Charles Edward Farmer

30 July 1878–8 November 1956 (Age 78)
Dutch Valley, Anderson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Charles Edward

When Charles Edward Farmer was born on 30 July 1878, in Dutch Valley, Anderson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Jesse Hoskins Farmer, was 30 and his mother, Sara Jane Shinliver, was 30. He married Delia Gertrude Byrd on 14 December 1901, in Anderson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Civil District 12, Anderson, Tennessee, United States in 1920 and District 12, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1930. He died on 8 November 1956, in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Anderson, Tennessee, United States.

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Charles Edward Farmer
Delia Gertrude Byrd
Marriage: 14 December 1901
Neta L. Farmer
Neva Farmer

Spouse and Children

14 December 1901
Anderson, Tennessee, United States


    Neta L. Farmer


    Neva Farmer


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1896 · Utah Becomes a State

Age 18

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 22

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name from Middle English, Old French ferm(i)er (Late 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.2 Irish: Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Mac an Scolóige ‘son of the husbandman’, a rare surname of northern and western Ireland.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Edgar I in household of Unknown, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Edgar Farmer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edward C Farmer, "United States Census, 1930"

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