Luther W.S. Garrison, son of Zachariah Garrison and Mary Lucinda Brook Garrison, was born 19 September 1866 in Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois. He was named for his grandfather, Luther Garrison and Civil War general, William T. Sherman. Luther W.S. Garrison married Emma Jane Rhoades circa 1891 in (assumed) Greenwood County, Kansas. He died 17 November 1948 in Dewey, Washington County, Oklahoma.