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05-Milton Denver Garrett
Birth: 29 May 1822, Montgomery Co, KY
Death: 24 Oct 1862, What Cheer, Keokuk Co, IA- age 40
Burial: Garrett Cemetery
Father: Silas Garrett
Marriage: 6 Jan 1841, Morgan Co, IN
Spouse: Emily Caroline TROWER
Birth: 30 Jun 1823, Mercer Co, KY
Death: 7 Sep 1892 Delta, Keokuk Co, IA- age 69
Burial: Garrett Cemetery
Father: Samuel Robertson Trower (1794-1869)
Mother: Mary Ann Combs (1799-1886)
CHILDREN: They had 9 children:
06----SILAS GARRETT [b. 31 May 1842, IN; d. 19 May 1865, Delta, Keokuk Co, IA- age 22, bur. Garrett Cemetery];
06----EMILY "Emma" GARRETT [b. 12 Dec 1843, IN; d. 16 Nov 1867, Delta, Keokuk Co, IA- age 23, bur. Garrett Cemetery], m. Henry Harrison CROCKER [b. 1840, PA; d. 10 Mar 1878, Ottumwa, Wapello Co, A- age 37, bur. Ottumwa Cemetery] on 24 Jan 1867, Keokuk Co, IA, had son:
07----JOHN N CROCKER [b. 29 Oct 1867, Delta, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 30 Aug 1926, Mahaska Co, IA- age 58, bur. Garrett Cemetery], m. Lottie Jennie SMITH on 28 Jul 1889, Keokuk Co, IA, had children:
08----MARVEL CROCKER [b. 31 Oct 1898, Van Buren Twp, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 1907, IA- age 9];
08----PHYLLIS CROCKER [b. about 1904, Delta, Keokuk Co, IA], m. Cleo WOLFE [b. about 1898, IA], son of Samuel Wolfe and Minnie Failyer?, on 14 Feb 1923, Ottumwa, IA;
08----ILO CROCKER [ b. about 1912, Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co, IA], m. Ronald COOK [b. 27 Nov 1903, IA; d. 3 Mar 1992- age 88]. SSN: 479-16-8885/IA, son of Swain Cook and Minnie R Bryant, on 30 Nov 1929, Mahaska Co, IA, had children:
09----GLENNA LEE COOK [b. about 1832, IA]; and
06----JOHN WILLIAM GARRETT [b. 1845, listed below];
06----ELIZABETH GARRETT [b. 29 Feb 1848; d. 6 Feb 1927- age 78, bur. Garrett Cemetery], m. John Thomas HASTY [b. 20 Nov 1841, IN; d. 28 Apr 1924, Keokuk Co, IA- age 82, bur. Garrett Cemetery], had 2 daughters:
07----DELLA HASTY [b. 29 Dec 1871, Sigourney, Keokuk Co, IA; d. Jun 1967, Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co, IA- age 95, bur. Garrett Cemetery], m. ___ WHISLER;
07----LEONA VIOLET HASTY [b. 27 Oct 1872, Sigourney, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 31 Aug 1967, Little Rock, Pulaski Co, AR- age 94, bur. Garrett Cemetery], m. James Allen WHARTON [b. 17 Apr 1874; d. 4 Mar 1949- age 74, bur. Garrett Cemetery], had 2 children:
08----KENNETH RALEIGH WHARTON [b. 12 Nov 1900, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 16 Jan 1973, San Bernardino Co, CA- age 72, bur. Abel Cemetery], m. Ruth Eunice RITTER [b. 30 Jun 1900, Keokuk Co, IA; d. Jul 1982, Hedrick, Keokuk Co, IA- age 82, bur. Abel Cemetery]; and
08----EDYTHE MARJORIE WHARTON [b. 20 Jan 1904, Delta, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 12 Jun 1997, Little Rock, Pulaski Co, AR- age 93, bur. Pinecrest Memorial Park and Garden Mausoleum], m. Samuel Cedric Earl POWERS [b. 23 Dec 1893, Kellogg, Jasper Co, IA; d. Nov 1983, AR- age 89, bur. Pinecrest Memorial Park and Garden Mausoleum];
06----MARY JANE GARRETT [b. 12 Dec 1849, Delta, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 28 Jul 1930, Delta, Keokuk Co, IA- age 80, bur. Garrett Cemetery]; m. Ackley Charles BEMAN [b. 22 Oct 1837, East Hartland, Hartford Co, CT; d. 3 Aug 1897,
Delta, Keokuk Co, IA- age 59, bur. Garrett Cemetery], had 4 sons:
07----CHARLES EDWIN BEMAN [b. 9 Feb 1870, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 12 Oct 1942, Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co, IA- age 72, bur. Garrett Cemetery], m. Lydda A HICKEY [b. 18 Jul 1866; d. 18 Jan 1952- age 85, bur. Garrett Cemetery], had 3 children:
