William W. Farris

Genealogy Worksheet
Jane Mason, September 5, 2004

William Wilson (1)
B 4Mar1843  Indiana (2)
D 12Mar1926 San Jose, Santa Clara county CA buried Oak Hill Cemetery(13)
Parents Young and Mary "Polly" Dunbar Farris (19)

M 10Dec1878  Placerville, El Dorado county CA(3) 
Harriett (16) 'Hattie' Ogden (12) Squires
B 16Oct1860 El Dorado county CA (12)
D 21Sept1889 Lower Lake, Lake county buried Lower Lake cemetery (12)
Parents Ogden and  Anna ____ Squires(21)
additional information re Squires(22)
San Jose Mercury Herald Saturday, 3/13 - Monday, 3/15, 1926 
FARRIS - in San Jose, Cal., March 12, 1926, 
William W. Farris, loving father of Fred O. and William B. Farris of San Jose and Mrs. J. P. 
Keena of Bowman, Placer County, Cal., a native of Indiana aged 84 years and 9 days. 
Friends are invited to attend the funeral today (Monday), March 15, 1926, at 10 o'clock a.m. 
from the chapel of Hocking and Williams, East Santa Clara street, at Eighth. Interment Oak 
Hill Cemetery. (13)

No  obituary found for Hattie.

2 Fred Ogden 1879 – 1964
2  possibly Ethel 1882-1884
2 Mabel  H. 1884-1972
2 William B 1886-1969

1867  register to vote in Alta (4)
1870 (5)
1876 CA Lake county William takes a land patent (6)
1878  CA Lake county listed in local directory(14)
1880 CA Lake county, Lower Lake census shows William and wife, Hattie, living next to his parents.  
No children listed (7)
1883 CA Lake county  another land patent (8)
1889 Hattie dies (12)
1900 CA Trinity county Lewiston township census shows William widowed, boarding and working as 
a "miner Placer" (9); son Fred boarding (17}; daughter Mabel H. boarding (15), son William B. 
boarding (18)
1910 CA Trinity county Trinity township Deadwood Village  living with son Fred working as gold 
miner(10);  William boarding (20) 
1920 CA Trinity county Junction City living alone working as gold miner(11)

