1877–1956

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Born: June 1, 1887, Tim­bo, Ar­kans­as.

Died: Ap­ril 15, 1956, Car­mi­chael, Ca­li­for­nia.

Buried: Sa­lem Ce­me­te­ry, Den­nard, Ar­kan­sas.

Biography

Farris was the on­ly child of wi­dow­er James Mar­i­on Far­ris and wi­dow Re­bec­ca Car­o­line Cy­pert.

At age five he al­most burned to death on East­er Sun­day when he stood too close to the fire­place and his clothes ig­nit­ed. His face was the on­ly part of his body not bad­ly burned.

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