John Mitchell Farmar

Male, (1895 - 1960)
FatherRichard James Farmar (1861 - 1898)
MotherMiriam Magdalen O'Sullivan (1865 - 1947)
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Thomas F. Farmar
ChartsFarmar Descendants
BirthJohn Mitchell Farmar was born 25 April 1895 in San Francisco, California. 
INFO FAMILY BIBLE RECORD. Births. "John Mitchell Farmar Born Apr. 25th 1895. San Francisco, Cal." (FarMitBible Records, p.5.) 
INFO BAPTISM. "Certificate of Baptism. St. Mary's Cathedral. San Francisco, Calif. This is to Certify that John Mitchell Farmer, child of Richard James farmer and Mary Ann O'Sullivan born on the 25 day of April 1895 was Baptized on the 12 day of May 1895 According to the Rite of the Roman Catholic Church by the Rev. Joseph F. Byrne, the Sponsors being Daniel O'Neil and Mary Lynch as appears from the Baptismal Register of this Church. Dated June 22, 1942 Rt. Rev. C. A. Ramm, Pastor, per R.J.C." (JDFarmarColl.) 
Exhibit PHOTO of brothers John Mitchell Farmar and Richard Broadley Farmar as young boys. Date estimate 1899 -- before Mitchell wore long pants. (OSulDonPhoto.) 
INFO Poss. SAN FRANCISCO CITY DIRECTORY. One possible entry: 1916 Farmar M helpr r. 9 Frankfort. (SFCityDirect.) 
INFO POSTCARD. Photo postcard of Mary Elizabeth Farmar sent to Mitchell Farmar postmark Benicia Cal 8 May 1916. Address: Mr. Mitchell Farmar, Station L, Ocean View, S.F.Co., Cal c/o Mrs Rodenberger. Message: "Benicia, May 7, 1916. Dear Mitchell Will be glad to see you some time but let me know when you are coming as I want to be sure to be here and not miss you. All the Sewart family send best wishes. Yours lovingly Aunt Mamie" (JDFarmarColl.) 
INFO WORLD WAR I DRAFT registration, 5 June 1917. John Mitchell Farmar, 22, 360 Frankfort St. Daly City, CAL. b. 25 April 1895. Natural-born citizen. b. San Francisco, Calif. Occup: tile-setters helper for Mangum? Oter & Co., San Francisco. Single, caucasian, tall, medium build, light blue eyes, light brown hair. (WWIDraft #3393/173.) 
INFO WORLD WAR I service. John M. Farmer of San Mateo County. (WW1CalDraft p.411.) 
INFO US ARMY TRANSPORT. Passenger list for S.S."George Washington" embarcation Oct 30 1918 10:20 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., sailed 31 Oct 1918, 3:10 p.m. from Pier no.2 Hoboken, N.J.. Destination; France. Passenger 51 Farmar, John M., #3425662, PVT CAC [Coast Artillery Corps]. Emergency contact, Mrs. Marion Rodenberger, mother, 360 Frankfort St., Daley [sic] City, Calif. Organization: Fort Rosecrans October Automatic ReplacementDraft, C.A.C. (USArmyPass.) 
INFO SHIP SS NANSEMOND. The SS Pensylvania was a cargo liner launched in 1896 for the German Hamburg America Line in the trans-Atlantic trade for German emigration. "She was briefly commissioned as USS Nansemond in 1919, and used by the U.S. military to transport American troops and supplies. . ." (Revolvy.) 
INFO Re: ship "Nansemond" Built 1896 as the SS Pennsylvania for the German Hamburg America Line. In the U.S. during WWI and was taken over by the U.S. as the Nansemond for transport of troops and supplies. Scrapped 1924. (revolvycom.) 
INFO U.S. ARMY TRANSPORT. Passenger list for SS "Nansemond". sailed 25 Feb 1919 from St. Nazaire France. 53rd C.A.C. [Coast Artillery Corps] Provisional Detach, CAC & Med Dept, Presidio, San Francisco, Cal. #22 Farmar, John M. (3425662) PVT Prov.Det. Presidio CAC. Contact: Mrs. Marion Rodenberger, mother, 360 Frankfort St, Daly City, Cal. (USArmyPass.) 
