James Harvey Garten

13 November 1836–15 April 1914 (Age 77)
Springville, Perry Township, Lawrence, Indiana, United States

The Life of James Harvey

When James Harvey Garten was born on 13 November 1836, in Springville, Perry Township, Lawrence, Indiana, United States, his father, James Owen Garten, was 48 and his mother, Lydia Gray, was 30. He married Lucinda Sears about 1858, in Odon, Madison Township, Daviess, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Madison Township, Daviess, Indiana, United States for about 30 years. He died on 15 April 1914, in Odon, Madison Township, Daviess, Indiana, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Madison Township, Daviess, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Harvey Garten
1836–1914
Mary Eleanor Booth
1842–1892
Marriage: about 1869
Sarah M Garten
1871–1871
James Edwin Garten
1872–1958
Bertha Jane Garten
1875–1952

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1869
Odon, Madison Township, Daviess, Indiana, United States
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World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 5

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.
1846

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 27

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 German: metonymic occupational name for a gardener or overseer of a garder or enclosure. Originally the term denoted the keeper of an enclosure for deer, later of a vineyard or smallholding, from Middle High German garte ‘garden’, ‘enclosure’. Compare Hofgarten ‘courtyard’, Weingarten ‘vineyard’. Alternatively, it may be a short form of any of the various compound names formed with this element, e.g. Swiss Gart(en)mann, Gartenhauser.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Garten ‘garden’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Harvee Garten, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James H Gaiten, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James H Garton in household of James Garton, "United States Census, 1850"

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