Carolina Minnie Garis

12 March 1876–20 October 1954 (Age 78)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Carolina Minnie

When Carolina Minnie Garis was born on 12 March 1876, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Irvin Henry Garis, was 24 and her mother, Mary Ella Dennis, was 20. She married Elias Harper Schreffler on 9 November 1893, in Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Porter Township, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910 and Pine Grove, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. She died on 20 October 1954, in Rush Township, Centre, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Tremont, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Elias Harper Schreffler
Carolina Minnie Garis
Marriage: 9 November 1893
Infant Son Schreffler
Roy Harper Schreffler
Ida Schreffler
Philip Cornelius Schreffler
Clarence Theo Schreffler
Lester Shreffler

Spouse and Children

9 November 1893
Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Irvin Henry Garis


    Mary Ella Dennis





    Bessie M Garris


    Ervin Garis


    Elmer Ellsworth Garis


    Helen Elizabeth Garis


World Events (8)

1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 1

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 German: variant of Gehris .2 French: variant of Garris .3 Greek (of Albanian origin): of uncertain origin; possibly a topographic name from Albanian garre ‘ditch’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Minnie C Schreffler, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Carline M Shreffler in household of Elias H Shreffler, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Minnie Schreffler in household of Elias Schreffler, "United States Census, 1910"

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