Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Bleaks in:
 • Pioche Masonic Cemetery
 • Pioche
 • Lincoln County
 • Nevada
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
Laura May Garrison Bleak
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: Sep. 26, 1883
Lincoln County
Nevada, USA
Death: Dec. 31, 1960
Lincoln County
Nevada, USA

Laura was born in Pioche Nv. Sept, 26, 1883. She was the daughter of Isaac Newton Garrison and Phoebe M. Craw Laura was the second to the oldest of eleven children, 3 girls and 8 boys. Isaac Garrison followed the mining profession, locating the "Old Day Mine," Known now as the Jack Rabbit Mine.

Laura Lived in Pioche all her life. She attended school in the house on La Cour St. and grew up here with many companions, a few of which are left. Laura was always lighthearted and full of fun and got along well with the other children at school, always siding with those she thought were being picked on and, always being kind to them.

She met Oliver Bleak after he and three others came from St. George, Utah to work in the mines. Laura loved to dance, and often made the statement, "I would rather dance than eat."

Laura and Oliver were united in marriage March 2 1906 at Pioche. From this union 7 children were born Ollie, Joe, Charley, Louise, Murray, Irene and George. Oliver passed away in 1922, leaving Laura to bear their seventh child alone.

Laura never considered herself too busy or too poor to share both time and possessions with those whom she thought needed it.

Family links: 
  Isaac Newton Garrison (1845 - 1923)
  Phoebe M. Garrison (1861 - 1938)
  Oliver Bleak (1885 - 1922)
  Oliver Bleak (1908 - 1991)*
  John Joseph Bleak (1910 - 1973)*
  Charles Edgar Bleak (1913 - 1976)*
  Phoebe Louise Bleak Cheesbrough (1917 - 2002)*
  George Washington Bleak (1923 - 1993)*
  Charles Wesley Garrison (1881 - 1933)*
  Charles Wesley Garrison (1881 - 1934)*
  Laura May Garrison Bleak (1883 - 1960)
  William Isaac Garrison (1886 - 1946)*
  Frank Newton Garrison (1889 - 1949)*
  Clara Elvira Garrison Morris (1892 - 1948)*
  George Hyram Garrison (1894 - 1963)*
  Walter James Garrison (1897 - 1973)*
  Roy Garrison (1899 - ____)*
  Earl Garrison (1901 - 1984)*
  Ira Garrison (1904 - 1985)*
  Etta Marie Garrison Snow (1907 - 2000)*
*Calculated relationship
Pioche Masonic Cemetery
Lincoln County
Nevada, USA
Created by: marge
Record added: Nov 26, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12510843
Laura May <i>Garrison</i> Bleak
Added by: Dan
Laura May <i>Garrison</i> Bleak
Added by: J Spencer
Laura May <i>Garrison</i> Bleak
Cemetery Photo
Added by: J Spencer
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Marsha Williams Byrd of Missouri
 Added: Jun. 19, 2012

- Marsha Williams Byrd of Missouri
 Added: Apr. 21, 2011

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service