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08-Gerald Arnold "Jerry" Garriott
Birth: 10 Dec 1929, Benton County, IN: Bk H16/31
Home: rural Benton & Warren Co, IN
Death: 23 Nov 1964, St Elizabeth Hospital, Tippecanoe Co, IN, Bk CH23/155- age 34
Burial: 25 Nov 1964, Weston Cemetery: Bk 3/89
Occupation: Farmer, SSN: 317-30-8827/IN
Education: Freeland Park HS, class of 1947
Military: US Army: Corporal, Company B, 199th Engineer Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, MO
Father: Perry Elmer Garriott
Marriage: 24 Feb 1952, Benton County, IN: Bk 15/293
Spouse: Greta Louise FELDCAMP
Birth: 27 Feb 1932, Benton County, IN
Home: rural Pine Village, Warren Co, IN
Father: Eilhard Lubbert Feldcamp (1893-1978)
Mother: Annie Remmers Janssen (1893-1980)
CHILDREN: Jerry and Greta had two sons:
09----LONNIE WAYNE GARRIOTT; and
09----RICKY LYNN GARRIOTT.
MILITARY: 23 Jerry [US 55.329.144] entered service in the US Army on 26 Nov 1952 at Indianapolis, Marion Co, IN. He was described as 71" tall, 175#, Brown Hair, Brown eyes, a farmer-- self-employed. He reached the rank of Corporal (T) on 18 Mar 1954. His most significant duty assignment was as Construction Specialist, Company B, 199th Engineer Batallian (Combat), Corps of Engineers, Fort Leonard Wood, MO. He was discharged on 25 Nov 1954, Fort Leonard Wood, MO. His VA pension records indicate his mother brought him to the VA Hospital in Danville, IL on 31 Jul 1964, and that he had been treated at the Logansport State Hospital, Logansport, Cass Co, IN from April to December, 1963.
1964 SUICIDE: Jerry shot himself with a hunting rifle. His ten year old son Lonnie found him in the barn on the farm where they lived. He died at 5 am the following day of traumatic brain damage at St Elizabeth's Hospital, Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co, IN.
PENSION: 23 Greta applied [appl XC 20.115.800] for pension benefits after the death of her husband on behalf of her two minor children.
HER 2ND MARRIAGE: Greta 2nd married Bernard "Bud" N CHILDS [b. 23 Jul 1929, Indianapolis, Marion Co, IN; d. 2 Jan 2007- age 77], SSN: 304-28-5869/IN, twice divorced, on 11 Apr 1971, Otterbein, Benton Co, IN, recorded Warren Co, IN: Bk 22/381. He was the son of Myron Childs and Bessie Brickert, and had four minor children at the time of the marriage: Ann 15, John 7, Mary 12, and Paul 14, all lived in Brownsburg, IN.