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Esom G Farris
Mount Peace Cemetery
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Memorial / Obituary / Personal History
ST. CLOUD TRIBUNE, Thursday, February 12, 1920, front pg.
CITY MOURNS LOSS OF PROMINENT PHYSICIAN ...
DR. E. G. FARRIS, PIONEER CITIZEN, PASSED AWAY FRIDAY MORNING AT HIS HOME IN ST. CLOUD ...
St. Cloud has mourned the loss of two good citizens this week as perhaps never before in it history, for the whole city was shocked to learn of the sudden death of Dr. E. G. Farris, a pioneer citizen, on Friday morning of last week, just after word had been received late Thursday of the death of Maurice Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Johnson, of this city.
The prominence of Dr. Farris, who had reached an advanced age, and the popularity and youth of Maurice Johnson, makes these two deaths felt keenly in this community, where both had become such a fixture in the hearts of our citizens.
Dr. Esom G. Farris was born in Knox County, Ky., January 14, 1844, the son of Cornelius G. And Nancy Farris, and died of chronic pneumonia Feb. 6, 1920, at 2 a. m. at the age of 76 years and 23 days.
He was one of a family of ten children, five boys and five girls. He left surviving him one brother, James F. Farris, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary E. Gatliff and Mrs. Sarah M. Cutbirth.
His childhood was spent on his father's farm in Kentucky, and at the beginning of the Civil war he enlisted at the age of 17, in Company F., 32d Kentucky Infantry, Union Army. After returning home from the army he went to live with his brother, James F. Farris, in Indiana, and soon after entered school. After completing common school he attended the Normal College at Lebanon, Ohio, and Valpariso, Ind. He then graduated from the Central Normal College at Danville, Ind. He then took up the study of medicine and graduated from the Rush Medical college at Chicago, having worked and paid his own way through. He then entered the practice of medicine and followed that profession until his death.
At the age of 41 he married Sadie Brundrant of Greencastle, Ind., and shortly afterward they moved to Conway Springs, Kansas, where they lived happily together until 1895, the date of her death. They had no children. However, he raised one nephew, Dr. Clarence Gillis, and his niece, Maud Gillis, sister of Dr. Clarence Gillis, had kept house for Dr. Farris since his wife's death.
He was a faithful member of the Baptist church since childhood and was always a kind and willing worker.
He was a member of the Masonic lodge, and also a member of the G. A. R. for many years, having been on the examining board for soldiers' pensions in Kansas and Florida for more than twenty years. HE served two terms in the Kansas legislature as State representative.
In 1909 he removed to St. Cloud, Fla., and had put forth every effort toward the betterment of this little city and the uplift of the community in general. HE gave his services willingly right up to the date of his death, and did not give up until severe pain and weakness overcame him.
His death means an awful shock and sorrow to this community as well as to his thousands of friends elsewhere, and all will miss him more than words can express.
Dr. Farris was buried Tuesday morning in Mt. Peace cemetery, after a funeral service conducted in the G. A. R. hall by Rev. O. B. Falls, pastor of the Baptist church at Kissimmee.
The G. A. R. hall was insufficient to accommodate the large gathering of friends of Dr. Farris that desired to attend the funeral services, and people were crowded around each window to hear the last words of the minister at the final service.
The pallbearers were N. L. Edwards, J. K. Conn, S. W. Porter, R. G. Reynolds, H. C. Hartley and C. P. Coyle. Eiselstein Brothers prepared the body for burial and made all the funeral arrangements.