(1) 1890 CA Voter Registration collected by the California State Genealogical Alliance and 
published by Heritage Quest 2001.  This covers registration for a  number of years and was 
compiled in an effort to fill in for the destroyed 1890 federal census
9/1886 William Wilson Farris  37  IN  Lower Lake Lake county
(2) birth and death information extracted by Marjorie Wilser from CA death certificate 
#16492, Santa Clara county.  The death certificate also states William had lived at the 
address in San Jose for 2 months 26 days.
(3) San Francisco Call  27Dec1878 - reports marriage 10Dec1878  in Placerville of W. W. 
Farris and Hattie Ogden Squires 
Placerville Mountain Democrat  1/4/1879 
Marriages in El Dorado County in 1878 
W.W. Farris to Hattie Ogden Squires, Nov. 10, 1878
(4) State Library of California voter registries for California counties 
"Farris, William Wilson, 25, Indiana, Miner, Alta, registered May 4, 1867
(5)  have not been able to locate William in the 1870 census
(6) BLM serial #CACAAA012341
(7)	1880 CA R66 Lake county Lower Lake ED49P1L35
next to parents, Young and Polly Farris
William Farris  34  farmer  IA KY IN
Hattie  19  wife  CA NY NY
(8)  BLM serial #CACAAA012364
(9)	1900 CA R115 Trinity county Lewiston twp ED190S17P6AL24
William W. Farris  boarder Mar1843  58y  wd  IN KY IN miner (blurred) placer  
(10) 1910 CA  R110 Trinity county Trinity Center twp Deadwood Village ED140S1BL79
William W. Farris  H  68  wd  IN  KY  IN  miner  gold mine
Fred O. Farris  son  30  single  CA  IN  CA  miner gold mine
(11)1920 CA R149 Trinity county Trinity City Pct ED152 S2AS#239L31
William W. Farris  head  78  wd  IN KY  IN  miner  gold mine
(12) Material collected by Jim Pearce during visit to Lake County Genealogy and Historical 
Society and the Lower Lake cemetery.; Lake county death records  .  
(13) San Jose Mercury Hearald Saturday, 3/13 - Monday, 3/15, 1926 
(14) LDS Microfiche 6125780  McKenney's District Directory for 1878-9 of Yolo, Solano, Napa, Lake, 
Marin and Sonoma Counties Including all Residents with Sketch of Cities and Towns; L. M. McKennay 
Publisher, San Francisco
Page 197 Lake County
Farris, W W, frmr, 160 acres
Farris Y, laborer
(15)  1900  CA Trinity county, Douglas City   ED189S4AL46
home of Charles Sprat
Mabel H. Farris 16  Apr1884  boarder  CA  IN  CA  at school
(16)	CA death certificate for son Fred Ogden Farris
(17)	 1900 CA Trinity county Lewiston  E.D. 190 S#17 L14  R115
Fred O. Farris  boarder  Oct1879  20  CA  IN  CA  miner
(18) 1900 CA Yuba county East Bear River Town  ED131S7BL92 
home of Jack Majors
William Farras  boarder  May1886  14y   CA  ?  ?
(19)  Lake County CA Superior Court, #277 filed 25Feb1889, Probate for the estate of Young Farris – 
W. W. Farris, 46 years
(20) 1910 CA Yuba county  West Bear River township  ED188S14BL57
in home of George Bally
William B. Ferris  23  single  CA CA unk  farm labor horse farm
(21) Squire information provided by descendant 
(22)	Additional information re Squire family –
voter registration
El Dorado County, 1867 Squires, Ogden, 35, New York, County Judge, Placerville
From great grandson -
The father of Harriet Ogden Squires  was the first judge of El Dorado County. His portrait 
hangs in the County Courthouse in Placerville. I believe he died in Yountville. 

From J. Mason -I did find Ogden Squires in El Dorado County in 1860, but  
not 1870.  In 1860 he was O. Squires, 28, Deputy County Clerk,  b. NY, 
and married to A. M. Squires, 17 also born NY.  No children.  

B 6Oct1879  Lower Lake, Lake county CA
D 6Feb1964 Santa Clara
Mary L. Klaine
B 10Nov1879  NV
D 2July1968 Santa Clara CA
Parents Frank(Francis?) and Mary Broad Kline

4 Francis Ogden  1911-1970
4 Leatha  M,  1913-1991
4 Mabel Clarice  1915-1998

San Francisco Call 23Oct1879
Birth of son to W. W. Farris on 6Oct1879

Placerville Mountain Democrat 10/18/1879 
Births At Lower Lake, Lake County, October 6th, to W.W. Farris and wife (formerly Miss 
Hattie Squires) a son. Placerville Mountain Democrat 10/18/1879 
California Death Index 
Farris Fred O. 10/06/1879 Squires  CA Santa Clara  02/06/1964  84y

San Jose Mercury, Feb. 8, 1964, Page 8. 
Farris - In Santa Clara Feb. 6.  Fred O. Farris loving husband of Mary 
L. Farris of San Jose; dear father of Francis O. Farris of San Jose, 
Mrs. Leatha Carson of Vacaville, and Mrs. Mabel Haile of Santa Clara, 
grandfather of 6; brother of W. B.  Farris of Cotati, Calif., and Mrs. 
George Jenkins of Sacramento; a member of Friendship Lodge No. 210 F & 
AM and Scottish Rite Bodies of S.J.

A native of California  84 years.  Services Sat., Feb. 8 at 2:00 p.m. at 
the Darling, Fischer,  Garden Chapel, 471 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose, 
under the  auspices of Friendship Lodge No. 210 F & AM.   

