I have abstracted obituary data for Edward Garvey of Seneca. Perhaps he is related to your Robert Garvey. The obituary says that Edward Garvey died Dec. 12, 1902 in Seneca and that he was born Mar. 4, 1839 in County Down, Ireland. He moved to Wisconsin in 1854 and joined with a brother, Thomas, to establish a mercantile business. He married Miss Mahoney of Seneca in 1875 and fathered 4 boys and 2 girls. The wife died in 1893. This information was recently published in "Genealogical Gleanings From Early Newspapers for Residents In and Near Crawford County, Wisconsin, 1897-1902." There are many citations in the book on the Garvey family. Hope this is useful.