Allen Garrett

22 May 1878–25 April 1953 (Age 74)
Woodruff, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Allen

When Allen Garrett was born on 22 May 1878, in Woodruff, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, his father, John E Jack Garrett, was 43 and his mother, Adeline Waddle, was 41. He married Adrian M Wofford about 1900, in Woodruff, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Reidville Township, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States in 1900 and Reidville, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States in 1910. He died on 25 April 1953, in Salisbury, Rowan, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Selma Baptist Church Cemetery, Woodruff, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States.

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Allen Garrett
Adrian M Wofford
Marriage: 1900
Hosea W. Garrett
Jacob C. Garrett
Lillie Ella Garrett
Erin Pauline Garrett
Aaron Garrett
Montague Wideman Garrett
Iska Dorothy Garrett

Spouse and Children

Woodruff, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John E Jack Garrett


    Adeline Waddle




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 19

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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 (3)

  • Allen Garrett, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Allen Garrett, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Allen Garrett in household of Jackson Garrett, "United States Census, 1880"

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