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 John Becraft McFarlan

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John Becraft McFarlan

  • Birth 7 Nov 1822 London, City of London, Greater London, England
  • Death 15 Aug 1909 Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 32100536

Important Connersville industrialist. Founder of the McFarlan Carriage Company in 1857. He was noted for developing one of the first industrial parks in America when he set aside a portion of his family farm to attract manufacturers of components for his carriage business to Connersville. In so doing, McFarlan laid the groundwork for the automobile industry which flourished in the Connersville prior to the Great Depression.


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  • Created by: CharlieBall
  • Added: 10 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32100536
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Becraft McFarlan (7 Nov 1822–15 Aug 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32100536, citing Dale Cemetery, Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by CharlieBall (contributor 46996409) .