Caroline Sarah Garritson

Wesley, Perry, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Caroline Sarah

When Caroline Sarah Garritson was born about 1856, in Wesley, Perry, Ohio, United States, her father, John Garritson, was 42 and her mother, Eleanor Jane Cree, was 38. She married Jason L. Watts on 5 April 1877. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Washington, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Illinois, United States in 1870. She was buried in Parkview Cemetery, Farmington, St. Francois, Missouri, United States.

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Jason L. Watts
Caroline Sarah Garritson
Marriage: 5 April 1877
Perry Truman Allen
Lena Watts
Anna Allen
Tina Iona Watts
Siley Watts
Lilley Watts
Bertha Lee Watts

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
Age 0
William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
Age 4
In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 25
Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Garrett .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (10)

  • Caroline Watts in household of J L Watts, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Caroline Garitson in household of John Garitson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Caroline Garritson in household of John Garritson, "United States Census, 1860"

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