James William Farrell (January 31, 1860 - July 24, 1933) Ada Shepherd (April 09, 1873 - January 01, 1965)
James was born January 31, 1860 in Glascow Barren Co., Kentucky. James married Ada Shepherd on January 18, 1893 in Hunt County, Texas. Ada was the daughter of Edward D. Shepherd and Eliza Loretta Young. Ada was born April 09, 1873 in Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina.
The 1900 census shows James age 40; born Jan 1860; married 7 years and a writing teacher. The 1910 census shows James is 50; residence Greenville Ward 1, Hunt Co., Texas. The 1920 and 1930 censuses show James and Ada living on a farm in Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas. City directories of 1911, 1913, and 1916 show them living at 2211 Stuart, Greenville, Hunt Co., Texas.
James died July 24, 1933 in Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas. “The Greenville, (Texas) Messenger”, Thu, 27 Jul 1933, page 8, has his obituary as:
J.W. FARRELL DIED IN ARKANSAS MONDAY Prof. J.W. Farrell, long the writing teacher in the Greenville High School, died at his home in Van Buren, Ark., Monday. Prof. Farrell had many friends in Greenville.
Ada died January 01, 1965 in Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas. James and Ada are buried in the Alma City Cemetery, Alma, Crawford County, Arkansas.
Greenville (Texas) Herald Banner, Mon, 4 Jan 1965, page 2, Arkansas Rites For Mrs. Farrell: Mrs. J.W. Farrell, 92, a former resident of Greenville, died at her home in Van Buren, Ark., at 5 p.m. Friday. She is an aunt of Ben D. Shepherd of Greenville. Mrs. Farrell was the widow of J.W. Farrell, who taught in the Greenville public school system 30 yes ago. She was born in Salisbury, N.C., April 9, 1873. Services are pending at Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren. Survivors include two sons, Cecil A. Farrell of Dallas and J.W. Farrell Jr. of Irving; four daughters, Mrs. Jack Haley and Mrs. Giles Walker, both of Van Buren, Lola Farrell and Velma Farrell, both of Florida, and several grandchildren.
James and Ada’s children are:
Velma Ruth Farrell
Ada Shepherd Farrell and g-grandchildren Kim, Roy, and Kay Seibel
2211 Stuart is the house where the white van is parked
Sources: 1880; Census Place: Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina; Roll: 981; Page: 436D; Enumeration District: 315 1900; Census Place: Greenville Ward 1, Hunt, Texas; Page: 4; Enumeration District: 0121; FHL microfilm: 1241647 1910; Census Place: Greenville Ward 1, Hunt, Texas; Roll: T624_1566; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0112; FHL microfilm: 1375579 1920; Census Place: Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas; Roll: T625_59; Page: 23A; Enumeration District: 15 1930; Census Place: Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0033; FHL microfilm: 2339806 Ancestry.com. Texas, U.S., Marriage Index, 1824-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Arkansas Department of Vital Records; Little Rock, Arkansas; Death Certificates; Year: 1933; Roll: 387 Find A Grave; Memorial #59965342, URL: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/59965342/j.-w.-farrell