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FARR, MARCUS (son of Lorin Farr and Sarah Giles). Born April 2, 1856, Ogden. Married Caroline Josephine Ballantyne Feb. 2, 1882, Salt Lake City (daughter of Richard Ballantyne, born Aug. 26, 1817, Whiterigg, Scotland, and Caroline Albertine Sanderson, born Sept. 19, 1837, Rogen, Norway; married 1856). She was born Jan. 30, 1861, Salt Lake City. Their children: Josephine b. Feb. 17, 1883, m. William H. Olson July 15, 1903; Marcus Ballantyne b. April 11, 1885; Lionel B. b. Nov. 28, 1888; Beatrice Albertine b. April 24, 1892; Lorin B. b. July 1, 1896. Family home Ogden.
First counselor to 9th quorum elders July 13, 1891 to Dec. 13, 1897; missionary to Eastern states 1897; first assistant superintendent third ward Sunday school; senior member Ogden stake high council.
A MISSIONARY BLESSING,
Pronounced upon the head of Elder Marcus Farr, in the Salt Lake Temple Annex,
October 7, 1897, by President Brigham H. Roberts:-
Brother Marcus Farr, we ordain you a Seventy in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and bestow upon you, in this ordination, all the keys of authority and all the powers that belong to this high calling in the Melchisedek Priesthood of God; that you may hold these powers and exercise them in righteousness and bring to pass the salvation of men and be in very deed a witness for the Lord Jesus Christ in all the earth, We bless you, dear brother, that the spirit of this calling may rest down upon you; that your tongue may be loosed, and that you may exercise the powers of this Priesthood as becometh a servant of the Master.
And inasmuch as you have been called to the Eastern States by the Prophet of God, to go and preach the Gospel to the inhabitants of the earth in that district of country, we bless you and set you apart to fulfill this mission, and we give unto you, by the authority of the holy Priesthood, strength and power to perform that labor; and we say unto you, dear brother, that you shall be made equal to the task that is imposed upon you by this call to the ministry; and we bless you that you may receive strength in your body, and we rebuke the affliction of rheumatism, that which you are suffering from, and we bid it depart from you, that you may be restored to perfect health, that you may not be hindered in your desires to serve the Lord and fulfill this mission, by reason of any affliction of ill health, or the affliction of rheumatism; and we bless you that you may be proof against the epidemics and the diseases abroad in the land, and that you may not be disturbed by the destroyer of men's souls, but that you may have power over all unclean spirits and be able to rebuke them, We bless you that you may find the honest in heart and those who are seeking to know the Lord, and that they may receive your words with gladness of heart, We say unto you, the Lord will prepare your way and angels shall go before you, and every desire of your heart that is righteous before the Lord and that is needful for your success upon this mission, shall be given unto you, and the Lord will multiply His blessings until your heart shall be filled with gladness. Therefore, let your heart rejoice and let a song of joy be in your heart that the Lord has called you to be a preacher of His name.
All the blessings that we have power to give we seal upon you, but remember that all these blessings are given upon the condition of your faithfulness, We dedicate you unto the service of the Lord in the name of Jesus Christ, amen,
Martin S. Lindsay, Reporter.
Blessing in possession of Tim Farr
Ogden Daily Herald, Vol. 1. Number 232
Last evening a large number of relatives and friends met at the residence of the bride's parents to celebrate the marriage of Mr Mark Farr, son of Hon. Lorin Farr, to Miss Josephine Ballantyne, daughter of Richard Ballantyne, Esq., which event took place in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 2, 1882, the ceremony being performed by Counselor Daniel H Wells. Over 50 persons were present on the occasion. The bridal presents were valuable and numerous.
The time was spent in social converse, and in songs, instrumental music, readings, &c., by different members of the company. Shortly after 11 o'clock the guests were treated to supper, 'where everything desirable, both substantial and delicate, was partaken of seasoned by smiles, pleasantries, and jokes.
After supper, Hon. Lorin Farr was called upon for a speech. He responded with an appropriate address on the duties of marriage and its attendant blessings.
At an early hour the company departed for their homes, leaving with the happy couple their best
wishes for a peaceful and prosperous journey over the rugged pathway of life.
The Herald joins with them in this wish, and trusts that as they are good young pcople, nothing but good will befall them.
OGDEN.--Marcus Farr, 78, one of the oldest and best known residents in Ogden, and son of Lorin Farr, first mayor of Ogden, died Saturday night at the family home, 561 Canyon road. He had been ill since Nov. 4, 1933, when he suffered a stroke. He was born in Ogden April 2, 1856, a son of Lorin and Sara Giles Farr. He was an active member of the Church. He has served on a mission in the eastern states, had been superintendent of the Sunday school, and president of the Third ward M. I. A., and was formerly a member of Ogden stake high council. He had also been active in genealogical work.