Fred Farris    
Rites will be held today for Fred O. Farris, 84, retired  longtime well 
driller, who died Thursday after a brief  illness in a Santa Clara rest 
home. Farris lived at 1081 Bird Ave.  He was born in Lower Lake,    
Calif. and came to San Jose in 1910.  He was a well driller 30 years.      
He was a member of Friendship Lodge 210, F&AM, and Scottish  Rite Bodies 
of San Jose.      
Surviving are his wife, Mary; a son, Francis Farris of San  Jose; two 
daughters, Mrs Leatha Carson of Vacaville and  Mrs. Mabel Haile of Santa 
Clara;  six grandchildren, and a brother and a sister.   Rites will be 
held at 2 p.m. in the Datling-Fischer Garden Chapel under auspices of 
Friendship Lodge 210, F&AM. Interment will be in Oak Hill Memorial Park. 

CA Death Index
Farris Mary L 11/10/1879 Broad  Santa Clara  07/02/1968

San Jose Mercury, July 4, 1968, page 92  
FARRIS - In Santa Clara July 3, 1968, Mary L. Farris, wife of the late  
Fred O. Farris, loving mother of Francis O. Farris of San Jose, Leatha 
M. Carson of Vacaville and Mabel Haile of Santa Clara;  grandmother of 
five,  member of the Daughters of Union Veterans, Sons of Union Veterans  
Auxillary and the Stanford Half Century Club;  native of Nevada, age 88.  
Services, Friday, July 5, at 1:30 p.m. at the Darling-Fischer Garden  
Chapel, 471 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose.

Additional information re Mary 
From grandson -
Mary Klaine's maiden name was Broad and I believe she was  born in 
Galena, Illinois. Frank (or possibly Francis) Klaine, Mary's husband, 
may have been born in New Jersey. His parents,  I believe, came from the 
Alsace. He fought in the Union Army, I believe  in a Illinois regiment. 
Prior to moving to San Jose, the Klaines live  in Tuscarora and Virginia 
City, Nevada.  

1920 CA Santa Clara county San Jose  ED150P9AS#52
Fred O. Farris  head  own  40 m  CA IN CA  well borer  water co.
Marie L.  wife  40  NV NJ IL
Frances O.  son  8  CA 
Leatha M.  dtr  6  CA
Mabel C.  dtr  4 8/12  CA
Frank H. Klaine  FIL  769  NJ france France  occupation none
Mary  MIL  67  IL England Germany 

1930 CA  R218 Santa Clara county  Willow Glen  ED78 P11A L40
Fred O. Farris  Head  own $6000  50  married at 31  CA KY CA well drilling
Marie L.  wife  50  married at 31  NV NJ IL
Francis O.  son  18  single  CA CA NV  none
Leatha M.  dtr  16  CA
Mabel E.  dtr  14  CA
Mary Klaine  MIL  77 wd  IL  Engl.  Ger.

B 30July1911 Santa Clara county CA
D 17June1970 San Jose, Santa Clara county CA
M 13Mar1948 San Jose, Santa Clara county CA

4 Son Living
4 Son Living

CA Birth Index 
Farris, Francis O.  30July1911  Klaine  Santa Clara

CA Death Index
Farris Francis O  07/30/1911 CA Santa Clara  06/17/1970 

San Jose Mercury, June 18, 1970 (repeated on the 19th) 
FARRIS - In San Jose, June 17, 1970, Francis O. Farris, loving husband of Mrs. Farris of 
San Jose, dear father of ... San Jose, dear brother of Mrs. Leslie J. Carson, Vacaville, and 
Mrs. Wilfred Haile, Santa Clara, a member of San Jose Scottish Rite, Friendship Lodge No. 
210 F. & A. M., Order of DeMolay Legion of Honor, Civitan Club, and Stanford Alumni Assn. 
A native of Santa Clara, Calif. Age 68 years. Services Friday, June 19 at 2:30 p.m. at the 
Darling-Fischer Garden Chapel, 471 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose under the auspice of 
Friendship Lodge No.210 F&AM. 

