Joseph Clay Farmer

2 October 1901–26 January 1985 (Age 83)
Calhoun, Henry, Missouri, United States

The Life of Joseph Clay

When Joseph Clay Farmer was born on 2 October 1901, in Calhoun, Henry, Missouri, United States, his father, Joseph Barnett Farmer, was 39 and his mother, Mary Annis Eakins, was 38. He married Minnie Louise Hicks on 8 November 1919, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States. He lived in Deer Creek Township, Henry, Missouri, United States in 1910. He died on 26 January 1985, in Shawnee, Johnson, Kansas, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Windsor, Henry, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Clay Farmer
Minnie Louise Hicks
Marriage: 8 November 1919

Spouse and Children

8 November 1919
Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Barnett Farmer


    Mary Annis Eakins




    Luther Farmer


    Oliv M Farmer


    Earl Edward Farmer


    Elsie Bell Farmer



World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 3

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 22

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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)

  • Clay Farmer in household of T B Farmer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • 1910 United States Federal Census
  • U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current

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