Bio: Farrell, James M. (1914)


Surnames: Farrell, Kempton, Elder, Rollins, Ness, Cole

----Source: History of Eau Claire County Wisconsin (1914) pages 706-707

James M. Farrell, who has lived in Eau Claire county for thirty-one years, was born in the Dominion of Canada, where he received his education, and came to Eau Claire in 1883. He is the son of James and Mary Farrell. Soon after his arrival in Wisconsin, he engaged in general farming near Eau Claire, for a time, and later opened a meat market, which he successfully carried on for many years. In 1884 he married Miss Lillian M. Kempton, daughter of George and Sarah (Rollins) Kempton, of Eau Claire. They have two children: Sadie E., who was born in Montana, and Ora G., born in Eau Claire. Sadie married Paul M. Elder, of this city, and they now reside in Idaho. Ora G. lives on a farm on Truax Prairie, where he is successfully engaged in agricultural pursuits.

The father of Mrs. Farrell, George Kempton, was born in Canada, where he married Sarah Rollins, to whom seven children were born, viz.: Orvilla M., Edwin A., William A., Washington I., Emily J., Lillian N. and Archie C. They were among the first settlers of Eau Claire county, locating on Truax Prairie, where they followed farming. Mrs. Farrell has one brother, William A., now living on Truax Prairie, and also a farmer. He married Alice Ness, daughter of William Ness, of Eau Claire, and they have three children: Roy A., Ila and Fred. Roy A. is married to Miss Frances M. Cole, of Truax Prairie.



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