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05-William Fletcher Garrett

Birth: 27 Apr 1842, Mooresville, Morgan Co, IN

Death: 20 Aug 1913, Portis, Osborne Co, KS- age 70

Burial: Garrett Cemetery

Military: US Civil War, 39th Regiment, 8th Cavalry, Co F, 1861-1864

Father: Silas Garrett


Marriage: 12 Mar 1865, Keokuk Co, IA

Spouse: Martha CROSS

Birth: 18 Mar 1844, Hamilton Co, IN

Death: 9 Jul 1900, Smith Co, KS- age 56

Burial: Garrett Cemetery 

Father: Eli Cross (1838-) 

Mother: Mariah Elizabeth Rowland (1839-)


     CHILDREN: William and Martha had 9 children:
06----WILLIAM JUSTIN GARRETT [b. 9 Jan 1869, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 6 Feb 1946, Keokuk Co, IA-age 77, bur. South English Cemetery], m. Clara Viola DILLON [b. 5 Oct 1872, IA; d. 13 Oct 1947, Keokuk Co, IA- age 75, bur. South English Cemetery], daughter of Charles Lewis Dillon (1852-1925) and Mary Bair (1850-1917), had 4 children:

     07----EVA O GARRETT [b. Sep 1894, IA]; (census)
     07----JAY VERNON GARRETT [b. 2 Mar 1893, KS; d. 27 Apr 1969, La Puente, Los Angeles Co, CA- age 76, bur. Rose Hills Memorial Park], m. Leora Gadis DeSHAZER [b. 15 Sep 1896, KS; d. 2 Sep 1956, Los Angeles Co, CA- age 57, bur. Rose Hills Memorial Park];
     07----ROE QUINTON GARRETT [b. 8 Jul 1894, Portis, Osborne Co, KS; d. 20 Dec 1969, Iowa City, Johnson Co, IA- age 75, bur. South English Cemetery], m. Cuma Louise NEILSON [b. 7 Apr 1902, Alta, Vista Co, IA; d. 12 Jan 1968, South English, Keokuk Co, IA- age 65, Bur. South English Cemetery], had 3 children:

          08----PANSY LAVONNE GARRETT [b. 4 Jun 1927, South English, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 19 Oct 2011, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co, IA- age 84, bur. Cedar Memorial Park], m. James M "Jim" HAMILTON [b. 25 Mar 1926, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co, IA; d. 23 Jan 2016, Linn Co, IA- age 89, bur. Cedar Memorial Park], son of William M Hamilton (1897-1983) and Grace Pansy Stolba (1895-1967), had daughter:

​               09----GERI LAVONNE HAMILTON [b. 7 Apr 1951, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co, IA; d. 29 Aug 2005, Marion, Linn Co, IA- age 54, bur. Cedar Memorial Park], m. ___ FELTZ;

          08----WANDA M GARRETT [b. 23 Sep 1929, South English, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 1 Apr 2018, Prairie du Chien, Crawford Co, WI- age 88, bur. Evergreen Cemetery], m. Jack Merritt LEAR [b. 9 Aug 1925, Muscatine Co, IA; d. 23 Jun 1992, Crawford Co, WI- age 66, bur. Evergreen Cemetery], son of Paul Lear (1899-1980) and Olive Bell (1899-1926);

          08----WILLIAM N GARRETT [b. 18 Nov 1937, South English, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 25 Nov 2017, Hiawatha, Linn Co, IA- age 80, cremated];​
     07----GLADYS HILDA GARRETT [b. May 1896, KS];
     07----LESTER JENNINGS GARRETT [b. 20 Mar 1898; d. 4 Jun 1972- age 74, bur. South English Cemetery], US Navy, WW1;
     07----GILES WINFRED GARRETT [b. Feb 1900, KS];
     07----MAE LEOTA GARRETT [b. about 1904, KS];
     07----PANSEY PEARL GARRETT [b. 14 May 1906; 7 Aug 1974- age 68, bur. South English Cemetery], m. Darvin C CAVE [b. 6 Feb 1907, Keota, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 6 Jul 1993, IL- age 86, bur. South English Cemetery], son of Clarence Cave and Edith Kurtz, in Aug 1927;
     07----DONALD SILVESTER GARRETT [b. 4 Mar 1908, Osborne Co, KS; d. 8 Jun 1999, Keokuk Co, KS- age 91, bur. North English Cemetery], Fifth Naval Dist, 8th Squd, 3rd Fleet US Navy, WW2, 1943-1945, Editor & Publisher, SSN: 485-18-2327/IA, m. Alta May SMITH [b. 30 Sep 1913; d. 25 Dec 2003- age 90, bur. North English Cemetery], SSN: 479-34-8636, daughter of Gene Wesley Smith and Tracie Van Aus??, on 15 Jul 1938, Keokuk Co, IA; and​
     07----LEWIS FLETCHER GARRETT [b. 16 Jan 1913, Clyde, Cloud Co, KS; d. 17 Feb 2002, SD- age 89, bur. Black Hills National Cemetery], Avn Cadet, US Army, WW2, 1936-1937 & 1941-1945;

