980

B 23Aug1899 CA (date from family records, supported by 1900 census)
D 14Nov1980 Santa Barbara CA
M1  _____Brittingham, Divorced
M2  John Duvall Langhorne

Marjorie was called “Babe” by her family and “Marge” by friends.   She once told her niece she had been a 
newspaper reporter during the late 1920s in Oakland.

Marjorie had no children of her own.  She raised “Jack” Langhorne’s two children, a son and a daughter.  
The Langhornes built what was called a “motor hotel” (The Rancheria) in Montecito, California, and ran it 
for twenty years.  Her father, Tom Welborn, and brother, Phillip Welborn, helped build an addition to it 
approximately 1939.

The  CA Death Index gives the birth year of 1901, but her younger brother Phillip’s birthdate of 23June1900 
and the 1900 U. S. Census substantiate a birth year of 1899.

Marjorie’s firm decision, honored by the family, was to have no death notice in the paper and no service but 
cremation and scattering.
CA Death Index 
Marjorie Welborn Langhorne  23Aug1901 CA 14Nov1980 Santa Barbara  Farris/Welborn  

1930 CA R111 Alameda county Berkeley City   ED305P11BL74 
Marjorie Welborn  29  roomer  single  CA CA CA  none

3 PHILLIP JAMES  (family notes also show Philippe Farris Welborn)
B  23June1901
D  8June1960 Prescott, Yavapai county AZ buried Prescott National Cemetery
M1 Anita Rodriguez
B 19Jan1901 CA
D 7Dec1989 Soquel, Santa Cruz  county CA
M2 Ruby _____

4  Leslie Phillip 1922-1922
4  son  1923-1923
4  Phyllis Ann 1924-1971
4  Daughter

Prescott National Cemetery  Yavapai county AZ
Welborn, Phillip F, b. 06/23/1900, d. 06/08/1960, Plot: 2 18 RW E

CA Death Index 

Santa Cruz Sentinel, December 8, 1989, page A-18 
Anita C. Welborn 
No services will be held for Anita C. Welborn, a native of Santa Cruz, who died Thursday at her home in 
Soquel. She was 89. Mrs. Welborn was a lifelong resident of Santa Cruz and raised her family here. She is 
survived by her daughter; two brothers, Robert Rodriguez of Susanville and Tommy Rodriguez of Oroville, 
her sister, Elizabeth McMurphy of Sunnyvale; a granddaughter; and by many nieces and nephews. She was 
preceded in death by her daughter, Phyllis Mortus. A private cremation with committal at sea will take place 
later. Norman's Family Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Contributions to the Hospice Caring Project 
of Santa Cruz County, 6851 Soquel Drive, Aptos, 95003, are preferred

1920 CA San Mateo county  Prescadero  ED82S13AL13
Philip Wilborn  laborer 19  single CA CA CA  laborer mill

1930 CA R218 Santa Clara county San Jose twp Jackson Pct ED90P5A L11
Phillip Welborn  H  $750  29  married at 20  CA  CA  CA  carpenter   veteran-no
Anita  wife  30   married at 21  CA  CA  CA
Phyllis  dtr  6  CA
Dtr   3  CA

4 Leslie Philip 
CA Birth Index
Leslie P. Welborn  5April1922  male  Santa Cruz county  mother Rodriguez
CA Death Index
Leslie P. Welborn 25April1922  age 20 days  male Santa Cruz county  

4    son
CA Birth Index
____Welborn 15Jan1923  male  Santa Cruz county mother Rodriquez
CA Death Index
Welborn age 1 day  male 16Jan1923  Santa Cruz county

4 Phyllis  Ann  
B 20Mar1924
D 4Apr1971 Lake county CA
M1 Kenneth Mobley
M2 Charles Mortus
B 6Apr1917 Maine
D 31Aug1977 Lake county CA

Phyllis had one child with Kenneth Mobley.
Phyllis and Charles had no children.

