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Descendant of Simeon F "Sim" Garriott

07-Simeon Due Garriott
Birth: 6 Jan 1877, Leota, Scott Co, IN
Home: Oklahoma City, OK
Death: 1 Nov 1954, Oklahoma City/Co, OK: File 57-3055- age 77
Burial: McAlester, Pittsburg Co, OK
Occupation: Insurance Inspector [death cert] Merchant [adoption papers]
Father: Simeon Finley Garriott
[photo courtesy of findagrave.com & MillieBelle]

Marriage: 29 Sep 1896, Lesterville, Wash Co, IN: Bk L/116
Spouse: Eliza Grace "Gracie" BANTZ
or Grace Elizabeth "Bessie" BANTZ
Birth: 20 Jan 1879, Finley Twp, Scott Co, IN
Death: 12 Jan 1976, Colonial Gables Home, Fort Worth, TX- age 96
Burial: Fort Worth, Tarrant Co, TX
Occupation: SSN: 555-80-2450/CA as Grace Parsons
Father: John Milton Bantz (1832-1891)
Mother: Mary Elizabeth Lester (1852-1880)
     Eliza Grace second married Charles H PARSONS after her son Finley entered military service-- but prior to his death-- as he listed her name as Grace Parsons, mother, on his emergency forms.
[photo courtesy of Paul Garriott III]

    CHILDREN: Simeon Due and Eliza Grace had ten children:
08----FINLEY BANTZ GARRIOTT [b. 1 Jan 1899, Seymour, Jackson Co/Little York, Wash Co, IN; d. 12 Mar 1918- age 19, Ft Sam Houston, San Antonio, Bexar Co, TX, bur. Oak Hill Memorial Park], in the US Army, WW1: Private, Aviation Section, Signal Corps (see below);
[photo courtesy of findagrave.com & MillieBelle]
08----LELIA BESSIE GARRIOTT [b. 5 Oct 1900, Jefferson Co, KY; d. 26 Jun 2000, Ft Worth, Tarrant Co, TX- age 99], SSN: 461-09-2020/TX, m. W Bryan SANDERSON, lived in Ft Worth, Tarrant Co, TX;
[photo courtesy of Paul Garriott III]
08----SIMEON GEORGE GARRIOTT [b. 6 May 1902, KY; d. 28 Feb 1953, Los Angeles Co, CA- age 50], SSN:569-03-2427, a World War 1 veteran stationed in Boston, MA with the US Navy (unable to locate records), m. Lela America McDOWELL (1904-), daughter of Bradford C McDowell (1860-1902) and Margaret M Rucker (1862-1936), had two children:
     09----GRACE LELA GARRIOTT [b. 11 Nov 1920, Dallas Co, TX; d. 19 Jun 2000, Tioga, Grayson Co, TX- age 79, m. Weldon Dwight McDAVITT [b. 19 Oct 1916, KS; d. 21 Dec 1977, Dallas Co, TX- age 61], had 3 children; and
     09----SIMEON GEORGE GARRIOTT JR [b. 29 Aug 1924, Dallas, Dallas Co, TX; d. 15 Sep 2012, Aubrey, Denton Co, TX- age 88, bur. Tioga Cemetery], m. Mary Eloise JAMES [b. 16 Aug 1922, Upshur Co, TX; d. 12 May 2007, Aubrey, Denton Co, TX- age 85, bur. Tioga Cemetery], daughter of William Ennis James (1890-1957) and Annie Lilian Chaffin (1894-1982) on 23 Nov, 1955, lived in Dallas, Dallas Co, TX;
[photo left courtesy of Paul Garriott III]
[tombstone photo courtesy of findagrave.com & J Vogel]
     (a Simion George Garriott (29), m. Florence Davis (19) on 24 Mar 1928, Oklahoma Co, OK: Bk 60/426)
08----PAUL LEROY GARRIOTT [b. 1903, listed below];
08----MABEL GARRIOTT [b. 11 Nov 1905, KY; d. 2 Aug 1907- age almost 2, bur. McAlester, Pittsburgh Co, OK]; 
08----ELYSE GARRIOTT [b. 10 Apr 1907; OK; d. 7 Aug 1993, Los Angeles Co, CA- age 86], SSN: 573-28-7985/CA?, m. Harry MANN;
08----CHRISTINE GARRIOTT [b. 20 Nov 1908, McAlester, Pittsburg Co, OK; d. Feb 1996, Ft. Worth, Tarrant Co, TX- age 87, bur. Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum], SSN: 453-09-8382/TX, m. Hall WESTER [b. 20 Dec 1906; d. Jan 1985, Ft. Worth, Tarrant Co, TX- age 79, bur. Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum], SSN: 452-64-8274/TX, a dentist. They lived in Ft Worth, Tarrant Co, TX and, in 1953, adopted two children; 
[photo left courtesy of Paul Garriott III]
[tombstone photo courtesy of findagrave.com & Jeff Gragg]
      09----VICKIE WESTER [then about 12];
      09----JOE WESTER [then about 7];
08----MARCELLA LOUISE GARRIOTT/HILL [b. 1910, listed below];
08----CHARLES H GARRIOTT/DAVIS [b. 30 Apr 1912; d. 1 Jan 1973, Broward Co, FL- age 60, bur. Fairlawn Cemetery], SSN: 443-14-4924/OK, m. Glinna Fay COLWICK [b. 19 Mar 1914, Cranfills Gap, Bosque Co, TX, d. 18 Jul 2006, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Co, CA- age 58], daughter of Ovee Colwick (1881-) and Minnie Lee White (1889-) on 30 Mar 1935, Oklahoma Co, OK, lived in Durant, Bryan Co, OK, had three children:
[picture courtesy of findagrave.com & Mike Casey]
     09----CHARLES JR DAVIS;
     09----ANDREW DAVIS;
     09----BRUCE DAVIS;
     Charles was adopted on 5 Jul 1917 by Mr & Mrs Henry O Davis of Oklahoma City/Co, OK.
08----MARTHA ELIZABETH GARRIOTT/MOORE [b. 8 May 1915, OK; d. 22 Sep 2011- age 96], lived in Kansas City, Jackson City, MO, m. Jack N SHOLER [b. 16 Oct 1919; d. Mar 1982, Santa Clara Co, CA- age 62], an Airline Mechanic, SSN:447-09-1498/OK, he the son of William N Sholer and Myrtle E Sholer, had two sons.
     Martha was adopted by Alva Glenn and Cora Ethridge Moore of Oklahoma City/Co, OK, when she was six months old. She married Jack SHOLER, a mechanic for TWA, lived in Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO.

