Oldest son (of 11 children) of Thomas J. and Emily Garton. He and Florence married at Schuyler, Nebraska Feb. 20, 1889 at the Presbyterian Church. Three young children died in Nebraska. The other four children came with Frank and Florence to Yuma County, Colorado in 1918. Frank's brother, Harley, is also buried here memorial # 49997166.
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Suggested edit: John Franklin Garton was born January 7, 1866, near Bethany, Missouri and was the eldest son of Thomas J. and Emily Garton. He married Florence Louella Bloxom (born December 12, 1873 at Toledo, Illinois, only daughter of Louis William and Naomi Bloxom) at Schuyler, Nebraska, February 20, 1889 at the Presbyterian Church.
The couple started housekeeping at Mead, Nebraska, later moved to western Nebraska and then to Genoa, Nebraska, where Frank was associated with the Harding Cream Company. Three children, Hazel, Ella, and Louis were born in Nebraska and are buried there. Four other children, born in Nebraska, Floyd 28, Walker 24 Errett 18 and Naomi 16 came with their parents to Yuma County, Colorado, in 1918. Mr. Garton's brother, Harley had already moved there and persuaded them to come, where they moved out to a farm 14 miles northwest of Wray. The family went to church at Waverly (a 41/2 mile drive) in an Oldsmobile car; they often entertained company and the A. D. Morans were neighbors and good friends.
In 1920, because of poor health, the Garton’s bought a house in Wray at 435 Ash Street, where they resided for the rest of their lives. Mr. Garton worked for the Heindel Garage and then Willis Warner Filling Station about two years. Then he sold McConnon supplies and traveled over the county. He served four terms as Justice of the Peace. Florence cooked at home and took hot lunches to the grade school for a couple of years.
The Garton’s were active members of the Wray Christian Church. Frank was an Odd Fellows and Florence was a Rebekah for 55 years, a Past Noble Grand, and earned the Decoration of Chivalry awarded her by the Rebekah State President. The Garton’s celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1939 and 60th in 1949. Mr. Garton died August 10, 1951; Mrs. Garton died January 4, 1964, at the age of 90 years.
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Florence Louella Bloxom Garton