THROUGH THE GENERATIONS
The Russian Revolution
Florence “Flossie” Farmer was a nurse who travelled the world, serving with the Red Cross in Russia during the First World War. She received a medal from Czar Nicholas for her work and helped transport 780 summer camp children to safety during the Russian Revolution.
First World War
George Devey Farmer Jr. was a prominent medical doctor and colonel in the First World War. He was commanding officer of the 5th Field Ambulance for the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. He was honoured as a Commander of the British Empire (CBE).
Second World War
Brigadier-General George Richard Devey Farmer was a medical doctor who served as Director-General of Medical Services for the Canadian Army. Like his father, he was CO of the 5th Field Ambulance and honoured with a CBE. He was in Berlin when the city capitulated to Allied forces.
The horseless buggy
George Devey Farmer Jr. was the first person in Ancaster to own an automobile. He bought his Pope automobile in 1902.
The Hamilton Spectator
Thomas William Devey Farmer was editor-in-chief of the Spectator from 1966-’69. He and wife Doris built a family homestead in Ancaster called Fieldcote that was bequeathed to the people of Ancaster as a park and cultural heritage centre.
Lieutenant-Colonel J.A. Farmer of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders with the Queen and a young Prince Charles.