Name: James Wiley Garrison
From: The Mt. Vernon Register News, Mt.
The Death of Mr. Wiley Garrison, an old and well known citizen and farmer of the
county, occurred at his city residence, corner 6th and Harrison, at 4:30 o'clock
this morning. Mr. Garrison had been a sufferer from stomach trouble for a
number of years.
Date: October 29, 1912
He was married to Miss Nancy Vaugh in March 1868, she dying a year later.
On September 5, 1875,
he was married to Miss Lydia Hughes of Franklin County, who survives him.
He leaves on sister, Mrs. Ed Jones of Opdyke and eight children. Mrs. Lou
Stonemetz of Lynchburg, Ill., Mrs. Ben Roeder,
Joe C, Ruis and Clarence, Misses Jenie and Blanche of the city and county.
Mr. Garrison was born in 1839 in Saline County, near Eldorado. He was
seventy-three years old June 21 last. He came to this county when seven years
old and lived in Dodds township until about 4 years ago, when he moved to
this city. Mr. Garrison was a civil war veteran having served four years
with the "Tenth Illinois and was with Sherman in his celebrated march to the
sea. He was converted to Christianity while in the army but never united
with any denomination though a Baptist in belief.
The funeral will take place Thursday at 1 o'clock from the residence; interment
at West Salem.