James Wiley Garrison
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. 

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 

Mt. Vernon Register News Oct 29, 1912
Submitted by: Patti Breaux  
Relationship : husband of the 1st cousin 4 times removed 
May 28, 2002

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