06----SARAH ELIZABETH GARRETT [b. 12 Mar 1870, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 15 Jun 1908, Los Angeles Co, CA- age 38, bur. Forest Lawn Memorial Park-Glendale], m. Chester Colfax BROWN [b. 22 Aug 1869, Warren Co, IA; d. 21 Nov 1961, Riverside Co, CA- age 92, bur. San Jacinto Valley Cemetery], son of Thomas J Brown (1837-) and Margaret M Burgess (1842-1891), in 1892, had 3 daughters:

     07----INEZ BROWN [b. 5 Dec 1896, KS; d. 17 Sep 1987, Faribault Co, MN- age 94, bur. Danville Cemetery], m. Charles Edson BRUCE [b. 5 Jan 1893, Cherokee Co, IA; d. 29 Jan 1990, Blue Earth Co, MN- age 97, bur. Danville Cemetery], son of George Alfred Bruce (1859-1941) and Emma C Danielson (1870-1963), had 3 children:

          08----WAYNE CURRIN BRUCE [b. 7 Nov 1921, Hemet, Riverside Co, CA; d. 8 Jul 2012- age 90], US Military 1942-1946, m. Florine Wright;

          08----CHRISTINA LORRAINE BRUCE [b. 3 Dec 1923; d. Unknown, bur. Danville Cemetery], m. ___ DUNN;

          08----EUNICE ELEANOR BRUCE [b. 5 Feb 1926, Riverside Co, CA];      

     07----LENA ERNESTINE BROWN [b. 21 Mar 1896, OK; d. 8 Jun 1987, Los Angeles Co, CA- age 93, bur. Rose Hills Memorial Park], m. Guy Byron SMALLEY [b. 25 Jul 1893, OK; d. 4 Dec 1967, Los Angeles Co, CA- age 74, bur. Rose Hills Memorial Park], had 2 children:

​          08----EUGENE BYRON SMALLEY [b. 11 Jul 1926, Los Angeles Co, CA; d. 25 Mar 2002- age 75], US Navy, 1944-1946, SSN: 572-30-9700/CA?, m. Gladys L DOERKSEN [b. about 1936] on 5 Feb 1955, Alameda, CA; and 

​          08----EVELYN M SMALLEY [b. about 1930, CA];​

     07----MARTHA MARGARET BROWN [b. 1 Nov 1901, OK; d. 30 Jun 1982, Riverside Co, CA- age 80, bur. Olivewood Cemetery], m. Roy Leo KARSTENS [b. 16 Sep 1898, Blue Earth Co, MN; d. 18 Jun 1978, Riverside Co, CA- age 79, bur. Olivewood Cemetery], had 4 children:

          08----ROY L JR KARSTENS [b. about 1928, CA];

          08----CRYSTAL COLLEEN KARSTENS [b. 30 Apr 1930, Riverside Co, CA; d. 24 Dec 2011, Riverside Co, CA- age 81], m. Clark D KANE [b. about 1938], on 28 Jul 1961, Riverside Co, CA, had 4 children:

               09----APRIL KANE, m. ___ MASCARO;

               09----MARGARET KANE, m. ___ BETANCOURT;

               09----SHARON KANE; and

               09----CAMERON KANE;

          08----DOROTHY MAE KARSTENS [b. 12 Sep 1932, Riverside Co, CA; d. 26 Jul 1996, Orange Co, CA- age 63], SSN: 568-42-7896/ CA, m. Granville W CLAUNCH; and

          08----SHIRLEY ELAINE KARSTENS [b. 1 Oct 1934, CA; d. 8 Nov 2001, Riverside Co, CA- age 67, bur. Riverside National Cemetery], m. Kenneth Robert CHASEY [b. 30 Dec 1931, NY; d. 24 Dec 1990, Riverside Co, CA- age 58, bur. Riverside National Cemetery], CMSGT, US Air Force;

     Chester 2nd m. Clara A RICHMOND [b. 1877; d. 1964, bur. San Jacinto Valley Cemetery] on 29 Sep 1920, Los Angeles Co, CA.

