George Washington Garrett was born at Lexington, Kentucky April 16, 1818. He moved to Schuyler County,Illinois in 1836, where he lived until he came to Franklin County NE in 1877. In 1886 he moved to Franklin, and resided here until his death, which occurred April 15th 1911. at 6 p.m. The immediate cause of his death was hemorrhage of the stomach. He was converted at the age of twenty-six and untied with the Christian church. In 1843 he was married to Delilah Luttrell, to which union nine children were born all of whom are living, as is also one adopted son, Will. His wife died in Franklin, Dec 23, 1887. there are left to mourn Grandpa's death, two sisters and ten children, five girls and five boys. Joan and Susan live in Illinois, Will and Morgan in Colorado, John at McCook and Sarah, Martha, Peter, Thomas and Nancy in Franklin. All were present at the funeral except Joan, Now Mrs. Reno of Illinois, Mrs. Bryans fo Bridgeport, NE, a sister of grandpa was present, also thirty-six grandchildren and down to the fifth generation. Grandpa Garrett had 48 grandchildren, 104 great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren. There was present at the funeral 65 of his relatives. the funeral was held on his 93rd birthday at the M. E. Church, Rev. Gilpin conducting the service. He was buried in Greenwood cemetery under the auspices of the I. O. O. F. Lodge of which he was probably one of the oldest members in the state. Not often is a community called to mourn with a family so many or whom are our own friends and neighbors. But the mourning must end in consolation when we know the lost one has gone where "they'll never say goodbye." Franklin County News, April 19, 1911
Proprietor of the Franklin Mill in 1887, came to Franklin county in 1877, Franklin in 1886, belonged to the Christian Church, I.O.O.F.
Franklin Co. Nebr. Susan Garrett, a former resident of Browning (MI), deceased wife of Thomas Garrett, who died 20 years ago. Mrs. Garrett had passed her 90th year. 21 Jan 1889 The Schuyler Citizen, Jan 1889
Mrs. Mary L. Garrett, former resident here died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. T. Shoemaker at Torrington, Wyoming, at the age of 80, Saturday evening. she had been with her daughter for about three weeks, which was the length of her illness before death claimed her life. Mrs. Garrett was born in Illinois, near Rushville on January 28, 1860 and came to Nebraska at the age of 30. She was a resident of this place for approximately thirty years before moving to Torrington, Wyoming where she maintained her home until her recent illness forced her to leave it. Several relatives of Mrs. Garrett live in the Franklin vicinity. Tom Garrett, brother-in-law. Mrs. Garrett was the step mother of Bird Garrett and Mrs. Jack Davis of Franklin and Mrs. Dan Baker is a sister-in-law. Other survivors are George Garrett, a son, Torrington, Wyo., Mrs. Bertha Shoemaker, a daugher, Torrington, Wyo., H. H. Garrett, a step son, Yuma, AZ. Her husband prededed her in death in May, 1924 and a son which was a twin brother to George died in infancy. Mrs. Garrett left Franklin about 20 years ago. The body was brought to Franklin for burial and funeral services will be held at the Hutchins Funeral Home this afternoon at 2. Burial is to be in Greenwood cemetery. Out of town relatives here for the funeral include: H. H. Garrett, Yuma, Az., Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Shoemaker and Son George of Torrington, Wyoming and their daughter. Mrs. Alice Grange of Brunswick, Ga., and Mr. and mrs. George Garrett and Walter of Torrington, Wyo. 6 Apr 1940
John H. Garrett was born at Browning, Ill., Feb. 9, 1863, the son of George W and Delilah Garrett. He died at McCook, Jan 31, 1949. He moved with his parents to Macon, NE, when he was 16 years of age. In December, 1887, he was united in marriage to Mary E. Moore at Alma, NE. They made their home in Macon until 1904 when they moved to Franklin, where he engaged in the mercantile business. he brought his family to McCook in 1909. Since that time he worked as a carpenter and contractor. He joined the Methodist church when he lived at Macon. His wife and three children preceded him in death. A daughter, Pearl, died as a small child; a son, Howard R., passed away in 1945; and another daughter, Mrs. Sarah E. Walter, in 1946. His survivors include a daughter Esther Swanson of McCook; and a brother, William, who lives at Haxtum, Col. The five grand children who survive him are Wayne Walter of Prove U.; Mrs. Eugenia Wolf, Jack Walter, Mary and Bruce Swanson, all of McCook. Funeral services were conducted at Memorial Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Feb. 3. Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Services were in charge of Rev. C. H. Prouty. The McCook Daily Gazette. Feb 1949
