Faris, Fred



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Fred Faris, LL. B.

Lexington, Ky.

" I'll concede you that point for sake of argument.'' Fred Faris was born in the Mountains of Ky. near London, in the year 1877. He received his education in the common schools and on the banks of the swimming holes in the mountains, after which he entered the volunteer service of the U. S. Army, serving in the Spanish American War. Upon his discharge, he entered upon the occupation of a farmer, and began by sowing a crop of oats in nearly every state of the Union. Competition was heavy, therefore-the business unproductive. He then engaged in Matrimony which met with some success--one girl 5 years old. In 1911, he began the study of law, and will be found in his office after Sept. 1st, 1913, some place between the Atlantic and Pacific.

-The Kentuckian, 1913

Fredrick "Fred" Faris (November 2, 1875 - November 23, 1956) was born in London, Kentucky to Zachariah Faris and Katherine Moore. Faris served in the 4th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry during the Spanish American War. Faris operated a saw mill in Tennessee after receiving his LL.B. He and his wife, Ada Roberts Faris, later managed the Kentucky Home Hotel in Chattanooga.