Obit:  Farmer, Hugh January 19, 1890

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File contributed by: J.M. Sweets 
March 12, 2013, 10:45 pm


Daily Alta California, Volume 82, Number 20, 20 January 1890 

A Wealthy Missourian's Body Found In the Ruins of His 

Kansas City, January 19th [1890]. A Times Springfield, Mo. 
special says: At 10 o'clock last night the house of Hugh 
Farmer was burned to the ground. Farmer perished in the 
flames. An investigation of the ruins showed that coal oil 
had been freely scattered about the house, and it is 
believed that some of Farmer's negro tenants murdered the 
landlord for his money and then set fire to the house to 
cover up their crime.  Farmer was a native of County 
Wicklow, Ireland, and the son of wealthy parents. His family 
objected to his marrying a housemaid, and he came to America 
and invested money in a Missouri farm and other real estate. 
He lived the life of a hermit and accumulated a large amount 
of money from real estate deals." 

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Credit: California Digital Newspaper Collection, Center for 
Bibliographic Studies and Research, University of 
California, Riverside,