The Birches ad, Adirondack Daily Enterprise, January 16, 1953 Durgan's, 1950s. Adirondack Daily Enterprise, December 19, 1952 Born: March 2, 1900 in Statesboro, Georgia

Died: May 7, 1974

Married: Effie Williams


Hudson Farrior, who used the stage name Jet Johnson, was a jazz pianist, vocalist and trumpet player who regularly played at Durgan's and other Saranac Lake nightclubs. His wife, Effie Johnson, was a singer.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, May 9, 1974

Hudson Farrior (Jet Johnson)

SARANAC LAKE - Hudson Farrior (Jet Johnson), 74, died at 1:30 on Tuesday at the Saranac Lake General Hospital.

He was born on March 2, 1900 in Statesboro, Georgia, the son of Admore and Julie Farrior.

For 20 years he was a trumpeteer and pianist for Durgan's and more recently worked at Dew Drop Inn.

Mr. Farrior (Jet) and his wife, the former Effie Williams, who survives made their home on the Lake Colby Road. He had lived here for over 25 years. He is also survived by a brother, John, and a sister-in-law, Gussie, of Tampa, Florida; another sister-in-law, Cleo, also from Tampa, Florida; a stepson, Joseph Blanks and a stepdaughter-in-law, Louise Blanks of Bloomingdale; a stepdaughter, Alberta Corey of New York City and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Fortune Funeral Home on Friday evening from 7-9.

There will be a funeral service at the chapel at 2 p.m. on Saturday with the Rev. Eric King officiating. Interment will be in Brookside Cemetery.


He is buried in Brookside Cemetery, Bloomingdale, under the name Hudson Foster Farrior-Blanks.