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 Michael Lawrence Garity

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Michael Lawrence Garity

  • Birth 14 Mar 1856 Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 27 Apr 1914 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
  • Plot U-19-11-1E
  • Memorial ID 107368537

Michael is the son of Edward Garity and Mary Lynch. He married Josephine Wirthlin December 15, 1887, Salt Lake, Utah.

The Eureka Reporter ~ Fri., May 1, 1914, Page 1, Col. 2

Death of Well Known Eurekan -- M. L. Garrity a well known mining man who has been a resident of Eureka for the past sixteen years was fatally injured while at work on the Mitchell lease of the May Day mine last Saturday afternoon his death taking place at the Holy Cross Hospital at Salt Lake at an early hour on Monday.

Mr. Garrity was working as a miner at the time of the accident ...

The injured man was sent to Salt Lake upon the first train in order that he could be given the benefit of an X Ray examination and the best of medical services. He was accompanied to the capital by Mrs. Garrity and their two daughters and by William Mitchell and John Kitt the employers of the injured man.

An examination made shortly after Mr. Garrity's arrival at the hospital disclosed the serious nature of his injuries and verified the statements from the local physicians.

Mr. Garrity who was born at Stonington, Conn. nearly sixty years ago came west when a very young man and ever since that time he has followed the mining business being known in most of the older camps of the west. Before coming to Eureka about sixteen years ago he was located at Park City and at the time of his death he was still the owner of some very promising claims in the Park City District. He was one of the original locators of the claims which are now embraced in the Zuma Mining company of Tintic and after the organization of this company he and his partner in the ground, Rasmus Nelson retained the controlling interest.

Mike Garrity's sad death will be regretted by hundreds. His many friends regret that a useful life such as he had lived should have such a pathetic ending. His three score years were filled with deeds of kindness and with honest and upright acts. His devotion to his wife and family will linger as a fragrant memory in the home which his presence brightened and which death has now darkened.

Mr. Garrity is survived by his wife and two daughters Josephine aged 22 and Julia aged 13. Mrs. Garrity is a sister of Joseph Wirthlin of Salt Lake and William and John Wirthlin of Eureka. Her mother is also a resident of Eureka.

Funeral services were held at the funeral chapel of Joseph William Taylor, 21 South West Temple Street at Salt Lake at 1 o'clock on Wednesday. Many Tintic friends as well as friends of the family from Park City, Salt Lake and other parts of the state attended the services and were also present when the burial took place in the City Cemetery at Salt Lake.

Michael died at 3:30 a.m. Cause of death: "Back broken and head lacerated from cave in mine."


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Gravesite Details "There was no headstone for this grave." Thank You Amy Barry 3/31/13

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  • Created by: Susan
  • Added: 26 Mar 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 107368537
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Michael Lawrence Garity (14 Mar 1856–27 Apr 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 107368537, citing Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Susan (contributor 47026796) .