John Henry Garretson

11 August 1871–4 July 1949 (Age 77)
Indiana, United States

The Life of John Henry

When John Henry Garretson was born on 11 August 1871, in Indiana, United States, his father, Job H Garretson, was 31 and his mother, Mariah Elizabeth White, was 26. He married Laurena May Coffield on 15 December 1894, in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Alexandria, Madison, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Monroe Township, Madison, Indiana, United States in 1940. He died on 4 July 1949, in Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in IOOF Cemetery, Alexandria, Madison, Indiana, United States.

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John Henry Garretson
Laurena May Coffield
Marriage: 15 December 1894
Lola Rowena Garretson

Spouse and Children

15 December 1894
Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Job H Garretson


    Mariah Elizabeth White




    Sarah J Garretson


    Elizabeth M Garretson


    Charles A Garretson


    Albert C Garretson



World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 1

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

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.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Garrett .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Garretson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • J H Garretson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John E Garretson, "United States Census, 1900"

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