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08-Homer Clarence Garriott
Birth: 22 Mar 1880, Warrington, Hancock Co, IN
Death: 26 Sep 1953, Henry Co, IN: Bk C/81- age 73
Burial: 29 Sep 1953, Glen Cove Cemetery
Occupation: Clerk, railroading, farming, insurance, Twp Assessor
Military: US Army, Span-American War: Private, Troop D, 8th Cav.
Father: Henry Clay Garriott

Marriage: 24 Dec 1900, Henry Co, IN: Bk CC11/23, Oliver C Beeson, Minister
2nd Spouse: LuCretia May 'Cretia" CHEW
Birth: 23 May 1882, Henry Co, IN
Death: 9 Dec 1964, Glendale, Los Angeles Co, CA- age 82
Burial: Glen Cove Cemetery
Father: Harvey Brown Chew (1843-1915)
Mother: Jennie Manlove (1849-1902)

     1ST MARRIAGE: Homer first married Maude May COLLINS [b. about 1881, d. 12 Mar 1900, Wilkinson, Hancock Co, IN- age 19, bur. Harlan Cemetery] on 14 Jun 1899, in Greenfield, Hancock Co, IN: Bk C9/506 [or O/609]. Her parents were Robert Collins and C Cook.

     2ND MARRIAGE: Homer second married LuCretia May CHEW. They had two children:
09----NAOMI  ALICE GARRIOTT [b. 15 Feb 1902, Kennard, Henry Co, IN: Bk CCS6/16; d. Dec 1988, Henry Co, IN- age 86, bur. Glen Cove Cemetery], SSN: 310-28-9439/IN, m. Otis Theodore LEAKEY [b. 10 Sep 1901; d. 31 Mar 1978, Henry Co, IN- age 76, bur. Glen Cove Cemetery], had two children:
     10----DOROTHY LEAKEY [b. about 1925; d. 31 Jan 1952, Ogdensburg, St Lawrence Co, NY- age 27, bur. Glen Cove Cemetery], m. Donald DORITY, had 2 children:
          11----ALICE LOUISE DORITY [b. about 1949; d. 31 Jan 1952, Ogdensburg, St Lawrence Co, NY- age 3, bur. Glen Cove Cemetery]; and
          11----ROBERT DORITY;
     10----RICHARD LEAKEY [b. 16 Jan 1936; d. 13 Sep 2011, Greenfield, Hancock Co, IN- age 75, Cremated], m. Jane BROOKS, had 4 sons;
09----KENNETH CLARENCE GARRIOTT [b. 9 Mar 1905, Henry Co, IN; d. 12 Jan 1972, New Castle, Henry Co, IN- age 66], SSN: 309-09-4231/IN, m. 1st Leoa STOUT, had two children:
     10----ALICE JEAN GARRIOTT; and:
     10----JACK CLARENCE GARRIOTT [b. 9 Jul 1929; d. 15 Feb 1990, Los Angeles, CA- age 80], SSN: 305-24-6958/IN. 
     Kenneth 2nd married Almeda FHERA [b. 6 Jun 1905; d. Jul 1987- age 82], SSN: 305-24-6960/IN.

     1910 Kennard Ward 2, Henry Co, IN census: has (all b. IN) Homer Garriott 29, Assessor-Township; May Garriott 27 (2 children-2 living); Naomi Garriott 8; and Kenneth Garriott 4.
     1920 Greensboro, Henry Co, IN census: has (all b. IN) Homer C Garriott 39, Farmer-General; B*Tia May Garriott 37; Naomi A Garriott 17; and Kenneth C Garriott 14.
     1930 Greensboro, Henry Co, IN census: has (both b. IN) Homer C Garriott 50, Farmer-Dairy Farm; and May Garriott 47.
     1940 Greensboro, Henry Co, IN census: has (all b. IN) Homer Garriott 60, Operator-Dairy; May Garriott 57; and Jack Garriott 10 (Grandson).

     1952 RESIDENCE FIRE FATAL TO CHILD: Mother, Knightstown Native, Badly Burned. Mrs Donald Dority, burned yesterday while rescuing two children from their burning home in Ogdensburg, NY, died at 11 o'clock this morning, according to word received in Knightstown. The bodies of Mrs Dority and daughter, Louise, are being directed to the Moffitt-Schweizer Funeral Home in Knightstown. Louise Dorty, 4 year old daughter, of Mr and Mrs Donald Dority died early this morning from injuries receIved when their home in Ogdensburg, NY, was destroyed by fire Wednesday morning. The girl's mother, Mrs Dority, daughter of Mr and Mrs Ted Leakey of Knightstown, is reported to be in very critical condition.
     According to the word received, Mrs Dority, had carried her young son to safety and then returned to get her daughter out of the burning structure. Mr and Mrs Leakey and son, Dick, left at once for Ogdensburg. It is thought that Mr Dority was at work at the time of the fire. He formerly worked at the Chrysler plant.
[taken from: www.genealogy.nchcpl.lib.in.us, published February 2, 1952 - The Courier Times, New Castle, IN, courtesy of Angels A-Far via findagrave.com]

     1952 OBITUARY: Rites Are Planned For Mother, Child Who Died In Home Fire. Dority Services Set For Monday. Funeral services for Mrs Dorothy Dority, 27, wife of Donald Dority, and her 3 year old daughter, Alice Louise Dority, who was fatally burned Wednesday in a fire which destroyed their home in Ogdensburg, NY, will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Knightstown Friends Church with Rev Byron Leaser officiating. Burial will be in Glen Cove Cemetery. (Her birth year was approximated.)
     Friends may call at the Moffitt-Schweizer Funeral Home up to an hour before the service. Mrs Dority was a graduate of Knightstown High School, a member of the Friends Church and Gamma Eta Chapter of the Psi Iota Xi Sorority. The Dority family formerly resided in Knightstown and New Castle and had lived in New York state for the past 11 months. Mrs Dority is survived by the husband; a son, Robert; a brother, Richard Leakey of Knightstown; her parents, Mr and Mrs Fred Leakey; and the grandparents, Mr and Mrs Homer Garriott of Kennard.
[taken from: www.genealogy.nchcpl.lib.in.us, published January 31, 1952 - The Courier Times, New Castle, IN, courtesy of Angels A-Far via findagrave.com]