08----ENID ALICE BEMAN [b. 28 Apr 1895, Delta, Keokuk Co, IA; d. Feb 1986, Rock Island, Rock Island Co, IA- age 90, bur. Resthaven Cemetery], m. in 1923, Warren Louis HUEBNER [b. 11 Nov 1893, Denver, Denver Co, CO; d. 24 Nov 1962; Des Moines, Polk Co, IA- age 69, bur. Resthaven Cemetery], son of Louis A Huebner (1846-1929) and Unity Amanda ___ (1857-1928);
08----CHARLES EDWIN BEMAN II [b. 18 Jan 1902, Delta, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 17 Mar 1978, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CA- age 76, bur. Resthaven Cemetery], m. Gladys O SNIDER [b. 3 Apr 1911; d. 10 May 1938- age 27, bur. Resthaven Cemetery]; and
07----DWIGHT BEMAN [b. 9 Jul 1875, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 22 Jul 1946, Long Beach, Los Angeles Co, CA- age 71, bur. Rose Hills Memorial Park], had 4 children:
08----VALDA BEMAN [b. 30 Apr 1893, Delta, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 13 Jul 1893 Delta, Keokuk Co, IA- age 2 mo, bur. Garrett Cemetery];
08----ALTA ETHEL BEMAN [b. 18 Oct 1895, Delta, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 9 Dec 1929, Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co, IA- age 34, bur. Forest Cemetery], m. 1st Adlai Coke DUGGER [b. 6 Apr 1893, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 15 Jan 1919, Delta, Keokuk Co, IA- age 25, bur. Springfield Cemetery], had daughter:
09----LUCILLE RUTH DUGGER [b. 16 Mar 1918, IA; d. 8 Dec 1988, Lane Co, OR- age 70, bur. Reedsport Masonic Cemetery], m. Harry Donald DILLON [b. 6 Oct 1917, Ottumwa, Wapello Co, IA; d. 24 Jan 2013, Lane Co, OR- age 95, bur. Reedsport Masonic Cemetery], son of Harry Wesley Dillon (1893–1970) and Rose Marchand (1898-1975);
Alta 2nd m. Joseph Horace “Homer” MONAST [b. 25 May 1893, Willimantic, Windham Co, CT; d. 14 Jan 1965, Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co, IA- age 71, bur. Forest Cemetery], had son:
09----JOSEPH H MONAST JR [b. 1 Jun 1926, Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co, IA; d. 18 Jul 2013- age 87];
07----GORDON ACKLEY BEMAN [b. 9 Jul 1875, Delta, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 29 Oct 1960, Ottumwa, Wapello Co, IA- age 85, bur. Garrett Cemetery], m. Ida Mae HAWK [b. 22 Feb 1877, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 6 Jul 1903, Delta, Keokuk Co, IA-age 26, bur. Garrett Cemetery], had 2 children:
08----LETHA GERTRUDE BEMAN [b. 19 May 1898, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 16 Jun 1995- age 97, bur. Garrett Cemetery], m. George Dewey “Dewey” KECK [b. 1 Feb 1899, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 9 Dec 1977, Delta, Keokuk Co, IA- age 78, bur. Garrett Cemetery], had daughter:
09----ALICE GERTRUDE KECK [b. 5 Sep 1928, Delta, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 8 Nov 2004 (aged 76)
Lincoln, Lancaster Co, NE- age 76, bur. Lincoln Memorial Park], m. Russell Edwyn BROWN [b. 9 Oct 1921, Ottumwa, Wapello Co, IA; d. 3 Mar 1992 age 70, bur. Pawnee City Cemetery];
08----GORDON HAROLD BEMAN [b. 13 Oct 1901, Delta, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 14 Feb 1967, Delta, Keokuk Co, IA-age 65, bur. Garrett Cemetery], m. 1st Ella K WINTERS [b. 9 Aug 1903; d. 29 Dec 1994- age 91, bur. Pleasant Grove Cemetery]; m. 2nd Winona Christine STONEBRAKER [b. 31 Jan 1909, Hayesville, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 30 Sep 1992, Sigourney, Keokuk Co, IA- age 83, bur. Garrett Cemetery, had 3 children:
09----BETTY LOU BEMAN [b. 17 Feb 1926, Hayesville, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 23 Jul 1993, Pella, Marion Co, IA- age 67, bur. Oak Wood Cemetery], m. Marvin William “Bob” DINGEMAN [b. 6 Nov 1923, Monroe Co, IA; d. 13 Oct 1974, Pella, Marion Co, IA- age 50, bur. Oak Wood Cemetery], had son:
10----MARVIN GORDON DINGEMAN [b. 11 Sep 1948, Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co, IA; d. 19 Oct 2006,
Pella, Marion Co, IA-age 58, bur. Oak Wood Cemetery];
09----HAROLD JOE BEMAN [b. 6 Jun 1939, Blakesburg, Wapello Co, IA; d. 1 Jan 1941- age 1, bur.
