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Farwell, Charles Benjamin

Male 1823 - 1903  (80 years)


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  • Name Farwell, Charles Benjamin  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Born 1 Jul 1823  Mead Creek, nr Painted Post, Steuben, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1882-death  Shields, Lake, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Principal of Capitol Freehold Land and Investment Company, Ltd. 
    Occupation Between 1853 and 1861  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Clerk of Cook County 
    Residence 1860  Rushford, Allegany, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1870  Shields, Lake, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation Between 1871 and 1876  Shields, Lake, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Member of the U.S. House of Representatives 
    Occupation Between 1880 and 1887  Shields, Lake, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Member of the U.S. House of Representatives 
    Residence 1880  Shields, Lake, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation Between 19 Jan 1887 and 3 Mar 1891  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Member of the U.S. Senate 
    Residence 1900  Lake Bluff Vill., Lake Forest City & North Chicago Vill, (Pt.), Lake, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 23 Sep 1903  Lake Forest, Lake, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Cook Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I63799  Bob Juch's Kin
    Last Modified 7 May 2019 

    Father Farwell, Henry,   b. 3 Dec 1795, Fitchburg, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1873, Sterling, Whiteside, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Jackson, Nancy,   b. 11 Jan 1798, Westminister, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1887, Sterling, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 5 Oct 1819  Westminster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F467  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Smith, Mary Eveline,   b. 3 Jun 1825, New Ashford, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1905, Lake Forest, Lake, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 1852  South Williamstown, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8
    Children 
     1. Farwell, Robert,   b. Mar 1870, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1876  (Age ~ 5 years)  [natural]
     2. Farwell, Anna,   b. 19 Nov 1862, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1953, New York City, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  [natural]
     3. Farwell, Grace,   b. 18 Apr 1866, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1949, Lake Forest, Lake, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     4. Farwell, Charles Benjamin Jr.,   b. 3 Jun 1853, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Farwell, Rose,   b. 7 Mar 1870, Lake Forest, Lake, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1918, Montecito, Santa Barbara, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)  [natural]
     6. Farwell, Walter C.,   b. 23 Jun 1863, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1943, Syosset, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 7 May 2019 
    Family ID F21472  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Clerk of Cook County - Between 1853 and 1861 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Member of the U.S. Senate - Between 19 Jan 1887 and 3 Mar 1891 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Charles B. Farwell
    Charles B. Farwell
    charles-farwell Rosehill Mausoleum
    charles-farwell Rosehill Mausoleum
    Lake Forest, IL, 1870, Senator Charles B. Farwell
    Lake Forest, IL, 1870, Senator Charles B. Farwell
    Charles B Farwell's Chicago house
    Charles B Farwell's Chicago house
    Lake Forest, IL, 1908, Fair Lawn
    Lake Forest, IL, 1908, Fair Lawn

  • Notes 
    • From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Farwell was born in Painted Post, New York and attended Elmira Academy before moving to Illinois in 1838. He first tried his hand at surveying and farming before moving to Chicago in 1844, when he went into banking. From 1853-1861, he served as the Clerk of Cook County. He served in the House of Representatives from 1871 to 1875. He declined to run again, but in 1881, he was elected for another term. Upon the death of John A. Logan in 1887, Farwell was elected to serve out Logan's term in the U.S. Senate, but refused to run for re-election to a full term. Also see: http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/XX/apx1.html

  • Sources 
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      Birth date: abt 1823
      Birth place: New York
      Residence date: 1860
      Residence place: Rushford, Allegany, New York, United States

    2. [S1388] Historical encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Rock Island County, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.Original data - Historical encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Rock Island County. Chicago: Munsell Pub. Co., 1914.Original data: Historical encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Roc;).
      Residence date: 1750-1914
      Residence place: Rock Island, Illinois, USA

    3. [S13] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623,;), Year: 1900; Census Place: Shields, Lake, Illinois; Roll: T623_314; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 138.
      Birth date: Jul 1823
      Birth place: New York
      Marriage date: 1852
      Marriage place:
      Residence date: 1900
      Residence place: Lake Bluff Vill., Lake Forest City & North Chicago Vill, (Pt.), Lake, Illinois

    4. [S1412] England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1861-1941, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.Original data - Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. Londo;).
      Death date: 23 Sep 1903
      Death place: United States of America

    5. [S12] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limite;), Year: 1880; Census Place: Shields, Lake, Illinois; Roll: 221; Family History Film: 1254221; Page: 527A; Enumeration District: 236; Image: 0244.
      Birth date: abt 1824
      Birth place: New York
      Residence date: 1880
      Residence place: Shields, Lake, Illinois, United States

    6. [S7] 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003.Original data - 1870. United States. Ninth Census of the United States, 1870. Washington, D.C. National Archives and Records Administration. M593, RG29, 1,761 rolls. Minnesota. Minnes;), Year: 1870; Census Place: Shields, Lake, Illinois; Roll: M593_; Page: ; Image: .
      Birth date: abt 1823
      Birth place: New York
      Residence date: 1870
      Residence place: Shields, Lake, Illinois, United States

    7. [S1384] Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-2005, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.Original data - United States. Congress. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-2005. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2005.Original data: United States;).

    8. [S13] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623,;), Year: 1900; Census Place: Shields, Lake, Illinois; Roll: T623_314; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 138.
      Birth date: Jun 1825
      Birth place: Massachusetts
      Marriage date: 1852
      Marriage place:
      Residence date: 1900
      Residence place: Lake Bluff Vill., Lake Forest City & North Chicago Vill, (Pt.), Lake, Illinois