John Riley Garrett

29 February 1884–November 1966 (Age 82)
Dallas, Missouri, United States

The Life of John Riley

When John Riley Garrett was born on 29 February 1884, in Dallas, Missouri, United States, his father, William Henderson Garrett, was 26 and his mother, Margaret E Henderson, was 23. He married Mary Lavina "Vina" Horton on 6 July 1912, in Strafford, Greene, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Loveland, Larimer, Colorado, United States for about 5 years and Taylor Township, Greene, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died in November 1966, in Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in East Lawn Cemetery, Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Riley Garrett
Mary Lavina "Vina" Horton
Marriage: 6 July 1912
Lois Irene Garrett
Carl Henry Garrett

Spouse and Children

6 July 1912
Strafford, Greene, Missouri, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Adolphus Marion Garrett



    Sarah L Garrett


    Robert Warren Garrett



World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1890 · Gold is Discovered

Age 6

In 1890, Robert Miller Womack discovers a rich gold deposit along Cripple Creek, near the western slope of Pikes Peak. This would become the richest gold strike in the Rocky Mountin area.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 22

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

English: from either of two Germanic personal names introduced to Britain by the Normans: Gerard, composed of the elements gar, ger ‘spear’, ‘lance’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’; and Gerald, composed of the elements gār, gēr ‘spear’, ‘lance’ + wald ‘rule’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Riley Garrett in household of William Garrett, "United States Census, 1900"
  • J R Garnett, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John R Garrett, "United States Census, 1930"

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