William W. and Sue UpdeGraff Farmer

William W. Farmer, the sixth child of George and Lydia Farmer, was born in 1859 in Indiana.  He married Susan “Sue” UpdeGraff, born 1865 in Illinois,

The couple had three children: 

Maggie J., b. 1885

George Alpha “Alpha”, b. 1887

Mary A., born 1892 in Indiana.  Died March 10, 1905 in Guilford township, Hendricks County, Indiana, buried at the Mooresville Cemetery (Section 8S), Morgan County, Indiana.

William W. and/or Sue are found in the following federal census records:

1900 Guilford township, Hendricks County, Indiana (William, Sue, Maggie, Alpha, Mary)

1910 Guilford township, Hendricks County, Indiana (William, Sue)

1920 Guilford township, Hendricks County, Indiana (William, Sue)

1930 Guilford township, Hendricks County, Indiana (William, Sue)

William W. died about 1931 in Morgan County, Indiana.  Sue died about 1948 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.  Both were buried at the Mooresville Cemetery (Section 8S), Morgan County, Indiana.

Sue Obituary

From a file at the Morgan County Public Library, no newspaper name given, dated March 20, 1948

"Death Takes Mrs. Farmer

Mrs. Susan Farmer, age 83, for many years a well-known resident of the Mooresville community, died Sunday evening in an Indianapolis nursing home as the result of a cerebral hemorrhage.

Funeral services are being arranged for Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the First Methodist church, by the Rev. H. Earl Cox, Friends church minister.  Burial will follow in the Mooresville cemetery.

Friends may call at the home of Mrs. Farmer’s son, Alpha Farmer, at 227 North Main street, Mooresville, after 4 o’clock today.  The E. F. Harvey Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Farmer was born in Illinois and was a teacher before her marriage to the late William Farmer.  The couple and their family lived on a farm west of Mooresville for many years.  Mrs. Farmer was a member of the First Methodist church and the Bay View club.

Surviving her are the son, Alpha Farmer, a daughter, Mrs. Maggie Carter of Cincinnati, and several grandchildren."

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