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NameOscar Lee Farmer
Birth23 Nov 1872, Weakley County, Tennessee21,22,23,3,4,24,25,26
Death5 May 1925, Weakley County, Tennessee24,25,26
BurialEast Side Cemetery, Martin, Weakley County, Tennessee27
Burial MemoOscar Lee Farmer was originally buried at the Old Martin Family Cemetery. However, when his wife, Beulah, died in 1969, his remains were moved to the East Side Cemetery in Martin, Weakley County, Tennessee.
OccupationTobacco Farmer10,3,4
Cause of deathDied from locked bowels, Intussusception. See Oscar’s death certificate in the Media Section for an explanation.10,26
ReligionBaptist
FatherWilliam (Will) Henry Farmer (1842-1884)
Spouses
Birth13 Sep 1885, Gleason, Weakley County, Tennessee24,28,3,4,29,30
Death25 Jan 1969, Murray, Calloway County, Kentucky24,14,31
Death MemoMurray Calloway County Hospital
BurialEast Side Cemetery, Martin, Weakley County, Tennessee27
OccupationHousewife
ReligionBaptist
FatherRobert Azemery Richee (1850-1901)
MotherMary (Mollie) Ardean Boothe (1858-1929)
Marriage18 Dec 1904, Weakley County, Tennessee32,10
ChildrenWilliam Alton (1905-2000)
 Basil Lee (1908-1979)
Notes for Oscar Lee Farmer
Oscar Farmer, having two sons, wanted to leave a farm to each son. So he mortgaged the family farm in Weakley County, Tennessee to buy a second farm. This was in the early 1920's. Unfortunately, he became ill with locked bowels (probably cancer) and died in 1925. The bank foreclosed and the farm was lost.

Thomas Harris Farmer, Oscar's cousin, was President of the People's Bank of Martin that foreclosed on the farm. A gentleman by the name of Lee Garner took care of Beulah Farmer during this crisis. Note that the 1920 Weakley County Civil District 7 Census indicates that Lee Garner was a neighbor. Lee Garner’s dwelling number was 405 and Oscar Farmer’s dwelling number was 408.

The following obituary was from the Dresden Enterprise, 8 May 1925.

"Mr. Oscar Farmer died Monday night at the hospital at Martin, following an operation for locked bowels.

The deceased was one of the most popular young farmers of the McClain Chapel neighborhood, where he was born, and reared. He was 52 years of age and is survived by his companion and two sons, to whom the sympathy of a host of friends is extended in this hour of great sorrow. Services were held at Ralston Baptist Church Tuesday by Rev. C. H. Felts and Rev. Johnnie Powers, followed by internment at the McClain Chapel Cemetery."

Note that in later years his remains were moved from the Martin Family Cemetery to the East Side Cemetery in Martin, Tennessee.
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Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record (Ref 1)
Name: Oscar Lee Farmer
City: Martin
County: Weakley
State: Tennessee
Birth Date: 23 Nov 1872
Race: White
Roll: 1877748
DraftBoard: 0
Age: 45
Occupation: Farmer
Nearest Relative: Beula Farmer
Height/Build: Medium/Medium
Color of Eyes/Hair: Blue/Dark
Date: 9/12/1918
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Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955 (Ref 2)
Name: Oscar L. Farmer
Death Date: 05 May 1925
Death Place: Weakley, Tennessee
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Race or Color: White
Age: 52
Estimated Birth Year:
Birth Date: 25 Nov 1872
Birth Place: Weakley,
Spouse:
Father: Will Farmer
Father's Birth Place: Va
Mother: Bi...Ter Highfield
Mother's Birth Place: ...
Occupation:
Street Address:
Residence:
Cemetery: Martins
Burial Place:
Burial Date: 05 May 1925
Informant:
Additional Relatives:
Digital Folder Number: 4183284
Image Number: 216
Film Number: 1299793
Volume/Page/Certificate Number: v 66 cn 116
Collection: Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955
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Censuses

1920 United States Federal Census
3 Feb 1920 Census, Weakley County Tennessee, District 7, Enumeration District 139, Sheet 20A, Household 442
Farmer, Oscar Lee Head M W 47 M TN TN TN farmer farm owned free of mortgage
Farmer, Bulah.........Wife...F W 34 M TN TN TN
Farmer, Alton...........Son...M W 14 S TN TN TN
Farmer, Basil...........Son...M W 11 S TN TN TN

