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07-Abram Dale Sr Garriott
Birth: 9 Mar 1872, near Leota, Scott Co, IN
Home: 1903 to Lawton, OK; 1915 to Colorado Springs, CO
Death: 21 Feb 1957, Colorado Springs, CO- age 84
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery
Occupation: Louisville Railway, Truck Produce, Grocery, Creamery
Father: Simeon Finley Garriott

Marriage: 1 Jun 1903, Louisville, Jefferson Co, KY: Bk 20/144
Spouse: Nettie Alice BRINKWORTH
Birth: 27 Sep 1880, near Milton, Trimble Co, KY
Death: 18 Jul 1958, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co, CO- age 77
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery
Occupation: School teacher
Education: Cross School Junior College; Louisville, KY public schools
Father: Joseph Septimus Brinkworth (1851-1911)
Mother: Sarah Emma Stewart (1858-1940)

     CHILDREN: Abram and Nettie had six children:
08----JOSEPH FINLEY GARRIOTT [b. 7 Sep 1905, Louisville, Jefferson Co, KY; d. 6 Apr 1988, San Francisco, CA- age 82, bur. Cypress Lawn Memorial Park], SSN: 557-10-0442/CA, was District Supervisor, Western Union Telegraph Company, m. Dorothy GEISMON [b. 24 Jul 1914, San Francisco, CA], daughter of Clarence J Geismon and Jeannette Taubert on 6 Jun 1936, San Francisco, CA, lived in San Francisco, CA in 1952, had two children:
     09----JOANN GARRIOTT [b. 13 Sep 1937, San Francisco, CA], M. ___ RONBERG; and
     09----WILLIS GEISMON GARRIOTT [b. 15 May 1945, San Francisco, CA; d. 29 May 2019- age 74, cremated]; 22
08----EMMA FRANCES GARRIOTT [b. 6 Mar 1907, Louisville, Jefferson Co, KY; d. 29 Aug 1990, Bonel Good Samaritan Ctr, Greeley, CO- age 83, bur. Shrine of Rest Mausoleum], worked in Accounting Dept-Fort Carson, SSN: 522-46-9768/CO, m. Earl C Stuart ESTES [b. 8 Aug 1909, Elbert, Elbert Co, CO; d. 30 Jan 1998, Evans City, Weld Co, CO- age 88], SSN: 522-09-6354/CO, son of Minnie ___, lived in Craig, Moffat & El Paso Co, and Greeley, CO, had three children:
     09----EARL SHERLEY ESTES [b. Colorado Springs, El Paso Co, CO], lived in Carpenteria, Santa Barbara Co, CA in 1990;
     09----ALICE ESTES [b. in Colorado Springs, El Paso Co, CO, m. Walter HEROD on 29 Apr 1950 at Craig, Moffat Co, CO], lived in Durango in 1990; and
     09----SALLY JEAN ESTES [b. in Colorado Springs, El Paso Co, CO], lived in Greeley, CO in 1993; 22
     Earl C [Stuart] Estes is the son of Minnie and Tracy Stuart. His mother second married ___ ESTES, and Earl took his stepfather's name.
08----AUGUSTUS SHERLEY GARRIOTT [b. 10 Nov 1908, Louisville, Jefferson Co, KY; d. 30 Aug 1952, Matheson, Elbert Co, CO- age 43, bur. Evergreen Cemetery (see obituary below)], in US Navy, WW2: 1944-45, a Rancher, Trucker, SSN: 521-22-2770/CO, m. Helen Marie MORRIS [b. 26 Mar 1913, Amherst, Phillips Co, CO; d. 1 Dec 1998, Colorado Springs, CO- age 85, bur. Evergreen Cemetery, a School Teacher, SSN: 512-62-9993/CO, daughter of William Evans MORRIS and Marie Louise UTARD on 15 Sep 1937, Edgewater?, CO, lived in Colorado Springs, El Paso Co, CO, had three children;
08----ABRAM DALE JR GARRIOTT [b. 9 Apr 1913, Louisville, Jefferson Co, KY; d. 5 Apr 1971, Colorado Springs, CO- age 57, bur. Ft Logan National Cemetery, Denver Co, CO], SSN: 715-07-7209/RR, lived in Thompson?, NE, m. Grace CRAIG [b. Reynolds, Jefferson Co, NE], SSN: 715-07-7209/RR, on 4 Mar 1945, Camp Carson, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co, CO, lived in Reynolds, Jefferson Co, NE;
08----JOHN ARNOLD GARRIOTT [b. 21 Apr 1915, Louisville, Jefferson Co, KY; d. 27 Jan 1982, Titusville, FL- age 66, bur. Eastpointe, Macomb Co, MI], SSN: 556-01-9743/CA, m. Katherine Faith MORTON [b.15 Feb 1918, Detroit, Wayne Co, MI], the daughter of Henry F MORTON and Marguerite ___, lived in Detroit, Wayne Co, MI, had six children;
     Katherine was previously married to ___ ENGER, had son:
08----CHARLES FULTON GARRIOTT [b. 4 Nov 1921, Manitou Springs, El Paso Co, CO; d. 13 Jun 1999, Nine Mile Falls, Spokane Co, WA- age 77, bur. Spokane Memorial Gardens], a Carnation Ice cream maker, SSN: 522-34-8335/CO, m. Ruth Geneva WAGNILD [b. 1 Sep 1920, Outlook, Sheridan Co, MT], daughter of Peter WAGNILD, on 5 Jan 1946, Norwegian Lutheran Church, San Francisco, CA, lived in Spokane, Spokane Co, WA, had two children.

     CENSUS:
     1910 Louisville Ward 12, Jefferson Co, KY census: has (all but Abe b. KY) Abe D Garriott 38, b. IN, Foreman-Railway; Nettie Garriott 29 (3 children-3 living); Finely J Garriott 4; Frances Garriott 3; and Shirely Garriott 1-5/12.
     1920 Manitou Twp, El Paso Co, CO census: has (all but Abram b. KY) Abram D Garriott 47, b. IN, Dealer-Dairy Products; Nettie Garriott 39; Finley J Garriott 14; Emma Garriott 12; Sherley A Garriott 11; AD Garriott 6; and John Garriott 4-8/12.
     1930 Matheson, Elbert Co, CO census: has (all but Abram b. KY) Abram D Garriott 58, b. IN, Groceryn Store-Proprietor; Nettie A Garriott 50; Shirley A Garriott 21, Grocery Store-Clerk; Abram D Garriott 17; John A Garriott 15; and Charles F Garriott 8.
     1940 Matheson, Elbert Co, CO census: has Abram D Garriott 68, b. IN, Cream Buyer-JXL Station?; Nettie A Garriott 59, b. KY; John A Garriott 24, b. KY, Chaueffer-Truck Driver; and Charles F Garriott 18, B CO.

     BIOGRAPHY: 45 Due to health problems, Abram Dale Garriott moved from Louisville, Kentucky to Colorado Springs in 1915. He joined a brother, Charles, already a resident of Colorado Springs for a number of years. In 1916 Mrs Garriott journeyed to Colorado Springs by train along with their five children to join her husband. Being short on money, Mrs Garriott had packed lunches to sustain them on their trip, which took three days. Upon their arrival Ella, Charles' wife, prepared a lunch of pancakes. There are all kinds of tales as to how many the children ate, not having had any hot food since leaving Kentucky. Their son, Sherley, is reported to have eaten seventeen. Later the Garriott family moved to Manitou Springs, where another son was born in 1921. In 1923 the Garriott family moved to the Matheson community. Garriott was in the grocery business and later engaged in the truck produce business. Mr and Mrs Garriott also operated a creamery for many years in Matheson.

     1957 OBITUARY: Abram Dale Garriott, the son of Simeon "Finley" Garriott and Sarah May Rayhill, was born March 9, 1873 in Leota, Scott County, Indiana. His father, also an Indiana native, died when Abram was only six years of age. His mother remarried seven years later to James Fleenor. Abram attended public schools in Indiana and in 1898 went to Louisville to work for the Louisville Railway Co. On Jun 1, 1903 he was married there to Nettie Alice Brinkworth. In 1903 they settled in Lawton, Oklahoma, having gone there to attend the land opening. Sixteen months later they returned to Louisville, remaining there until the move to Colorado. During this time in Louisville he again associated with the Louisville railway. He became superintendent of the second, fourth, and sixth lines. Mr Garriott was quite active in lodge work here in Colorado, being a member of the El Paso Lodge No. 13, AF & AM. He was the first Master of the Ramah Lodge. He was also affiliated with the Modern Wordmen. Abram passed away in Colorado Springs on February 21, 1957 and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery.


     2019 OBITUARY: Willis Garriott. A much-loved husband, father, grandfather, and friend too many, Willis Geisman Garriott, 74, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 29 2019 in San Francisco. Willis was born on May 15, 1945. He was a proud San Francisco native and a life-long Bay Area resident. Willis was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Dorothy Garriott, and his sister, JoAnn Ronberg. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Stanlee Garriott, daughters Lisa Nevin, and husband Mike of Petaluma; and Victoria Brunworth, and husband Mark of Maryland; four grandsons, Jacob Willis and Jack Michael Nevin, and Alex August and    Luke Nicholas Brunworth; and sister-in-law Toni DeBardeleben.
     Willis graduated from Lincoln High School in San Francisco. He proudly served his country in the United States MarinE Corps as a Reservist until joining the San Francisco Police Department 106th Academy class in June of 1967. He thrived during his 29 years in the SFPD as it proved to be a fulfilling and exciting career. He rose to the rank of Captain and worked in most of the city's district stations, ending his career as Captain of the Solo Division. Willis is a true legend in the police department. He was well known to be tough as Hell, but it was his friendly demeanor that endeared him to those he led.
     Willis was larger than life and lived life to the fullest. When he wasn't working on the streets of San Francisco, he owned racehorses, retained a furniture store, and engaged in several other entrepreneurial endeavors. He was an avid fisherman, had an extraordinary green thumb, and enjoyed dredging for gold.
     Nobody loved holiday celebrations more than Willis! He enjoyed lighting off illegal fireworks with family and friends on the 4th of July, filling Easter eggs with $100 bills, and delighted in decorating his homes with the biggest, brightest, and loudest Christmas decorations. He was more than happy to stand in for the Easter Bunny on Easter, Uncle Sam on the 4th of July, and Santa Claus on Christmas. Willis was generous to a fault and will be missed by many for years to come.
     Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, July 10 at the Chapel of Our Lady at the Presidio, 45 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco, at noon, followed by a reception at the Officer's Club, Ortega Ball Room, 50 Moraga Avenue. Willis's ashes will be scattered at sea on a later date.
[Published in San Francisco Chronicle on June 28, 2019]

     BIOGRAPHY: Abram's wife, Nettie Alice Brinkworth, the daughter of Joseph Septimus Brinkworth and Sarah Emma Stewart, was born September 27, 1880 in Kentucky. She was educated in the public schools of Louisville and attended Junior College at Cross School. She taught until her marriage. She also taught one term in Hastings, Oklahoma. In Matheson she was president of the Ladies Aid for many years, superintendent of the Sunday School, an officer in the Missionary Society and Parent-Teacher Association. She passed away July 18, 1958 in Colorado Springs.
     Their children were all born in Louisville, with the exception of their youngest son, who was born in Manitou. These children were: Joseph Finley, now a resident of San Francisco, CA; Emma Frances, now Mrs Emma Estes of Greeley, CO; Augustus "Sherley" who died in Matheson August 30, 1953; Abram Dale, who died in Colorado Springs April 5, 1971; John Arnold, who died in Titusville, Florida January 27, 1982; and Charles Fulton, now a resident of Spokane, Washington.
     Augustus "Sherley," next to the eldest son of Abram and Nettie, was born November 10, 1908. He lived nearly 25 years of his life in Matheson. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW2 during 1944 and 1945. He worked as a rancher and trucker. He married the girl next door, Helen Marie Morris. They married September 15, 1937 in Edgewater, CO. Most of their married life was spent in Matheson.

[by Rick Croft] 45


     NSSAR: 9 Joseph Finley Garriott lived in San Francisco, California and was accepted for membership into the National Society of Sons of the American Revolution, National # 77558, on service of Ambrose [the Elder] Garriott through his son Simeon.

     1952 OBITUARY: Augustus Sherley died from an accidental gunshot wound, inflicted when a screen door slammed against his gun as he entered the kitchen of his home three miles east of Matheson, Colorado. The family returned home to find the body. He was a well-known trucker and rancher and member of the Masonic Lodge # 165, Remah, CO. 22

     1977 OBITUARY: Memorial service for Charles F "Charlie" Garriott, 77, will be at 11 am today at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Private burial will be at Spokane Memorial Gardens. Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-North is in charge of arrangements. Mr Garriott, who was born in Colorado Springs, died Sunday. He graduated from Simla High School in Colorado Springs in 1940 and served in the Navy during World War II. He worked for the IXL Creamery in Colorado Springs before moving to Spokane in 1951. He later worked as an ice cream maker at Carnation Co. He retired in 1984. Mr Garriott was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, the Masonic Lodge,the Eagles, Spokane Square Dancers and the Pinochle Club. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Ruth; a son, Marvin Garriott, and a daughter, Yvonne Yosseif, both of Chicago; and two granddaughters. Memorial contributions may be made to prince of Peace Lutheran Church.

[Spokesman Review Newspaper, 18 Jun 1999]