James Edward Farmer
of Navarro County, Texas


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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

James Edward Farmer
Feb 11, 1874 - Feb 12, 1955

Minnie Bell (Oliver) Farmer
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.

Survivors Listed

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.

Services Sunday

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Pattison Cemetery.

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.


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