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E. W. Farrer

E.W. Farrer, aged 64 years, died at the family residence in Rison, Wednesday morning, 10 SEP 1924 after a long illness resulting from a paralytic stroke received about six years ago. Mr. Farrer had been confined to his home since that time. Funeral services were held from the family home in Rison at 10 a.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. B.F. Musser, pastor of the Rison Methodist Church of which Mr. Farrer was a member. Burial was made in Greenwood Cemetery.

Mr. Farrar is survived by his wife, 4 sons, Curtis of Dallas, TX; Everett of Valparaiso, IN; Charles and Truman of this city; 4 daughters, Miss Virginia of Ozark, AL; Mrs. Sidney GLOVER, Misses Gladys and Mary Ellen of this city. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Dora Curry, Arcadia, MO.

He was born in Arcadia, MO and received a common school education, leaving school at the age of 16 to enter the company of Judge E.J. Langdon in Cotton Plant, MO, working several years around cotton gin and store. He was married to Miss Mary Ellen Langdon at McMinville, TN on 7 JUL 1896. To this union were born 8 children, all of whom survive. Mr. Farrer came to Arkansas in 1890 (Fordyce, AR) as manager and part owner of the Fordyce Lumber Company. He came to Rison in 1900 as manager of the J.I. Porter Lumber Company and held the position until the lumber company discontinued their business in Rison about 12 years ago. He then devoted his attention to farming.

He was a public spirited citizen being primarily interested in school board for 10 years. For a number of years he was a member of the board of aldermen of the town of Rison. His advice and counsel was much sought in the affairs of the town. He was a very plain spoken man, was without frills or sham and was never accused of hypocracy. A man who loved his home, was devoted to his family, a wise counselor and an upright citizen.

Source: Cleveland County Herald, 18 Sep 1924