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07-Perry Elmer Garriott
Birth: 12 Apr 1894, Jasper Co, IN (no record)
Home: rural Benton Co, IN
Death: 7 Jul 1949, St Elizabeth's Hospital, Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co, IN- age 55
Burial: 10 Jul 1949, Weston Cemetery: Bk 3/89
Military: US Army, WW1: France: Corp, Battery A, 81st Field Artillery, 1917-19
Father: Albert Monroe Garriott
[DG photos, Iva Fern Blankenship below right, Perry Elmer Garriott right]
[DG photo, Perry and Iva wedding]
Marriage: 24 Mar 1922, Michigan City, LaPorte Co, IN, by Allen J Snook, JP
(this record was on page 500 of a 500 page record book --about 3 inches thick,
the actual page-- after 80 years of use-- was missing, although this couple
was still listed in the index)
Spouse: Iva Fern "Doll" BLANKENSHIP
Birth: 3 May 1903, Monon, White Co, IN [no record]
Home: Benton, Jasper, and Tippecanoe Co, IN
Death: 9 Sep 1993, Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co, IN- age 90
Burial: 13 Sep 1993, Weston Cemetery: Bk 3/89
Occupation: Housewife; SSN: 309-40-8540/IN
Education: Attended Indiana Academy, Cicero, IN-- 1919-21
Father: James Montague Blankenship (1872-1957)
Mother: Minnie Alice Huber (1877-1948)
(Iva is not listed on any 1920 census that can be found. She would have been
17 years old at the time and might have been at Cicero Boarding School)
[DG photo, Perry & Iva family, 1946]
CHILDREN: Perry and Iva had twelve children:
08----BETTY LEE GARRIOTT [b. 1922, listed below];
08----ELVIN MONROE "AUB" GARRIOTT [b.1924, listed below];
08----LULU BELLE "LU" GARRIOTT [b.1925, listed below];
08----DONALD EUGENE GARRIOTT [b. 2 Oct 1927, Benton County, IN: Bk H16/21],
a Long Haul Trucker, attended Freeland Park HS, class of 1945, 1950-52,
lived in CA & Washoe Co, NV; Donald [ER 55.031.374] was drafted into the army
during the Korean Conflict. He was a Private 1st Class, inducted 28 Sep 1950 in
Benton Co, IN and discharged 25 Sep 1952; Bk 4/58;
[DG photo-HS Basketball]
08----GERALD ARNOLD "JERRY" GARRIOTT [b. 1929, listed below];
08----JOANNA GARRIOTT [b. 1932, listed below];
08----MAX ALBERT GARRIOTT [b. 1934, listed below];
08----GORDON KEITH GARRIOTT [b. 1935, Benton County, IN- no record; d.
1 Jun 1938, Benton County, IN- age 3, bur. 4 Jun 1938, Weston Cemetery: Bk 3/89].
Gordon, as a three-year-old child, ran out into the road in front of the
farmhouse where the family lived in Benton County, IN. He was hit by a truck
driven by a teenage son of a neighbor and was killed. Perry was called from
the field and hustled Gordon to the hospital in Lafayette. Iva did artificial respiration
during the drive, but he died at the hospital.
[courtesy of Lulu Belle Garriott & website author]
[DG photo at left is Gordon Keith Garriott]
08----FRANKLIN DELANO GARRIOTT [b. 4 Jul 1937, Benton County, IN: Bk H20A/33;
d. 28 Nov 2008, Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co, IN- age 71], lived in Lafayette, Tippecanoe
Co, IN, an Accountant, graduated from Gilboa HS, Benton Co, IN, class of 1956,
served in the US Navy, Stationed at San Diego, CA;
08----JANICE ARLENE GARRIOTT [b. 1939, listed below];
08----DORIS ELAINE GARRIOTT [b. 1940, listed below]; and
1920 South 1/2 of Marion Twp, Jasper Co, IN census: has (all b. IN) Abert
M Garriott 69, Farmer-Gen Farm (could not read or write), Farmer; Phobe Garriott
66 (could not read or write); and Perry E Garriott 25, Working on Home Farm.
1930 Benton Co, IN census: has (all b. IN) Perry L Garriott 36, Farmer-Farm,
Veteran; Iva F Garriott 27; Betty L Garriott 7; Elvin M Garriott 6; Lullavelle Garriott 4;
Donald E Garriott 2; and Gerald A Garriott 3/12.
