Emma Field

Job Title(s)

Burling Table

Dates of Employment

c. 1890-?

Last Name  Field  [Farrar] 
First Name  Emma 
Middle Name/Initial  A 
Born  2 May 1813 in England 
Home Addresses   1880   Water St, Salem, Oregon 

1893   221 Court St, Salem, Oregon 

Died   20 Jul 1900 in Salem, OR 
Place Buried   Salem Pioneer Cemetery, Salem OR 
Husband  John Farrar  
Date of Marriage  10 Mar 1839 in England 
Children  Squire Farrar (1840-1917) 

Samuel Farrar (1844-1886) 

John Field Farrar (1847-1904) 

Elizabeth Emma “Lizzie” Farrar (1857-1929) 

Dates of Employment  1890-? retired by 1895 
Job(s)  Burling Table 
Story  Emma Field was born 2 May 1813 in England. Emma married John Farrar on 10 Mar 1839 in England. In 1848 the family came to America, living in Lawrence, Essex, MA for over 20 years. John had been employed in the woolen factories in England; he secured employment at the mills in Lawrence. 

Emma and John’s three sons were born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England; Squire in 1840, Samuel in 1844, and John Field Farrar in 1847. Daughter Elizabeth Emma Farrar was born in Lawrence, MA; she was known as Lizzie. In 1863 the family moved to Salem, Marion, OR and John Farrar became a pioneer in the grocery business. Squire had come west earlier and was already established. 

Their sons were very also involved in business in Salem. Squire Farrar was involved in the woolen mills in Salem and Brownsville, he was also a grocery man, a hops man, a postmaster and a senator. Son John Field Farrar was a grocery man. Samuel was a fireman in Salem. Daughter Lizzie never married, and one newspaper article mentioned she had been an invalid for 40 years. 

Granddaughter Agnes Farrar was mentioned in an article from 1890 as working the drawer-in at the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill. The same article mentions her grandmother Emma working the burling table and J. F. Farrar as a weaver. Grandson Joseph Watt Farrar was listed as living with his grandmother and working as a spinner at TKWM in an 1893 City Directory. 

Emma and John lived on Water St near their grocery store. Later their family home was at 221 Court St. John eventually sold his business to his sons John F and Squire who operated Farrar Bros. About 1879 Squire bought out his brother’s interest. 

Emma died at her home at 221 Court St on 20 Jul 1900. She is buried in the family plot in Pioneer Cemetery in Salem, OR.  

Name  Remarks 
Salem City Directories  1891 – Farrar Emma (wid John) res 221 Court 

1893 – Farrar Emma (wid John). res 221 Court  

U. S. Census  1870 – Farrar, Emma – b. England, keeps house, Salem OR 

1880 – Farrar, Emma – b. England, wife, keeping house, Water St 

1895 – Farrar, Emma – b. England, 5’5”, 105#, light, retired, Prot 

Find-a-Grave  Emma A Field Farrar (1813-1900) 

Salem Pioneer Cemetery  https://www.salempioneercemetery.org/records/display_record.php?id=2314 

Ancestry  Farrar Family Tree by MaryJoStoutenburg 
CJ – 10 Mar 1890 (pg. 1)  Salem Woolen Mills   
CJ – 21 Jul 1900 (pg. 8)  Died Farrar 
SJ – 22 Jul 1900 (pg. 6)  The Funeral  
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