Newspaper articles about Zachariah Milton Garrison and Mary Lucinda Brock Garrison, ranging from 1870 to 1916

Zachariah Milton “Cain” Garrison was the son of Luther Alexander Stamps Garrison and Mahala “Millie/Milly” Logan Garrison. Milly or Millie Logan was the daughter of Zachariah Logan and Margaret “Peggy” Brown Logan. Both Z.M. Garrison and Milly Logan were born in Allen County, Kentucky. Zachariah Milton Garrison was named for his two grandfathers, Zachariah Logan and John Milton Garrison.

(After Mahala “Milly” Logan Garrison died of measles, Luther Garrison married Eliza Logan, Milly’s cousin.)

Z.M. Garrison married Mary Lucinda Brock. She was born in Silverdale, Lawrence County, Indiana, daughter of Levi Thomas Brock and Mary Lucinda Hedrick Brock. Mary Lucinda Brock Garrison and Z.M. Garrison had 15, 16, or 17 children. (Sources vary.) They lived in Kentucky, Mary Lucinda in Indiana, Missouri, Illinois, Missouri again, Oklahoma, and Kansas.

Z.M. Garrison died in 1908 in Dewey, Indian Territory. Mary Lucinda Brock died in Dewey in 1927. They are both buried at Dewey Cemetery, Washington County, Oklahoma.

Z.M. Garrison was active in local government and also was a Civil War veteran so there are many articles about him. As was typical of the time, everyday women’s lives tended to be invisible in print, but we can get a glimpse into Mary Lucinda’s active life, too — beyond her role as the mother of so many children — from the following slice-of-life articles.

Regarding 1870 and the history of Spring Township, Butler County, Kansas:

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“Garrison returned to Bates county, Mo., and left T.L. Kelley and myself on the claims to “hold the fort” until their return….”

Source: Walnut Valley Times, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas, 15 March 1895

1872: Z.M. Garrison is the Assessor for Spring Township in Butler County, Kansas.

Source: Walnut Valley Times, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas, 12 July 1872

1874: Z.M. Garrison was a member of the Spring Valley Grange.

Source: Walnut Valley Times, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas, 27 November 1874. Note: He also is listed as a member of The Grange in several other years.

1877:

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Source: Walnut Valley Times, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas, 27 July 1877

1880:

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Source: Walnut Valley Times, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas, 7 May 1880

1885:

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Source: Greenwood County Republican, Eureka, Greenwood County, Kansas, 3 July 1885

1890:

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Source: Eureka Herald & Greenwood County Republican, Eureka, Greenwood County, Kansas, 21 March 1890

Reference to “… Z.M. Garrison, county organizer of Greenwood county ….”

Source: Eureka Herald & Greenwood County Republican, Eureka, Greenwood County, Kansas, 25 July 1890

1894: Z.M. Garrison and son, Thomas, went to Caney last week. It is said they are looking for a better location.”

Source: Eureka Herald & Greenwood County Republican, Eureka, Greenwood County, Kansas, 24 August 1894

1904:

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Source: Muskogee Daily Phoenix, Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, 7 December 1904

 

1916: “Pleasant Valley” — Mrs. Z. Garrison of Dewey, Okla. is visiting at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Andy Fields.”

Source: Daily Republican, Burlington, Coffey County, Kansas, 16 August 1916

 

Death certificates, Lizzie Garrison Cummings, daughter of Zachariah M. “Cain” Garrison and Mary Lucinda Brock Garrison, 1874-1947, and Thomas Jefferson Cummings, 1866-1941

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Elnora Garrison was born in Augusta, Butler County, Kansas. She married Thomas Jefferson Cummings 1 March 1894. She died in Oklahoma City; however, her usual residence was Dewey, Washington County, Oklahoma.Scan 2.jpeg

Thomas Jefferson Cummings, son of John M. Cummings and Sallie Ann Strailer Cummings, was born in Weston, West Virginia. He died in Dewey, Washington County, Oklahoma. He and Lizzie Garrison Cummings are buried at Dewey Cemetery, Dewey, OK.

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Newspaper articles re Zachariah Milton “Cain” Garrison, “El Dorado Republican,” El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas, 25 April 1913 and 11 March 1887

Zachariah Milton “Cain” Garrison, son of Luther Alexander Stamps Garrison and Mahala “Milly” “Millie” Logan Garrison, was born 22 November 1837 in Louisville, Allen County, Kentucky. He was named for his paternal grandfathers, Zachariah Logan and John Milton Garrison.

Mahala Logan was the daughter of Zachariah Logan and Margaret “Peggy” Brown Logan. Z.M. “Cain” Garrison married Mary Lucinda Brock, born 3 April 1840 in Lawrence County, Indiana. Zachariah M. Garrison served in Co. I, 78th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Union, from 1862-1865. He died 8 January 1908 in Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma. He is buried at Dewey Cemetery, Dewey, Washington County, Oklahoma.

Mary Lucinda Brock Logan, mother of 15 or 16 children (!), died in Dewey, Oklahoma, 3 January 1927. She is buried at Dewey Cemetery.

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El Dorado Republican, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas, 11 March 1887

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Leroy Ray Garrison death, Pershing, Osage County, Oklahoma, 1931

Leroy Garrison, son of Harry Garrison and Josephine Jack Garrison, died 2 May 1931 in Pershing, Osage County, Oklahoma. Leroy Ray Garrison was 6 days old. He is buried at Dewey Cemetery, Dewey, Washington County, Oklahoma.

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Source: Bartlesville Morning Examiner, Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma, Sunday edition, May 3, 1931, page 3

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Source: Bartlesville Daily Enterprise, Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma, Saturday, May 2, 1931, page 2

Obituary and Funeral Register: “Mrs. Lucinda Garrison” — Mary Lucinda Brock Garrison, Dewey, Washington County, Oklahoma, 1840-1927

The following obituary ran in the Bartlesville Morning Examiner, Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma, on 5 January 1927, page 5:

Mrs. Lucinda Garrison died Monday night at 10:30 o’clock at her home on north Creek avenue. She had been in failing health for about two years due to advanced age, and would have been 86 years old had she lived until next April. Mrs. Garrison was a pioneer resident of Dewey. She made her home with a daughter, Miss Maude Garrison. Eleven of her fifteen children with many grandchildren and great grandchildren survive her.

Mary Lucinda Brock married Zachariah Milton “Cain” Garrison at Deepwater Creek township, Bates County, Missouri, 17 April 1859. Zachariah Milton Garrison was named for his grandfathers, Zachariah Logan and John Milton Garrison. Mary Lucinda Brock, daughter of Levi Thomas Brock and Mary Lucinda Hedrick Brock, was born 3 April 1840 in Silverdale, Lawrence County, Indiana.

Besides her Indiana birthplace and his Allen County, Kentucky, birthplace, Mary Lucinda and Zachariah M. Garrison lived in Bates County, Missouri; Schuyler County, Illinois; Fulton County, Illinois; back to Bates County, MO; Butler County, Kansas; Greenwood County, Kansas; Indian Territory, later Logan County, Oklahoma; and finally Washington County, Oklahoma.

Mary Lucinda Brock Garrison was the mother of 15 or 16 (possibly 17) children. (Various sources have varying numbers of children. One obituary says 15; another says 16.) When she died, either eleven or twelve of her children were still living, which also was remarkable for that time and place. She had 46 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She and Zachariah M. Garrison are buried at Dewey Cemetery, Dewey, Washington County, Oklahoma.

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Source: Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Public Library