ROBERT M. FARRAR, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Robert Farrar '15

Date of birth: September 22, 1894

Date of death: March 7, 1923

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1915 Lucky Bag:

Biography

From Find A Grave:

Lieutenant R. M. Farrar, USN, was designated Naval Aviator #2724 in 1920. Graduated U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1915.

Lieutenant Farrar and his mechanic Stephen F. Sullivan, both based at NAS Anacostia, Wash. DC, drowned when the seaplane piloted by Farrar crashed [on March 7, 1923] in the Delaware River near Gibbstown, NJ. -- approx. seven miles south of the Philadelphia Navy Yard, from where they had taken off to return to Anacostia.

LT Farrar was married to the former Miss Edna Beatrice Jane Brown. Mrs. Edna Farrar would later marry U.S. Army LT Frederick L. Hamilton.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Other Service

Robert was commanding officer of USS Monaghan (Destroyer No. 32) for a few months in 1919.


Class of 1915

Robert is one of 18 members of the Class of 1915 in Memorial Hall.