Teacher, historian. Born– October 28, 1912, Troy. Parents– Matthew Dower and Sarah (Collier) Pace. Married– Curren A. Farmer, December 1, 1934. Children– Four. Education– Troy State College, B.S., 1932. Taught in the schools of Enterprise, Birmingham, and Brundridge.  Wrote a weekly historical column in the Troy Messenger.  Member of the Alabama and Southern Historical Associations and Delta Kappa Gamma; president of Alabama Historical Society, 1959-60. .  Helped to found the Pike County Pioneer Museum, the Pike County Historical Society, and the Pike County Public Library. Received award from American Association for State and Local History. Died January 19, 2007.


Library of Alabama Lives, 1961, Obituary, Pike County Messenger, January 2007, and Alabama Public Library Service files.


Historical Highway Markers in Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Alabama Historical Society, 1965.

History of Pike County, Alabama. Troy, Ala.; s.n., 1953.

One Hundred Fifty Years in Pike County, Alabama, 1821-1971. Anniston, Ala.; Higginbotham, 1973.

Record of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-65, Pike County, Alabama. Troy, Ala.; Pike County Civil War Centennial Commission, 1962.