Stella Mae (Gaither) McFarland was born on July 30, 1891 near Chalk Hill, Fayette County, PA, the daughter of William Alexander and Hannah M. (Minerd) Gaither.
On Aug. 26, 1912, Stella married Edward J. McFarland (1884-1975), the son of James P. and Alcinda (Rumble) McFarland of Greensboro, PA. They had 5 children -- Hannah Marie McFarland, Ellsworth A. 'Dutch' McFarland, William Alexander McFarland and Florence 'Ruth' Ramsey.
Edward was a railroad machinist and retired from the Monongahela Railroad. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, a union organization.
Edward died of cancer at age 90 on July 23, 1975. Stella outlived him by 2 years, and passed away at age 86 on Nov. 12, 1977. They are buried at Sylvan Heights Cemetery in Uniontown.
Son Dutch was a plumber in Uniontown, PA, employed by the Rhodes and White Plumbing Company.
Daughter Hannah never married.
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