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Alford John "Al" Farmer
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Birth: Oct. 14, 1868
Montgomery County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jan. 2, 1942
Jasper County
Missouri, USA

Alford Farmer 73, 919 Oak Street passed away at his home from complications of a ruptured ulcer. His occupation was that of a tinner. His wife Ella survived and passed away June 1948.
Funeral arrangements were cared for by Knell Mortuary and burial was in Park Cemetery.
The death certificate can be viewed at Missouri Digital Archives/death certificates online website.

January 3, 1942



Alford J. 'Al' Farmer, 73, Carthage tinner and a resident of this city for 67 years, died at 5:25 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home, 919 Oak street.
Mr. Farmer had been ill a week suffering from a complication of ailments. he was born October 14, 1868, in Dayton, OH., and when he was six years old he came to Carthage where he had lived since. He was employed 14 years as a tinner for the former Keim-McMillan hardware store on the north side of the square and for 22 years was connected with the Reynolds Hardware.
Mr. Farmer was married August 26, 1896 to Miss Ella Mathis, who survives him. He also is survived by a brother, Will Farmer, of Joplin. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias and the Modern Woodsmen of America lodges.
Funeral services were held at the Knell service home with the Rev. Dr. W. G. Clinton officiating. Burial was in Park Cemetery.

An Interesting Story Published in the October 13, 1890 edition of the Carthage Weekly Press.....

Balked in the Water
A select nutting party of two couples that went out yesterday afternoon had quite a thrilling experience. The quartet was in a two seated barouche drawn by two horses, and when in the middle of the ford at McDaniel's mill one of the animals balked. The water was just up to the bottom of the vehicle, and the lap robe was drabbled. The ladies were terrified, the gentlemen were pensive, and then the horse laid down in the damp. After a severe lashing he got up, but he still persisted in balking. Every time he was urged to go on he plunged about in the water and sprinkled the occupants of the barouche. The alarm of the ladies became more intense every moment and the prospect for several immersions seemed imminent. But at last just as one of the young men was about to plunge into the billowy wave, Jack Galloway and a fellow fisherman came to the rescue. The waded out to the rig, and after considerable coaxing inducing the animal to come along. On the bank both horses balked again, but after much pushing, and pulling, and a great deal of thinking, the horses were induced to go along all right. The crowd didn't bring home any nuts at all, we understand, and as to whether Jack is dry yet we have not heard. But he and his friend have all the cigars they can smoke nowadays.

Then the follow-up article....
Not Jack
Since the article came out in last Friday's paper about the people who had an encounter with the balky horse in the middle of the ford at McDaniel's mill we learn that it was not the gallant Jack Galloway who waded out to the team and induced it to come ashore with its barouche load of nut hunters. Jack stood on the bank and smiled while his fellow fisherman, Al Farmer, breasted the wave and wrestled with the team till it walked upon the dry land. To him is due all the glory of the rescue. He was only barely dry last night.
Family links: 
  Edwin J. Farmer (1834 - 1926)
  Anne Gibbs Farmer (1843 - 1916)
  Ella Mathis Farmer (1879 - 1948)
  Edward T Farmer (1867 - 1939)*
  Alford John Farmer (1868 - 1942)
  William Henry Farmer (1873 - 1950)*
*Calculated relationship
Park Cemetery
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Bl 29 Lot 19 Sp 2
Created by: NJBrewer
Record added: Apr 13, 2012
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Alford John Al Farmer
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