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The History of Hendricks County (Chicago: Interstate Publishing, 1885)--Center Township, pages 515-516

Clark E. Farabee, M.D., was born near Salem, Washington Co., Ind., Dec. 16, 1847, a son of Benjamin C. and Susan (Haghey) Farabee. He was reared on a farm until nineteen years of age, when, in order to raise money with which to educate himself, he began working on the New Albany & Chicago Railroad, working and attending school alternately for two years. In the fall of 1869 he entered Asbury University at Greencastle, Ind. (now DePauw University), which he attended, teaching part of the time to defray expenses, until 1873. The same fall he came to Hendricks County and taught school there till 1878. Jan. 1, 1876, he resolved to prepare himself for the practice of medicine, and in connection with teaching he studied under Dr. W.J. Hoadly, of Danville. In the spring of 1878 he entered the Kentucky School of Medicine at Louisville, Ky., taking a summer course of lectures. In the fall of 1879 he entered the Medical College of Indiana at Indianapolis, from which he graduated Feb. 27, 1880. He began the practice of medicine at Danville in April, 1880, and has secured a good patronage. He was married March 21, 1876, to Miss Cora P., daughter of Aaron and Margaret (McKindley) Hart. They have three children--Bernice, Nellie and Archibald. He and his wife are members of the Society of Friends at Danville. Our subject is physician for Hendricks County poor, and a member of the State and county medical societies. He is also connected with the Tri-State Medical Society, and is Secretary and Treasurer for the Hendricks County Medical Society.