Garrett Cemetery]; and
09----KAREN CHRISTINE BEMAN [b. 10 Jul 1943, Delta, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 8 Jan 2004, Lenox, Taylor Co, IA- age 60, bur. Garrett Cemetery];
07----THOMAS MILTON “Tommie” BEMAN [b. 20 Aug 1886, Delta, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 23 Aug 1893, Delta, Keokuk Co, IA- age 7, bur. Garrett Cemetery];
Mary Jane 2nd m. Frederick E. Burroughs [b. 22 Oct 1862, New York; d. 24 Apr 1914, Delta, Keokuk Co, IA- age 51, bur. Springfield Cemetery].
06----JAMES DENVER GARRETT [b. 1851, listed below];
06----THOMAS J GARRETT [b. 25 Dec 1853; d. 11 Feb 1933, Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co, IA- age 79, bur. Springfield Cemetery], m. Anna Lovada BOWEN [b. 1857, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 15 Nov 1930, Keokuk Co, IA- age 72, bur. Springfield Cemetery], had daughter:
07----IVA MAUDE GARRETT [b. 1877, IA; d. 1883, IA- age 6, bur. Springfield Cemetery];
06----MARIAH G GARRETT [b. 26 Jun 1856, Harper, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 28 Mar 1925, Delta, Keokuk Co, IA- age 69, bur. Garrett Cemetery], m. Robert S PETTY [b. Jan 1850, Morgan Co, OH; d. 1 Nov 1920, Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co, IA- age 70, bur. Garrett Cemetery] in 1875, had two children who died as infants;
06-----ELIJAH F GARRETT [b. 16 Aug 1859; d. 8 Apr 1940, Mahaska Co, IA- age 80, bur. Garrett Cemetery], m. Emma SHISLER [b. 20 Mar 1863, Delta, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 6 Jul 1939, Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co, IA- age 76, bur. Garrett Cemetery], had daughter:
07----DAISY GARRETT [b. 30 Dec 1883, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 1945- age 62, bur. Garrett Cemetery].
1860 Washington Twp, Keokuk Co, IA census: has Milton Garrett 39, b. KY, Farmer; Caroline Garrett 36, b. KY; Lisas Garrett 18, b. IN; Emily Garrett 16, b. IN; John W Garrett 14, b. IA; Elizabeth Garrett 12, b. IA; Mary J Garrett 10, b. IA; James Garrett 8, b. IA; Thomas Garrett 6, b. IA; Maria Garrett 4, b. IA; and Elijah Garrett 10/12, b. IA.
JH and Susan Garrett, Silas and Elizabeth Garrett, Samul and Elizabeth Garrett are neighbors on same page.
John and Rachel Garrett are on previous page with their 9 children.
1880 Washington Twp, Keokuk Co, IA census: has (all but Sarah b. IA) SE Garrett 34, Farmer; Sarah Garrett 32, b. IN, Housekeeper; John Garrett 11; Evan Garrett 9; Hiram Garrett 4; Lizzy Garrett 4; Edward Garrett 2; and Rachael Garrett 8/12.
1880 Washington Twp, Keokuk Co, IA census: has (all but parents b. IA) Elijah Garrett 39, b. IN, Farmer; Susan Garrett 38, b. IN, Housekeeper; Walter Garrett 17, Farmer; Marshall Garrett 15; Louise Garrett 13; Milly Garrett 10; John Garrett 6; Ethern Garrett 3; and Gethel Garrett 3. (page before James below)
1880 Washington Twp, Keokuk Co, IA census: has (all b. IA) James Garrett 28, Farmer; Maggie Garrett 27, Housekeeper; Levada Garrett 8; Clarra Garrett 6; and Irvin Garrett 4.
Next door on this census page is: ES Garrett 26, b. IA, Farmer; Alfretta Garrett 21, b. IA, Housekeeper; John A Reed 21, b. IN, Farmer (Nephew);
1900 Warren Twp, Keokuk Co, IA census: has John M Crocker 32; Jennie Crocker 27; Parley Crocker 10; Cloe Crocker 6; and Marvil Crocker 1.
