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Farr



The boxer Tommy Farr, 1939.
From here.



George Farr,
of Cork, Ireland,
mar Sarah Owen [or Sarah Ann] and had issue:


Tommy Farr,
the famous Welsh boxer, "The Tonypandy Terror",
Thomas George Paul Farr,
born 12 Mar 1914, at family home, 3 Railway Terrace, Clydach Vale, nr Tonypandy, Rhondda, South Wales, NOT born 1913,
became British and Empire Heavyweight Champion 1937,
fought World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis for the title in New York, 1937, Farr lost on points,
mar 1939 (or poss. 1941) to Muriel Germon ["Monty", born 4th Nov 1916, descendant of Edward III],
he died at his home in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, Sat 1 Mar 1986, age 71 yrs,
see obituary, New York Times, 3 Mar,
cremated, ashes bur in his parents' grave at Trealaw Cemetery, Tonypandy,
see fight record (and here),
Monty later lived Santa Monica, CA,
she died 2002, age 86 yrs,
had issue:

  1. Dody Farr.
  2. Rikki Farr, had issue:
    1. Dylan Farr.
  3. Richard Farr.
  4. Gary Farr, had issue:
    1. Brandon Farr.
    2. Devon Farr.



Tommy Farr fought former (193435) World Heavyweight Champion Max Baer twice.
Farr won their fight in Apr 1937 in London.
Baer won their fight in Mar 1938 in New York.



Tommy Farr fought Red Burman (Clarence Burns) twice.
Burman won their fight in Jan 1939 in New York.
Farr won their fight in Apr 1939 in London.




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