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WILLIAM CLAYTON FARRAR. For eighty years or more the name Farrar has been associated with the legal profession in the City of Peru. The first mayor after the incorporation of the city was Col. Josiah Farrar. His son, William C. Farrar, has practiced law there for over half a century.

Col. Josiah Farrar was born in Jefferson County, New York, and married there Emeline C. Go uld. In 1844 they came to Indiana and settled at Peru in Miami County, where Colonel Farrar and his brother John L. practiced law for half a century. Col. Josiah Farrar in 1862 entered the Union army as a captain and was promoted to colonel in the Ninety-ninth Indiana Volunteers, being at the battles of Lookout Mountain and Chickamauga, and with Sherman on the march to the sea.

William C. Farrar, one of three children, was born at Peru, April 2, 1859. He attended the public schools, went on with his education through Wabash College and graduated from the law department of Notre Dame University in 1879. He was admitted to the bar the same year and has carried on a successful practice ever since. For a number of years he was also in the live stock business. Mr. Farrar is now the oldest practicing attorney of Miami County and the oldest member of the Miami County Bar Association. Since 1910 he has given part of his time to his duties as justice of the peace.

He married Miss Minnie Eldred, a native of Illinois. They have four children: Josiah E., a business man at Kokomo; Virginia, wife of Kirk B. Sweet, an executive of the Continental Steel Company of Kokomo; Emeline, wife of Ralph J. Teeple; and William Clayton, also connected with the. Continental Steel Company.

Mr. Farrar is a member of the Indiana Bar Association, is a Democrat, affiliated with the Loyal Order of Moose and Fraternal Order of Eagles. During the World war he was a member of the legal advisory board.

INDIANA ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS OF AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT Vol. 3 By Charles Roll, A.M. The Lewis Publishing Company, 1931

William Clayton Farrar was born April 2, 1859 in Peru, Miami, Indiana, and died June 21, 1936 in Laporte, Indiana. He married Peru, Miami, Indiana December 12, 1893, Minnie Phoebe Eldred on December 12, 1893 in Peru, Miami, Indiana, daughter of Jesse Florence Potter Eldred and Charlotte Betsy Potter.

    Children are:
    2 - Josiah Eldred Farrar, b. March 27, 1895, Peru, Miami, Indiana, d. July 1, 1982, Kokomo, Howard, Indiana.
    3 - Virginia Farrar, b. July 13, 1896, Peru, Miami, Indiana, d. June 19, 1971, Mansfield, Ohio.
    4 - Emeline Farrar, b. March 21, 1900, Peru, Miami, Indiana, d. March 16, 1983, Stamford, Connecticut.
    5 - Clayton William Farrar, b. October 5, 1902, Peru, Miami, Indiana, d. December 1, 1966, Kokomo, Howard, Indiana.

2 Josiah Eldred Farrar was born March 27, 1895 in Peru, Miami, Indiana, and died July 1, 1982 in Kokomo, Howard, Indiana. He married February 8, 1929, Peru, Miami, Indiana,Alice Berye Robinson.
    Children are:
    6 - Jean Farrar, b. August 1, 1931, Kokomo, Howard, Indiana; She married James Rex Fager on November 20, 1955 in Kokomo, Howard, Indiana.
    7 - Robert Eldred Farrar, b. May 9, 1934, Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, d. March 1, 1999, Spokane, Washington4999

3 Virginia Farrar was born July 13, 1896 in Peru, Miami, Indiana, and died June 19, 1971 in Mansfield, Ohio. She married Kirk Bruce Sweet in Omar, West Virginia.
    Children are:
    8 - Mary Ann Sweet, b. March 15, 1921, Streator, Illinois; d., Arvada, Colorado; married James Rodger Gill.
    9 - Kirk Bruce Sweet, Jr., b. August 16, 1923, Streator, Illinois; d. November 10, 1994, Columbus, Ohio
    10 - Dave Sweet, b. December 15, 1926, Kokomo, Howard, Indiana
    11 - William Clayton Sweet, b. March 31, 1931, Kokomo, Howard, Indiana;He married Carol Sue Hoffman on January 30, 1959 in Las Vegas, Nevada

4 Emeline Farrar was born March 21, 1900 in Peru, Miami, Indiana and died March 16, 1983 in Stamford, Connecticut. She married Ralph James Teeple on August 14, 1919 in Michigan.
    Children are:
    12 - Farrar Teeple, b. June 27, 1920, Omar, West Virgiana; d. March 10, 1994, Ruskin, FL; married Elwin Baldwin on Abt. 1945 in Cape Cod, Mass
    13 - Carolyn Teeple, b. February 25, 1933, Atlanta, Georgia, d. February 10, 2003, Lecanto, Citrus, Florida;She married 14 - James Daniel Picciano on January 19, 1953.

5 Clayton William Farrar was born October 5, 1902 in Peru, Miami, Indiana, and died December 1, 1966 in Kokomo, Howard, Indiana.Sunset Memory Gardens, Kokomo, Howard, Indiana. He married Frances Eleanor Eikenberry on February 25, 1931 in Sycamore, Decalb, Illinois, daughter of B. Franklin Eikenberry and Effie Ellen Wilson.
    Children are:
    15 - Florence Farrar, b. December 11, 1931, Peru, Miami, Indiana, d. March 15, 1985, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan;She married Douglas Dean Brown on June 6, 1957 in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
    16 - Clayton William Farrar, b. March 1, 1935, Peru, Miami, Indiana; He married Nancy Lorraine Walker on December 31, 1957 in Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, daughter of Raymond Gerrit Walker and Ada Loreen Eager.
    17 - John Lee Farrar, b. July 9, 1945, Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, d. July 12, 1945, Kokomo, Howard, Indiana.

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