George Alpha and Carrie McPherson Farmer

George Alpha Farmer, the second child of William W. and Sue Farmer, was born on January 29, 1887 in Morgan County, Indiana.  He married Carrie Elma McPherson, born about 1887, on August 26, 1908 in Morgan County, Indiana.   

The couple had one child:

Dorothea I., b. 1909             

George Alpha and/or Carrie Elma are found in the following federal census records:

1910 in Guilford township, Hendricks county, Indiana (Alpha, Carrie, Dorothea)

George Alpha died on April 23, 1963 in Mooresville, Morgan County, Indiana.  Carrie Elma died in 1968 in Morgan County, Indiana.  Both were buried at the Mooresville Cemetery (Section 8N), Morgan County, Indiana.

George Alpha Obituary

From a file at the Morgan County Public Library, no newspaper name given, dated April 23, 1963

G. Alpha Farmer dies suddenly

G. Alpha Farmer, age 76, retired farmer, died unexpectedly Monday afternoon at his home at 227 W. Main St. in Mooresville.

Mr. Farmer, son of W. W. and Sue Updegraff Farmer, was born Jan. 29, 1887, in Morgan County.  He graduated from Mooresville High School in 1906 and on Aug. 26, 1908, he was married to Carrie E. McPherson.  The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1958.  He belonged to the Friends Church, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Besides the widow, survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Dorothea Prescott, and a son-in-law, Owen Lavelle Prescott.

Funeral services will be held at the Carlisle and Son Chapel Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. Mark Shugart, pastor of the Friends Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Mooresville Cemetery.

On Wednesday evening at 8 o’clock a Masonic service will be held at the funeral home.  Friends may call tonight after 7 o’clock.