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Obituary: John C. Garrison (1830-1906)

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Obituary: John C. Garrison (1830-1906)

Posted: 13 Apr 2001 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Edited: 21 Jun 2001 11:41PM GMT
Surnames: Garrison, McCrea, Gibb, Groom
From the
Alliance Daily Review
Alliance, Ohio
(Stark County)
Saturday, June 9, 1906

HIT BY TRAIN

J. C. Garretson (sic) is Dangerously
Injured Saturday Afternoon

J.C. Garretson (Ed. note: Spelling of name is incorrect. Also spelled incorrectly on funeral home records) of 325 East Keystone Street was struck by an extra passenger train on the C & P this afternoon at 3:10 and very seriously injured. His head is cut and his back is hurt. Mr. Garretson is quite deaf and was crossing the track at Keystone street when struck by the train, pushing a hand cart loaded with vegetables.

From the
Alliance Daily Review
Alliance, Ohio
Monday, June 11, 1906

PROVED FATAL

J.C. Garrison Died as Result
of Injuries Suffered Saturday

WAS A PIONEER
Of Alliance, Having Come Here in
1859 - Survived by Three Children
Funeral Held Monday Afternoon

J.C. Garrison who met with a serious accident Saturday afternoon, as stated in the Review, died in the city hospital at 6:12 Saturday evening not having regained consciousness. His children, Elizabeth and Charles were at the bedside at the time of his demise.

J.C. Garrison was born in Beaver county, Pa., March 1, 1830. In 1859 he came to Alliance and located at his late home on Keystone street. In 1868 he was married in Allegheny to Miss Anna McCrea. To this union were born the following children: Miss Elizabeth Garrison, Charles and R. Curtis, the latter residing in Cleveland. Mrs. Garrison died November 12, 1892. He is also survived by two brothers, S.T. Garrison of Cincinnati and W.B. Garrison of Eaton Rapids, Mich. He was a kind neighbor and was very highly esteemed by all who knew him.

The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 at his late home, 330 Keystone street, (Ed. note: article above says 325 Keystone street) in charge of Rev. Charles N. Church. Music rendered by a quartet composed of Mesdames F.W. Wheat, E.I. Gyger, C.W. Dennison, and Miss Zora Baker.

A number of beautiful floral designs covered the casket. The bearers were J.S. Matticks, E.H. Brosius, W.H. Soper, and E.E. Miller. Interment was made in the Alliance cemetery. Among the out of town relatives present at the services were George Gibb, Mrs. George Groom, Mrs. Emma McCrea of Sewickley, Pa., and R.C. Garrison of Cleveland.

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