Name: A. J. Garrison
From: The Journal and Courier,
Date: Monday, August 30, 1954
Delphi Man is Electrocuted by 7,200 Volts
Delphi -- A. J. Garrison, 30, was shocked fatally
shortly before noon Sunday while helping to remove a television antenna
from a roof.
Don Draper Jr., also from near Delphi, who was on the ground with Garrison was miraculously knocked free when the antenna fell across a 7,200 volt REMC line. Draper suffered burns on his hands.
Garrison and Draper were helping remove the antenna from the home of Richard Medley who lives two and one-half miles southeast of here. Medley, who was on the roof, was not injured. Garrison was taken to the office of Dr. John Wagoner, Carroll County Coroner, who pronounced him dead of electrocution.
He was born Jan. 23, 1924 in Batesville, Ark. and was married to Ruby Henson in April 1946. He was employed at an auto agency in Flora and Garrison served in the Navy during World War II and was a member of the American Legion.
The son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Garrison, who reside west of Delphi, he is survived by the wife, Ruby; five children; a sister in Arkansas, a brother Charles in Defiance, Ohio; and a brother Julian of Delphi.
The body was taken to the Eikenberry Funeral Home where final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the American Legion post in charge of military rites. Friends may call after noon Tuesday.