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Max Edward 'Ed' "Dutch" Farris
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Birth: Sep. 17, 1888
Columbus
Franklin County
Ohio, USA
Death: Oct. 2, 1973
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA

Edd Farris, sometimes spelled with one 'd' sometimes two, came down to Texas from Ohio on the Orphan trains around 1898 to Brenham Texas where he was adopted by a German Dairy farming family.

It was said that they were extremely tough on such a young child and he was expected to work like any other farm hand.

It is not known specifically when but evidently some time after his adoption he tired of the hard life imposed on him and ran away.

Later he married May Edna Henderson and they had a child Carl Wallace Farris After marriage issues Ed declared an informal divorce with local law officials.

Edna's sister Erie helped to raise Carl and Ed soon remarried to Erie, Edna's sister, Erie Ellen Henderson This can be seen in the 1930 census where Erie has been married to Ed for 16 years, and so this means that the marriage would have occurred around 1914.

Erie raised her sister's son Carl Wallace Farris as her own. Ed's first wife May Edna later re married James Demumber Riley and even claimed in the 1930 census that she was married to him at 15 so no history of her previous marriage with Ed Farris is even shown.

None of this is meant to be disrespectful, it is just documenting what family members have told me who were 'in the know' of the events.

Obituary
Ed Farris, 3326 Burgoyne. Survived by daughter-in-law, Mrs. Carl W. Farris, Dallas; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Ed C Smith & Bros. Chapel, Rev. Harry Crawford officiating.

Interment Rose Hill Cemetery, Ft. Worth. Honorary pallbearers: Greyhound employees.

Dallas Morning News 4 Oct 1973
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Sincere thanks to Birch Stevens for creating the memorial to begin with. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  May Edna Henderson Riley (1895 - 1981)
  May Edna Henderson Riley (1895 - 1981)*
  Erie Ellen Henderson Farris (1898 - 1950)*
 
 Children:
  Carl Wallace Farris (1912 - 1957)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USA
Plot: Eastlawn Section; Lot 245, Space 1
 
Maintained by: Joseph
Originally Created by: Burch Stevens
Record added: Jan 12, 2011
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Max Edward 'Ed' Dutch Farris
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Max Edward 'Ed' Dutch Farris
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- Joseph
 Added: Mar. 8, 2015
 
 
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