Person:Herbert Edward Farish

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Herbert Edward Farish

 Civic Leader

Born:August 3, 1910, Alabama
Died:August 3, 1953, Chapel Hill, Tennessee
Buried:Decatur City Cemetery, Decatur, Alabama

Notes:

•  Son of E. H. Farish and Hattie Self - Tennesse Deaths

•  Married: Elizabeth - Enlistment Records

•  President, Alabama Funeral Directors Association, 1939. - Record

•  The Huntsville Lions Club was organized July 1, 1938, and chartered with twenty-one members. Herbert was on that list. One of the first activities of the Club was to start a movement to pay off the bonded indebtedness on the Huntsville-Madison County Hospital, which was accomplished with the help of other civic clubs and civic minded citizens. The next year, after organizing, the club asked for the Alabama Lions State Convention to be held in Huntsville and this was accomplished." - Sesquicentennial

•  "The Lions Club was newly organized during 1938 with Herbert Farrish as President. The Madison County governing body, at a time when things were still hard, even so donated a motor grader to the City of Huntsville during 1938 to aid the city in its road construction." - Record

•  Lists his home address as 408 Clinton Street, Huntsville, Alabama. No house in Huntsville has that address at this time (numbering has changed over the years). - 1940 Census

•  Enlistment in Army (WWII) , Dec. 21. 1942. Served in Europe, Africa, and Middle East. A-Sgt. U.S. Army, 713th Engineer Dept Co. - Enlistment Records


Related Links:
•  1940 Census - Behind the membership fee wall for Ancestry.com.

•  Enlistment Records - Behind the membership fee wall for Ancestry.com.
•  Find A Grave - Find A Grave page created by FHTerry
•  Record - A Dream Come True: The Story of Madison County and Incidentally of Alabama and the United States, Volume 2, by James Record, printed in 1978, p. 233 (Lions Club) and page 671 (AFDA).
•  Sesquicentennial - Commemorative Album, Celebrating our City's Sesquicentennial of Progress, Huntsville, Alabama, by James E. Taylor, General Chairman, printed in 1955, page 196.
•  Tennesse Deaths - Behind the membership fee wall for Ancestry.com.




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