06-Evan Skillman GARRETT

Birth: 8 Dec 1853, IA

Died: 27 Dec 1925, Keokuk Co, IA- age 72

Buried: Springfield Cemetery

Father: John H Sr Garrett

Marriage: 20 Jun 1874, Keokuk Co, IA,

Alfretta REED

Birth: 21 Jun 1858, Keokuk Co, IA

Death: 19 Oct 1939, What Cheer, Keokuk Co, IA- aged 81

Buried: Springfield Cemetery 

Father: Jacob Chrislip Reed (1807-1880)

Mother: Mary Ann Shisler (1817-1896)

     CHILDREN: Evan and Alfredda had 8 children: (7 listed-1900 census)

​07----Infant GARRETT [b. & d. 13 Sep 1876, Keokuk Co, IA;

07----CLARENCE GARRETT [b. Nov 1881, What Cheer, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 5 May 1942, What Cheer, Keokuk Co, IA- age 60, bur. Springfield Cemetery], m. Nillie Myrtle CURRY [b. 9 May 1885, IA; d. 10 Mar 1946, Muscatine County, IA - age 61, bur. Springfield Cemetery], daughter of Elijah L Curry (1854-1926) and Christine Elwell (1862-1905), had 4 children:

     08----CLIFFORD ELIJAH GARRETT [b. 27 Feb 1905, Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, IA; d. 30 Sep 1977, El Paso Co, TX- age 72, bur. Ft Bliss National Cemetery], m. Ethelyn J BICKFORD [b. about 1912] on 28 Jul 1928, IA;

     08----FLOYD EDWARD GARRETT [b. 13 Apr 1907, Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, IA; d. 10 May 1989, Winterset, Madison Co, IA- age 82, bur. McFarlan Cemetery];

     08----OPAL IRENE GARRETT 13 May 1911, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 11 Jul 1911, Keokuk Co, IA- age 1 mo, bur. Springfield Cemetery]; and

     08----ELSIE MAE GARRETT [b. 22 May 1910, Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co, IA; d. 17 Jan 1996, Sigourney, Keokuk Co, IA- age 85, bur. Garrett Cemetery], m. Walter H AHRENS [b. about 1904, IA], had daughter:

          09----BEVERLY J AHERNS [b. about 1837, IA];
07----ANCEL GARRETT [b. 1 May 1883, Keokuk County, IA; d. 31 Jul 1914, Keokuk County, IA- age 31, bur. Springfield Cemetery];

07----CLARA GARRETT [b. 1885, listed below];

07----JOHN JASPER GARRETT [b. Oct 1890, IA];
07----NELLIE MAE GARRETT [b. Dec 1892, IA];
07----WILLIE AMOS GARRETT [b. Jul 1895, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 21 Aug 1968, What Cheer, Keokuk Co, IA- age 72]; m. Esther Frances RAY, had children: [census]

     08----MINNIE GARRETT [b. about 1916, IA];

     08----FLORENCE GARRETT [b. about 1917, IA];

     08----OPAL I GARRETT [b. about 1919, IA], m. Myrl CLARK on 22 Jul 1937, Schuyler Co, MO, had son:
          09----HAROLD CLARK [b. about 1939, IA];

     Opal 2nd m. James Zedikiah WILLIAMS [b. 5 Jan 1915, Rose Hill, Mahaska County, IA; d. 22 Feb 2008, Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ- age 93, bur. Springfield Cemetery];

     08----JAMES GARRET [b. about 1926, IA];

     08----WILLIAM GARRETT [b. about 1926, IA];

     08----PEARL LOUISE GARRETT [b. 24 Dec 1928, What Cheer, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 21 Apr 2006, Iowa City, Johnson Co, IA- age 77, bur. McFarlan Cemetery], SSN: 483-30-6484, m. Wesley Howard THOMAS [b. 13 Sep 1921, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, IA; d. 8 Aug 2009, Sigourney, Keokuk County, IA, bur. McFarlan Cemetery];

     08----GERALD EUGENE GARRETT [b. 4 Nov 1932, What Cheer, Keokuk Co, IA; d. 30 Jul 2000, Iowa City, Johnson Co, IA- age 67, bur. Springfield Cemetery], m. Barbara Jean SMITH, had children:

          09----FLOYD EUGENE GARRETT [b. 23 Aug 1956, Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co, IA; d. 3 Apr 2007, Johnson Co, IA- age 50, bur. Springfield Cemetery], SSN: 485-74-5830/IA?;

          09----CONNIE SUE GARRETT m. ___ FARLOW;

    08----BARBARA GARRETT [b. about 1935, IA];

     08----OPAL GARRETT [b. about 1919, IA], m. ___ CLARK, had son:

          09----HAROLD CLARK [b. about 1939, IA];
07----MINNIE CECIL GARRETT [b. Jul 1899, IA]; 


     1860 Washington Twp, Keokuk Co, IA census: has (all but John, Rachel, and 2 Day Laborers b. IA) John Garrett 40, b. KY, Farmer; Rachael Garrett 43, b. IN; James H Garrett 17, b. IN; Eliza J Garrett 16; Silas E Garrett 14; Rachael A Garrett 12; Mary E Garrett 10; John W Garrett 9; William A Garrett 6; Evan S Garrett 6; Ematine Garrett 2; David McCune 24, b. PA, Day Laborer; and WH Kaywood 21, b. KY, Day Laborer.

     1870 Washington Twp, Keokuk Co, IA census: has (all b. IA) Silas E Garrett 24, Farmer; Sarah J Garrett 23, Keeping House; Jno A Garrett 1; Evan A Garrett 2/12; and Amaziah Covey 17.
     1880 Washington Twp, Keokuk Co, IA census: has (all but Sarah b. IA) SE Garrett 34, Farmer; Sarah Garrett 32, b. IN; 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; Walter Garrett 17, Farmer; Marshall Garrett 15; Louise Garrett 13; Milly Garrett 10; John Garrett 6; Ethern Garrett 3; and Gethel Garrett 3.