     CENSUS:
     1900 Jefferson Co, KY census: has Simeon Garriott 23, b. IN, Motorman; Grace Garriott 21, b. IN; and Bantz Garriott 1, b. IN.
     1910 Cochise Co, AZ census: has Simion D Garriott 34, b. IN, Manager-Hide House; Grace E Garriott 32, b. IN; Banz Garriott 11, b. IN; Bessie Garriott 9, b. KY; Simion Garriott 8, b. KY; Paul Garriott 6, b. KY; Elise Garriott 3, b. OK; and Christine Garriott 1/12, b. OK.
     1930 Oklahoma City/Co, OK census: has Simeon Garriott 53, b. IN, Asst Supt-Insurance; and Ada Garriott 32, b. MO, Dept Head-Retail Dept Store.
    1940 Oklahoma City/Co, OK census: has SD Garriott 63, b. IN, Inspector-Insurance Life; and Ada M Garriott 42, b. MO, Dept Manager-Retail Dept St.
     1940 Oklahoma City/Co, TX census: has Charles K Davis 27, b. CO, Commission Agent-Mid Continental Oil Co; Glynna Fay Davis 26, b. TX; Charles K Davis 4, b. OK; and John O Davis 3/12, b. OK.

    1917 ADOPTIONS: The three youngest children, Marcella, Charles and Martha, were given up for adoption by their parents, Simeon Due and Eliza Grace Bantz Garriott. No reason was given for the adoptions.

