John Perry Garrett

27 May 1925–8 December 1994 (Age 69)
Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States

The Life of John Perry

When John Perry Garrett was born on 27 May 1925, in Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States, his father, John Perry Garrett, was 28 and his mother, Martha Celeste Holland, was 24. He married Zelphia Gertrude Aiken on 3 July 1954. He lived in Greenville Township, Greenville, South Carolina, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 8 December 1994, in Anderson, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Woodlawn Memorial Park, Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States.

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John Perry Garrett
Zelphia Gertrude Aiken
Marriage: 3 July 1954

Spouse and Children

3 July 1954
Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 2

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

Age 4

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 19

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • J Perry Garett in household of John P Garett, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John P Garrett Jr. in household of John P Garrett, "United States Census, 1930" - Greenville county, South Carolina
  • John P Jr Garrett, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"

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