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Personal Information and photo links below :
- Thomas Frederick McFarland was
born 12 September 1906 in Milwaukee, graduated
from Sims (Montana) HS in 1926;
was married July 1936 to Dorathy Adele Landis,
and died 2:35 PM 23 April 1989 in Phoenix, Arizona;
for much of his life, managed the Credit Dept of The Milwaukee Journal newspaper.
From 1941 to 1971 lived at 7723 Stickney Avenue in Wauwatosa,
Wisconsin, retiring to Phoenix. He sufferred from psoriasis on his legs. He had blue eyes.
Video available (1985 Phoenix, CD only);
Video biography by his sister Alberta (2002 CD only)
- Dorathy Adele (Landis) McFarland, born 6 January 1913, in
Austin, Illinois (now part of Chicago), married 3 July 1936 to
Thomas F. McFarland in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, lived at
7723 Stickney Avenue in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin from 1941 to 1971, retiring to
Phoenix in 1972. Dorathy died about 4 PM Halloween,
31 October 2003 in the home of her son Brian, where she lived since a stroke in 2000. Dorothy had brown eyes.
Dorathy's WILL is available.
Videos available (CD only)
- Thomas Landis McFarland, born 21 March 1937 in Milwaukee
Hospital on Vliet Street, spent his childhood in Wauwatosa (suburb of Milwaukee), obtained his MS degree
in Mathematics from UW-Madison, briefly taught at Smith College (Massachusetts) and University of
Hartford (Connecticutt), married Susan M. De Vos in Madison, Wisconsin, on 15 Feb 1985. Legally separated
(but remaining married) on 5 December 2005. As of January 2017, Math Professor at Univ. of Wisconsin in
Whitewater (will retire in May 2017). One daughter Diana born 19 October 1986; an avid swimmer and author
of this digital family album. Videos available (CD only)
- Patricia Adele McFarland, born 8 April 1939; worked as
telephone operator in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, and school teacher in Pueblo, Colorado; never married, no
children; organized family photo. Eyes blue, as her father.
- Brian Douglas McFarland ,
born 29 April 1949 in Milwaukee, eloped with Pat DeCaire at age sixteen, with whom he had two sons,
Timmy and Billy; married Pat DeCaire at age 19, but soon divorced, and
their sons were largely raised by their mother, Pat. Married Susan Ann Lemirand on 6 April 1973. Brian and
Sue (Sue had two kids, Randy and Laurie, by a previous marriage) then
moved to Tempe, Arizona, and later to Phoenix, raising a daughter Shelly. Brian worked as radio announcer
in Abilene, Texas (while still a teenager), and since moving to Phoenix has worked for the Paradise Valley
Police. Brian and Sue divorced, Brian later marrying Wanda (who died in 1995
leaving two children by her earlier marriage). Brian and Sue remarried on 6 April 1997 and live in Phoenix.
Brian cared for his mother, Dorathy, after she had a stroke in 2001, but upon Dorathy's death in 2003,
Brian failed to share Dorathy's estate, and as a result, he has become
estranged from his siblings. Videos available (CD only)
- Lou Finkleman, married 1990, late in life, to Dorathy (Landis) McFarland, but divorced
about 1995 when diabetes forced him into hospitalization. Dorathy and Lou had no children
together, but Lou had children from an earlier marriage. Lou died about 1999.