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West Side Road - Copeland area photo

West Side Road - Copeland area photo

Posted: 1368490403000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1368548137000
Surnames: Farnam
This attached photo was taken in front of the dugout house of Rathael Farnam who lived on the West Side Road. We don't know the identity of the gentleman in the photo or when exactly the photo was taken. Anyone recognize him? Know anything about Rathael Farnam or his wife Emma, or his sons Percy, Edwin, Arthur, and Orville? Would love any info anyone could provide.

Re: West Side Road - Copeland area photo

Posted: 1373683750000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Farnam

Edwin R. Farnum
Born: 9 July 1896, Copeland, Idaho
Christening: 20 Dec 1964, Bonners Ferry, Boundary, Idaho
Father: Rathel J. Farnum
Mother: Emma Marsa
Source: Idaho Births and Christenings 1856-1965,

1900 Boundary County, Idaho
Rathael Farnum, b. NE April 1867, marr 8 yrs, farmer
Emma L., wife, b. IA, Nov 1867, had given birth to five children but only three alive in 1900
Edwin R., b. ID, July 1896
Percy N., b. ID Jan 1898
Saul? b. ID, April 1900
William E. Marsh, falaw, b. NY March 1833, widower

1930 Boundary County, Idaho
Fathael J. Farnam, b. NE, 63, no occ
Emma L., wife, b. IA, 61
Arthur E., b. ID, 29, single, no occ

Emma J. Barnam
Born: 15 Nov 1867, Keokuk, IA
Husband & Informant: R. J. Farnam
Father: Wallace E. Marsh, b. IA
Mother< Mary Rynerson, b. OR
Occupation: Housewife
Died: 16 April 1932, Bonners Ferry, Boundary, ID
Burial: Bonners Ferry, Boundary, ID, 18 April 1932
Undertaker: H. R. Crouch, Bonners Ferry
Source: Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937,

There is an obituary volunteer for the state of Idaho at You do need to create a user ID and password to enter this web site but access to the volunteer info is free. He/she is listed under Idaho, All Counties.

1935 Boundary County, Idaho
1940 Bonners Ferry, Boundary, ID
Edwin R. Farnam, b. ID, 43, driver road grader, education=8th grade
Hazel L., wife, b. WI, educ=high school 1 yr
Harry L. Wilson, stepson, b. ID, 28, oiler dragline, educ=high school 3 yrs

Rathael Judd Farnam
Born: April 12, 1866
Died: April 29, 1955, Boundary Co. per death cert #1255.
Source: Brigham Young University,

Janet Farnam
Divorce, 6 Jan 1959, Boundary, ID
Percy Farnam per cert #00239
Source: Idaho Divorce Index 1947-1961,
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Re: West Side Road - Copeland area photo

Posted: 1373715212000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1373715411000
Yes, thank you for the information. The man in the photo is not a Farnam and I was just interested in identifying him and learning any personal stories about the Farnams and the Copeland area of Boundary County. The "History of Boundary County" is a useful book and has given me much information. Just thought there was someone out there who remembered them. Thanks again.

Re: West Side Road - Copeland area photo

Posted: 1462313684000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Farnam
Hi, the picture of Rathael Farnam's home isn't showing anymore, we are looking for people who want to share pictures on the Boundary County, Idaho Genweb page

Your picture sounds like it would be a great addition for people to see the hard work that was necessary for our ancestors to get us where we are today. I know I would love to see it!

Hope you can share
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