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 1 Line are the descendants of James Farndale (FAR00607), 1885 to 1967 who emigrated from Tidkinhow to Alberta and then to USA.

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.

The American 3 Line are the descendants of John Alan Farndale (FAR00921) who emigrated to Santa Ana, California

William George Farndale (FAR00492) 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.

William Jameson Farndale (FAR00677) arrived in US on 2 December 1923 on board the Honorata (Manifest No 20). He had departed from Cardiff.

Georgina Ann Farndale (FAR00934) of Hendon emigrated to the USA.

Anthony Reginald Chesters Farndale (FAR00944) married Anita Jean Metthen (nee Lea) went to USA and lived California.

The Ellis Island Website shows records of those who travelled to USA arriving at Ellis Island, New York and include:


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Places Associated with the Farndales in USA


Prophetstown, Illinois

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

On 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.

Prophetstown 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.

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.




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