Next door on this census page is: James O Ganett 48, b. IN; Margaret Ganett 47, b. KY (5 children-5 living); Denver E Ganett 18, b. IA, Farm Laborer; and Eva Ganett 15, b. KY.
Next page has James and Elizabeth Hasty.
1920 Benton Twp, Keokuk Co, IA census: has (all b. IA) John M Crocker 52, Farmer-General Farm; Jennie Crocker 48; Philis Crocker 15; and Ilo Crocker 5.
1940 Cedar Twp, Mahaska Co, IA census: has (all b. IA) Ronald Cook 36; Fairy M Cook 27; Glenna Lee Cook 8; and Anthony Allen Cook 3.
1862 OBITUARY: Milton married Emily Caroline Trower on January 6, 1841 in Montgomery County, Kentucky. They were the parents of 9 children that I am aware of; Silas, Emma, John William, Elizabeth, Mary Jane, James Denver, Thomas J., Mariah Gl and Elijah F.. Milton was a farmer and a licensed preacher of the gospel.
"Milton discovered that he had tuberculosis when the older children were small. He prayed that he might live long enough to raise them to be big enough to help their mother make a living. He was a farmer. Milton was helping his brother-in- law, Caleb Reynolds, to clear timber from a 40 acre field about 1 1/4 miles north of Delta, so it could be farmed. He spoke about how restful and beautiful it was there and that when he died he would like to be buried under the tree at the top of the hill. Not too long after this he died and later Caleb gave one more acre of land on the hill-top to be used as a burial ground.
"Milton was buried in the place he had chosen, and the cemetery was named `Garrett Cemetery' for him, he being the first person buried there. A rail fence was constructed to keep cattle and stock from it.
"Later it became a law that no cemetery could be named for a person, so it was changed to 'Oak Hill' and is recorded as this. It is also known as `Delta Cemetery', because it was the only one close to town. Most of the people in Keokuk County know it as `Garrett' Cemetery, and the papers write of it this way also."
[biography courtesy of findagrave.com & Mildred Grimsley]
1988 OBITUARY: Lucille was born in Delta, Iowa, to Adlai Coke and Alta Ethyl (Beman) Dugger on March 16, 1918. Sadly, she lost her father to the Great Influenza in 1919. Later, her mother married Joseph Monast (#91614340) of Oskaloosa, IA, but a short time later, Alta passed away. Joe Monast was a good father to her and her little half-brother Joe Monast Jr (117340816) but when he later remarried, the new wife (Helena Ilrath Monast #91615982) sent Lucille away to boarding school at Ottumwa Heights Academy until she graduated. Meanwhile, Lucille's half-brother by Alta and Joe, Joseph Monast Jr, stayed with Joe Monast at the new "family" home, along with Helena's daughters by a previous marriage. Lucille's uncle Arvel Beman (#110342661) helped her through secretarial and bookkeeping schools as well as much needed moral support during these rough years.
Lucille met Harry Donald Dillon while they both were working at an Ottumwa, Iowa, theater and they married on Christmas Day eve in 1938. They eventually moved to southern California where Don worked as a representative and test pilot for Consolidated Vultee Corporation. They had moved several times and she received her pilot's license in Texas. She and her friends were known to have flown to not-so-close towns for shopping. Their only child, Donna Lucille, was born in California in 1943.
When Don entered the Army in 1945, they were transferred to many places including Japan twice. Lucille loved the Orient, their people and their cultures. They also were assigned to Puerto Rico where they spent three years. She was an avid bridge card player, a marvelous cook, and enjoyed knitting and entertaining. While in Puerto Rico she helped organize the Ft. Buchanan Thrift Shop with the Women's Club where proceeds helped support military families in need and this opportunity followed her to their next assignments at Ft. Leavenworth, KS, Ft. Riley, KS, and Ft. Bragg, NC. She was the quintessential Army Wife for 23 years and enjoyed every minute of it, except when Don was sent overseas (Japan, Korea, Vietnam).
When Don retired from the Army in 1968, they moved to Reedsport, OR, where she became the bookkeeper for Reedsport Concrete, which they co-owned and operated for several years, and also enjoyed their time together on the Oregon coast.
Lucille passed away just a couple of weeks before their 50th wedding anniversary in 1988, leaving the love of her life, her husband Don, and their only child Donna and husband Joe Polockow and several grandchildren. She was predeceased by a great-grandchild. She also leaves behind her half brother, Joe Monast, Jr of Springfield, MO. (Joe Monast, Jr. passed away in 2013, in OH). Lucille and her loving husband Harry Donald Dillon are buried side by side in Reedsport, OR.
