Viva Lewis Garner

13 July 1903–29 June 1990 (Age 87)
Ben Franklin, Delta, Texas, United States

The Life of Viva Lewis

When Viva Lewis Garner was born on 13 July 1903, in Ben Franklin, Delta, Texas, United States, her father, Emmett Baldwin Garner, was 43 and her mother, Mollie S. Wynn, was 37. She married James Thomas Moon on 15 October 1921, in Delta, Texas, United States. She lived in Justice Precinct 3, Delta, Texas, United States in 1920. She died on 29 June 1990, in Ashdown, Little River, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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James Thomas Moon
Viva Lewis Garner
Marriage: 15 October 1921

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    James Thomas Moon



15 October 1921
Delta, Texas, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Age 1

Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Anglo-Norman French gerner ‘granary’ (Old French grenier, from Late Latin granarium, a derivative of granum ‘grain’). It may have been a topographic name for someone who lived near a barn or granary, or a metonymic occupational name for someone in charge of the stores kept in a granary.2 English: variant of Warner 1, from a central Old French form.3 English: reduced form of Gardener .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Vivia Garner in household of E V Garner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Vina Gerner in household of Emmet Gerner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Viva Garner in entry for Dorothy Nell Moon, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"

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