George Farris was a furniture maker who was always whittling. He lived in an area between Guthrie and Carrington, Missouri, His ethnic origin is unknown. He carved wood chests and other works, often embellished with knickknacks such as fans, shoes, or old Bibles. Farris was killed while sitting on his front porch by a teenage driver who had lost control of a car.
National Museum of American Art (CD-ROM) (New York and Washington D.C.: MacMillan Digital in cooperation with the National Museum of American Art, 1996)