William Blakesly Garman

15 July 1870–June 1953 (Age 82)
White Haven, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William Blakesly

When William Blakesly Garman was born on 15 July 1870, in White Haven, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Eldridge P Garman, was 30 and his mother, Belmeah Rebecca Watson, was 23. He married Roxie B Scofield Smith on 15 October 1898, in Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Phillipsburg, Warren, New Jersey, United States in 1910. He died in June 1953, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

William Blakesly Garman
1870–1953
Roxie B Scofield Smith
1880–1950
Marriage: 15 October 1898
Mattie S Gorman
1899–
Harry C. Gorman
1900–1998
Belmeah Rebeccca Gorman
1902–
Barbara Mary Gorman
1904–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 October 1898
Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(4)

    Mattie S Gorman

    Female1899–Female

    Male1900–1998Male

    Belmeah Rebeccca Gorman

    Female1902–Female

    Barbara Mary Gorman

    Female1904–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Eldridge P Garman

    Male1840–1884Male

    Belmeah Rebecca Watson

    Female1846–1920Female

siblings

(6)

    Alice Jane Garman

    Female1866–Female

    Male1870–1953Male

    Joseph W Garman

    Male1872–Male

    Walter Huffman Garman

    Male1874–1966Male

    Effie E Garman

    Female1878–Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

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.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 7

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1894

Age 24

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: variant of Gorman 1.2 English: variant of Gorman 2.3 German: variant of German .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William B Garman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William B Garman in household of Eldridge Garman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William B Gorman, "United States Census, 1920"

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