Lydia Mary Garand

5 April 1885–6 August 1915 (Age 30)
Defiance, Defiance, Ohio, United States

The Life of Lydia Mary

When Lydia Mary Garand was born on 5 April 1885, in Defiance, Defiance, Ohio, United States, her father, Oliver J Garand, was 26 and her mother, Armine Gloud, was 29. She married Thomas Keaney Gavitt on 17 March 1899, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in New London, New London, Connecticut, United States in 1900. She died on 6 August 1915, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 30, and was buried in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Keaney Gavitt
Lydia Mary Garand
Marriage: 17 March 1899
Frederick Henry Gavitt
Lawrence Oliver Gavitt
Lucille Elizabeth Gavitt
Grace Magdelene Gavitt

Spouse and Children

    Thomas Keaney Gavitt



17 March 1899
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1889 · The first Skyscraper in Detroit

Age 4

The Hammond Building was a high-rise building completed in 1889 and was 151 feet tall. It's considered the first skyscraper in the city and was the tallest in Michigan after it was built. The Hammond Building was demolished in 1956 to make way for the National Bank of Detroit Building.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 11

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

French: variant of Garant .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Lydia Garland in entry for Albert A. Thompson, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • Lydia Gavitt in household of Thos Gavitt, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lydia M Garaud Thompson in entry for Frances T Thompson, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"

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