Lake County Bee, April 8, 1971 
Phyllis Mortus Phyllis Ann Mortus, wife of Charles Mortus and mother of  (daughter), a resident of 
Pepperwood Cove, Lucerne, died suddenly on Sunday, April 4, when a horse she was riding suddenly reared 
and fell on her. She was born March 20, 1924. Funeral services will be held this afternoon, Thursday, at 2 
p.m. from Jones Mortuary with St. Mary's Catholic Church officiating. Interment will follow in Hartley 

Lake County Bee, September 1, 1977 
C. Mortus Charles Stanley Mortus, husband of  (     ) of Kelseyville, resident there for three years, passed 
away August 31 in a Lakeport hospital. He was a native of Maine, born April 6, 1917. He was the stepfather 
of (stepson) of Burbank, of  (stepdaughter)  of Kelseyville, and  (stepdaughter) of Palmdale. He also leaves 
his mother, Lydia Mortus, and his brother, (  ) both of Maine. Mr. Mortus was a pharmacist. He served in 
the U. S. Army in World War II and was a member of the Kelseyville Lions Club. Interment services will be 
held this morning, Wednesday, at 10 a.m. at Kelseyville Cemetary with Rev. Leonard Clark officiating. Jones 
Mortuary is in charge of services. 

4 daughter

B 11Sept1908
D 10Dec1980 Santa Barbara CA
M1 Bazil Cruse  
M2 Leland Francis Shell.
B 20Sept1914 Woodland California
D 8Oct2003 Goleta, Santa Barbara California

4 Stillborn twins (Cruse)
4 premature son (Shell)
4  Daughter

CA Death Index 
Stella Louise Shell  11Sep1908 CA  10Dec1980 Santa Barbara  Farris/Welborn

Santa Barbara News-Press  CA  12Oct2003
SHELL, Leland F  
Leland Francis Shell was born 20 Sept 1914, Woodland, California, and passed away in Goleta on October 
8, 2003 at the age of 89, after a three-month illness. He was the first of three sons born to Andrew Guffy 
Shell & Mary Belle Reasoner. Leland was raised on the Shell farm in Rumsey, California, a remote town on 
Highway 16 between Woodland and Clear Lake. The Shells raised almonds and apricots and had a small 
dairy herd.  

During the Depression and panic of 1929, Andrew Shell withdrew Leland from Esparto High School to run 
the family farm while Andrew got a paid job. Leland's sacrifice saved the farm from foreclosure and enabled 
his younger brothers to finish high school. Leland himself, a talented mechanic, later worked in the California 
Conservation Corps, Brooks Garage, and the Woodland Packard Garage.  

In December, 1941, Leland's youngest brother Elton married Phyllis Hughes of Santa Barbara. Her father, 
Ralph, invited Leland to live at the Hughes home on Serena Road and work for him. Leland was to live in 
Santa Barbara County for the rest of his life.  

In 1942 Leland attended sheet metal working classes at Santa Barbara City College as a part of civilian War 
work. There he met Stella Louise Welborn, who lived at Rancheria Motor Hotel in Montecito, owned by her 
sister and brother-in-law, Marjorie and Jack Langhorne. Somehow the shy country boy was fascinated by the 
gregarious city girl, and soon a serious relationship developed. When War work took both of them to 
Sacramento, Leland escorted his fiancee to meet his parents in Rumsey. He then decided to join the Army 
Air Corps (later Air Force) before he got drafted and had no choice. He got orders for the base in Hobbs, 
New Mexico, to work on military aircraft, while Stella got a job in the supply depot there. He and Stella 
were married in Hobbs on December 23, 1943. Before Leland's discharge in 1945, he attained the rank of 
Staff Sergeant with the 960th Bombardier Training Squadron of the Army Air Corps.  

After the War, Leland and Stella returned to Santa Barbara to manage the Rancheria Motor Hotel for the 
Langhornes. Their friendly management encouraged many repeat visitors and made lifelong friends of some. 
Life changed for Lee and Stella in 1949 with the birth of their daughter, Marjorie. They left the demanding 
hotel work and settled in Goleta, where Leland resumed working for Ralph Hughes, as warehouseman, 
salesman, and certified Pest Control Advisor. After Ralph retired, Leland remained in the business, and 
retired from Western Farm Service in 1981.  The Shells attended Goleta Federated Church (now Community 
Covenant Church) and knew many of the farming families in the Goleta Valley. While never very talkative 
about his faith, he read his Bible often and demonstrated his faith by his faithfulness to the church and his 
family. During the last year of Stella's life, she was often ill. A heart attack and small strokes weakened her, 
and Leland once again showed the spirit of self-sacrifice that had saved the family farm. During her last six 
months, Leland slept on a mattress on the floor at her bedroom door, in case she needed him. Every morning 
he picked it back up, threw it behind the couch, and went to work. To retain health care coverage for her, he 
retired only after her death on December 7, 1980.  