06----EDNA MARCELLA GARRETT [b. 15 Jul 1876, Smith Co, KS; d. 22 Jun 1879, Smith Co, KS- age 3, bur. Garrett Cemetery, Scarlet Fever];
06----IDA CLEMENTINE GARRETT [b. 19 Mar 1878, Smith Co, KS; d. Nov 1968, Portis, Osborne Co, KS- age 90, bur. Garrett Cemetery], m. Joseph Sheridan LEE [b. Mar 1870, KS], had 7 children:

     07----KATIE LEANORE LEE [b. 10 Feb 1899, KS; d. 9 May 1983, KS- age 84, bur. Franklin Cemetery];

     07----FLORENCE VIOLA LEE [b. 23 Oct 1900, Osborne Co, KS; d. 7 Dec 1985, Osborne Co, KS- age 85, bur. Garrett Cemetery], SSN: 514-07-6784/KS, m. Eugene SHEPHERD [b. 14 Dec 1906, Claremont, Brown Co, SD; d. Dec 1985, Portis, Osborne Co, KS- age 79, bur. Garrett Cemetery], SSN: 509-01-2031/KS;

     07----CHARLES WELDON LEE [b. about 1902, KS];

     07----IVA MAE LEE [b. about 1905, KS], m. ___ EUSTACE;

     07----ROYAL SHERIDAN LEE [b. about 1913, KS];

     07----DOROTHY IRENE LEE [b. 7 Sep 1919, Osborne Co, KS; d. 20 Jun 2010, Lane Co, OR- age 90, bur. Mountain View Cemetery], m. George Edward STAALDUINE; and

     07----RICHARD KENT LEE [b. about 1922, KS];
06----SHERWOOD MANFIELD GARRETT; and
06----VIOLET KATIE GARRETT.

     CENSUS:

     1900 Cleveland Twp, Dewey Co, OK census: has Chester C Brown 30, b. IA, Farmer; Sarah E Brown 30, b. IA (3 children-3 living); Inez Brown 7, b. KS; Amy Brown 5, b. KS; and Lena Brown 4, b. OK.

​     1910 Diamond Twp, Riverside Co, CA census: has Chester C Brown 40, b. IA, Farmer-General Farm (Widow); Inez G Brown 17, b. KS; Lena S Brown 14, b. OK; Martha M Brown 9, b. OK.   

     1910 Osborne Ward 1, Osborne Co, KS census: has (all but Joseph b. KS) Joseph S Lee 40, b. IA, Machinist-Garage; Ida C Lee 32 (5 children-4 living); Leanor K Lee 11; Florence V Lee 9; Charlie W Lee 8; and Ivy N Lee 4.

     1920 Hemet Twp, Riverside Co, CA census: has Chester C Brown 50, b. IA, Pruner-Orchard (Widow); Amy D Brown 25, b. KS; and Martha M Brown 19, b. OK.

     1920 Bethany, Osborne Co, KS census: has (all but Joseph b. KS) Joseph S Lee 49, b. IA, Hardware-Own Store; Ida C Lee 41; Leanor Lee 20, Teacher-Common School; Florence Lee 19; Char?Y Lee 17; Iva Lee 14; Royal Lee 7; and Dorotha Lee 0.

     1930 Hemet Twp, Riverside Co, CA census: has Chester C Brown 60, b. KS, Farmer-Fruit Farm; and Clara R Brown 52, b. IA.

     1930 Riverside, Riverside Co, CA census: has Roy L Karstens 30, b. MN, Assemblyman-Power Co; Martha Karstens 29, b. OK; Roy L Karstens 2, b. CA.

     1930 Portis, Osborne Co, KS census: has (all but Joe b. KS) Joe S Lee 60, b. IA; Ida Lee 52; Leanore Lee 30, Postmistress; Florence Lee 29, Clerk-Post Office; Charles Lee 28, Grocer-Own Store; Iva Lee 25, Clerk-Grocery Store; Royal Lee 18, Clerk-Grocery Store; Dorothy Lee 10; and Richard Lee 8.

     1940 Pilot Twp, Cherokee Co, IA census: has (all but parents b. CA) Charles E Bruce 47, b. IA, Farmer-Farming; Inez G Bruce 47, b. KS; Wayne C Bruce 18; Christina L Bruce 16; Eunice E Bruce 14; and Kenneth A Wickensheirn 12 (Nephew).

