James Orville Garrett

22 October 1917–17 April 1992 (Age 74)
Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, United States

The Life of James Orville

When James Orville Garrett was born on 22 October 1917, in Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, United States, his father, Loren Bryan Garrett, was 26 and his mother, Clifford Florence Stiffler, was 19. He died on 17 April 1992, in Greensboro, Guilford, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 74.

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Loren Bryan Garrett
Clifford Florence Stiffler
James Orville Garrett
Mary Ellen Garret
Frederick Allen Garrett

Parents and Siblings




    Mary Ellen Garret


    Frederick Allen Garrett


World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 1

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 20

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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 (2)

  • James O Garrett in household of Loren B Garrett, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Orville Garrett, "North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994"

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