     1955 AFFIDAVIT: I, Simeon Dhu Garriott, living at 516 West Bijou, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado was born January 6, 1877 in Leota, Scott County, Indiana. The son of Simeon Finley Garriott born on April 2, 1843, Little York, Indiana and his wife, Sarah M Rayhill.  My father died at Leota, Scott County, Indiana on march 31, 1879. He was the son of William Dhu Garriott, and his first wife, Catharine (Finley) Garriott who died in 1855 as stated on her gravestone in the Mt Hebron cemetery, near Little York, Indiana.  My grandmother, Catherine (Finley) Garriott had two brothers, Harrison Finley and Wesley Finley. As a child I have visited many times in the home of "Uncle Wes Finley" who lived on a farm near Leota, Scott County, Indiana. My mother lived with her people after the death of my father, near Little York and she often took my brothers Abram Dale Garriott and Charles Finley Garriott, and me to visit our relatives, among them "Uncle Wes Finley", the brother of my paternal grandmother. My mother married as her second husband, James Fleenor, April 4, 1886 in Scott County, Indiana. My father, Simeon Finley Garriott was known as "Finley" Garriott and was named for his mothers surname as well as his grandfather, Simeon Garriott, son of Ambrose.
     Subscribed and sworn to by Simeon Dhu Garriott before me at Colorado Springs, El Paso County, CO, this 29 Sep 1953. Simeon Dhu Garriott
     El Paso County, State of Colorado, (State Seal) Nelson A Byer, Notary Public, Comm expires 2/26/1955

[provided by ancestry.com from files of Ruth Thayer Ravenscroft]

     PENSION:23 Simeon applied for a pension in February, 1951, based on his son, Finley's, military service and death. He was awarded a pension [XC 9.210] along with his ex-wife. Simeon moved to Colorado Springs, CO, in 1954. He was at the Korthaus Rest Home, Oklahoma City, OK, at the time of his death.

     PENSION:23 Eliza Grace Bantz Parsons filed for, and received, insurance benefits from the US Army, and for pension benefits as a dependent mother [certificate C-9210] of Finley Bantz Garriott. In her claim for benefits she stated she was widowed prior to her marriage to Parsons.
     Grace lived in Oklahoma City at the time of her son's death. In April 1918 she moved to Cromwell [or Syracuse], IN, with four of her children; Bessie 18, Paul 14, Elise 11, and Christine 9. Her son S G was in the US Navy in Boston, MA. She returned to Oklahoma City in 1919. In 1936 she moved to Inglewood, CA, then to Rosemont, CA, in 1947.

    FATHER'S PENSION:23 John M Bantz, Sargent, Co. K, 12 IN Infantry Volunteers, enlisted 22 Apr 1861 at Vernon, IN, for one year. He was discharged at expiration of service on 19 May 1862, Washington, DC [re: John M Dixon, 2nd Lt, Paris, IN]. He, claiming deafness, applied for, and received, a pension [certificate 351.059], commencing 16 Dec 1891, ending 19 Jan 1895. He left three children under 16 at his death: Otto (b. 11 Jul 1876); Asbury [b. 20 Nov 1877]; and Gracie (b. 20 Jan 1880). In 1885 he was employed in the saddle and harness shop. He was a harness-maker and lived in Crothersville, Jackson Co, IN, at the time of his death (in 1895).

     MILITARY:23 Finley Bantz Garriott enlisted on 5 Jan 1918, in Oklahoma City, OK, [US 1.080.749]. A direct service connection was established for his disability incurred during service, and diagnosed as "empyema." He died two months later from pneumonia at Ft Sam Houston, San Antonio, Bexar Co, TX.

     PENSION: 23 Finley's father, Simeon applied for in February 1951, and received, a pension based on Finley's military service [certificate XC 9210]. Finley's remarried mother, Grace Parsons, applied for and received a pension based on Finley's service in the army [certificate C 9210].

