"Lafe" Farquhar Funeral in California...
services were held for M.L. Farquhar at 2 p.m. on
July 18, 1961, in Glendora, California. He
was laid to rest in Oakdale Memorial Park under
the direction of White's Funeral home of Azusa
with Rev. J.T. Messer of Valley Center Church of
the Nazarene officiating.
was born at old Sunny Lane in the northern part of
Burnet County, Texas, on March 7, 1879, the son of
Francis M. (Frank) and Samira Lastly
Farquhar. As a young man he
was employed by a stage service between Lampasas
and Burnet, Texas, then later by the Santa Fe
Railroad Company in Prescott, Arizona. It
was during these years that he became well known
for his ability to play the game of baseball,
which is evident by the fact that scouts from
different leagues and
different teams sought his services and
offered him several contracts.
1909, he was married to Miss Ella Long,
who preceded him in death in 1951, and to this
union a son, Harvey, was born in 1910.
about 1920, they moved to California where he
operated a dairy for some time and later a grocery
store. In 1933, he accepted work with the
City of Glendora, California, later to become
foreman of the City Street Department maintenance
force. After more than 24 years with the
city, he retired in 1958.
was a fine Christian gentleman, a kind and loving
husband and father and a member of the Baptist
Church. To meet Lafe was to know him and
because of his friendly disposition, his friends
are numbered by those who knew him.
His name was Marcus Lafayette Farquhar and he was
called Lafe, or M.L. He was buried
beside his wife in California and his son, Harvey
Farquhar, is buried in Cauble Cemetery,
Burnet County, Texas.)