Zotia Walker Garn

19 May 1892–9 July 1976 (Age 84)
Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States

The Life of Zotia Walker

When Zotia Walker Garn was born on 19 May 1892, in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States, her father, Samuel Garn, was 45 and her mother, Elizabeth Hopkins Walker, was 38. She married George Arthur Rynearson on 15 June 1916, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years and Kansas City, Platte, Missouri, United States in 1970. She died on 9 July 1976, in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Chatsworth, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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George Arthur Rynearson
Zotia Walker Garn
Marriage: 15 June 1916
Garn Arthur Rynearson
Robert Dean Rynearson
Ruth Jane Rynearson
Evelyn Rynearson
Marian Rynearson

Spouse and Children

15 June 1916
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1909 · History of Van Nuys, CA

Age 17

"In 1909 the Suburban Homes Company, a syndicate led by H. J. Whitley, general manager of the Board of Control, along with Harry Chandler, H. G. Otis, M. H. Sherman and O. F. Brandt purchased 48,000 acres of the Farming and Milling Company for $2,500,000.[1] Henry E. Huntington extended his Pacific Electric Railway (Red Cars) through the Valley to Owensmouth (now Canoga Park). The Suburban Home Company laid out plans for roads and the towns of Van Nuys, Reseda (Marian) and Canoga Park (Owensmouth). The rural areas were annexed into the city of Los Angeles in 1915.[2][3] On April 2, 1915 H. J. Whitley purchased the Suburban Home Company so that he would have complete control for finishing the development.[4] The town was founded in 1911 and named for Isaac Newton Van Nuys, one of its developers.[5] It was annexed by Los Angeles on May 22, 1915,[6] after completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, providing it with the water required for further growth.[7] Van Nuys was the first new stop on the San Fernando Line of the Pacific Electric Railway red cars system, which boosted its early land sales and commercial success.[5] Van Nuys became the Valley's satellite Los Angeles municipal civic center with the 1932 Art Deco Valley Municipal Building (Van Nuys City Hall), a visual landmark and Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, starting the present-day Government Center complex of government services buildings.[5] In 1991, Marvin Braude, a member of the Los Angeles City Council, redesignated a 45-block area of Van Nuys as a part of Sherman Oaks.[8] This redesignated area included the community of Magnolia Woods.[9] Some area residents had presented a petition and several original deeds that stated ""Sherman Oaks"" to Braude. They argued that the area was originally a part of Sherman Oaks until the 1960s, when ZIP Codes labeling the area as Van Nuys were established.[8] In October 2005, the Metro Orange Line opened with two stations. In 2014, a ""Great Streets"" project was introduced by Mayor Eric Garcetti with Van Nuys Bl"
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

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

German:1. metonymic occupational name for a producer of or dealer in yarn, Middle High German garn. 2. (in eastern Germany) from Slavic gorn- ‘mountain dweller’.

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

Story Highlight

Zotia Walker Garn Biography

(This history sketch of Zotia was written from notes taken by Ruth while reminiscing with her mother in her home in Kansas City 1972) ZOTIA WALKER GARN I was born into a family of fourteen childr …

Sources (3)

  • Zotia Garn Rynearson in household of Geo Arthur Rynearson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Zoe Garn Rynearson in household of George A Rynearson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Gotia Garn in household of Jane Roach, "United States Census, 1910"

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