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Gresham Talmadge "Gresh" Farrar, Sr
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Birth: Feb. 18, 1913
Birmingham
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA
Death: Jun. 25, 1966
Pensacola
Escambia County
Florida, USA

Gresham Farrar spent his formative years in the East Lake section of Birmingham, AL. He attended Robinson Elementary School in East Lake for his first 7 grades.

"Gresh" spent the years 1928 (8th grade), 1929 and 1930 as a student at Baylor School, Chattanooga, TN. At the time this was a Military Academy type school. Extant photos show him in uniform and rare metal cap insignias have been preserved. Class photos and letters home document his experiences at the school.

After returning home to Birmingham, AL in 1931, he married Jonnie Belle Chappell on 31 Oct 1931 in Pensacola, FL. They lived in the East Lake section of Birmingham, AL. During the dark days of the "Depression", he worked in the theater business, the grocery business and the retail auto supply business. His son was born in 1934 and his marriage to Jonnie Belle ended in 1938.

He re-married and moved to Pensacola, FL about 1943-44 and continued his work in the retail auto supply business and subsequently became owner and manager of Farrar's Service Store which he maintained until his death.

He made an unsuccessful run for public office in Pensacola, Florida.

Gresham Talmadge Farrar, Sr. was the 4th cousin 3 times removed of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) (see Find A Grave Memorial #19697).

Bio by Gresham Farrar, Jr.

 
 
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 Parents:
  William Charles Farrar (1879 - 1958)
  Beatrice Martha Abercrombie Farrar (1889 - 1984)
 
 Spouse:
  Jonnie Belle Chappell Farrar (1914 - 1984)
 
 Siblings:
  William Charles Farrar (1909 - 1910)*
  Frances Hardwick Farrar Stevens (1911 - 2000)*
  Gresham Talmadge Farrar (1913 - 1966)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Hill Cemetery
Birmingham
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA
 
Maintained by: Gresham Farrar
Originally Created by: CDinsmore
Record added: Mar 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50417265
Gresham Talmadge Gresh Farrar, Sr
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Gresham Talmadge Gresh Farrar, Sr
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Gresham Talmadge Gresh Farrar, Sr
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