     1900 Washington Twp, Keokuk Co, IA census: has ​(all b. IA) Evan S Garrett 47, Farmer; Allie Garrett 43 (8 children-7 living); Clarence Garrett 18, Farm Laborer; Ansel Garrett 17, Farm Laborer; Clara Garrett 15; Johnie J Garrett 9; Nellie M Garrett 7; Willie A Garrett 4; and Minnie C Garrett 11/12.

     1910 Oskaloosa Ward 3, Mahaska, IA census: has (all b. IA) Clarence Garrett 28, Motorman ; Nellie M Garrett 24 (2 children-2 living); Clifford E Garrett 5; Floyd Garrett 3; ES Garrett 57, Father; and Susan Conklin 72, Grandmother.

     1920 Stillwater Co, OK census: has (all but parents b. OK) Evan A Garrett 49, b. IA, Farmer-General Farming; Emma L Garrett 40, b. IA; Arthur Garrett 25, Farm Laborer-General Farming; Olga M Garrett 16; Elmer T Garrett 13; Vera T Garrett 11; Goldie L Garrett 6; and Ruby A Garrett 3.
     1930 Taylor Township, Cleveland Co, OK census: has (all but parents b. OK) Evan A Garrett 59, b. IA, Farmer-General Farming; Emma L Garrett 60, b. IA; Elmer T Garrett 24, Truck Driver-Milk Route; Goldie L Garrett 16; Ruby A Garrett 14; and Sherman L Calvert 17, Farmer-General Farming (Hired Man).

     1930 Washington Twp Keokuk Co, IA census: has (all b. IA) W Garret 34, Laborer-Clay Factory; Esther Garret 31; Mimie Garret 14; Florence Garret 13; Opal Garret 11; James Garret 6; William Garret 4; and Pearl Garret 1.

     1930 Warren Twp, Keokuk Co, Iowa census: has (all b. IA) Herman B Reed 45, Farmer-General Farm; Mary Reed 45; Howard W Reed 20; and Mildred I Reed 15.    

     1940 City of Norman, Cleveland Co, OK census: has Evan A Garrett 69, b. IA, Farmer; Emma L Garrett 70, b. IA; Jack McLain 33, b. AR, Painter-Retail Lumber Co; Vera McLain 31, b. OK, Checker-Steam Laundry; JT Deming 10, b. OK (Grandson); and Rita Jo Deming 9, b. MO (Granddaughter).

     1914 OBITUARY: A terrible accident. An accident occurred over by Springfield which caused the death of Ancel Garrett, who was some 30 years old. He was hauling large tile and was standing on the back of the wagon. A couple ladies came along and saw the team with the load of tile standing in the road and one lady got out to lead the team by. She saw a couple of large tile on the ground and the other lady discovered that young Garrett, was under two of the heavy tile dead. It is presumed he fell off back and the tile fell on him killing him. He was a son of Do__ Garrett and highly esteemed. The funeral was held at Springfield Sunday and quite a number of her_ attended.

     On last Thursday evening while helping Matts Biewen thresh, Earl Snodgrasse's team became unmanageable, running away and throwing him across the double-trees. Luckily he escaped without any serious injuries.

     This community was shocked last Friday afternoon to learn of the sudden death of Ancil Garrett near Richland. This was also an accident caused by a team running away. Funeral services were held n the ME Church conducted by Rev Heath. The family have the sympathy of the entire neighborhood in their sad bereavement.

     How the accident occurred is not known. Whether the team ran away, throwing the wagon into the ditch and overturning the tile on Mr Garrett, or whether the wagon got too far to one side, the tile slipped, catching Mr Garrett under their weight, each tile weighing six hundred pounds will never be known. The team stopped a half mile east, and they were not running and had not appeared to have been a runaway. The father of the boy testified the team was usually gentle, but had to be watched very carefully, as they liked to take sudden starts.

​     The county carries liability insurance and the parents of the boy will claim the same from the company. There may be a question as to whether he was working for the county or hauling for a contractor, which may complicate affairs in the settlement, but it is thought that the company is liable for it.

[courtesy of ancestry.com and buck1143]

     2017 OBITUARY: Ramona I Garrett, 81, of Centerville, and formerly of Oskaloosa, died Sunday, January 15, 2017, at Mercy Centerville Long Term Care. She was born November 16, 1935, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the daughter of John and Opal Moore Dunsmoor. She graduated from Oskaloosa High School. On July 4, 1954, she was united in marriage to Evan Garrett. Evan died in 2004.
     Early on, Ramona worked as a waitress at the “old” Sale In Café in Oskaloosa. After her time at the café, Ramona and Evan lived various places, including Glenwood Springs, Colorado; Lancaster, Missouri; Centerville; Albia; and lastly back to Oskaloosa in 2007. She enjoyed singing country music.
     Her family includes her three children, Evan “Bub” Garrett of Ottumwa, Johnnie Allen Garrett of What Cheer, and Yvonne (George) Robinson of Moravia; seven grandchildren; a brother, Tommy (Harriett) Dunsmoor of Lynnville, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Ramona was also preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Ivan, Carroll, Elmer, and Melvin Dunsmoor.
     Funeral services for Ramona will be held Friday, January 20, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa, with Pastor Beverly Sunkle officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Cemetery in Oskaloosa. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will begin Thursday after 12:00 noon in the Bates Funeral Chapel, and the family will be at the funeral chapel from 3:00 to 5:00 Thursday afternoon to greet friends and relatives.

[courtesy of Bates Funeral Chapel & Bill Bates]

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