Mrs. J. H. Garrett passed away Saturday evening at 5 o'clock at her home, 403 East Second street, after an illness of several months, during which every effort of human skill was put forth to save her but to no avail. She leaves to mourn her departure two daughters, Mrs. E. H. Walter and Mrs. S. E. Swanson; one son, Howard; her father, Thomas Moore; two brothers, Fred T and Thomas Moore, all of McCook, and one sister, Mrs. E. J. Briggs of Yuma, Colo., and a host of other relatives and friends. All the children were present at the time of her death. Funeral services were held at the home at 2 o'clock this afternoon with Rev. William Kilburn of the Methodist church in charge. Music was furnished by the Methodist church quartet. Burial was made in Longview cemetery. The pallbearers were W. E. Hart, Rev. C. A. Boughton, Elmer Drake, M. O. McClure, A. N. Lineburg and Roy Gillette.
Mary E. Moore was born in Clinton County, N.Y., October 27, 1870, and passed away at McCook, NE., April 25, 1925. In March, 1879, she moved from New York to Macon, NE. where she resided for several years. She attending school at the Franklin (Nebraska) Academy, where she still has many school friends. At the age of fifteen she became a member of the Methodist church and has always been a faithful worker and consistent member of the church, when her health permitted, until the time of her death. She was united in marriage with J H. Garrett in Alma, NE, Dec 29, 1887. to this union were born four children, three of whom survive her, the fourth dying in infancy. During the year of 1910 she moved with her family to McCook and made this her home until the time of her death. A wonderful wife and mother, she endeared herself to all with her pleasing personality and lovable disposition. The McCook Daily Gazette Apr. 1925
Howard R. Garrett, 50, veteran of World War I passed away in McCook this morning, following an illness of several weeks. He came to McCook with his parents in 1910 and finished high school here. In 1917 he entered the service. Before moving to McCook, the family had lived in Franklin and Macon, NE. where Mr. Garrett was born. After his marriage to Laura Betts in 1925 in Norcatur, KS., he and his wife continued to reside in McCook. He was a member of the American Legion, Masons and the McCook Methodist church. He is survived by his wife, his father, John Garrett, and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Walters and Mrs. Esther Swanson, all of McCook. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. C. H. Prouty in Memorial Methodist church Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made in Memorial Park under the direction of the Herrmann Funeral Home. The McCook Daily Gazette March, 1945Peter C. Garrett
May 9 1924. P. C. Garrett at the home of his son Geo. at Cheyenne Wyoming, at the age of 71 years, 11 months and 28 days. the funeral was held at the Methodist church last Tuesday afternoon, Rev. N. G. Palmer officiating. Mr Garrett came to Nebraska in 1873 and lived in Franklin county 40 years and was familiar with all the hardships incident to pioneer life, ever a true, honored christian citizen. He leaves a wife, children and many relatives and friends to regret his departure.
Information from Funeral Card
Born 10 May 1852 in Browning, Schuyler Co. Ill
age 71 years 11 months 29 days. settled in Franklin near Macon 1873.
married Harriet Husted 30 Nov 1876 in Beardstown, Ill.
Harriet died Dec. 1884
children Henry H. Delilah Davis, Bird.
Married 20 Nov 1888 at Reded Mrs. Mary L. Garrett
children twin boys John H died in infancy George E. Lived
Sept children D. T. Shoemaker and Bert Garrett
sisters Joan Reno, Sarah Skiles, Martha lynch Mrs D. W. Baker
Brothers John . T. J. and G. W.
buried in Greenwood cemetery.