     1954 OBITUARY: Services for SD Garriot, 77, of 919-1/2 NW 12, will be at 10 am Thursday in the Smith & Kernka funeral chapel, with burial in McAlester. He died of a cerebral hemorrhage Monday in a local rest home. (last name was consistently misspelled)
     Garriot joined the Home State Life Insurance Co here the year it was organized and worked there until his retirement in 1944. He had been an agent and later an inspector of agents and work supervisor across the state. A native of Indiana, he had been a city resident since 1912.
     Survivors include three daughters, Mrs Hall B Wester, and Mrs WB Sanderson, both of Fort Worth; and Mrs Harry B, El Monte, CA; one son, Paul Garriot, 2416 NW 19; one brother, AD Garriot, Colorado Springs, CO; a half-brother, Hugh Fleenor, Marion, IN; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
[probably The Oklahoman] 

     1973 OBITUARY: George S Garriott, 88, of Collinsville passed away on September 15, 2012. He was born in Dallas on August 29, 1924. Visitation will be at Slay Memorial Funeral Center located at 400 U.S. 377 in Aubrey, TX 76227 from 4-6 pm on Sunday, September 16. Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, September 17 at Midway Baptist Church in Aubrey with burial to follow at Tioga Cemetery. He was a World War II veteran of three years. George was a member of the Hella Temple Shrine and Masonry for 60 years. He served as the Vice President and Director of Operations at Falstaff Beer Distributorship for 10 years. He served in the beer industry for over 40 years. George worked at the State Fair of Texas in some capacity since the age of 13. He was a 14 year employee of Southwestern Bell. George was a member for over 25 years at the American Legion Post #550 where he also served as Post Commander for two years. Preceded in death by his parents Simion and Lela McDowell Garriott; and sister Grace Lela McDavitt. George married Eloise James on November 23, 1955 in Dallas, and she preceded him in death. George is survived by his son Robert and wife Linda Garriott; three grandchildren, Robert William Garriott Jr, Erin Marie Garriott, Jared Simion Ray Garriott, and one great-grandchild Carson Ray Garriott all of Collinsville, TX. Services under the direction of Slay Memorial Funeral Center.
[Published in Dallas Morning News on September 16, 2012, via Paul Garriott]

     2011 OBITUARY: Martha Elizabeth Moore Sholer, May 8, 1915 - Sept. 22, 2011, a 54-year resident of San Jose, died September 22, age 96. Born in Oklahoma, Martha graduated from William Woods College in 1934, and was wife and mother in Missouri and California. She was preceded in death by husband Jack and is survived by sons Michael (Carol) Sholer of Glendale, CA and James (Susan) Sholer of Morgan Hill, CA; four grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Martha worked for the FBI, Cupertino School District, and Western Contract Furnishers. She volunteered for many years at Central Christian Church and San Jose Bible College (now William Jessup University). Memorial service at Central Christian Church, 2555 Meridian Ave, San Jose, Sat Nov. 5 at 2:00 pm.
[San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on October 30, 2011]

     2012 OBITUARY: George S Garriott 88, of Collinsville passed away on 15 Sep 2012. He was born in Dallas on 29 Aug 1924. Visitation will be at Slay Memorial Funeral Center located at 400 US 377 in Aubrey, TX 76227 from 4-6 pm on Sunday, 16 Sep. Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, 17 Sep at Midway Baptist Church in Aubrey with burial to follow at Tioga Cemetery. He was a World War II veteran of three years. George was a member of the Hella Temple Shrine and Masonry for 60 years. He served as the Vice President and Director of Operations at Falstaff Beer Distributorship for 10 years. He served in the beer industry for over 40 years. George worked at the State Fair of Texas in some capacity since the age of 13. He was a 14 year employee of Southwestern Bell. George was a member for over 25 years at the American Legion Post #550 where he also served as Post Commander for two years.
     Preceded in death by his parents Simion and Lela McDowell Garriott; and sister Grace Lela McDavitt. George married Eloise James on November 23, 1955 in Dallas, and she preceded him in death. George is survived by his son Robert and wife Linda Garriott; three grandchildren, Robert William Garriott Jr, Erin Marie Garriott, Jared Simion Ray Garriott, and one great-grandchild Carson Ray Garriott all of Collinsville, TX. Services under the direction of Slay Memorial Funeral Center.
[Published in Dallas Morning News on 16 Sep 2012]