His obituary appears in the Freeport (IL) Journal Standard, Aug. 25, 1933.
ROY KNIGHT FARWELL, a resident of Freeport all his life, passed away at Evangelical Deaconess hospital at 1:00 today, after an ilnesss of less than a week. Death was caused by embolism.
Mr. Farwell was born in Freeport March 25, 1872. He was the son of L. Z. Farwell, a pioneer in the business life of Freeport. He attended Phillips academy at Andover, Mass, later graduating from Yale. He was an enthusiastic sportsman, being an expert tennis player in the college days and keeping up his practice for years after he left school. After a European trip he took up the study of law at Columbia university coming back to this city where for years he was associated with his father as an officer of the Freeport Telephone company.
He was united in marriage to Mrs. Pearl Dick Farwell, Feb. 14, 1900. Five children: Knight, Nancy, Lalon, Mrs. Mundy Peale, of Hinsdale, and Charles Roy, all residents of Chicago and it suburbs having been born to this union.
During the war Mr. Farwell was chariman of the exemption board and later became associated with the Crum & Forester Insurance company, resigning several years ago on account of ill health.
He was prominent in many local activities having been president of the board of education for a term.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian church and for years was a member of the quartet, being a baritone of the church choir.
His marriage to Miss Jessie Grossman, of Lanmark, took place about fourteen years ago.
His one sister, Miss Isabella Farwell, passed away two years ago this fall, following an automobile accident.
No arrangements for the funeral of Mr. Farwell have yet been made.