B  23Oct1913 Santa Clara CA
D 16Jan1991 Solano county CA
Leslie J. Carson, Jr.
B 31Oct1916
D  20May1998 Solano county CA
Parents Leslie J. and Myrtle Curtis Carson

4  Betty Lee 1945-1968
4  Son Living

CA Birth Index
Leasta M. Fanis [?transcriber errors?] 23Oct1913 mother Klaine  Santa Clara county

CA Death Index 
Carson Leatha M. 10/23/1913 Klaine Farris CA Solano 01/16/1991   77y

Vacaville Reporter, 20Jan91, page 4 
Leatha M. Carson 
No services will be held for Leatha M. Carson, 77, of Vacaville. Inurnment will be in the 
Vacaville-Elmira Cemetary. Mrs. Carson died Wednesday at home after a long illness. Born 
Oct. 23, 1913 in Santa Clara, she lived in Vacaville the past 30 years. She was a 
homemaker for 47 years. She is survived by her husband, Leslie J. Carson, Jr. of Vacaville; 
son, … of Vacaville; daughter-in-law .. of Vacaville; grandchildren, …., all of Vacaville; and 
sister, Mabel Haile of Santa Clara. Memorial contributions may be made to NorthBay 
Hospice, c/o of NorthBay Medical Center, 1800 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, 94533. 
Arrangements are being handled by McCune Garden Chapel. 

CA Birth Index
Leslie J. Carson  31Oct1916 mother Curtis  Monterey county

CA Death Index
Leslie James Carson  31Oct1916 CA - 20May1998 Solano county mother Curtis

1920 CA Monterey county Greenfield ED26P19AS#304
Leslie J. Carson  33 IA Canada OH  farmer
Myrtle  wife  27  WI WI WI
Leslie J. Jr.  son  3 2/12  CA IA WI
Allan T.  brother  25  IA Canada OH laborer

4 Bette Lee
CA Birth Index
Betty Lee Carson  23Sept1945  Santa Clara county  mother Farris

CA Death Index
Bette L. Carson  23Sept1945 CA - 25Mar1968 San Francisco county  mother Farris

4 Son living

B 14May1915 CA
D 23Jan1998 Santa Clara county CA
Wilfred Haile
B 1Aug1918 England (immigrated 1924)
D 28Jul1995 Santa Clara county CA
Parents  William and Ruth Bowness Haile

4  Son Living
4  Son Living

1967 - father's obituary -  "Mrs. Mabel Haile of Santa Clara"
1970 - brother's obit - "Mrs. Wilfred Haile, Santa Clara"

CA Birth Index
Mabel C. Farris 14May1915 mother Kearne[sic] Santa Clara county

CA Death Index
Mabel Clarice Haile 14May1915 CA - 23Jan1998 San Francisco county mother Klaine father Farris

CA Death Index 

1930 CA Monterey county Soledad ED43P3AS#291
William Haile  head  rent/$10  40  m@ 29y  Engl Engl Engl manager water company 
Ruth  wife 36 m m@25y  Engl Engl Engl

2	possibly ETHEL
B 26Feb1882
D 16Dec1884

Index of Births, Marriages, and deaths reported in Lake County Newspapers, 1863-1949 
Farris, dau, b. 2/26/1882, father W.

A gravestone for  Ethel Farris with the above dates is in the Farris family plot at Lower Lake Cemetery.  
There is also another gravestone for “Ruth” died 1/11/1889 that is  next to Hattie Squire Farris.

2  MABEL  H.
B 3Apr1884
D 3Jan1972 Sacramento CA
1M George R. Jenkins
2M James Keena
3M remarried Geroge R. Jenkins

3 Farris  Jenkins  1903-1922
3 Muriel Claire Jenkins 1905-1937

CA Death Index 

No obituary found for Mabel

M1  George Roswell Jenkins (in the 1930 census Mabel states she was first married at 
18yo, or 1902)
B 16Jul1875 CA
D 20Dec1966 Sacramento CA

M2   >1910  (James is  widowed in the 1910 census) 
James Patrick Keena
B c1863 Placer county CA
D 12Aug1936 Rock Creek, Placer county CA

