George Edwin Farrar, my dad, was born in 1921 and was the middle child in a family of nine children. His mother was Raleigh Mae George Farrar and his dad was Carroll Johnson Farrar, Sr. The ages of the Farrar children spanned twenty-seven years, from Geraldine born in 1910, to Beverly born in 1937.
Geraldine was eleven years older than my dad and was called “Gerry.” A photo of Gerry and my dad as a child:
By 1944 Gerry was married to Wallace “Wally” Mass and living in Susanville, California. On October 15, 1944, she sent this telegram home after hearing the news of my dad being missing in action:
And finally, a photo of my dad and his mother when he was home on leave earlier in his service:
© Cindy Farrar Bryan and The Arrowhead Club, 2014