When this photo of Hamilton and Cassie (Mary Catherine) Farmer was shared
with me, it was necessary to fill in their story. Lifelong Farmer Township residents, everyone in the area probably knew this couple or their daughter, Esther Farmer Graham.
|Hamilton and Cassie Farmer and dog|
No birth record could be found for Hamilton, but his death certificate provided his parents' names: Adam Farmer, born Montgomery County, Ohio, and Elizabeth Shearer, born Clermont County, Ohio. Hamilton, it was recorded, was born in 1854, in Miami County, Ohio, joining his siblings: Samuel, Alfred, Catherine, and Warren.
|Buried at Kent/ Kemp Cemetery in Farmer Township. Photo from www.findagrave.com|
Just a few years later, Hamilton passed away at the age of 90 years, 8 months, and 25 days on March 2, 1945 at 8:30 a.m. The death certificate named general exhaustion and infirmities of old age as the causes of death. He was buried with Cassie in what was then known as Kent Cemetery. (A more recent name for it is Kemp Cemetery in Farmer Township.)