Leland was a quiet man whose emotions were not displayed for the world. Yet his sense of humor was sharp 
and very dry, often surprising those who knew him best. He is best remembered for his surpassing loyalty to 
family and friends. He kept close track of birthdays and anniversaries and sent cards on time. When traveling 
he never failed to visit extended family members and his friends of many years.  

Leland was preceded in death by his wife, Stella, and his youngest brother, Elton. He is survived by his 
daughter____; a grandson____; his brother____; nephews____; nieces ____; and eight great-nieces and 

Leland was shy, faithful, and loyal, a man of deep feelings and upright actions. The world was a richer place 
for Leland Shell's presence. Many friends will remember him simply as "Lee Shell."  

Younger family members will remember him as Uncle Lee. Marjorie will remember him as her quiet hero.  

A memorial service will be held at Community Covenant Church, 5070 Cathedral Oaks Rd, Santa Barbara, 
on Monday, October 13, 2003 at 2:00 pm. Contributions in his memory may be made to Visiting Nurse & 
Hospice Care of Santa Barbara (for the expansion of Serenity House), 222 E Canon Perdido St, Santa 
Barbara, CA 93101. 	
1900 CA Fresno county 11th twp  ED17S15AL41
Thomas Welborn  head Aug1876   23 m2y   CA IN WI farm laborer
Emily J.   June1872 27  m3y  children1/Living1  CA IN WI
Madge A. Aug1899  9/12  CA CA CA
Hugh  brother   May1886  14  CA IN WI   farm laborer

1910 CA R106 Santa Cruz  county Santa Cruz  ED125P4AL15 
Thomas Welborn head 34 married 12y  CA IN US  blacksmith at cement plant
Emily wife  36  married 12y  Children 3/Living 3  CA  IN  WI
Marjorie  Dtr  10  CA
Phillip  son  8  CA
Stella  dtr  1  CA

1920 CA Santa Cruz county Davenport Pct ED213P5A L34
Thomas Willburn  43  CA US US hlacksmith - own shop
Emily J.  43  CA IN WI
Stella  11  CA

1930 CA R215 Santa Cruz county Santa Cruz ED11P 6B L 95 
With family of Samuel E. Welborn
Thomas J. Welborn brother  53  div  CA  IN  IL  utility man - cement  plant

2M for EMMA
M 2Jan1929
William Henry Harrison Jesse
B c1866 IA (1930 census)

1930 CA R 215 Santa Cruz county Santa Cruz ED11P4BL99
William H. Jesse H own $1000  64  m@30 IA Engl PA occupation none  veteran-no
Emily J. wife  57  m@25   CA IN WI

B 8Mar1877 CA
D 6June1922 Fresno county CA
Never married

Y. A. Sarris(sic), 48 year old rancher, near Kernan, died suddenly on his ranch yesterday afternoon. He had 
resided in the San Joaquin Valley the last five years. He is survived by a mother and brother, Charles Sarris, 
in Oakland.
Source Fresno Morning Republican, Thursday, June 8, 1922,

B 13Jan1879
D 6Feb1879
B 13Jan1879 
D 14Feb1879

From Marjorie Wilser - (acquired from Aunt Marjorie's information): Jenny  lived until 6 Feb, and Gracie 
until 14 Feb

2 WILLIAM CHARLES  [went by the name Charles]
B 26Mar1880 Modesto, Stanislaus county CA
D 9Nov1941 Oakland, Alameda county CA
M 25May1914
Marjorie Fenwick Towne
B 16Nov1879  IA
D 11Dec1956 Alameda county CA

CA Death Index 

Oakland Tribune, November 10, 1941, page D-27 
FARRIS - Of 1426 Fourth Avenue, Oakland, November 9, 1941; Charles, beloved husband of Marjorie 
Farris, loving father of Orrin F. Farris, uncle of Acy and Emmet Fall, Andrew Donaldson, Stella Welborn 
and Marjorie Langehorn; a native of California, aged 61 years. A member of Brooklyn Lodge No. 225, G. 
and A. M., and Marine Engineers Union, A.F.L. Friends are invited to attend funeral services from the Home 
Chapel of Andker-Peterson, Fifth Avenue, corner of East Fifteenth Street, Wednesday, November 12, at 11 
o'clock. Services under auspices of Brooklyn Lodge No. 225, F. and A. M. and the Rev. J. Paul Goodwin.

