Biography of George B. Farrell, M. D.

A practicing physician at West Warwick, Rhode Island, for some years, Dr. George B. Farrell has built up a wide local following as the demands on his services have constantly increased. Thoroughly trained in the medical sciences, he has kept well abreast of latest developments by constant reading and study, and having quickly won the confidence of the community, he has risen to an important place in West Warwick life.

Dr. Farrell was born at Arkwright, Rhode Island, on December 16, 1894, a son of James T. and Nora Farrell, of that place. The father was a master printer, and a man of much ability, being associated with the Interlaken Print Works at Arkwright.

George B. Farrell received his preliminary education in the Coventry public schools, and at La Salle Academy, later entering Fordham University in New York City. Following graduation from this institution he undertook the course of study in the Fordham Medical School, and was there graduated in June, 1920, with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. After completing his period of internship attached to the hospital staff, Dr. Farrell came to West Warwick, and immediately began the practice of his profession. He has continued a general practice since that time, supplying to the community a general medical service of the finest type. He has entered into his work with energy and enthusiasm, never failing to answer every call for aid, or considering his own safety or convenience where professional duty was involved.

During the period of American participation in the World War, Dr. Farrell enlisted in the Medical Reserve Corps, and was stationed at Fort Jay, Governors Island, New York Harbor, until the conclusion of hostilities, resuming his medical work thereafter. Dr. Farrell is affiliated fraternally with the Knights of Columbus, the Foresters of America, and the Loyal Order of Moose. He is a member of the West Warwick Country Club, and with his family he worships in the faith of the Roman Catholic Church.

On June 28, 1922, at West Warwick, Dr. George B. Farrell married Elizabeth Russell, daughter of Thomas and Alice Russell, of this city. Dr. and Mrs. Farrell are the parents of three children:

  1. Mary Elizabeth, born August 9, 1923.
  2. James Bernard, born September 11, 1924.
  3. Alice Gertrude, born June 24, 1927.

Dr. Farrell maintains his offices at No. 1016 Main Street, West Warwick.

Source: Carroll, Charles. Rhode Island: Three Centuries of Democracy, vol 3 of 4. New York: Lewis historical Pub. Co., 1932.

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