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Dawn Franklin Farrar
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Birth: Apr. 24, 1890
Avondale
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA
Death: Mar. 15, 1944
Jasper
Walker County
Alabama, USA

The 17 Jun 1880 US Census of Graysville, Catoosa Co., GA enumerated the household of 26 Y/O Charles Thomas Farrar, a sawyer in a local saw mill who was born in Evergreen, VA, and his 23 Y/O wife, Rosa (Rosalind Virginia (Dawn) Farrar, born in TN. Also living in the household as a "boarder" was 45 year old William Baker Farrar, " local lumber dealer". He was Charles' first cousin from Evergreen, VA and the owner of the lumber saw mill where Charles was employed. Also living in the household were their children: 6 Y/O Maye Hardwick Farrar born in Dawnville, Whitfield Co., GA; 2 Y/O Thomas Bennett Farrar (b. 1877 Cleveland, Bradley Co., TN (Reference: Farrar Family Bible) - d. 1888 Tallapoosa, Haralson Co., GA) and 10 months old William Charles Farrar, my grandfather.

Between 04 Jun 1881, the birth date of their son, Ogden Shelby Farrar, in Dalton, Whitfield Co., GA, and 16 Jan 1884, the birth date of their son, Stephen Baker Farrar, in Cedartown, Polk Co., GA, Charles Thomas Farrar and his family began to migrate further southward with stops in Cedartown, Polk Co., GA where as noted above their son, Stephen Baker Farrar, was born on 16 Jan 1884. Their next stop was Tallapoosa, Haralson Co., GA where their daughter, Jimmie Oden Farrar, was born on 05 Nov 1885 and where sadly their sons, 1 Y/O Stephen Baker Farrar died on 30 Jun 1885 and 11 Y/O Thomas Bennett Farrar died on 19 Nov 1888. Charles and his family continued their migration and arrived in Woodlawn, AL (later to become part of Birmingham) about 1888 as their son, Sam Cross Farrar, was born there on 15 May 1888. Charles Thomas Farrar's first recorded employment in the Birmingham area was at the Sloss Iron and Steel Company furnace repair shop in 1888 (National Historic Landmark in Birmingham, Alabama that operated as a pig iron-producing blast furnace from 1882 to 1971). By 1889 he went into the familiar business of lumber dealing and was the foreman of Hughes Lumber Yard in Birmingham but gravitated to the more lucrative job of working for the railroads. In 1890 he was a "locomotive fireman" for the "Georgia Pacific Railroad" By 1896 he was a "locomotive engineer" for the renamed "Southern Railway" and continued to worked for the railroads most of his remaining life.

Dawn Franklin Farrar was born on 24 Apr 1890 in the Avondale section of Birmingham. The 1896 Birmingham City Directory records William Charles Farrar, a Southern Railroad engineer, and family, including Dawn Franklin Farrar, living in Avondale at the address, “2d ave A’dale” (Avondale). Avondale, at the time, was the site of a very large cotton mill and its accompanying company owned community and store. Avondale was located closely to the Sloss Furnace repair shop where Sybley's father worked in 1888.

I have not been able to locate this Farrar family in 1900 US Census.

The 1910 US Census of Birmingham, AL enumerated the household of 59 Y/O Charles Thomas Farrar and his 53 Y/O wife, Rosalind Virginia (Dawn) Farrar. Also living in their household were their children: 20 Y/O Dawn Franklin Farrar, a pressman, 16 Y/O Sybley John Farrar, 14 Y/O Enoree Yvonne Farrar and 12 Y/O Edward Larson Farrar.

Dawn Farrar began his employment in 1910 Birmingham, AL at the age of 20 as a printing press operator at Garrison Printing Co. He remained in this position until 1924 when he began working for finance companies in various positions including manager.

The 1920 US Census of Birmingham, AL enumerated the household of 69 Y/O retired Charles Thomas Farrar. Inexplicably, his 63 Y/O wife, Rosalind Virginia (Dawn) Farrar, is not enumerated in the household. Their children living in the household were: 27 Y/O Sybley John Farrar, a railroad pipefitter; 25 Y/O Willie (Schwend) Farrar, wife of Sybley John Farrar; 5 Y/O Elizabeth Farrar, daughter of Sybley and Willie Farrar; 30 Y/O Dawn Franklin Farrar, a printer, and 21 Y/O Edward Larston Farrar.

The 1930 US Census of Birmingham, AL enumerated the household of 79 Y/O retired Charles Thomas Farrar and his 72 Y/O wife, Rosalind Virginia (Dawn) Farrar. Aldo living in the household were a son, 40 Y/O Dawn Franklin Farrar, an automobile salesma; another son 37 Y/O Sybley John Farrar, a pipefitter for a Steel and Iron Company; Sybley's 36 Y/O wife, Willie (Schwend) Farrar, and their two children; 15 Y/O Elizabeth Farrar and 8 Y/O Virginia Farrar.

Dawn resided with his parents most of his life except during a brief marriage to Katherine Stewart. They were married on 28 Dec 1928, separated in late 1929 and divorced circa 1936. Following the death of both parents in 1933, Dawn resided with his widowed sister, Jimmie Oden Farrar Tucker, until her death in 1936. He then resided, until shortly before his death, with another widowed sister, Maye (Farrar) Gresham, while working as Warehouse Superintendent for Steward Oil Co.

The 1934 Birmingham City Directory recorded Dawn Franklin Farrar employed as a "clerk" and living at 2828 49th St., the residence of his widowed sister, Jimmie Oden (Farrar) Tucker.

The 1942 Birmingham City Directory recorded Dawn Franklin Farrar employed as a salesman and living at 625 Tuscaloosa Ave., the residence of his widowed sister, Maye (Farrar) Gresham.

His unfortunate premature death was from lung cancer probably resulted from his habit of smoking "Picayune Cigarettes".

Dawn Franklin Farrar was the 4th cousin 2 times removed of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) through his mother, Rosalind Virginia Dawn Farrar. (See Find A Grave Memorials Mark Twain and Mark Twain.

Bio by Gresham Farrar. 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Thomas Farrar (1851 - 1933)
  Rosalind Virginia Dawn Farrar (1857 - 1933)
 
 Spouse:
  Katherine M. Stewart McCall (1898 - 1972)*
 
 Siblings:
  Maye Hardwick Farrar Gresham (1874 - 1960)*
  Thomas Bennett Farrar (1877 - 1888)*
  William Charles Farrar (1879 - 1958)*
  Ogden Shelby Farrar (1881 - 1955)*
  Jimmie Oden Farrar Tucker (1885 - 1936)*
  Samuel Cross Farrar (1888 - 1967)*
  Dawn Franklin Farrar (1890 - 1944)
  Sybley John Farrar (1892 - 1959)*
  Enoree Yvonne Farrar Jackson (1895 - 1970)*
  Edward Larston Farrar (1898 - 1980)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Birmingham
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA
 
Maintained by: Gresham Farrar
Originally Created by: CDinsmore
Record added: Oct 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79474287
Dawn Franklin Farrar
Added by: Gresham Farrar
 
Dawn Franklin Farrar
Added by: Gresham Farrar
 
Dawn Franklin Farrar
Added by: CDinsmore
 
 
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