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Garrett Washington Fountain

New York, USA
Death 22 Mar 1906 (aged 87)
Sacramento County, California, USA
Burial Elk Grove, Sacramento County, California, USA
Memorial ID 105683199 · View Source
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Garrett was the son of (_) Fountain and his wife (_).

FOUNTAIN siblings: Unknown.

Garrett married Adeline Louise Warner (1831-1903).

8 FOUNTAIN children:

1. Ada Fountain B-1858.
Ada: #44905785.

Name: James Barnett
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 06 Jan 1885
Event Place: Sacramento, California
Gender: Male
Age: 34
Birth Year (Estimated): 1851
Spouse's Name: Ada Fountain
Spouse's Age: 25
Spouse's Gender: Female
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1860
2. David Brodrick Fountain (1860-1939); m. Clara (_).
...6 FOUNTAIN children: Duane, David, John, Warren, Sillian, and Neal.
David: #50472657.
3. John Conness Fountain B-1863.
4. Violet J. Fountain B-1865; m. George Van Dusen.
5. Lillian J. Fountain B-7/1871; m. John B. Doty (7/28/1863/10/1956) died in Douglas Co., Oregon.
...1 DOTY child: Garrett Gillis Doty B-1/7/1889.

1900 Sacramento, CA:
Head John B. Doty M 36 California
Wife Lillian J. Doty F 29 California
Son Garett T. Doty M 11 California [Garrett]

1910 census states: John Doty, Divorced.

1930 Census: Lillian 60 born in Ill, Widowed, B-1870.

6. Lottie Fountain B-1874; m. Stephen Currie/Courrier.
7. Tressie Fountain B-1/1876; m. Joseph L. Harman B-5/1873.
...1 HARMAN child: Lillian Harman B-1899.

1900 Sacramento Co., CA:
Head Joseph L. Harman M 27 Missouri
Wife Tressie Harman F 24 California
Daughter Lillian Harman F 1 California
Father-in-law Garret W. Fountain M 81 NY
8. Elva Blanche Fountain B-1878; m. Charles H. Benson
...1 BENSON child: Harold Benson B-1895.

1900 Census for San Lorenzo, Santa Cruz, CA:
Blanch E. Benson B-3/1878, Divorced, age 22

ABOUT Garrett Washington Fountain:

Born in New York and rushed to the California gold rush in 1849-1850. Was born in New York, September 1818, died in Sacramento County, CA on March 22, 1906. His wife Adeline Warner, also from New York, born December 1831 and died in Santa Cruz County, 1903. Garrett worked the Illinois Canyon/Georgetown 1850, Manhattan Canyon,Grass Valley and ran a pack mule in 1855-56 between Volcanoville and Grass Valley. In 1860 he had a hotel at Georgetown cutoff and Carson Road. He ran "Fountain Place", 5 miles NE of Meyers (an offshoot of the Placerville/Carson Road to South Stateline and at the headwaters of Trout Creek) and 160 acre cattle ranch. A son owned it (David Brodrick Fountain) from 1892 to 1905. After that owned by Tuck Holdridge. Children: Werner, David, Lottie, Adelle (Ada).
From "genforum," website, thanks to Marilyn McLauchlan.

1870 Census for El Dorado, CA:
G. W. Fountain M 48y NY
Adalade Fountain F 38y NY
Ada Fountain F 12y CA
David B. Fountain M 10y CA
John C. Fountain M 6y CA
Violet Fountain F 5y CA
Charles Helman M 49y Sweden

1880 Lake Valley El Dorado, CA:
Self Garrett W. Fountain M 62 NY
Wife Adeline Fountain F 48 NY
Son John C. Fountain M 17 CA
Daughter Violet J. Fountain F 15 CA
Daughter Lillian J. Fountain F 9 CA
Daughter Terza Fountain F 4 CA
Daughter Elva B. Fountain F 1 CA

1880 Placerville, El Dorado, CA:
Self George/Garrett W. Fountain M 52 NY
Other Adline Fountain F 48 NY
Other Brodrick Fountain M 21 CA
Other John Fountain M 17 CA
Other Violet Fountain F 17 CA
Other Liley C. Fountain F 8 CA
Other Lotty Fountain F 6 CA
Other Eressay Fountain F 4 CA
Other Blanch Fountain F 2 CA

1900 Census for Lorenzo Twp., Santa Cruz, CA:
Head Garret W. Fountain M 82 New York B-9/1818.
Wife Adaline L. Fountain F 69 New York B-12/1831.
Grandson Harold Benson M 5 California B-8/1895.

1900 Census for San Joaquin, Sacramento, CA:
Head Joseph L. Harman M 27 Missouri
Wife Tressie Harman F 24 California
Daughter Lillian Harman F 1 California
Father-in-law Garret W. Fountain M 81 NY Married
All research and census: Fraya Weiss, 2013.

Age 87. Data source: LDS Elk Grove Masonic Cemetery images, California death index and censuses. No marker found in this cemetery.

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  • Added: 22 Feb 2013
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