Hoyt Ranson Farley

20 September 1912–27 September 1978 (Age 66)
Etowah, Alabama, United States

The Life of Hoyt Ranson

When Hoyt Ranson Farley was born on 20 September 1912, in Etowah, Alabama, United States, his father, Joseph M Farley, was 27 and his mother, Beulah E Smith, was 25. He married Catherine Adell Ellison on 25 December 1937, in Etowah, Alabama, United States. He lived in Election Precinct 19 Stafford, Cherokee, Alabama, United States for about 20 years. He died on 27 September 1978, in Collinsville, DeKalb, Alabama, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Leesburg, Cherokee, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hoyt Ranson Farley
Catherine Adell Ellison
Marriage: 25 December 1937

Spouse and Children

25 December 1937
Etowah, Alabama, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph M Farley





    Vorah Farley


    Vera Farley




    Joe Farley


World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1917 · The 167th Infantry Regiment

Age 5

The 167th Infantry Regiment of the Alabama National Guard was assigned to the 42nd “Rainbow Division” in World War II. The 167th fought in 5 major campaigns and served at the front longer than any other U.S. Regiment.

Age 19

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of various places named Farley, of which there are examples in Berkshire, Derbyshire, Hampshire, Kent, Somerset, and Staffordshire, from Old English as fearn ‘fern’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. See also Farleigh , Fairley , Fairlie .2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fearghaile ( see Farrelly ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hoyt R Farley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Hoyt Farley in household of Bulah E Farley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Hoyt Farley, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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