CA Death Index
James P. Keena  spouse M.  74yo  12Aug1936 Placer county

Auburn Journal, 8/13/1936  
KEENA FUNERAL IS SET FOR TOMORROW  Services To Be Held At Hislop Chapel 
Friday at 2:30 P.M.    Funeral services for James Keena, 74, who died at 
the  Highland hospital Wednesday, will be held Friday afternoon  at 2:30 
p.m. at Hislop's Chapel of the Hills in Auburn.  The  remains will be 
interred in the family plot at Odd Fellows  cemetary.     
Keena was a member of a pioneer family.  He was born in  Placer county, 
and lived here throughout his life.  Surviving  him are the widow, Mrs. 
Mabel Keena, and two daughters, ___.   He was an uncle of ___ and a 
brother of the late Charles Keena, sheriff of Placer  county just after 
the turn of the century.   Keena made his home in Rock Creek, where he 
engaged in  stockraising.   He was well and favorably known throughout 
the county, Stockton, California. 

1920CA Placer county twp2 ED72 P3 A L13 R124
James P. Keena   head  owns  57  CA  Ire Ire  farmer  stock
Mabel  wife  35  CA  IA CA
Mebel E.  dtr  17  CACA CA

1930	CA Placer  twp 3  R182  ED11 P1BL80
James P. Keena  head  own  67y  married at 23  CA  N.Ire  N.Ire  stock farmer
Mabel H.  wife  46  married  @18  CA  IN  CA

M 3    > 1936
George Jenkins 
B 16Jul1875 CA
D 20Dec1966 Sacramento CA

CA Death Index 

Sacramento Bee - 12/21/1966 
JENKINS - In Auburn, Dec. 20, 1966, George R. Jenkins Sr., husband of Mabel H. 
Jenkins of Sacramento, father of George R. Jenkins, Jr., of Sacramento, _____; 
grandfather of Ronald F. Trethowan of Sacramento and  ___; a native of Salinas, 
aged 91 years. Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Friday at 1:30 
Blvd. Cremation private. Services under the auspices of Concord Lodge No. 117, 

1910 CA Sacramento county Sutter ED132P4AS#255
George R. Jenkins  35  m1x7y CA  blurred  occupation office [blurred]
Mabel wife  2_  m1x7y Children 2/Living 2 CA blurred  occupation blurred]
Farris son  6  CA
Muriel  dtr  4  CA

CA Death Index
Farris Jenkins  19yo  2July1922

1920 CA Sacramento county Sacramento  ED123S#239
George R. Jenkins  42  m  CA OH Canada  salesman insurance
Ida M.  wife  38  m CA ME ME
Farris  son  16  CA CA CA
George R.  3/12   CA CA CA

B 27Aug1905 Sacramento county CA
D 6Apr1937 Placer county CA
Charles Trethowan
B 16July1896 England
D 8July1974 Sacramento county CA
Parents Thomas and Elizabeth Oxman Trethowan

4 Daughter Living
4 Ronald Farris 1937-2004

CA Birth Index
Muriel C. Jenkins  27Aug1905 mother Farris Sacramento county

CA Death Index
Clare M. Trethowan spouse C.  34yo  6Apr1937 Placer county

CA Death Index
Charles Trethowan 16July1896 other country - 8July1974 Sacramento county

1920 CA Sacramento county Sacramento ED116P4AS#134
Charles Trethowan  boarder  23  single imm1913 Engl Engl Engl timekeeper railroad
Jack O. Trethowan  boarder  27 [?37 blurred] imm1904  Engl Engl Engl ironworker 

1930 CA Sacramento county North Sacramento ED34-2P4AS#130
George R. Jenkins  head  own $7500  53 m @26  CA Can Can insurance salesman
Ida M.  wife  48  m@__[faint]  CA ME ME
Clare dtr  20 single CA CA USA  nurse hospital
George R.  son  10  CA CA CA

