After the deaths, she apparently returned to her father’s home in East Providence, where she is listed in the 1880 census. Catherine was now 27, and Philip, her father, was 70. Also living in the house was Philip’s grandson, Philip Simmons, age 8, and 14 year old Charles Cregan, who is listed as Philip’s “adopted son”.
Just a few doors down the street lived Daniel Farrar, a widower, along with his son and three daughters. Daniel’s first wife, and mother of his children, Jane McKee, had died in 1866. In 1871 he married Florence McQuire, who died in early 1880. By the time of the 1880 census, Daniel was 48, and his children were aged from 16 to 22. On November 29 1883, Daniel and Catherine were married. Daniel was 51, Catherine just 30. Catherine gave Daniel two more sons and a daughter: Daniel Edward Farrar was born in 1885 and died in 1940. Katherine Jane was born in 1889, and would marry Earl Dunn in 1916. James Everett (“Uncle Happy”) was born in 1893. In 1902 the elder Daniel Farrar died at the age of 69- three years later Catherine passed away, at the age of 52.