WILLIAM H. FARROW
Goodland Republic, Jan. 17, 1913
William H. Farrow was born in Harrison county. Ky., Nov. 30. 1844. He was married to Elizabeth Virginia Wolfe, March 21, 1867. He came to Kansas in 1875 and practiced medicine in eastern and central Kansas and at one time was appointed physician for the civilized tribes of Indians in northeastern Kansas. He practiced also at Dresden. Kan., and moved from Decatur county to Goodland in 1897 and for several years was county physician and health officer of Sherman county, making an excellent record.
His beloved wife died September 9. 1910. Their married life was beautiful and to them were born seven children of which number two sons and three daughters survive. They are: A. W. Farrow of Salina, Kan.. L. L. Farrow, a Rock Island conductor of Goodland: Mrs. C. J. Willis, of Stillwater, Okla.; Mrs. B. T. Osbome, of Decatur county, and Mrs. John R. Reed of Goodland. All were present at the funeral except A. W. Farrow and Mrs. Willis.
Dr. Farrow having been born and raised in the South naturally sympathized with the confederate cause, entering the Confederate army when only 17 years of age. He served in a Virginia cavalry regiment. He was barely of age when the war ended, and, though penniless, he returned to Kentucky, his native state, and took up the study of medicine. With him the strife was ended and he even fraternized with the union veterans and was a friend of the G. A. R. Post of this city, many members of which attended his funeral and laid a floral tribute upon his casket.
FUNERAL OF DR. FARROW.
Burial In Goodland Cemetery Under Masonic Rites.
After a fatal illness of eight months duration with cancer of the stomach, Dr. William H. Farrow passed away Friday morning at 12:10 A. M., at the home of his daughter. Mrs. John Reed, on north Sherman avenue.
The funeral was held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Reed at 1:30 P.M., Saturday, January 11, and interment was made beside the grave of his wife, who died about two years ago and was buried in the Goodland cemetery. "They were loving in life and in death they were not divided."
The funeral ceremonies were conducted under the Masonic burial ritual, both at the home and at the grave. A select choir sang "Some Sweet Day" and "In The Sweet Bye and Bye." Dr. F. H. Smith made the funeral address which was touchingly beautiful and appropriate, especially the reference to the very happy married life of Dr. Farrow and his amiable wife.
Dr. Smith made one point that all who knew Dr. Farrow will confirm. He said: "As a physician in the practice of his profession, he was faithful and disinterested. No night was too dark and stormy, no wind too wintry, no summer heat too great nor blazing sun too hot to hinder his prompt response to call in relief of the sick and sufferingó without a thought of pecuniary reward."
CONTRIBUTED BY LLOYD P. HOLBROOK, RESEARCHER OF G. A. R. POST , W. R. ROBERTSON POST #428