     1940 Hemet, Riverside Co, CA census: has (both b. IA) Chester C Brown 70, Rancher-Owned; and Clara R Brown 62

     1940 San Gabriel, Los Angeles Co, CA census: has Guy B Smalley 45, b. OK, Repaiman-Utility Co; Lena E Smalley 43, b. OK; Eugene B Smalley 13, b. CA; and Evelyn M Smalley 10, b. CA.    ​

     1940 Riverside, Riverside Co, CA census: has (all but parents b. CA) Roy L Karstens 41, b. MN, Machine Assembly Shop-Electrical Corp; Martha B Karstens 39, b. OK; Roy L Karstens 12; Crystal C Karstens 9; Dorothy M Karstens 7; Shirley E Karstens 5.

     1940 Portis, Osborne Co, KS census: has (all but Joe b. KS) ​Joe S Lee 70, b. IA, Farmer; Ida C Lee 62; K Leonar Lee 40, Stenographer- Sail C--- Office; Royal S Lee 27, Professitor-Meat Market; Dorothy J Lee 20, Operator-Telephone Co; and Richard N Lee 18, Laborer-Meat Packing Plant.


     1946 OBITUARY: William was the son of William Fletcher and Martha Cross Garrett. He married Clara Viola Dillon on March 6, 1892. They were the parents of 9 children that I am aware of; Jay Vernon, Roe Quinton, Gladys Hilda, Lester Jennings, Giles Winfred, Mae Leota, Pansy Pearl, Donald Sylvester and Lewis Fletcher. The 1900 Federal Census lists his occupation as farmer.

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     1947 OBITUARY: Clara was the daughter of Charles Lewis Dillon (1852-1925) and Mary Bair Dillon (1850-1917). She married William Justin Garrett on March 6, 1892. They were the parents of 9 children that I am aware of; Jay Vernon, Roe Quinton, Gladys Hilda, Lester Jennings, Giles Winfred, Mae Leota, Pansy Pearl, Donald Sylvester and Lewis Fletcher.

​[findagrave.com & Dawn Albrecht]


     2017 OBITUARY: William N Garrett, 80, of Marion died Saturday November 25, 2017 at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha. Per Bill’s request there will be no visitation or service. Iowa Cremation is in charge of arrangements.
     Survivors include his wife Carol; two daughters Patricia (Dave) Leininger of Waterloo and Sheryl Garrett of North Liberty, two sisters Shirley Morgan of Clarinda, Wanda Lear of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin and a brother Richard (Ann) of South English. He is also survived by two grandchildren Kyle and Sara Leininger both of Waterloo. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Lavonne Hamilton. Bill was born on November 18, 1937 in South English the son of Roe and Cuma Nielson Garrett. Bill married Carol K Parks on June 21, 1964 in La Porte City.
     He was a test technician at Rockwell for over 40 years retiring in 1995. Bill proudly served in the Air Force and enjoyed fishing in Hayward, Wisconsin, watching the St Louis Cardinals and working crossword puzzles. He will be remembered for the love he had for his children, grandchildren and how proud he was of them. “The family would like to thank the staff at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy for the wonderful care given to Bill.” Iowa Cremation.

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     2018 OBITUARY: Wanda Lear, 88, of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, died Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin with her family by her side. Wanda was born September 23, 1929 to Roe and Cuma (Nielsen) Garrett in South English, Iowa. She graduated as Valedictorian in her senior class. Wanda was united in marriage with Jack Lear in 1957. One son Murray was born to this union. Wanda worked as the church secretary for twenty two years and continued to volunteer at the Gunderson Health Clinic and the church after retirement. She enjoyed doing puzzles, watching sports, meeting her friends for coffee/lunch and going on trips. Wanda was known to be kind and caring.
     Wanda is survived by her son, Murray (Roberta) Lear of Praire du Chien, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Rylie, Reaghan and Garrett Lear all of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin; and her siblings, Dick (Ann) Garrett and Shirley (Bill) Morgan. Wanda was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Lear in 1992; her parents, Roe and Cuma Garrett; a sister, LaVonne Hamilton; and a brother, Bill Garrett.
     Visitation will be from 3-7 pm on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. There will also be a one hour visitation before services at the church on Monday. Funeral Service will be at 11:00 am on Monday, April 9, 2018 at United Methodist Church, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin with Rev. Barb Cook as the officiant. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin is helping the family with arrangements.

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