NameRosemarie Harriet Farabaugh
BirthFeb 12, 1915, Carrolltown, Pa.
DeathFeb 17, 2010, Patton, Pa.
BurialSt. Mary's Church Cemetery, Patton, Pa.
FatherMichael Joseph Farabaugh (1878-1959)
MotherBernetta M. Lieb (1881-1917)
BirthNov 8, 1908, Elder Township, Cambria County, Pa.
DeathAug 6, 1993, R.D. 1, Patton, Pa.
BurialSt. Mary's Church Cemetery, Patton, Pa.
FatherAmbrose Joseph Yahner (1877-1958)
MotherMary Ann Sharbaugh (1882-1968)
MarriageFeb 12, 1934, St. Benedict's Church, Carrolltown, Pa.
Notes for Rosemarie Harriet Farabaugh
Posie was the matriarch of the Yahner farm near Patton, working as co-owner and bookkeeper while raising her large family. She belonged to the Pleasant Hill Grange in Chest Springs and was active in numerous local Catholic church and social organizations.
Notes for Paul John (Spouse 1)
Paul and Posie owned and operated one of Cambria County's largest farms, located one mile northwest of Patton, Pa. Paul bought the 1,000 acre farm from his father, and then lost $5,000 in a bank foreclosure during the Great Depression. He continued to invest in the farm, and turned a profit from his potato crop. Hogs and beef cattle were added to consume the surplus crops, and marketed locally. In 1961, Paul won one of the six elite Master Farmer awards, presented yearly at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show. In that year, he and Posey raised 660,000 broilers, 15,000 turkeys, 2,000 hogs and 225 steer.

Paul was active in several farming organizations, such as the Grange, the Cambria County Agricultural Extension Association, the Farm Bureau Cooperative, and the Pa. Potato Growers' Association. He was also director of the Cambria County Mutual Fire Ins. Co., and of the First National Bank of Patton. He was perhaps best known for his service in the Pa. House of Representatives, 73rd Legislative Dist., from 1964 to 1980, where he chaired the House Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee and was active on numerous other committees. Paul also was a delagate on the Farmers Goodwill Mission To Russia, known as "People To People" and was a deleagate on a food production mission to South America.
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