When Eddie Thomas Farmer was born on 9 June 1895, in Clinton, Kentucky, United States, his father, John S. Farmer, was 38 and his mother, Charlotte Guffey, was 35. He married Lenora Belle Mickler on 25 February 1943, in Wayne, Indiana, United States. He lived in Harrison Township, Henry, Indiana, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 25 September 1956, at the age of 61, and was buried in Mooreland Cemetery, Mooreland, Blue River Township, Henry, Indiana, United States.
English: occupational name from Middle English fermo(u)r, fermer and Anglo-Norman French fermer (Old French fermier, medieval Latin firmarius). The term denoted in the first instance a tax farmer, one who undertook the collection of taxes, revenues, and imposts, paying a fixed (Latin firmus) sum for the proceeds, and only secondarily someone who rented land for the purpose of cultivation; it was not applied to an owner of cultivated land before the 17th century.
Irish: Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Mac an Scolóige ‘son of the husbandman’, a rare surname of northern and western Ireland.
Americanized form (translation into English) of French Terrien ‘owner of a farmland’ or of its altered form Therrien . Compare Pharmer .
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