CA Death Index 

Oakland Tribune,  December 11, 1956, page E-49 
FARRIS, Marjorie F., in Oakland, December 11, 1956, wife of the late W. C. Farris. Loving mother of Orrin 
F. Farris of Falls Church, Virginia. Sister of Dorothy E. Canevari, Lyman A., William A. and Alfred J. 
Towne. Grandmother of Robert Fall Farris. A member of Park Boulevard Presbyterian Church. A native of 
Iowa, aged 77 years. Friends are invited to attend funeral services Thursday, December 13, 11 a.m., from 
the Home Chapel of Andker-Peterson, Fifth Avenue, corner of East 15th Street, Oakland. 

No known children.  There is a child's grave in the same location as Charles and Marjorie, Ellen P. Farris, 8y 
6m, 30Apr1887 [or born 30Oct1878].  Who does she belong to?  Could she be a child of Charles and 

There is also an unnamed Farris grave in the same lot.  Could this be  Charle’s father Nathan?

1900 CA Santa Cruz county  SanLarenzo  ED87S10AL17
William C. Farris Mar1880  20  single CA  IN  IN WI  lumberman

See notes under Nathan and Ellen for 1910, 1920 and 1930 census

B 6Jul1883
D 15Aug1883

D 8Jan1897

B 13Jul1890
D 22Jan1921  Hanford,  Kings county CA

CA Death Index - The Sacramento State Library
Name: Pilkington, Cleo L. 
Initials of Spouse: K. M. 
Age: 30 
Date of Death: 1/22/1921  Place of Death: Kings County 

Hanford Daily Sentinal, 1/23/21, page eight 
Mrs. K. M. Pilkington passes this morning. Mrs. Cleo Laurine(sic)  Pilkington, wife of Kenneth M. 
Pilkington, died this morning at a local hospital after a week's illness. She was ill only a week and was about 
25 years of age. The funeral announcement will be made later by Morticians Rice, Lewis, & Russell.

Hanford Morning Journal, 1/23/21, page 8 
Death Calls to Reward Mrs. Cleo L. Pilkington 
Mrs. Cleo Laurenie(sic)  Pilkington, wife of Kenneth M. Pilkington of this city, died yesterday, January 22, 
at the Sacred Heart hospital, after a brief illness, aged about 25 years. Besides her husband she is survived by 
three small children. The remains are at the mortuary of Rice, Lewis, and Russell and the funeral services 
will be held from that chapel on Monday morning January 24, at 10 o'clock. 

3 Kenneth C. Stewart 1912-1978
3 Ashley Madison Stewart 1914-1970
3 Lorene Mae Pilkington 1918-1998

Paul E. Stewart, father of Cleo's two sons 

Farris-Stewart connection through Cleo's brother William C.:
1916 Polk-Husted City Directory for Oakland, Alameda and Berkeley
Farris, William C.  mach.  S P Co   r1426 4th
Stewart, Paul E.  clk  S P Co  r 5924 Grove

B 31March1912 Alameda county CA
D 7June1978 Spokane, Spokane county WA
M Jane ____?Leonard  (listed on CA birth record of  daughter)

Kenneth was 8yo when his mother died.

CA Birth Index 
Kenneth C. Stewart  31Mar1912  Alameda  mother Farris
Kenneth C. Stewart  31Mar1912  June1978  Spokane Spokane county issued CA

Stewart, Kenneth C.-Passed away June 7th, 1978.  His home Spokane.  Survived by his wife Jane Stewart, 
at the home; one son,  Brisbane, Calif.; two daughters, ten grandchildren; five great grandchildren; three 
sisters.  One brother.  A member of the Independent Order of Foresters.  Private memorial services will be 
held followed by cremation.  Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the Shadle Park 
Presbyterian Church, Spokane.  Ball & Good Funeral Directors, 5421 Division st., in charge of funeral 
Spokane Spokesman-Review, 8 Jun 1978

4 Son 
4 Daughter 
4 Daughter 

B 27Apr1914 Oakland, Alameda county CA
D 6Feb1970 Yountville, Napa county CA; burial Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland CA
M  Margaret Coleman  ?2M Hodges?  (see Dennis' obit)
D <1994

Ashley was 6yo when his mother died.

