Dos Palos Star [Dos Palos, CA]
Friday, Oct. 6, 1933

Native Daughter, Member of Pioneer Family, Dies Here

Mrs. Fannie Darr, 67, Born Near Merced, Laid to Rest Saturday

Mrs. Fannie Darr, 67, passed away at the family home in Dos Palos, Thursday evening, Sept. 28, after a lingering illness. The remains were taken to the Welch & Griffin funeral parlors in Merced where services were held Saturday morning, with burial in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Merced.

Mrs. Darr was born in the Snelling community on February 21, 1866, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Strong, pioneer settlers of the Merced river section. She grew to womanhood in this county, and after her marriage, moved with her husband to Denair, residing there until eight months ago, when Mr. Darr accepted a position with the San Luis Canal Company at Dos Palos. She was a woman of sterling worth and numbered her friends by the score.

Besides her husband, she leaves a sister, Mrs. Laura Bledsoe of Denair, and a nephew, Harry Stockird of San Francisco.

Mrs. Darr's death brings to mind the fact that her father, in the early sixties, raised the first cotton ever produced in the San Joaquin valley. Mr. Strong was a very progressive farmer and a leader in the affairs of the county during the formative period of the new political subdivision.

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