Lawerence Powell Garr

20 June 1840–7 January 1913 (Age 72)
Johnson, Indiana, United States

The Life of Lawerence Powell

When Lawerence Powell Garr was born on 20 June 1840, in Johnson, Indiana, United States, his father, William Hun Garr, was 26 and his mother, Sarah McAndrew, was 16. He married Lucinda Jane Parkhurst on 23 October 1863. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Caney Township, Montgomery, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Kendall Township, Kearny, Kansas, United States in 1910. He died on 7 January 1913, in Kearny, Kansas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Kendall Cemetery, Kendall, Hamilton, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lawerence Powell Garr
1840–1913
Lucinda Jane Parkhurst
1842–1896
Marriage: 23 October 1863
William Daniel Garr
1864–1908
James Garr
1873–
John Franklin Garr
1866–1918
Nancy Ann Garr
1868–1936
Mary Ellen Gaar
1871–
Emma Jane Garr
1872–1913
David Henry Gaar
1875–1902
Albert Rayburn Garr
1881–1952
Martha Allar Gaar
1883–
Dolly May Garr
1885–1921
Lottie May Gaar
1885–
Mary Garr
1885–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 October 1863
Johnson,Indiana
children

(12)

    William Daniel Garr

    Male1864–1908Male

    John Franklin Garr

    Male1866–1918Male

    Nancy Ann Garr

    Female1868–1936Female

    Mary Ellen Gaar

    Female1871–Female

    Emma Jane Garr

    Female1872–1913Female

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 1

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.
1846

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861

Age 21

Kansas is the 34th state

Name Meaning

1 Irish or Scottish: reduced form of McGarr .2 Altered form of German Gorr, from a short form of the personal name Gregor, Latin Gregorius ( see Gregory ).3 Possibly an altered spelling of German Garre, a nickname for someone with a croaky voice, from a derivative of Middle High German, Middle Low German garren ‘to whistle’, ‘to groan’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lawrence P Garr, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lawrence Garr, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lawrence P Gaar in household of William Gaar, "United States Census, 1850"

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