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John W. Garrett

GARRETT, John W., a well-known hotel-keeper in Industry, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Kickapoo, Peoria County, April 17, 1852, and received his early mental training in the public schools of Schuyler County, Ill. He is a son of John and Sarah E. (Williamson) Garrett, his father having been born in Lexington, Ky., and his mother in Virginia. His father came to Rushville, Schuyler County, Ill., in 1844, and after his marriage there moved to Peoria County, but soon afterwards returned to Schuyler County, where he lived until his death in 1882.

John W. Garrett is the fifth of a family of six children. He lived at the paternal home until he reached the age of twenty years, and then rented a farm in Schuyler County, where he remained four years. In 1881, he bought a farm of 160 acres, where he lived until November 13, 1900, when he traded the farm for his hotel property in Industry.

On February 29, 1872, Mr. Garrett was united in marriage with Maria Elliott, who was born and schooled in Fulton County, Ill. The children resulting from this union were: Margaret Ellen (Mrs. John Miller) of Schuyler County; and Harry Sylvester Samuel, born April 4, 1882, deceased March 29, 1900. Mr. Garrett is a Baptist in religious belief, and fraternally is identified with the I. O. O. F. A man of strict integrity and good business capacity, he conducts his hotel in such a manner as to secure a profitable patronage.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 884, extracted 04 Jan 2019 by Norma Hass.

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