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M. L. "Lafe" Farquhar
1879 - 1961

Source:  Burnet Bulletin July 1961
Contributed by:  Kay Keele, <jrkkee @ centex . net>, August 2012

M.L. "Lafe" Farquhar Funeral in California...

Funeral 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. 
Lafe 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.
In 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.
In 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. 
Lafe 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.
(Note: 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.)

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