Theodore Farrington was born in West Hampden, Me., Aug.
16, 1844, and when a mere boy his parents emigrated to
Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wis., where he remained on a
farm until he was twenty-one years of age. He then
embarked in the photographer's business, and in 1868 he
came to McGregor where he has since successfully
prosecuted his business. In July, 1869, he married
Elizabeth Peavy, a daughter of Franklin Peavy. She was
born in Massachusetts in 1847. Two children blessed this
union-- Ray and Lester. Mr. and Mrs. Farrington are
members of the Baptist church. He is an artist of no
ordinary talent and ranks with the representative
business men of McGregor.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 979
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney