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07-Charles Finley Garriott
Birth: 7 Apr 1879, Little York, Wash Co, IN
Death: 6 Apr 1950, VA Hospital, Sheridan Co, WY- age 70
Home: Colorado Springs, CO
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery
Military: US Army, Spanish/American War: Sgt, Co. I, 30th Regt, Infantry Volunteers
Occupation: Salesman-Drug Store, Tourist Car Operator

Father: Simeon Finley Garriott

Marriage: 11 Nov 1905, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co, CO: Bk 372/312
Spouse: Ella MAGEE    
Birth: 9 Mar 1881, Fountain, El Paso Co, CO
Death: Oct 1961
Burial: 7 Oct 1961, Evergreen Cemetery- age 80
Father: Robert H Magee
Mother: Sadie E ___    
(a Robert H Magee (1854-1913) and Sarah E Magee (1858-1942) were buried in Evergreen Cemetery)

     CHILDREN: Charles and Ella had a son:
08----ROBERT FINLEY GARRIOTT [b. 1 May 1915, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co, CO;  d. 27 Oct 2002, El Paso Co, CO- age 87, bur. Evergreen Cemetery], SSN: 522-09-3730/CO, was in US Army, World War 2: Technical Sgt, 1941-45, m.
Angie Joan ROMANO [b. 19 Mar 1914; d. 21 Nov 2006, El Paso Co, CO- age 92, bur. Evergreen Cemetery], SSN: 523-26-4927/CO, on 5 Dec 1947, Raton, Colfax Co, NM, had two children:
     09----PAMELA ANN GARRIOTT; 22
Angie had two daughters from a previous marriage:
     09----MARY LEE MARCHETTI [b. 5 Jul 1938].
     Robert Finley served as staff supervisor for the American National Insurance Company from 1946. 22

     1920 Colorado Springs, El Paso Co, CO census: has Charles Garriott 41, b. IN, Salesman-Drug Store; Ella Garriott 39, b. CO; and Robert F Garriott 4-3/12, b. CO.
     1930 Colorado Springs, El Paso Co, CO census: has Charles F Garriott 51, b. IN, Commercial Traveller-Cleaner Co; Ella M Garriott 49, b. CO; and Robert F Garriott 14, b. CO.
     1940 Oklahoma City/Co, OK census: has Chas F Garriet 60, b. IN; Ella Garriet 59, b. CO; Robert F Garriet 24, b. CO, Insurance Salesman-Life Insurance.

     BIOGRAPHY: Charles Finley Garriott, born only nine days after the death of his father, was a tourist car operator in Colorado Springs, El Paso Co, CO. He was a member of the United Brethren Church and of the Masonic and Shrine Lodge. 22

    MILITARY: 23 Charles enrolled at Denver, CO, on 27 Feb 1901 as a sergeant of Co. I, 30th Regiment, Infantry Volunteers, for a period of three years. He was described as: "born in Little York, IN, was 21 years 10 months old, 5'-8 1/2" high, w, dark complexion, blue 5 eyes, brown hair, and by occupation a clerk" [VA pension records]. He was honorably discharged at Ft Crook, NE, on 26 Feb 1904.

     PENSION: 23 Charles stated, in his claimant's affidavit for a disability pension, that: "We landed at Malahi Island about 1 Feb 1903. That Malahi Island is a body of land consisting of about 50 acres and surrounded by a body of water known as LaGuna De Bay; this bay was dead, motionless and stagnant water; full of leaves, decayed wood, and vegetable matter; it was badly discolored and had a yellow scum on it; all of the garbage from the Prison and Barracks was dumped in it; the prisoners and troops were allowed to bathe in it near the pipes from where the water was pumped for use; the water had a very bad odor and taste, both before and after being sterilized; this was the only water that could be had for drinking, cooking or any other purpose; this water was very unpalatable and nauseating to me and in the fore part of May 1903 I became puny and sick for about a week from the use of this impure water, the heat, and not being acclimated with Diar-rea and Dysentery.
     "At the expiration of the week I was so bad that I was placed in the Post Hospital where I remained for about two weeks during which time and the week before I went to the Hospital I was treated by Dr Ragan and Lowe; I was in the said hospital upon an average of from ten to fifteen days each month after I was taken sick until we left there and when not in Hospital I was on sick list at barracks taking medicine from these Doctor or the Hospital Steward.
    "On and from 14 Sep to Oct I was (in the) hospital and treated by Drs Lowe and Krebs, Dr Ragan having left there at that time; My subsequent sickness and treatment were as I have stated in my Declaration for Pension; during all that time I think I was treated for Diar-rhea and Dysentery, yet from my first sickness in May I was, and am now, afflicted with heart trouble; since coming to Lawton (OK) nearly two months ago I have been treating with Dr Knee for these difficulties and am now treated by him for same.......'
     In his declaration for invalid pension, Charles adds, "About 1 Nov 1903 we left Malachi Island for California and stopped about ten days at Marvalis, on Luzon Island." He stated he was sick during that time, during the month of travel to San Francisco, and for the two months after leaving San Francisco until he was discharged at Ft Crook, NE.
     He filed for disability shortly after discharge in April 1904 and received a partial pension [certificate 1.089.583] of $8/month. This was raised to $10 in 1912, $14 in 1916, and $17 in 1920. A request for increase from $17/month was not 'warranted by degree of disability.' In Mar 1930 Charles asked for an increase of his $25/month pension due to additional difficulties caused by an operation on his brain done at the Mayo Clinic.
     Charles spent nearly his entire life after the military in and out of [mostly VA] hospitals. His VA pension file chronicals a life of misery and the indifference of bureaucrats.

     1999 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.

[The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA)]

     2002 OBITUARY: (May 1, 1915 to October 27, 2002) Robert Finley Garriott was born in Colorado Springs to Charles F Garriott and Ella Magee. A life long Colorado native, Bob often rode along as a youth in his father's touring car, exploring all the beauty of the Pikes Peak region. Bob, became an avid fisherman and outdoorsman, often going back to those areas his father so loved.
     Bob joined the Army Air Corps in 1940, serving as a Technical Sergeant in the 14th Air Force, Chinese- American Composite Wing, Flying Tigers Squadron. Over his four years of duty, he was stationed in China during World War II, and earned several decorations and citations - including a Good Conduct Medal.
     Following the war, Bob met and married Angie Romano, raising their four children, Virginia Biggie and Mary Lee Rutt of Colorado Springs; Pamela Zimmerman of Denver; and Dr Robert C Garriott of San Rafael, CA. He was blessed with six grandchildren, Mark Rutt of Ft Collins; Cyndy Jones of Colorado Springs; Jennifer Peotter of Chesterfield, MA; Dr Jessica Biggie of East Falmouth, MA; Theodore A Biggie III of Dallas, TX; Luke Castanien of Gunnison; and nine great-grandchildren. Bob worked for many years as a very successful insurance salesman and, in 1976, retired as a supervisor after 18 years with the United States Postal Service.
     Bob loved the mountains, fishing, Colorado history, reading and conversations with friends and relatives. He was quite devoted to Angie, his loving wife of 55 years. We will all tremendously miss Bob.
     Services will be at Swan-Law Funeral Home, 501 Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, at 1:00 pm, with interment following at Evergreen Cemetery.

[The (Colorado Springs, CO) Gazette]

     2006 BIOGRAPHY: Angie Joan Garriott, 92, passed away peacefully in her sleep in Colorado Springs on November 21, 2006. The daughter of Italian immigrants, Angie lived a long and productive life. A Colorado Springs native, she loved her family and friends, cooking and her dogs. She has left a true legacy in her deeply loved children, grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
     Angie survived her first husband, Guido Marchetti, by 65 years and her second husband, Robert Garriott who preceded her in death in 2002. She is survived by her four children, Virginia (Theodore) Biggie; Mary Lee (Jerry) Hager both of Colorado Springs; Robert Garriott of San Francisco and Pamela Zimmerman of Denver. She also leaves behind a brother, Dom Romano and a sister, Londie Kidwell, both of Denver, Colorado. She has six grandchildren, Cynthia (Terry) Jones of Colorado Springs; Jennifer (Rus) Peotter of Chesterfield, MA; Jessica Biggie of Cape Cod, MA; Mark (Sandee) Rutt of Fort Collins; Theodore(Nathalie) Biggie of Austin, Texas and Luke Castanien of Denver.
     Visitation will be on Sunday, November 26th from 3 to 6 pm with a Rosary at 5 pm at the Swan-Law Funeral Home, 501 N Cascade, Colorado Springs. A Memorial Service at Corpus Christi Church, 2318 N Cascade at 11 am Monday, November 27th followed by the burial at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Canine Companions for Independence, 1045 W. Garden of the Gods Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80907 or Humane Society, 610 Abbott Lane Colo Sprgs, CO 80905 

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