Obit: Garvin, Ellen (1827 - 1907)

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Surnames: Garvin, Ross, Barber, Wright, Lewis

----Source: NEILLSVILLE TIMES (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 05/16/1907

Garvin, Ellen (1827 - 8 MAY 1907)

Mrs. Thomas Garvin died at her home in Seattle, Wash., Wednesday of last week. Mrs. Garvin was one of the pioneer ladies of Clark County, having settled here in 1854 with her husband, the Garvins being the fifth family to locate in this vicinity. Mrs. Garvin was a most excellent lady, and had many winning and pleasing characteristics that endeared her in the hearts of a host of friends, and when she and her husband moved to Washington five years ago, her departure was keenly regretted by man.

Mrs. Garvin was born Ellen Ross in London, England in 1827. When eight years of age she went to Canada with her parents, where, in 1850 she was married to Thomas Garvin. In 1854 Mr. and Mrs. Garvin settle one mile west of Neillsville (Clark Co., Wis.). Eight children were born to them, one of whom, Thomas, has preceded his mother in death. The other children who survive with the father are Mrs. Ashley Townsley of Seattle, Wash., Robert Garvin of Neillsville, William Garvin of Seattle, Henry Garvin of Fessenden, N.D., Mrs. Lottie Barber of Seattle, Mrs. Hannah Wright of Seattle and Mrs. Ella Lewis of Seattle. Mrs. Garvin was a member of the Episcopal Church at Seattle, in which church the funeral services were held.



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