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Farrer, Joseph T., 1865-1938



Joseph T. Farrer (1865-1938) was a businessman in Provo, Utah.

Joseph Thomas Farrer was born on July 1, 1865 in Provo, Utah. He attended public schools in Provo, eventually graduating from Brigham Young Academy. Farrer spent time as a bookkepper, cashier, and bank manager. He was also involved in the family business Farrer Bros. & Co., a dry goods store, eventually becoming president. He had many other financial interests, including involvement in several mining companies. Farrer was president of the Provo Commercial Club. Between 1896 and 1916, and again between 1921 and 1928 he served as treasurer of the Utah State Insane Asylum. Farrer died on Otober 7, 1938 in Provo, Utah.

Utah State Insane Asylum account book, 1889-1900 (Joseph T. Farrer)

FamilySearch, March 7, 2024 (Joseph Thomas Farrer born 1 July 1865 in Provo, Utah; died 7 October 1938 in Provo, Utah; president of Farrer Brothers Company, a dry goods store; multiple banking interests; attended public schools in Provo; attended Brigham Young Academy; bookkeeper; cashier and bank manager; president of the Grand Central Mining Company and vice president of several other mining companies; president of the Provo Commercial Club)

History of the Utah State Hospital, Provo, 1948: page 130 (Jos. T. Farrer, treasurer, Utah State Insane Asylum 1896-1916, 1921-1928)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Utah State Insane Asylum account book

 File — Volume 1
Identifier: MSS 266
Scope and Contents

Handwritten account book. The volume contains records of financial transactions at the hospital, with several loose sheets inside the back of the book. The accounts were kept by the treasurers of the institution, Wilson H. Dusenberry from 1889 to 1896 and Joseph T. Farrer from 1896 to 1900. The hospital was known as Utah Territorial Insane Asylum until 1896 when the name was changed to Utah State Insane Asylum.

Dates: 1889-1900