Obit: Mrs. Mary L. Garrett, former resident here died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. T. Shoemaker at Torrington, Wyoming, at the age of 80, Saturday evening. she had been with her daughter for about three weeks, which was the length of her illness before death claimed her life. Mrs. Garrett was born in Illinois, near Rushville on January 28, 1860 and came to Nebraska at the age of 30. She was a resident of this place for approximately thirty years before moving to Torrington, Wyoming where she maintained her home until her recent illness forced her to leave it. Several relatives of Mrs. Garrett live in the Franklin vicinity. Tom Garrett, brother-in-law. Mrs. Garrett was the step mother of Bird Garrett and Mrs. Jack Davis of Franklin and Mrs. Dan Baker is a sister-in-law. Other survivors are George Garrett, a son, Torrington, Wyo., Mrs. Bertha Shoemaker, a daughter, Torrington, Wyo., H. H. Garrett, a step son, Yuma, AZ. Her husband preceded her in death in May, 1924 and a son which was a twin brother to George died in infancy. Mrs. Garrett left Franklin about 20 years ago. The body was brought to Franklin for burial and funeral services will be held at the Hutchins Funeral Home this afternoon at 2. Burial is to be in Greenwood cemetery. Out of town relatives here for the funeral include: H. H. Garrett, Yuma, Az., Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Shoemaker and Son George of Torrington, Wyoming and their daughter. Mrs. Alice Grange of Brunswick, Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. George Garrett and Walter of Torrington, Wyo.
son of George and Grace (Hager) Garrett was born September 20, 1916 on a farm near Norton, Kansas. He died Monday, November 17, 1986 at St. John's Good Samaritan Center in Kearney, Nebraska at the age of 70 years. Walter graduated from high school in Torrington, Wyoming and graduated from the University of Wyoming. He then taught high school for 20 years at Kemmerer, Wyoming and then for 20 years at Republican City, Nebraska retiring in 1980. Walter moved to a farm near Bloomington, Nebraska in 1960 and resided there until entering the St. John's Good Samaritan Center in Kearney on May 16, 1986. Walter is survived by cousins.
daughter of Levi D. and Lillie B. Hager was born May 28, 1891 on the farm north of Bloomington and passed away May 29, 196 at the age of 76 years and one day in the Franklin County Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for four weeks and three days. She was united in Marriage to George E. Garrett on July 27, 1910 and to this union one son Walter was born. She was preceded in death by her husband, George May 8, 1963, her father and mother and two sisters and one brother. Grace resided in Missouri before moving to Norcatur, Kans., where her son Walter was born. In 1918 the family moved to Torrington, Wyo., returning in 1945 to Bloomington where she lived the last 20 years of her life on the same farm her parents had homesteaded. Grace's interests were in animals , gardening and other outdoor work. She happily celebrated with her husband George their 50th wedding anniversary, July 27, 1960. Grace was unable to continue her usual activities the past four years due to a stroke. However her cheerful nature remained until the last. She is survived by her son, Walter of Bloomington; and a brother Bert of Limon, Colo. many relatives, loyal neighbors and a host of friends. Funeral services were held June 1, 1967 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hutchins Funeral Home in Franklin. Burial was in Green wood cemetery. Rev. Joe Baer officiated. Music was furnished by L. L. Goldsbury and Mrs. Gary Yelken accompanied by Mrs. Frank T. Yelken. Pall bearers were Edwin Frerichs, Edward Groothuis, John Jelken, Roy Moore, Jim Moore and Rodney Frerichs.
Obit: Pioneer Resident Passed Away at Her home Wednesday Evening After long illness All Franklin County mourns the death of Mrs. T. J. Lynch, who died at the family home Wednesday evening at 7:00 o'clock, after an illness of long duration. Mrs. Lynch was 81 years of age, and although she had been in poor health for a long time, her condition at times being very critical, she bore her suffering with that christian fortitude so characteristic of her entire life. Mrs. Lynch is survived by her husband, T. J. Lynch and three children, Frank S Lynch of Near Bloomington, Otto Lynch of Franklin, and Mrs. Bert Elliott of Brewster, Kansas. Mrs. Elliott had been here for some time assisting in the care of her mother and when she seemed to be getting better the latter part of the week, Mrs. Elliott returned to her home. Later Mrs Lynch took a relapse and continued to sind until the end came. T. J. Garrett and Mrs. D. W. Baker of Franklin , are brother and sister of the deceased. Obituary will be available later. At the sentinel's press hours no funeral arrangements ahd been made. the husband and children and other relatives have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.
