BiographyFarber, Richard b. September 10 (October 9), 1906, Hartford, Connecticut; Lithuanian American; Father William Farber (1872-?), mother Ester Farber (1872-?); 2 years High School; Single; Sheet metal worker; CP 1933 section organizer and Socialist party 1932; Received Passport# 432917 on June 3, 1937 which listed his address as Bridgeport, Connecticut and 98 Enfield Street, Hartford, Connecticut; Sailed June 12, 1937 aboard the Georgic; Arrived in Spain via Setcases on June 30, 1937 (July 1, 1937); Served with the XV BDE, Mackenzie-Papineau BN, Co. 1, Supply clerk and Quartermaster's clerk; Last unit Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion, Cocina; Rank Soldado; Served at Fuentes de Ebro and the Ebro Offensive; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; d. January 4, 1985, West Hartford, Connecticut, buried in Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.
Siblings: brothers Max Farber (1891-?), and Louis Farber (1910-?), sisters Anna Farber (1896-?), Dorthy Farber (1899-?), Nellie Farber (1906-?), Shirley Farber (1913-?), and Ruth Farber (1915-?).
Sources: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Figueres List; XV BDE; Mac-Paps; Pay; RGASPI; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-Grave #184405182. Article from Hog River Journal; Code A
Photograph: Richard Farber, RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 887.