1897 OBITUARY: Ackley (Beman) was the son of Thomas and Lydia Miller Beman. He married Mary Jane Garrett on April 13, 1869 in Delta, Iowa. They were the parents of 5 sons that I am aware of; Charles Edwin, Dwight A., Gordon Ackley, Garfied, and Thomas Milton. Ackley enlisted as a 5th Corporal in Co. I, 40th Iowa Infantry on 13 Aug 1862 and served in the Union Army throughout the duration of the Civil War. He participated in several major engagements escaping injury but had his coat shot full of holes in one of the battles. At the time of his mustering out on April 1, 1865 at Little Rock, Arkansas he was promoted from full 4th Sergeant to full 2nd Lieutenant. He was serving with the 113th U.S. Colored Infantry at the time. He was a farmer and a carpenter.
2000 OBITUARY: Robert L Knowler, the son of Bert F and Alda Mae Garrett Knowler, was born on Friday, January 2, 1920 at Delta, Iowa. He graduated from the Barnes City High School with the class of 1939. On November 19, 1939, he was united in marriage to Lois Reynolds at Oskaloosa. Together they farmed for many years in the Lacey area, and moved into Oskaloosa in 1986. He was a very active member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Oskaloosa; as well as a member of the Oskaloosa Kiwanis Club, the Mahaska County Farm Bureau, the Amateur Ham Radio Club in Oskaloosa, and Men With Vision of the World Gospel Mission. Robert was a former member of Gideon's International; the Soil Conservation Board; and the New Sharon Flying Club.
On Saturday afternoon, April 1, 2000, Robert died at the Maahska County Hospital in Oskaloosa at the age of 80 years, 2 months, and 30 days.
He is survived by his wife, Lois of Oskaloosa; a daughter and her husband: Lynn Ann and Al Muir of Morrison, Illinois; 2 granddaughters: Sasha Kamper and Wendi Anne Muir; and a sister and her husband: Lucille and Clayton Kirk of Waterloo. He was preceded in death by his parents; and 3 brothers: Orville, Clifford, and Earl Knowler. Funeral Services for Robert were held in the Bates Funeral Chapel, Oskaloosa, Iowa on Wednesday, April 5, 2000 at 10 am with Rev Gary Smith and Rev Ralph Sprunk presiding. Interment: Forest Cemetery, Garden of Consolation.
[courtesy of findagrave.com & from Robert's funeral card]
2008 OBITUARY: Oskaloosa, Clyde E Dugger, 75 died Thursday January 17, 2008. Clyde was born May 14, 1932, near Keswick, the son of Edward M and Blanche Garrett Dugger. He graduated from Delta High School with the class of 1950. On July 14, 1951, he was united in marriage to Loretta Moore at Delta.
Survivers include wife Loretta Dugger of Oskaloosa; two daughters: Cindy Krusemark of Rose Hill and Terry Fisher of Oskaloosa; a son and his wife, Michael and Amber Dugger of Pella. Clyde was preceeded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 21, 2008, at 1 pm in the Bates Funeral Chapel with Rev Robert Morris officiating. Burial will be in the Garrett Cemetery near Delta.
[courtesy of findagrave.com]
2014 OBITUARY: Helen L Kirk, 89 of Waterloo died Unity Point Health ‑ Allen Hospital on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. She was born on March 19, 1924 in Keokuk, IA, daughter of Bert and Alda Mae Garrett Knowler. She graduated from Barnes City High School in 1941 and attended Gates Business College.
She married Clayton L Kirk May 29, 1943 in Oskaloosa. He died February 22, 2003. She was a bookkeeper for John Rooff and Sons Construction from 1952 to 1975. She then was activity coordinator for Parkview Gardens for 7 years retiring in 1982 to care for her husband. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Parish where she was a member of St Ellen's Circle and organized the bazaar for three years. She was a 50‑year member of Order of the Eastern Star and member of Phi Tau Omega (Kappa Nu) Chapter.
She is survived by her daughters: Carol Houk and Helen (Robert) Hill, both of Waterloo, IA. Five grandchildren: Andrea (Robert III) Houk, John (Laura) Cummings, Stephen (Cheri) Cummings, Jennifer (Robert) Drobinski, Jessica (Tom) Gallagher. Ten great grandchildren: James and Katharine Cummings; Daniel Cummings; Ania, Emily, Abigail, Ellie Grace and Alina Drobinski; and Samuel and Finnegan Gallagher. Sister‑in‑law: Lois Knowler, Oskaloosa, IA. She is preceded in death by her brothers Orville, Clifford, Earl, and Robert Knowler.
[courtesy of findagrave.com]