JASPER N. FARMER. The peculiar responsibility which attaches to the compounding and dispensing of prescriptions and kindred functions, imparts to the calling of the druggist an interest and importance somewhat unique in this respect among the arts and sciences, and therefore it is that accuracy and vigilance become elements closely akin to knowledge and skill in the laboratory. In such connection we make due reference to Mr. Jasper N. Farmer, the prominent drug man at Sparta, whose neat and popular pharmacy com-mends itself to all. This prominent business man was born in Christian County, on the old home place, July 2, 1855 and is the son of Andrew J. and Nancy (Preston) Farmer, natives of Roane County, Tennessee
Our subject attended the schools of Sparta and began his business career about 1878. The drug business has occupied his attention for the most part, but he was engaged in other occupations for the short time he resided in Springfield. In selecting his companion in life Mr. Farmer chose Miss Eliza Smith, a native of this county and a daughter of Eason Smith, of Ozark. Four children are the fruits of this union: Claude, Donnie B., Rose and Anna. In his political views Mr. Farmer is a Democrat and takes a deep interest in politics. He has made a complete success of his business and is the owner of considerable real estate in Sparta. He is descended from one of the old and prominent families of Tennessee and his father was one of the early settlers of this region, and a man highly respected. Mr. Farmer’s reputation as a man of business as well as that of a public-spirited citizen has made him a host of friends. He carries a carefully selected stock, embracing pure, fresh drugs and chemicals, druggists’ sundries and the usual complement of a first-class pharmacy.