Anna (1855 - 1926)
Surnames: GARRISON HARKNESS
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 10/28/1926
Garrison, Anna (6 FEB 1855 - 24 OCT 1926)
Another of the early pioneers has left us. This time it is Mrs. Anna Garrison, who departed this life on Sunday, Oct. 24, 1926, at two p.m. Her death was not unexpected, as she had suffered for several years from a nervous disease called Paralysis Agitaris, which medical science has not found the cause or cure of to date.
She was born in Wood Co., Wis., Feb. 6, 1855, daughter of Frank and Anna Harkness, her parents being natives of Scotland. Later they moved to Wood County, their daughter Anna being reared in Grand Rapids, that county. Her father enlisted in the 12th Wis. Volunteer Infantry and died in a Richmond Hospital in 1865. Her mother survived him about eleven years. She was the youngest of nine children, all of who preceded her in death.
In 1874 she was married to Llewellyn O. Garrison. Six years later they came to Thorp, Clark County, Wis. and Mr. Garrison started the first general store. Later with his brother Frank as partner he started the first private bank, which was reorganized into the present Peoples State Bank. His untimely death in 1913 left a void not easily filled.
Mr. and Mrs. Garrison became the parents of three children, Julia Winona, Lilah and Mosman Dean. None of the children are now living, the only surviving relatives being a granddaughter, Edith Garrison, and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. W. Bennett officiating, interment being in the family lot at Wis. Rapids.
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