was born near Brown, Schuyler County, Illinois, October 10, 1847 and died at McCook, Nebr. March 21, 1934, aged 86 years, 5 months and 11 days. She was married October 29, 1868 at Rushville, Ill., to Louis B. Skiles. In the fall of 1877, with her sister, Mrs. Thomas J. Lynch, the families moved to Macon, Nebr., where they took up their residence on the prairie. With their mother at that time were three of the children who now survive her. In 1878 they moved to a homestead near Hildreth, but after the death of the husband and father in 1900 they moved to Franklin, and several years later she moved to McCook making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Scott, until her death. Mrs. Skiles was one of the true pioneers of this state. one who braved the early hardships of the prairies, not alone to make a home for her loved ones, but to help build for future generations this great state to its present high standard of morals and living, and even in later years was interested in its progress. And as finally old age crept on and she was more content to pass her duties on to others, she could still look back upon a work that was well done. She is survived by her children; Mrs. Cora Larraway, Franklin, Nebr.; Norman of Wilsonville; Bert of Long Beach, Calif.; Hinman of Hildreth; and Mrs. Gertrude Scott of McCook. One son, Edgar, preceded her in death. surviving her also is one sister, Mrs. D. W. Baker, Franklin; two brothers, Thomas Garrett of Franklin and John of McCook; one adopted brother, G. W., of Haxton, Colo; 24 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. As a girl she united with the Christian church, but later in life accepted the Mennonite faith and had lived a sincere and earnest christian life. While there is sorrow and grief in her passing there is also a comfort in the thought of the great reward that is her's. Funeral services were held in the Moline church north of Bloomington, Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, in charge of Rev. M. P. Zook, in the presence of a large assemblage of relatives and friends. Interment was in the Moline cemetery.
Obit: the following obituary, taken from the Brush (Colo) Tribune, was sent us by relatives: Funeral services were held Saturday, May 12, for Mrs. Ida T. Garrett. who passed away at her home in Munn's Addition, Thursday, May 10, 1934 in Brush Colorado. In spite of the fact that Mrs. Garrett had been seriously ill more than six months, her death came as a shock to her many friends in this community, where she has resided for the past forty years. Born in the State of Illinois, she came to Brush in 1894. In early life she became a member of the Congregational church. She is survived by two sons, Raleigh, an invalid at home; Elzie of Cimarron, N. M. one daughter Tessie Forrest of Brush; one stepson Leslie of Gary, Ind. and two step daughters, Mrs Mary Seierup of Loveland, Colo, and Mrs. Della Peacock, of Silver Creek, Nebr. One sister, Mrs. Nellie Plumb, who had cared for her during her long illness, also survives. Services were held in the Brittell Funeral home, with Rev. L. C. Dryden and Rev. A. E. Christiansen officiating. Mrs. C. P. Lamb and Mrs Lila Lary, accompanied by Miss Anna Belle Lamb sang. Pall bearers were Mike Heldman, C. J. Conner, Loren Bates, C. P. Lamb, Charles Eicher, and Dawson Hutchenson. Interment was in the Brush cemetery.
Obit: a telegram received here last Saturday brought the sad news that Morgan Garrett, of Brush Colorado had passed away. he is the oldest brother of Tom Garrett, Mrs. Dan Baker and Mrs. Tom Lynch, and would have been 72 years old in September. Mrs. Dan Baker and Tom Garrett took the train Sunday night for Brush, to attend the funeral on Monday. Interment took place at Brush. Franklin County Sentinel, Aug 25, 1917
Mrs. Dan Baker and T. J. Garrett have received word of the death of their sister-in-law, Mrs. Ida T. Garrett, widow of the late A. M. Garrett, she having died at her home in Brush Colo., Thursday of last week. Mr. and Mrs. Garrett were pioneer residents of Franklin. Mr. Garrett having been in the milling business here, and later in the meat market business. He came to Franklin in 1873, his wife having come later.
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