Name:    Hiram Forgey Garrison

From:  The Christian County Republican, Ozark, Missouri
Date:  Thursday, November 17, 1932   

Hiram F. Garrison, aged 87 years, 5 months and 23 days, was called from this life at his home just northeast of Ozark, on Saturday, Nov. 12, 1932.

He was born on May 19, 1845 at Sickles Station, Virginia, and came to this state with his parents in the year 1850, making his home near the old cave which bears his name. During the Civil War he enlisted in the service of his country and served 3 years and 9 months in Company H, 16 Missouri Cavalry. He was one of the 4 remaining old soldiers in this vicinity.    

On December 13, 1866, he was married to Sarah Ann Walker. To this union six children were born three of whom Landon, Angie and Florence are living, while three have preceded him in death, two dying in infancy and John B. in 1927. Besides the immediate family he is survived by one half-sister, Mary St. John and two brothers, Lee and Jess and several other close relatives.

He became a member of Friend Lodge, NO. 352, A.F. & A.M. more than 35 years ago. He was a member of the Capt. Robertson Post of the G.A.R.

Funeral services were held Monday at the home with Rev. J.J. Parten officiating. Burial took place in the family cemetery on the brow of the hill above his home with the Masonic lodge in charge. Burial was made under the direction of B.C. Klepper.

Uncle Hiram, as he was endearingly known by the entire community, was a citizen of that sturdy early-day type. He was thrifty, painstaking and saving with his own management and a devoted and faithful friend and neighbor.