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
Roxie B Scofield Smith
Marriage: 15 October 1898
Mattie S Gorman
Harry C. Gorman
Belmeah Rebeccca Gorman
Barbara Mary Gorman

Spouse and Children

15 October 1898
Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States


    Mattie S Gorman



    Belmeah Rebeccca Gorman


    Barbara Mary Gorman


Parents and Siblings

    Eldridge P Garman


    Belmeah Rebecca Watson




    Alice Jane Garman



    Joseph W Garman


    Walter Huffman Garman


    Effie E Garman


+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.

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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