James E - 1874 - 1955
Minnie B - 1878 - 1955
Pattison Cemetery, Emhouse,
Navarro County, Texas
Son of Isaac M. & Robert Ann (Crawford)
Farmer; Husband of Minnie Bell (Oliver) Farmer
Feb 11, 1874 - Feb 12, 1955
Oct 31, 1878 - Feb 12, 1955
Two Long-Time Residents Die Saturday Morning
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Farmer, 118 College avenue, long-time Corsicana
residents, died early Saturday morning.
Mrs. Farmer, 76, died in the Navarro Clinic at 6 a.m. of a heart ailment,
and her husband, 81, died at the family home at 7:30 a.m. after being told
of his wife's death, it was stated.
Walter Hayes, justice of the peace, returned a coroner's verdict in
connection with Farmer's death of "death by poison, self-inflicted."
An investigation was conducted by Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse, Police Chief Pete
McCain and Deputy Sheriff Dick Salter.
Farmer, a retired farmer, was a life-long resident of this community. He was
born, Feb 11, 1874, at Purdon. His wife was born in Kentucky, but came to
Corsicana at the age of three years.
Surviving are two sons, Buford Farmer, Corsicana, and Judson Farmer,
Jackson, Miss.; two grandchildren, one great-grand-and other relatives.
Other survivors include Mrs. C.E. Wilson, Corsicana, a sister of Farmer, and
Mrs. W. B. Farmer, Corsicana, sister of Mrs. Farmer.
Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday at 3:30
p.m. Burial will be in the
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side
Baptist church, and Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.
Nephews will be pallbearers.