Ashley Stewart  27Apr1914  Feb1970 Yountville  Napa county CA issued CA

??possibly Ashley??
1930 CA Alameda Oakland ED182 P1A L31 R108
lodger with Fred Brown and family
Ashley Stewart lodger  15  CA CA CA  occupation dishwasher for boarding house

Ashley M. Steward(sic), 55, died Friday at the California Veterans Home in Yountville after a lengthy 
illness.  He was born in Oakland and moved to Napa at an early age,  attending schools here.  He joined the 
National Guard in the 1930s.  He was married in 1940 and shortly thereafter went into the Army along with 
his National Guard unit.  He was wounded during the war and received a medical discharge.  Mr. Stewart 
returned to the Napa area and then worked a short time in Lake county.  In June of 1968 ill health forced 
him to retire from Christian Brothers Winery, Mont LaSalle Vineyard, where he had worked for 18 years.  
Mr. Steward(sic) was a member of the Disabled American Veterans of World War II, the Veterans of 
Foreign Wars and the American Legion  The Register (Napa CA) 7Feb1970

4 Son
4 Dennis
Stockton Newspaper 3/26/1994 Page B17 
Stewart, Dennis J. In Stockton on March 24, 1994, Dennis J. Stewart, beloved husband of ... of Stockton, 
Loving step father of ... and ... both of Stockton, Dear brother of .... of Vallejo, ... of Las Vegas and ... of 
San Jose. Uncle of 2 nieces and 2 nephews. Preceeded in death by his parents Ashley Stewart, and Margaret 
Hodges. A native of Lakeport, Calif., aged 50 years. Friends are invited to attend Viewing hours Monday, 
March 28, 1994 from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Service date and time pending call Chapel of the Palms Funeral 
Home, 303 S. California St., Stockton 4655-0265 for information. Contributions may be expressed to the 
American Cancer Society, 207 E. Alpine, Stockton, Ca. 95204. Committal Pending. 

4 Daughter

4 Daughter

Cleo married -
22Nov1916 Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz county CA
Kenneth Mills  Pilkington  [family records show middle name of Mills; daughter Lorene's death certificate 
gives Edward as name]
B c1898 CA (1920 census)

CA Santa Cruz county  Marriage Book O 18, p 68
Kenneth M. Pilkington, native of California, white, 24yo
Resident Santa Cruz
Cleo L. Farris, native of California, white 25yo
Resident Santa Cruz
Joined in marriage 22nd day of November 1916 in Santa Cruz
Witnesses Thomas R. Pilkington, Mrs. E. L. Farris, Emily Jane Farris Welborn, Thomas James Welborn

B 22Dec1918 CA
D 4Nov1998  Santa Clarita, Los Angeles county, CA; buried Reedley Cemetery, Reedley, Fresno county CA
Harry F. Myers
B 16Apr1915 CA
D 26Nov1976 Fresno county  CA

Lorene was 2yo when her mother died.

CA Birth Index
Pilkington, Lorene M.  22Dec1918  Santa Cruz  mother Farris

1939 Napa City Directory
Myers, Harry F.  (Lorene) driver r 728 Clay
Myers, Lorene M. factywkr RRM Co.  rt2bx2342

CA Death Index
Lorene Mae Myers 22Dec1918  CA – 4Nov1998 Los Angeles county CA mother Ferris (sic) 

CA Death Index
Harry F. Myers  16Apr1915 CA - 25Nov1976 Fresno
SSDI shows last residence Reedley CA (location where Lorene is buried)

1920 CA Santa Cruz county Santa Cruz twp  E.D241P4AL47
Kenneth Pilkington  28  CA  CA  CA  mechanical engineer-road work
Clio  wife  29  CA  IN  WI
Kenneth C.  son  7  CA
Ashley M.  son  5  CA
One on page 4B  Lorene dtr  1 2/12  CA
Family next door to Samuel Welborn, brother of Cleo’s brother-in-law Thomas Welborn; in the 1930 census 
Thomas is divorced from Cleo’s sister Emma and living with Samuel.

1930 NewMexico Santa Fe county  Santa Clara Pueblo/Northern Pueblo Agency  ED46P6AL9
Kenneth Pilkinton  39  married at 26  rent $12  CA CA IA  mechanic garage
Adeliala  wife  29  married at 25  NM NM NM
Lorene dtr  11  CA  CA  CA
Daughter  NM  NM  NM