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William Wallace Garvin, Sr
Birth: Jan. 29, 1845
Carter County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Feb. 17, 1910
Barber County
Kansas, USA

William Wallace Garvin was born January 29, 1845 in Soldier, Carter, Kentucky, USA. He was called "Wallace" within the family.

His parents were William Harrison "Red" Garvin (1812 – 1890) and Eleanor "Ellen" D. Richards (b. 1809).

His siblings included: Elizabeth, James F., Eliza F., Franklin "Frank" and Rebecca "Becky" Garvin.

In 1875 Wallace married Mahulda "Huldy" Hiatt (1854 – 1884), daughter of Josiah and Charlotte Gregory Hiatt.
Theirs was a happy marriage, and they loved each other dearly.

Their children included: Nora May, Lucy May, Robert Harrison, Nellie P. and William Thurston Garvin.

Tragically, Huldy died February 14, 1884 due to complications from giving birth to their son William Thurston Garvin.
Sadly, William died March 9, 1884.

Wallace was inconsolable for four years, according to his daughter Mary Vie Garvin Ferguson.

Annie Belle Ham (1861-1955) had been engaged to Wallace's brother Franklin Garvin (1852-1881).
However, Franklin died of consumption shortly before their wedding.

In 1887-1888 Wallace courted Annie Belle, and they married August 30, 1889 in Logan Stewart's, Rowan, Kentucky.

Wallace owned a store in Olive Hill, Kentucky, and was a highly-respected businessman, loyal friend, and loving husband and father.

About 1899 the family relocated to Hazelton, Barber, Kansas.

Annie Belle told their grand-daughter Cherie J. it was because the feuds got so bad it was dangerous to stay in Kentucky where they were.
Daughter Mary Vie told Cherie J. that Annie Belle's asthma got so bad the doctor said if she didn't move she would die.

Wallace and his son Robert Harrison Garvin (1880 – 1956) by Huldy went first to Hazelton and got property. Then the rest of the family followed.

Wallace passed away February 17, 1910.

He was a warm-hearted man who loved his family and could be counted on.

William Wallace Garvin (1845-1910)

From Hazelton, Barber County, Kansas Newspaper

(1) Death Notice of William Wallace Garvin

"W. W. Garvin

"W. W. Garvin died Thursday morning at 1 o'clock. The story of his illness is briefly told. For years he has suffered from an incurable disease. He sought relief in a hospital at Louisville, Ky a year ago, and was treated for months, but the relief was only temporary. He returned home and apparently his condition was at a standstill. Monday night he was attacked by violent cramping of stomach and bowel. A physician was summoned and all was done that could be done for him; but no relief could be had.

"He suffered through two days and nights and died Thursday morning.
Rev. Von Schriltz preached the funeral at the home and his body was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery Friday."

(2) Obituary for William Wallace Garvin

"In Memoriam

"William Wallace Garvin was born Jan. 29, 1845 at Soldier, Ky and died at 1 o'clock on the morning of Feby. 17, 1910 at Hazelton, Kan. Aged 65 years and 18 days.
He grew to manhood in the mountain counties of his native state, and married Miss Huldah Hyatt in 1875. In Feby. 1884 by the death of his wife, five children were left, the youngest following its mother within days in March. In 1889 he married Miss Annie B. Hamm, and to this union six children were born.
His early life was one of hardest toil, of hardships, and of loss. While a mere lad, he started out to make his own way in the world, and he knew all its coldness and disappointments by bitter experience.

"He was one of the leading timbermen of his section in after years, and was a man that everybody liked to do business with.
Yes, his manner was gruff, and he was very outspoken, but it was all on the surface. At heart he was one of the most generous persons the writer has ever known.

"It was after his long years of bad health had set in that he came to Kansas, and his neighbors could not know him as the poor and needy of eastern Kentucky knew him.
Were every widow he has befriended, every orphan he has helped to feed and clothe, "everyone for whom he has done some generous service were to bring a blossom to his grave, he would sleep beneath a wilderness of flowers."

"These are the things that rise up from afar—rise up from the days of his vigorous manhood—to remind the living that 'The good that men do live after them.'" 
Family links: 
  William Harrison Garvin (1812 - 1890)
  Eleanor D. Richards Garvin (1809 - ____)
  Annie Bell Ham Garvin (1861 - 1955)
  Mahulda Mulvina Hiatt Garvin (1854 - 1884)*
  Nora May Garvin Shay (1876 - 1953)*
  Robert Harrison Garvin (1880 - 1956)*
  William Thurston Garvin (1884 - 1884)*
  Florence "Flora" Garvin Gale (1890 - 1974)*
  Grace Grahn Garvin Stafford (1892 - 1952)*
  Mary Vie Garvin Ferguson (1894 - 1987)*
  Rebecca Evangeline Garvin Goode (1898 - 1951)*
  William Wallace Garvin (1900 - 1977)*
  Franklin "Frank" Garvin (1902 - 1988)*
  William Wallace Garvin (1845 - 1910)
  Franklin Garvin (1852 - 1881)*
*Calculated relationship
BORN JAN 29 1845
BORN FEB 17 1910
BORN JUL17 1861


Note: His wife Anna Bell's name is on the monument. But she is buried in Westminster Memorial Park, Orange, CA instead. Sect. 34, Lot 313, Grave 4.
Rosehill Cemetery
Barber County
Kansas, USA
Created by: Cherie J.
Record added: Apr 04, 2011
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For Wallace. With love, from your grand-daughter.
- Cherie J.
 Added: May. 20, 2011

- Deb
 Added: May. 18, 2011
In 1887-1889 when William Wallace Garvin was courting Annie Bell Ham, they exchanged letters. On one her letters to Wallace, Annie Bell signed her name and also wrote, "Forget me not." She enclosed a tiny stem with petals of a forget-me-not.
- Cherie J.
 Added: Apr. 4, 2011
This page is sponsored by: Cherie J.

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