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Dr Uriah H. Farr

Dr Uriah H. Farr

Death 2 Oct 1934 (aged 87)
Burial Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 10198648 · View Source
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Uriah H. Farr

In July 1862, Uriah enlisted (age 15 years) in Company D, 70th Indiana Volunteers and served for 3 years.
(In May 1863, he was admitted in sick call to a hospital in Gallitin, TN.)

He fought in several battles including: Resaca, New Hope Church, Kenesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek, the Atlanta Campaign, the March to the Sea, Savannah, and Bentonville. He was discharged in June 1865.

On 16 March 1866, he married Sarah Blankenship and raised a family of four children: Anna A, Kate E., Montana E., and Daniel B.

Uriah continued farming until 1874 then he began the study of medicine, attended lectures at the college of Physicians and Surgeons in Indianapolis, from which he graduated in 1876. After practicing at Paragon until 1882, he removed to Martinsville in Morgan County.

Dr. Farr also took a course of lectures at the University of Pennsylvania and received the ad eundem degree.

In 1916, Uriah and Sarah returned to Paragon to live and in 1918, Sarah passed away.

Dr. Uriah H. Farr passed away on 2 Oct. 1934 and was buried in a military ceremony in the South Park Cemetery in Martinsville, Indiana. He was nearly 88 years old and the last Civil War veteran in Ray Township, Morgan County, Indiana.

He served the communities of Paragon and Martinsville for 60 years as medical doctor.
From "Counties of Morgan, Mo
nroe, & Brown, Indiana. Historical and Biographical" by Charles Blanchard, and from local newspaper articles of the period.


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