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 Max Edward 'Ed' “Dutch” Farris

Max Edward 'Ed' “Dutch” Farris

Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Death 2 Oct 1973 (aged 85)
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Plot Eastlawn Section; Lot 245, Space 1
Memorial ID 64112201 · View Source
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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.

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.

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  • Maintained by: Joseph
  • Originally Created by: Burch Stevens
  • Added: 12 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64112201
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Max Edward 'Ed' “Dutch” Farris (17 Sep 1888–2 Oct 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64112201, citing Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Joseph (contributor 47975167) .