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Robert Emmett McFarland
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Birth: Jul. 19, 1901
Death: May 13, 1958

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McFarland Funeral Set Thursday. Funeral services for Robert Emmett McFarland, 56, of 407 North Lancaster, father of Spanky McFarland, former child star of the "Our Gang" comedies, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Lamar & Smith Funeral Chapel, 800 West Jefferson. The Rev. Bertram Smith, pastor of Christ Episcopal Church, will officiate. Cremation will follow. McFarland died in his office at the Sam Dysterbach Company Tuesday of a heart attack. He was credit manager there.

A native of Ennis, he moved to Dallas when he was three years old. From 1931 to 1944 McFarland lived in California as business manager for his son while the boy starred in both the "Our Gang" series and a dozen feature pictures. Spanky went to Hollywood at the age of three, after an aunt in Fort Worth sent his photograph to Producer Hal Roach. McFarland had served as credit manager for several Dallas firms. He was a member of the Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Roderick McFarland and Thomas McFarland of Dallas and Spanky of Tulsa, Okla.; a daughter, Mrs. Amanda King of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Glenn Lindberg of Tucson, Ariz., and three grandchildren. Dallas Morning News, May 15, 1958
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From his Texas certificate of death
Name: Robert Emmett Mcfarland
Death Date: 13 May 1958
Death Place: DOA, Methodist Hospital, Dallas, Dallas, Texas
Gender: Male
Race: White
Death Age: 56 years
Birth Date: 19 Jul 1901
Birthplace: Texas
Marital Status: Married
Father's Name: Robert E. Mcfarland
Mother's Name: Ida Keister
Occupation: Credit Mgr. Sam Dysterbach Clothing Co.
Place of Residence: 407 North Lancaster, Dallas, Dallas, Texass
Crematory: Restland Crematory
Burial Place: Dallas, Texas
Cremation Date: 15 May 1958
Informant: Mrs. Virginia McFarland
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 Parents:
  R E McFarland (1863 - 1901)
  Ida Keister McFarland (1866 - 1939)
 
 Spouse:
  Virginia Phillips McFarland (1905 - 1993)
 
 Children:
  George McFarland (1928 - 1993)*
  Thomas Emmett McFarland (1930 - 1982)*
  Amanda McFarland Hall (1940 - 2009)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ruth Keister McFarland (1894 - 1914)*
  Mary Naoma White (1896 - 1942)*
  Glenwood McFarland Lindburg (1897 - 1960)*
  Robert Emmett McFarland (1901 - 1958)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Myrtle Cemetery
Ennis
Ellis County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: BeNotForgot
Record added: Nov 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81202442
Robert Emmett McFarland
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Robert Emmett McFarland
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