William Henry Garr

16 August 1831–23 November 1876 (Age 45)
Richmond, Wayne Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of William Henry

When William Henry Garr was born on 16 August 1831, in Richmond, Wayne Township, Wayne, Indiana, United States, his father, Fielding Garr, was 36 and his mother, Paulina Turner, was 26. He married Polly Ann Campbell on 24 February 1872, in Millville, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 23 November 1876, in Millville, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Millville City Cemetery, Millville, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Garr
Polly Ann Campbell
Marriage: 24 February 1872
Paulina Clarisa Garr
William Fielding Garr
Samuel Henry Garr
John William Garr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 February 1872Millville, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 5
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 15
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Irish and Scottish: shortened form of McGarr , from Gaelic Mac an Gheairr.German: metonymic occupational name for a cartwright, from Middle High German garre, karre ‘cart’.German: possibly also an altered form of Gorr .

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

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    Story Highlight

    ABEL WEAVER GARR Born: 11 Dec 1833 Richmond, Indiana Age: 22 Rescuer

    The Garr family is best known for their life at Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake. However, when Abel’s father, Fielding Garr, died in 1855, Brigham Young encouraged Fielding’s sons to move their …

    Sources (12)

    • Wm Garr in household of Jno Garr, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William H. Garr in entry for John William Garr, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • William Garr in household of Benjamin Garr, "United States Census, 1870"

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