The American Farndales
This is the story of Jim Farndale, who emigrated to Canada and then on to America and later became a senator. It is also the story of his descendants.
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The Farndales and the United States of America
The American 2 Line are the
descendants of George William Farndale (FAR00643)
who emigrated to New York or Chicago in around 1910-1915. His family with his
first wife were born in Chicago and Prophetsown,
Illinois. He later married for a second time in Iowa.
who was a clerk of Middlesborough who went to USA on 15 April 1907 on board the Cedric with his wife Annie. They had
departed from Liverpool. But we think he died in Guisborough in 1908.
arrived in US on 2 December 1923 on board the Honorata (Manifest No 20). He had
departed from Cardiff.
of Hendon emigrated to the USA.
Reginald Chesters Farndale (FAR00944)
married Anita Jean Metthen (nee Lea) went to USA and
The Ellis Island Website shows
records of those who travelled to USA arriving at Ellis Island, New York and
Places Associated with the Farndales in USA
a city in Whiteside County, Illinois, United States.
19 November 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.
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.
occupies the site of the village of the Winnebago prophet, which the
Illinois volunteers destroyed on 10 May 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.
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.
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.
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
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