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Monday 24 July 2023

Edwin James Farr and Margaret Wilton

Streatham: Tower of Immanuel Church
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Edwin James Farr (b. 6 Feb 1896 (1896 M Quarter in WANDSWORTH Volume 01D Page 823)), son of Edwin James Farr and Julia Fellows, married Margaret Wilton (b. 21 Jul 1891 in Poplar, London), daughter of George Wilton and Susan Robinson at Immanuel Church, Streatham Common on 24 Jul 1919. At the time of this marriage, Edwin (23) was a Shunter on the LBSCR (London, Brighton and South Coast Railway), living at 18A Edgington Road, Streatham, while Margaret (27), a Domestic [Servant] gave her address as 10 Edgington Road and confirms her father as George Wilton, Carman, Deceased. Witnesses were Caroline Wilton (Margaret's older sister, Catherine) and William Farr, who was Edwin's older brother.

Edwin and Margaret had four sons:
  1. Edwin James Farr b. 16 Feb 1921 in WANDSWORTH Vol 01D 1140
  2. Arthur William Eric Farr b. 1924 S Quarter in WANDSWORTH Vol 01D Page 1016. Died, aged 2, in 1927 J Quarter Volume 01D Page 488
  3. Ronald Kenneth Farr b. 3 Apr 1927 in WANDSWORTH Vol 01D 891
  4. Sidney Farr b. 9 Oct 1928 in WANDSWORTH Vol 01D Page 817
In all cases, their mother's maiden name is shown as WILTON.

Edwin James Farr had lived in that area all of his life and had been registered at Iammanel Church Of England Primary School, Streatham Common in 1900. His parents had also married at Immanuel Church on 22 Oct 1894, although his father was from Birmingham and his mother from Dudley. In 1913, aged 17½, when he was already 5ft 9in tall, Edwin James Farr had joined the Royal Field Artillery6th London Brigade. He appears to have been assessed as fit and accepted for training, but there are no further entries on this record, nor evidence of active service. Records in 1913 and again in 1927, show that Edwin was a member of the National Union of Railwaymen.

In 1921, Edwin James Farr (25) Railway Guard for the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway at Victoria Station was living at 27, Edgington Road, Streatham with Margaret Farr (28) and Edwin James Farr (4 months).

In 1939, Edwin James Farr, Railway Guard, was living at 95 Eardley Road, Streatham with Margaret Farr and their three surviving sons: Edwin J Farr, Butcher's Errand Boy; Ronald K Farr and Sidney Farr, both At School.

Margaret Farr (née Wilton) died, aged 56, in 1947 D Quarter in WANDSWORTH Volume 05D Page 620.

Edwin J Farr died, aged 68, in 1964, in Westminster.

  • An Edwin J Farr married Olive E Barnes in Westminster, in 1948. It's not clear whether this was father or son. It appears that son Edwin James Farr died, in Cheam, Surrey, on 19 Dec 1983.
  • Ronald K Farr married Violet E Hammond, in Wandsworth, in 1950. Ronald Kenneth Farr died, in Lambeth, in 1987.
  • Sidney Farr married Phyllis Ross, in Wandsworth, in 1951. Sidney Farr died in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, in 2005.