Emigrated to USA and established a Farndale line in USA


George William Farndale
21 July 1890 to August 1984 












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George William Farndale son of George Farndale agricultural labourer of Kirkleatham and Mary Farndale formerly Lawson, (FAR00451) born at 11, Pierson Street, Coatham, Kirkleatham. Registered by Mary Farndale, mother, at Guisborough District, 7 Oct 1890.


George William Farndale registered Guisbro District Oct-Dec 1890

(GRO Vol 9d page 478 - 1837 online)



George W Farndale, married Mar 1923 at Bradford District, WMN Beecroft. [this needs to be reconciled with the information below]


His grand-daughter Patricia Boeck thought his marriage was around 1910-1915. He married Frances Hilton in USA, either in New York or Chicago. Frances appears to have come from England too, though Patricia is not sure where

(Email from Patricia Boeck on 5 May 2004)

Frances appears to have died in late November or early December 1918 from swine flu.



Patricia was told George came from Redcar, Yorkshire and moved to USA at the age of 17 (about 1907?)

Did he go to USA, see died below? There is also William George Farndale FAR00492 who travelled to USA in 1907 to double check there is no confusion between these two records but the older WGF had died before the family below were born, which reinforces that whilst perhaps the older WGF travelled to USA, it was this WGF who settled there

Records suggest he arrived in USA on 26 May 1913 and was finally naturalised a US Citizen on 16 May 1934


I received an email from Patricia Frances Farndale-Boeck who told me she is George William Farndale's granddaughter



Arthur William Farndale (FAR00813A) born 26 April 1915 in Chicago IL (Patricia says her information from her father, Arthur, is that the records were burned)

Richard William Farndale (FAR00851C) born 6 August ? 1918 in Prophetstown IL


Married 2

George appears to have married Rose Cunnigham in the 1920s in either Cedar Rapids or Desmoines, Iowa and appears to have come back to Prophetstown about 5 years later.

Arthur and Richard were being raised by the McFadden family of Prophetstown, Illinois

George picked up Arthur, leaving Richard with the McFaddens and moved to Milwaukee, WI.


Family 2 (with Rose)

Rosemary Farndale, DOB unknown so no record until DOB identified.

Helen Farndale, DOB unknown so no record until DOB identified.



George Farndale, born 21 July 1890, died August 1984 Thiensville, Wisconsin, USA

George died while living with Rosemary in Thiensville, WI in August 1984, aged 94.












































Prophetstown is a city in Whiteside County, Illinois, United States.


On November 19th of 1812, the future 12th U.S. President, the then U.S. Army Brevet Major Zachary Taylor, visited Prophetstown along the Rock River (Mississippi River) while on a military expedition through there during the War of 1812. While there, his commanding officer ordered the burning to the ground of a nearby Indian village belonging to the Kickapoo First Nation who were then at war with the U.S.


Prophetstown occupies the site of the village of the Winnebago prophet, which the Illinois volunteers destroyed on May 10, 1832, in the first act of hostility in the Black Hawk War. Prophetstown was named for Wabokieshiek (White Cloud), the prophet who lived upon the land. Wabokieshiek served as an advisor to Black Hawk and took part in the Black Hawk War. Wabokieshiek and his followers, the Sauk Indians, resided where the current Prophetstown State Park (of Illinois) is now located. They left the land in 1832 as the Black Hawk War ended, when Wabokieshiek was taken captive by the United States. This area is now a state park, but at one time it held a community of 14 villages.


It is believed that residents of Prophetstown petitioned to move the U.S. government from Washington D.C. to Prophetstown in the 1800s because of its supposed central location of the lower 48 states.


Prophetstown once held community events such as Cruise Night and showcased many classic cars. Eventually that event faded and Eclipse Park was replaced with a memorial to honour those who served in the Armed Forces. Prophetstown is still held in high esteem for having one of the largest Fourth of July fireworks shows in the area. Prophetstown also hosts a Lighted Christmas Parade as the highlight of the start of the holiday season the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Prophetstown is an Illinois Main Street Community. The downtown features a series of historical murals and Eclipse Square Park as well as an interesting selection of stores and dining possibilities.