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Russell Lee Farnum, Sr
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Birth: Dec. 1, 1892
Millington
Tuscola County
Michigan, USA
Death: May 10, 1957
Saginaw
Saginaw County
Michigan, USA

RUSS IS THE SON OF CHARLES & ELIZA GLYNN FARNUM, BOTH OF MILLINGTON.AND A GRANDSON OF MOSES & ELLEN KING FARNUM "ATWOOD", BOTH EARLY PIONEER SETTLERS.HE GRADUATED MILLINGTON H.S. CLASS OF 1911.HE WAS INVOLVED IN SPORTS AND WAS A MEMBER OF MILLINGTONS 1911 CHAMPION BASEBALL TEAM.HE WORKED IN THE HENDERSON DRUG STORE AND IN 1912 ATTENDED AND GRADUATED FROM THE SANDUSKY SCHOOL OF PHARMACY. HE MARRIED (CARRIE) ILA BEACH OF MILLINGTON IN 1914 AND IN 1916 THEY MOVED TO ASHLEY MI. AND OPENED THE R.L. FARNUM DRUG STORE.ABOUT 1923 MOVED TO ALMA TO OPERATE A DRUG STORE THERE. IN 1929 HE MOVED HIS FAMILY(2 SONS)TO SAGINAW AND WAS A DRUG SALESMAN TILL 1940 WHEN HE OPENED THE R.L. FARNUM DRUGS AT THE CORNER OF COURT & MASON ST..THERE WERE REGULAR TRIPS BACK TO MILLINGTON FOR FARNUM & BEACH FAMILY GATHERINGS.WHEN HE PASSED IN 1957, HE WAS BROUGHT HOME FOR BURIEL.HE BECAME A MEMBER OF THE ASHLEY MI. MASONS IN 1917 AND WAS A 39+ YEARS MEMBER WHEN HE DIED. WHILE A MEMBER HE ROSE THROUGH THE 12 LEVELS TO KNIGHTS TEMPLAR.On Aug 15,2009 at the Farnum family reunion in Millington,his Knights Templar sword was donated to the Millington-Arbela Historical Society & Museum, who have been entrusted as the next good stewarts of his personal sword,legacy & memory. 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Austin Farnum (1871 - 1937)
  Eliza Marie Glynn Farnum (1872 - 1927)
 
 Spouse:
  (Carrie) Ila Beach Farnum (1892 - 1978)
 
 Children:
  Russell Lee Farnum (1917 - 1996)*
 
 Siblings:
  Russell Lee Farnum (1892 - 1957)
  Gerald Charles Farnum (1902 - 1972)*
  Leroy Russell Farnum (1909 - 1971)*
  Charles Austin Farnum (1915 - 1964)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Millington Cemetery
Millington
Tuscola County
Michigan, USA
Plot: 8 - 085
 
Created by: PAT FARNUM DeMARE
Record added: May 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37665397
Russell Lee Farnum, Sr
Added by: PAT FARNUM DeMARE
 
Russell Lee Farnum, Sr
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Added by: J. Cooper
 
 
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JUST ME & THE PUPS GRANDPA STOPPING BY TO SAY HELLO. LOVE PATTI
- PAT FARNUM DeMARE
 Added: Jun. 11, 2013
DEAR GRANDPA, THOUGHTS TODAY & ALWAYS,LOVE PATTI
- PAT FARNUM DeMARE
 Added: Dec. 26, 2012
Dear Grandpa, It was comforting to visit your resting place when visiting Millington 2 weeks ago...but sad you rest so far away for more frequent visits.You would have been pleased & enjoyed all who were at the reunion.But I don't need the cemetery to ha...(Read more)
- PAT FARNUM DeMARE
 Added: Aug. 24, 2011
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