4 Daughter Living

4 Ronald Farris
CA Birth Index
Ronald Farris Trethowan  30Mar1937  mother Jenkins Sacramento county

D 9Aug2004 CA

Tribute posted by son on family website:
Ronald Farris Trent (Trethowan) born in Sacramento California, March 30, 1937. Ron 
the son of a British immigrant father and a mother who’s ancestry dates to the 
Mayflower was taken from us 12:45 pm August 9, 2004. Ron is survived by his loving 
wife ___, his sister ___, his sons ___, Stepdaughter ___, Stepson ___, and 
Grandchildren "Affectionately known by them as Grandpa Popeye," as well as many 
other family members. Ron loved his country, and proudly served in the US Army and 
Navy reserve. While working as a diesel mechanic, Ron raised his children teaching 
them the foundations of honesty and hard work. Ron’s life long dream had been to 
build a sailboat and sail the South Pacific. Ron and ___ fulfilled this dream during his 
retirement. Ron will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. We love you 
Dad. We want to extend our gratitude to the caring staff of the "Hospice of Arizona.

B 31May1886 
D 13Oct1969 Rohnert Park, Sonoma county CA
Lila  Winter
B 22Oct1897 NV
D 12May1967 Sonoma county CA

CA Death Index 

Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Oct. 15, 1969, P-6 
William Farris
Cotati - Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow in Santa Rosa for William Burns Farris, 83 year 
old retired poultry rancher who died Monday in a Santa Rosa hospital.
Mr. Farris was born in Lower Lake and lived all of his life in the Redwood Empire.  He resided in 
Sonoma County for the past 14 years and last made his home at 503 W. Railroad ave.
His wife, the late Lila W. Farris, died in 1957.
Surviving him are his sons,  a daughter,  and five grandchildren.
Friends may call until noon tomorrow at the Chapel of the Chimes.  Services will be held at the chapel 
at 1:30 pm, followed by inturnment.  Memorial contributions may be made to any boys home.
Red wood Chapel, Novato, is in charge of funeral arrangements.


Santa Rosa Press Democrat, May 15, 1957, page 14  (two entries on the same 
page, first with the regular death listings,  and second a separate 
FARRIS - In Santa Rosa, May 12, 1957, Lila Winter Farris, beloved wife  
of William B. Farris.
Friends are invited to attend funeral services on Thursday, May 16, 
1957,  at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of the Chimes, Santa Rosa.  Memorial 
contributions  would be appreciated in lieu of flowers.  (Redwood Chapel 
Funeral Home,  Novato, Calif.)

(second entry)  
Lila Farris  Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow from the 
Chapel of the  Chimes for Mrs. Lila Winter Farris, a resident of Santa 
Rosa, who died  Sunday.  She was 59.    Mrs. Farris and her husband, 
William B. Farris, moved to Santa Rosa  two years ago.  They operated 
ranches in Hollister and San Jose.  She  lived at 789 Scenic Ave. 
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Redwood Chapel  
Funeral Home in Novato.

1900 CA Yuba county East Bear River Town  ED131S7BL92 
home of Jack Majors
William Farras  boarder  May1886  14y   CA  ?  ?

1910 CA Yuba county  West Bear River township  ED188S14BL57
in home of George Bally
William B. Ferris  23  single  CA CA unk  farm labor horse farm

1920 CA Santa Clara county  San Jose  ED183S15AL43
 William Farris  head  renter  33 m  CA IN CA  occupation none
Lila  wife  22 m  NV NV NV  

1930 CA R219 Santa Clara county  San Jose  ED74P9BL 59
William B. Farris  own $5000  43  m @ 32  CA IN CA  laborer  not veteran
Lila M.  wife  32  m@21  NV  NV  CA

San Jose City Directory
Farris, Fred O. well driller  1081 Bird
Farris, Wm. B. driver 248 Clayton
Farris., Fred O. well driller 1081 Bird
Wm. B. eng S.J.Paving Co 248 Clayton
Farris, Fred O. well driller 1081 Bird
Farris, Wm. B. (Lila M.) Eng 801 Chapman