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David Garner
(1831-1918)
Margaret Youngblood
(1836-1914)
Charles Morgan James
(1837-1908)
Emma E. Ibach
(1835-1884)
Nathan Moyer Garner
(1871-1925)
Alice Bertha James
(1876-1961)

Lawrence Oscar Garner
(1896-1961)

 

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Ada Elizabeth Evans

  • Doris Elaine Garner
  • Lawrence Evan "Larry" Garner
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  • Jeanne Shirley Garner
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Lawrence Oscar Garner

  • Born: 29 Oct 1896, Coventryville, Chester, PA, USA 2 3 4 5
  • Marriage: Ada Elizabeth Evans on 5 Sep 1923 in Bethlehem, Lehigh Co, PA 1
  • Died: 1 May 1961, Emmaus, Lehigh, PA, USA at age 64 4 6
  • Buried: 5 May 1961, N. Coventry, Chester, PA 4 7

bullet   Cause of his death was heart attack.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Namesake: a character in his mother's favorite book. 8

Residence: the home of his father's cousin, Flora (Moyer) Epright.: Brownback's Church, Chester Co, PA. 9 He was supposed to have been sent there for the "weekend" to help out when her husband died, but wound up living with her until he left for college.

Education: Ridgeville School.

Census: farm, 1910, East Coventry, PA. 10 Nathan Moyer (73) - widowed, M. Flora Epright (51) - widowed daughter, Lawrence O. Garner (13) - boarder

Employment: Wilbraham-Green Blower Co, 14 Dec 1916-19 Sep 1921, Pottstown, Montgomery, PA, USA. 5 11 12

Census: 1045 Queen St, 1920, Pottstown, Montgomery, PA, USA. 13 Mary F. Epright (61) - widowed, Lawrence O. Garner (23) - single cousin

Occupation: machinist at iron foundry, 1920. 13

Education: Pratt Institute of Technology, 1921-1923, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY, USA.

Graduation: Pratt Institute of Technology, 1923, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY, USA. 6 earned mechanical engineering degree

Employment: Bethlehem Steel Co, 1923, Bethlehem, Lehigh Co, PA.

Employment: draftsman at steel mill, 1930. 14


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Lawrence married Ada Elizabeth Evans, daughter of Henry Harrison "Harry" Evans and Minnie Shaner, on 5 Sep 1923 in Bethlehem, Lehigh Co, PA.1 (Ada Elizabeth Evans was born on 12 May 1902 in N. Coventry, Chester, PA,2 15 16 died on 15 Mar 1982 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA, USA 16 17 and was buried on 18 Mar 1982 in N. Coventry, Chester, PA 7 18.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

Marriage Announcement: Pottstown, Montgomery, PA, USA.

Marriage Announcement: Bethlehem, Lehigh Co, PA.

Residence: 29 East North Street, 1923, Bethlehem, Lehigh Co, PA.

Census: 1045 Queen St, 1 Apr 1930, Pottstown, Montgomery, PA, USA. 14

Residence: 1045 Queen Street: Pottstown, Montgomery, PA, USA.


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Sources


1 Marriage Certificate.

2 Birth Certificate.

3 Chester County, Pennsylvania, "Births, 1893-1907," entry for Lawrence Garner; digital image, Archives and Records Department, (http://dsf.chesco.org/archives).

4 1961 Funeral Card of Lawrence O. Garner, Funeral Card; privately held by Janis Tomko.

5 WWI Draft Registration - Ancestry.com database (www.ancestry.com), dated 5 Jun 1918.

6 "Obituary of Lawrence Garner," (Pottstown)The Pottstown Mercury, May 2, 1961.

7 Tombstone Photographs - digital images, privately held by Janis Tomko, Mount Zion Cemetery, photographed 9/8/2005.

8 Personal knowledge of Janis Tomko; Was told this by Jane (Garner) Finkbiner circa 2007.

9 Personal knowledge of Janis Tomko; Information passed down by Lawrence's children.

10 1910 U. S. Federal Census.

11 1920 U. S. Federal Census.

12 1921 Letter of Recomendation for Lawrence Garner from D. T. Jones, Wilbraham-Green Blower Co., Letter of Reference; privately held by Janis Tomko.

13 1920 U.S. census population schedule, PA, Montgomery, Pottstown, enumeration district (ED) 162, sheet 6A, p. 147, dwelling 125, family 127, Epright, Mary F. (head); digital images, Heritage Quest(accessed 8 Oct 2009); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T625, roll 1607.

14 1930 U.S. census population schedule, PA, Montgomery, Pottstown, enumeration district (ED) 22, sheet 9B, p. 158, dwelling 209, family 224, Garner, Lawrence O. (head); digital images, Heritage Quest (accessed 8 Oct 2009); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T626, roll 2084.

15 Chester County, Pennsylvania, "Births, 1893-1907," Entry for Ada Evans; digital image, Archives and Records Department, (http://dsf.chesco.org/archives).

16 Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index," database, rootsweb.com(http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ : accessed 14 Jul 2008), entry for Ada Garner, 1982.

17 "Obituary for Ada Garner," (Pottstown)The Pottstown Mercury.

18 "Obituary of Ada E. Garner," (Pottstown)The Pottstown Mercury, 16 May 1982.