James Joseph Garrity

19 October 1890–November 1964 (Age 74)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of James Joseph

James Joseph Garrity was born on 19 October 1890, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He married Helen V Monahan in 1911, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1940. He died in November 1964, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 74.

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James Joseph Garrity
Helen V Monahan
Marriage: 1911
Catherine Garrity
James J Garrity
Bernard Garrity
Helen J Garrity

Spouse and Children

Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States


    Catherine Garrity


    James J Garrity


    Bernard Garrity



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

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.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 20

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McGarity, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Oireachtaigh ‘son of Oireachtach’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James J Garritty, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James J Garrity, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James J Gerrity, "United States Census, 1920"

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