INFO DISCHARGE CERTIFICATE. Certificate in Lieu of Lost or Destroyed Discharge Certificate. "Know ye, that John M. Farmar, a Private #3,425,662 of Battery C. Fifty-third Artillery, Coast Artillery Corps, U.S. Army, who was inducted on the 13 June 1918 at San Mateo California to serve for period of the emergency was honorably discharged . . . on 8 April 1919 by reason of demobilization." Certificate date: 1 Dec 1928. Verso of certificate: Prior service: none. Battles. . .: none. Wounds: none. Decorations: none. Service overseas: France. Sailed from U.S. October 31, 1918. Arrived at port on return to U.S. March 11, 1919. Character given on discharge: Excellent. Previous certificate: none. Certificate recorded at San Mateo County, CA, at request of Veteran's Service Office, Dec 14 1960. Vol. 3950 page 95. (JDFarmarColl.) 
INFO DRAFT LIST. World War Draft Report, California. page 411 Farmer, John M. San Mateo County. (CADraftWW1 LDS002496 p.411.) 
MarriageHe married Libera Teresa Boetto, daughter of Luigi Nicolo Sebastiano Boetto and Elisa Margherita Luigia Piccardo, 29 June 1926 in Colma, California. 
Exhibit PHOTO. Wedding photo of John Mitchell Farmar and Libera Boetto, 29 June 1926. (SFFarmarColl.)
INFO MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE. California State Board of Health. Standard Certificate of Marriage. Groom: John Mitchell Farmar. Residence 199 Tempilton Ave. Daly City, white, age 28 [sic], single, marriage number one, born San Francisco, Cal., occupation Plaster. Father: Dick Richard Farmar born San Francisco Cal. Mother: Miriam O'Sullivan born Valencia Ireland. Bride: Libera Antonette Boetto. Residence Colma, Box 25, white, age 25, single, marriage number one, born Geona Italy, occupation Marceller. Father Louis Boetto, born Genoa Italy. Mother Elsie Piccardo, born Genoa Italy. I hereby certify that John Mitchell Farmar and Libera Antonette Boetto were joined in Marriage by me in accordance with the laws of the State of California at Colma, Cal. this 29 day of June 1925 [sic]. Witness: Alfred Bandetteni [sic] 2942 Polk St. S.F. Rev. Joseph Sekenone, Rector. Colma CA. Filed July 6 1926 [sic] T.C. Rice Registrar. (CAMarrCertif #556 reg.6 Jul 1926.) 
INFO U.S. CENSUS 1930 (1 Apr 1930). CA, San Mateo Co, Daly City. 275 Evergreen Ave, John M. Farmar, head, rents $30 month, has radio, age 34, mar at 30, can r&w, self & fa b. CA, mother b. Ire, can speak Eng, Plasterer, house, employed, veteran of World War. Wife Libera A. 29, mar at 25, can r&w, self & par b. Italy, to US 1904, 1st papers for nat. Son John M. Jr. 2-2/12 b. CA (USCens1930 T626#216, E.D.41-9,7B,59.) 
INFO HOME BUILT. lists construction date for home at 149 Templeton Avenue, Daly City as 1932. The APN is 004-161-050. Lot 15 Block 1 Crocker Est Tract Sub no. 1 RSM 6/16 City of Daly Ciity. Lot 25 x 102. (PropShark.) 
INFO US CENSUS 1940 (1 Apr 1940) California, San Mateo County, Daly Ciy, 149 Templeton Ave, owns home, home value 5000. Farmar, John, head, m, w, 44, married, completed 2 years HS, b. California, residence 1 Apr 1935 same house, employed, worked 12 hours in week before census, does plaster work in building construction, worker, worked 35 weeks in 1939, income $1750, no other income. Wife Libera, f, w, 39, married, completed 8th grade, b. Italy, has 1st papers for citizenship, not employed or seeking work. Son John Jr., m, w, 12, single, in school, has completed 6 grades, b. California, in same house 1 Apr 1935. (USCens1940 T627:329 p.13B ED41-4.) 
INFO DRAFT REGISTRATION. 1942. U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards. Serial U2734. John Mitchell Farmar, 149 Templeton Ave, Daly City, San Mateo an unknown place , Calif. Telephone Del 1994. Age 47, born 25 Apr 1895, San Francisco, Calif. Person who will always know address: Libera Farmar, same ad. Employer: Western Pipe & Steel co. South San Francisco, San Mateo Co., Calif. [signature]. (WWIIDraftAnc.) 
DeathJohn Mitchell Farmar died 31 October 1960 in Palo Alto, California, at age 65. 
INFO FUNERAL Veterans Administration. Autorization for burial at Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, CA. John M. Farmar, death 10-31-60 at Veterans Administration Hospital, Palo Alto CA. Burial date desired: 11-3-60. [other details on form]. (JDFarmarColl.) 
INFO CA DEATH INDEX. Farmar, John M. b.04/25/1895 in California. Mother: Sullivan. d. 10/31/1960 in Santa Clara Co. at age 65. ss 572-07-7169. (CaDeaRecInd.)