The death of Joseph Marvin Farmer.

Wilson Daily Times, 9 June 1947.


In the 1930 census of Smithfield, Johnston County, North Carolina: farmer Elija Farmer, 39; wife Nancy, 38, child nurse; and children Georgia, 9, Eli, 7, Frank, 6, Booker T., 4, Marvin, 3, and Lizzie M., 1.

In the 1940 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: town garbage remover Elijah Farmer, 49; wife Nancy, 49, midwife; and children Georgia B., 19, Elijah Jr., 18, Frank, 15, Booker T., 14, Marvin, 13, Lizzie May, 11, Alfred, 10, Marjorie, 6, Doris, 5, and Joe Lewis, 2.

Joseph Marvin Farmer died 6 June 1947 at Central Prison, Raleigh, North Carolina, of asphyxiation by court order of State of North Carolina. Per his death certificate, he was born 8 May 1927 in Wilson County to Elijah Farmer and Nancy McNeil; was a farmer; was single; resided in Johnston County; and was buried in Wilson.

Statesville Record and Landmark, 6 June 1947.

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