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William Frederick "Fred" Garrett
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Birth: Jun. 9, 1877
Monona County
Iowa, USA
Death: Nov. 2, 1941, USA

Fred Garrett was the first son of Lucian Garrett and Emily Coe-Reed Garrett Blakeley of rural Onawa, Monona County, Iowa. He later wrote a family book, a sort of auto biography, called "the Garrett Book" or "Uncle Fred's Book" by family members. In it he details the family tragedy caused by the early death of his father, Lucian. His mother made some mistakes and lost the farm in Iowa. Fred being the oldest, worked hard, and later moved to California. But his younger siblings did not fare as well.
Fred established a moving company and was present in Oakland during the 1906 earthquake. He married Edith Court and they had two children. He also cared for his elderly mother, Emily, who was mentally ill. He is buried beside her. 
Family links: 
  Lucien Luther Garrett (1852 - 1893)
  Emily Carolina Coe-Reed Garrett Blakeley (1852 - 1928)
  Ethel May Court Garrett (1882 - 1942)*
  William Frederick Garrett (1877 - 1941)
  Mary Ellen Garrett Zortman (1884 - 1964)*
  Mabel Brennan (1885 - 1971)*
  Ina Lily Garrett Schaffer (1888 - 1976)*
  Lawrence Warren Garrett (1891 - 1968)*
  Viola Garrett McVicker Schaffer (1893 - 1982)*
*Calculated relationship
Evergreen Cemetery
Alameda County
California, USA
Created by: katalex23
Record added: May 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69968418
William Frederick Fred Garrett
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William Frederick Fred Garrett
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William Frederick Fred Garrett
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Thank you, Uncle Fred, for writing about your family's struggles and taking care of your mother, Emily Garrett, when she was ill.
- katalex23
 Added: Sep. 8, 2011

- wesblues
 Added: May. 17, 2011

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