1940 Benton Co, IN census: has (all b. IN) Perry E Garriott 48, Farmer-Farm;
Iva (not Clua) F Garriott 36; Betty L Garriott 17; Elvin M Garriott 16; Lulubelle Garriott
14; Donald E Garriott 12; Gerald A Garriott 10; Joan Garriott 8; Max A Garriott 6;
Franklin D Garriott 2; Janice A Garriott 8/12.
BIOGRAPHY: Perry was born in Jasper County, IN. He rented and farmed near Pleasant Ridge in Jasper Co, IN. Later, about 1921, he was a sharecrop farmer [320 acres] west of Fowler, IN, in Benton County near Freeland Park. He also farmed 100 acres of his own land near Wadena, in Benton Co, IN. In 1948 he sold the 100 acres and purchased a 240-acre farm in Gilboa Township, Benton County, IN, south of Remington. He died the following year. His obituary states he was a former resident of Freeland Park, Indiana, and that he died at St Elizabeth's Hospital in Lafayette, Indiana where he had been for three weeks.
MILITARY: 23 Perry was a World War 1 veteran [US 2.376.872]. Prior to military service Perry worked in Cadillac, MI, for three months in the "Ruttle Room" of a foundry that cleaned and smoothed up castings. Prior to that he worked for his father on the farm in Jasper County, IN. He joined the army on 22 Sep 1917 at Columbus Barracks, OH, had basic training at Ft Sill, OK, and was shipped to France in November of 1918. The war ended during his voyage to France, and, in January 1919, he was shipped back to the United States and discharged February, 1919. After returning from the war, he married Iva Fern Blankenship of Jasper County, IN.
PENSION: 23 In June, 1931, Perry applied for a disability pension [C-1.809.322] claiming heart trouble. He had been treated at the base hospital at Ft Sill, OK, from 8-16 Oct 1918 for influenza and valvular heart disease. He was described as 160#, 72" tall, with brown hair, blue eyes, and ruddy complexion.
A service connection was initially denied for aortic insufficiency, mitral insufficiency, and chronic adhesive pericarditis not shown during service or at discharge. He was approved for a 50% disability [T- 1.285.577] on 13 Nov 1931 and received $18 a month. In 1936, his disability was increased to 60%. Just eight months prior to his death, his pension was increased to include up to three minor children.
1949 OBITUARY: Perry Garriott, a soldier of World War I, and member of a once well known family in Jasper County, died at St Elizabeth's Hospital in Lafayette at 8:20 o'clock Thursday morning. His death followed a protracted decline and three weeks of hospitalization. Death was due to heart complications.
The Garriott residence is south of Remington.
Mr Garriott was born in Jasper County April 12, 1894. He was a son of Albert Garriott and Phoebe (Perry) Garriott. He was reared on a farm and attended schools of this county. He entered the armed service shortly after the outbreak of war. Following his military service he returned to Jasper County and on March 24, 1922, he was married to Miss Iva Blankenship. The couple lived on a farm near Pleasant Ridge for a few years after which they established residence on a farm west of Fowler where they lived for 26 years, before going to the farm where he resided at the time of his death.
Surviving besides the widow are the following children: Mrs William Tabb of Martinsville, Elvin Garriott of Goodland, Mrs Lulabelle Cole of Lafayette, and Donald, Gerald, Joan, Max, Franklin, Janice, Doris and Douglas at home. Also surviving are the following brothers and sister, Roscoe of Judyville, Herbert of Mulberry, Mrs Everett Walker of Gary and John of Attica.
The funeral services will be held from WJ Wright Chapel at 3 o'clock, DST Sunday afternoon. The Rev Peter Heemstra of Shadeland will be in charge. Interment will be at the home south of Remington until time for the funeral.
[probably Lafayette Journal & Courier]
WIDOW'S PENSION: 23 At Perry's death in 1949, Iva applied for a widow's pension for herself and six minor children. She received this pension until her death in 1993.
BIOGRAPHY: Iva Blankenship's brother Clarence introduced her to his friend and neighbor, Perry Garriott. Iva attended the Indiana Academy in Cicero, Indiana. She was listed as a senior at Rensselaer High School in the 1922 yearbook but left, however, before graduation.