Monroe James Garrett

11 March 1893–16 December 1971 (Age 78)
Josie, Pike, Alabama, United States

The Life of Monroe James

When Monroe James Garrett was born on 11 March 1893, in Josie, Pike, Alabama, United States, his father, William Henry Garrett, was 21 and his mother, Mary Frances Harden, was 17. He married Mildred "Minnie" Jones on 2 July 1914, in Pike, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Election Precinct 12 Josie, Pike, Alabama, United States for about 40 years. He died on 16 December 1971, in Ozark, Dale, Alabama, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Ramah Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Troy, Pike, Alabama, United States.

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Monroe James Garrett
Mildred "Minnie" Jones
Marriage: 2 July 1914
Mildred Garrett

Spouse and Children

2 July 1914
Pike, Alabama, United States


    Mildred Garrett


Parents and Siblings

    William Henry Garrett





World Events (8)

1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 2

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Monroe Garrett, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Monroe Garrett, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Monroe Garrett, "United States Census, 1920"

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