     2011 OBITUARY: Richard L "Dick" Leakey, 75, of Knightstown, died Sep 13 at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield. He was born Jan 16, 1936, a son of the late Oris and Naomi (Garriott) Leakey.
     Mr Leakey was a 1954 Knightstown High School graduate. He attended and played basketball for Purdue University for one year before entering the US Army. Mr Leakey served in Korea and played for the Army All-Stars basketball team. After his discharge from the Army, he attended the University of Arizona, where he also played basketball. Mr Leakey was a member of Rushville Elks Lodge #1307, and a former member of Knightstown’s Golden Rule Masonic lodge. A former shriner, he was a member of the Murat Temple in Indianapolis.
     Survivors include his wife, Jane (Brooks) Leakey of Knightstown; four sons, Rick (wife, Patti) O’Neal of Michigan, David (wife, Beth) O’Neal of Indianapolis, Joe (wife, Peg) O’Neal of Kentucky and Chad (wife, Emily) Leakey of Knightstown; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister. 
[courtesy of Shmilybrandon via findagrave.com]

     MILITARY:23 Homer enlisted at Indianapolis, IN on 12 Jun 1900, was discharged 3 Aug 1900 at Ft Riley, KS during the Spanish American War, serving less than 90 days. According to Hazzard's History of Henry County , he served as a private in Troop D, 8th Cavalry, USA, from 12 Jun 1899 to 12 Aug 1899, when he was discharged for disability.

     PENSION:23 Homer applied for pension [claim 1.293.121] claiming he was, "Prostrated by exposure, that the sun affected brain and nervous system." The Surgeon General rejected the pension claiming epilepsy existed prior to service. He was described as 5'-8 1/2" tall, blue eyes, light brown hair, and ruddy complexion.

     CHEW BIOGRAPHY: Harvey Brown Chew, LuCretia's father, was born on his grandfather's [William Chew} farm, near Stone Quarry Mill. From early youth he labored on the farm, until the breaking out of the Civil War. He was possessed of a limited education, obtained mostly at the Elm Grove and Ogden schools, and the country school at Poplar Grove where Kennard now stands. He entered the army at 18 as a private in Co. D, 36th Indiana Infantry on 16 Sep 1861.
     He transferred from Camp Wayne, Richmond, IN, with his regiment to Kentucky, where, at New Haven in Dec 1861, he was stricken with measles and sent to Hospital 4 in Louisville. He joined his company in Nashville, TN on 16 Mar 1862 and marched with the regiment to the battle of Shiloh on 6 Apr 1862.
     He was with his regiment at the Siege of Corinth and marched with it through Northern Alabama and back into Tennessee and to Louisville, KY. During the pursuit of General Bragg, participated in the battle of Perryville on 8 Oct 1862. While, as skirmishers in the wildcat Mountains of Kentucky, with his advance company, he was wounded. A ball passed through the calf of his left leg. He was sent to the hospital at Danville, then Louisville, and to New Albany, IN. 
     He rejoined this regiment 13 Jan 1863 at Murfreesboro, TN soon after the battle of Stone's River. He was appointed corporal and mustered out 21 Sep 1864. He reenlisted in Co E, 9th Regt, First Army Corps, "Hancock's Corps," on 17 Mar 1865, until 16 Mar 1866. After the war he returned home, living with his father until he married and set up his own business. He purchased 40 acres in 1867, but in 1874 moved to Jasper Co, MO, for three yearss before returning to Henry Co, IN where he purchased 80 acres, which became the 256 acre family farm.
     Harvey's parents were William Chew [b. 14 Feb 1816, NC; d. 14 Oct 1901- age 85] and Mary Brown [b. 4 Oct 1816, Clinton Co, OH; d. 28 Sep 1886- age 69]. They married at Wilmington, Clinton Co, OH on 13 Oct 1835. Both are buried in the Friend's Cemetery, Clear Springs, Henry Co, IN.
     Henry was a well known citizen and active participant in community affairs. He was elected county commissioner in 1895 for three years.
     (Harvey) married Jennie Manlove, daughter of Jeffrey Manlove and Rhoda Rush on 10 Jan 1867. She died 24 Nov 1902 and is buried in Glencove Cemetery, Knightstown. They had seven children:
----CORA MYRTLE [b. 19 Aug 1869], m. William Casey, lived north of Kennard; 
----PLEASANT LUTHER [b. 2 Jul 1872], m. Daisy Estelle, lived west of Kennard;
----RUTHERFORD (died in infancy); 
----LuCRETIA [b. 1882, listed above]; 
----OLIVE AUSTA [b. 15 Feb 1885], m. Roy Ehrman of Kennard;
----AURIE ALICE [b. 27 Mar 1887]; and
----SHELLANNA [b. 8 Dec 1890].

     MANLOVE BIOGRAPHY: The Manlove family (was) involved in the early settlement of western Henry County. Manloves built and operated a mill south of Kennard, for many years a landmark known as the Manlove Mill in the "Manlove neighborhood." Jeffrey Manlove entered land in the western part of Greensboro Township in 1836, where they lived until they moved to Jasper Co, MO in 1869, where they lived the balance of their lives.26