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Basil Lee Farmer, b. 28 May 1908, d. 26 Oct 1979. This picture was taken in 1937 when Basil was 29 years old.
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Basil Farmer’s tombstone is located at Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens,
2000 Pennsylvania Ave,
Pagedale, St. Louis County
Missouri  USA
Postal Code: 63133-1314
Phone: (314) 725-7800
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Basil Lee Farmer death certificate. Basil died from colon cancer on 26 Oct 1979.
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Basil Farmer’s obituary in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, 27 Oct 1979.
Farmer, Basil & Alton

Basil Farmer is on the right with his brother Alton Farmer, on the left. They are pictured in about 1970 with the tombstone of their parents, Oscar and Beulah Farmer in Martin, Weakley County, Tennessee.
Farmer, Basil & Alton 1936

This picture was taken at their boyhood home in Weakley County, Tennessee near Martin.
Farmer 1936
Farmer, Basil & Larry 1936
Farmer, Basil w sons 1954
Farmer, Basil playing pool 1969
Farmer, Basil L 1940 Census

1940 Census, Missouri, St. Louis County, St. Ferdinand Township, Jennings, District 95-320, Sheet 8B, Household 159. 5464 Hodiamont Ave., Jennings, MO
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1930 Census, Missouri, St. Louis (Independent City), Ward 27, Block 5126, Precinct 13, District 584, Sheet 29A, Household 489, 5520 Partridge Avenue. Basil and Mildred were living with Mildred’s aunt and uncle, William and Evelyn Cox when this census was recorded on 18 Apr 1930. Also, Mildred’s brother, George Elwood Cox was also living there.
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1920 Census, Tennessee, Weakley County, 7th Civil District, Enumeration District 139, Page 20A, Household 442, recorded on 3 Feb 1920.
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1910 Census, Tennessee, Weakley County, 7th Civil District, Enumeration District 142, Sheet 4B, Household 68, recorded on 238 Oct 1910. Note that Basil’s grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Highfill/Farmer was living in the next houshold.
Farmer, Basil Pedigree
Farmer, Basil 1938 U.S. City Directory

1938 St Louis County Directory. Basil and Mildred lived at 5646 Janet Ave, Jennings, Missouri. Jennings is a suburb in St Louis County.
Farmer, Basil 1938 U.S. City Directory2

1938 St Louis County Directory. Basil and Mildred lived at 5646 Janet Ave, Jennings, Missouri. Jennings is a suburb in St Louis County.

This directory indicated Basil was a clothes cutter. He worked at Curley Clothing in St Louis, Missouri at the time.
Farmer, Basil 1943 City Directory

1943 St Louis County Directory. Basil and Mildred lived at 5741 Helen Ave, Jennings, Missouri. Jennings is a suburb in St Louis County.

This directory indicated Basil was a car operator. Basil worked for the Public Service Transportation System in St Louis. He originally operated street cars and transferred to bus operator when Public Service converted to all bus service.
Farmer, Basil 1943 City Directory2

1943 St Louis County Directory. Basil and Mildred lived at 5741 Helen Ave, Jennings, Missouri. Jennings is a suburb in St Louis County.
Farmer, Basil 1958 city directory

1958 St Louis County Directory. Basil and Mildred lived at 6348 Minnie Ave, Jennings, Missouri. Jennings is a suburb in St Louis County.

This directory indicated Basil was a driver for the Public Service Transportation System in St Louis. He originally operated street cars and transferred to bus operator when Public Service converted to all bus service.