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Royal T. Farrand
American football player

Royal T. Farrand

Royal T. Farrand
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Intro American football player
Was American football player
From United States of America
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 8 October 1867, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Death 28 March 1927, Appleton, Outagamie County, Wisconsin, USA (aged 59 years)
Star sign Libra
University of Michigan Medical School
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Royal Twombly Farrand (October 8, 1867 – March 28, 1927) was an American football player and medical doctor.

Early life

Farrand was born in 1867 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of David Osburn Farrand, a surgeon, and Elizabeth Twombley. He graduated from high school in Detroit in 1886 and enrolled at the University of Michigan.


Farrand was the starting quarterback for the undefeated 1887 Michigan Wolverines football team that outscored its opponents by a combined score of 102 to 10. In November 1887, Farrand led Michigan to an 8–0 win over Notre Dame in the first meeting between the two schools. However, when the teams agreed to play two additional games in the spring of 1888, Farrand was left home in Ann Arbor with his knee in a cast and was replaced by Ball.

Farrand in 1891 as team manager

After graduating in 1890, Farrand returned to Ann Arbor for medical school and served as the manager of the 1891 team. While serving as manager of the football team in 1891, Farrand hired the team's first coach. On October 13, 1891, The Michigan Daily reported that the Athletic Association had instructed Farrand to retain Mike Murphy, trainer of the Detroit Athletic Club, "for a few days to get the team in shape to turn over to a coach." Farrand graduated from Michigan's medical school in 1892 and subsequently took post-graduate work at the New York College of Physicians and Surgeons.

After completing his medical studies, Royal T. Farrand worked for a time as an intern at the Atlantic Copper Mine Hospital in Houghton, Michigan. He next practiced medicine in Detroit. In 1898, Farrand moved to Niagara, Wisconsin, where he worked for nine years as a physician at the Kimberly-Clark mill. In approximately 1907, he moved back to Houghton, Michigan. In approximately 1922, he moved to Appleton, Wisconsin, where he worked as a part-time assistant in swimming and "basement management" at the Appleton YMCA.


Farrand married Jessie Douglas MacNaughton in September 1896 in Calumet, Michigan. They had three children, Isabel Douglas Farrand (born 1898 in Detroit), David Osburn Farrand (born 1902 in Niagara) and Katherine MacNaughton Farrand (born 1905 in Niagara).


In March 1927, Farrand died in Appleton, Wisconsin, after a long illness at age 58. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery in Detroit.

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