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Oscar Lee Farmer
Age: 47
Birth Year: abt 1873
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1920: Civil District 7, Weakley, Tennessee
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Bulah Farmer
Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
Home owned: Own
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Household Members:
Name Age
Oscar Lee Farmer 47
Bulah Farmer 34
Alton Farmer 14
Basil Farmer 11
Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Civil District 7, Weakley, Tennessee; Roll: T625_1771; Page: 20A; Enumeration District: 139; Image: 244.
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1910 Census
28 Apr 1910 Census, Weakley County Tennessee, District 7, Enumeration District 142, Sheet 4B, Households 67 and 68

Farmer, M E.........Head......F W 56 W 7 5 TN NC NC farmer
Farmer, Albert......Son........M W 35 M1........TN TN TN
Farmer, Bulah......Dau law F W 17 M1........TN TN TN
Farmer, Blanche..Dau........F W 30 S...........TN TN TN
Butler, Mirtie.........Niece.....F W 14 S..........TN TN TN
Anderson, Bud....Boarder M W 40 S...........TN TN TN

Farmer, Oscar Lee Head M W 36 M 5 2 2 TN TN TN farmer
Farmer, Bulah.........Wife F W 23 M 5 2 2 TN TN TN
Farmer, Alton...........Son M W 4 S...........TN TN TN
Farmer, Basil...........Son M W 2 S...........TN TN TN

1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Oscar Farmer
Age in 1910: 36
Birth Year: abt 1874
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1910: Civil District 7, Weakley, Tennessee
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
Household Members:
Name Age
Oscar Farmer 36
Beulah Farmer 23
Alton Farmer 4
Basil Farmer 2
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Civil District 7, Weakley, Tennessee; Roll: T624_1525; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0142; FHL microfilm: 1375538.
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1900 Census
11 Jun 1900 Census, Weakley County Tennessee, District 7, Enumeration District 119, Sheet 8, Household 40

Farmer, Mary E...Head W F Feb 1853 47 W 7 5 TN NC NC farmer
Farmer, Oscar....Son...W M Nov 1872 27 S.........TN TN TN
Farmer, Albert.....Son...W M Nov 1874 25 S.........TN TN TN
Farmer, Blanche Dau..W F ??? 1879 21 S...........TN TN TN
Farmer, Ernest....Son...W M ??? ???? ?? ?...........TN TN TN
Butler, Mirty.........Niece W F Nov 1895 4 S............TN TN TN

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Oscar Farmer
Age: 27
Birth Date: Nov 1872
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1900: Civil District 7, Weakley, Tennessee
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Name: Mary E Farmer
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
Household Members:
Name Age
Mary E Farmer 47
Oscar Farmer 27
Albert Farmer 25
Blanch Farmer 21
Earnest Farmer 19
Mirty Butler 4
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Civil District 7, Weakley, Tennessee; Roll: 1605; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0119; FHL microfilm: 1241605.
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1880 Census
8 Jun 1880 Census, Weakley County Tennessee, District 7, Enumeration District 170, Page 25, Household 144

Farmer, William H W M 37 Head farmer............TN VA VA
Farmer, Martha E..W F 27 Wife keeps house TN NC NC
Farmer, Oscar L....W M 7 Son.........................TN TN TN
Farmer, Beverly A W M 5 Son..........................TN TN TN
Farmer, Ola M........W F 3 Dau.........................TN TN TN
Farmer, Cora B.....,W F 1 Dau.........................TN TN TN
Jameson, John......W M 18 farm laborer..............TN TN TN
Cook, Moses C......W M 26 farm laborer..............TN TN TN

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Oscar L. Farmer
Age: 7
Birth Year: abt 1873
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1880: Dresden, Weakley, Tennessee
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: William H. Farmer
Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother's Name: Martha E. Farmer
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
Household Members:
Name Age
William H. Farmer 37
Martha E. Farmer 27
Oscar L. Farmer 7
Beverly A. Farmer 5
Ola. M. Farmer 3
Cora B. Farmer 1
John Jimison 18 (farm laborer)
Moses C. Cook 26 (farm laborer)
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Dresden, Weakley, Tennessee; Roll: 1285; Family History Film: 1255285; Page: 213B; Enumeration District: 170.

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References
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(2) Family Search, Record Search, http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=home
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