June 6, 1839. Detroit, Michigan.

December 28, 1902, Detroit, Michigan.

Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan.


Silas was the son of John Farmer & Roxanna Hamilton, and husband of Orpha C. Littlefield.

He became City Historiographer of Detroit, Michigan, in 1882. His works in­clude:

  1. Just Ask Him in to Stay
  2. My Mother Has Gone
  3. Onward, Christian, Onward Go
  4. Our Hearts Are Light and Cheerful
  5. Our Watchword