Randolph  County,  Indiana

The  Winchester  Democrat
August 13, 1908
Mrs. Garrett Was A Woman Of Many Good Qualities
Beautiful Obituary Read At the Funeral
Services by Mrs. Alex Vorhis,
Rev I. P. Watts Officiated

          The subject of this sketch Sarah Catherine Darrah Garrett, was born March 28, 1842 at Cornwall Mansion on the Cornwall Plantation, near Pittstown on the banks of the beautiful Delaware River in Hunterdon Co., New Jersey.
          Our beloved mother, sister, neighbor and friend passed to the spirit life July 22, 1908, from her home on West Washington Street, surrounded by family and friends.
          She was married to Prentice Garrett, who was a life long, honorable and useful citizen of Winchester, Indiana, in April 1861. Her devotion to him and his memory has been unequalled and will linger with a sweet memory to her family.
          She was the mother of four children. One having passed to the spirit life in infancy, she leaves three loving daughters and son-in-laws: Mr. And Mrs. Charles Lamb of Idaho Springs, Colorado, Mr. And Mrs. George Hollinger, Mr. And Mrs. George M Smith, two loving grandsons James and John Smith of Winchester, Indiana; two sisters, Mrs. D W Rockenfield of Pendleton, Indiana and Mrs. T W Darrah of Portland, Indiana; one brother Samuel Darrah of Brown Co., Indiana are left to mourn their loss.
          Hers was a poetical nature in harmony with the beautiful and true. She was a lady of that rare type of intelligence and refined womanhood of which the world at the present time is sadly in need. Her quiet dignity of manner was but the result of cultured ancestry. It is seldom we see that perfection of beautiful nature within, combined with all that is good and pure, endowed with queenly manners and bearing as was Mrs. Garrett.
          Possessed of rare beauty of face and form that was at once recognized by all who came within her presence, coupled with her kind and gentle disposition make Winchester all the better by her having lived to leave with us the beautiful influences of her life.
          She comes of Revolutionary fame on her paternal side from a long line of the well known type of Scotch-Irish Presbyterians, and is a direct descendant on her maternal side of General Thatcher a noted Englishman who commanded the British troops during the Revolution at Long Island, New York.
          The beautiful spot where Philadelphia now stands was the home of two old noble families, the Stewarts and the Cummings, from whom Mrs. Garrett is a direct descendant, which entitles her family to the distinction of belonging to not only one of the oldest and best of American families but to the exclusive Historical and Genealogical Societies of Philadelphia.
          One paternal grandfather helped to survey the state of New Jersey taking land for his pay, and living to the grand old age of 114 years.
          Mrs. Garrett, or Kate, as she was familiarly called by many of us that have known and clasped the ever friendly hand, was always ready to bestow a kindness on all mankind.
          She has been in our midst many years. No doubt some dear friends here today of fifty years standing would gladly tell of that sweetness of life, love and kindness.
          The services were conducted by Rev I P Watts from the residence on West Washington Street, Saturday July 25, 1908 at 3 o’clock. The 103rd Psalm was read and Mrs. Alex Vorhis read the obituary.
[Note; there is a photo of Sarah. with the obituary. Sarah Catherine was the daughter of Catherine (Severns) and Thomas Wood Darrah.] Contributed by Erma Day

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        GARRETT, Malinda R., b. 2/4/1817 Fleming Co. KY d/o Bazel & Mary Hunt. Mar. Geo. T. Stahan 7/14/1835; 4 ch, 1 dec'd; m. 2nd Nathan Garrett 12/24/1850; 6 ch, 3 sons, 3 dts. He d. 10/1871 She d. 1/2/1894 ae 76y 11m 2d. Bur Huntsville Cem. 2nd husb, Civil War Vet.
Contributed by Sandra Mumah

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        GARRETT, Charley Prentice, b. Winch. Mar. 3/1879 Emma Martin he d. 3/12/1886 ae 27y 8m 26d; 3 ch; 1 dau., Goldie dec'd. Bur. Huntsville Cem.
Contributed by Sandra Mumah

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        GARRETT Luther d. at res of Calvin McNees 3/26/1877 age 56y. Bur Maxville Cem.
Contributed by Sandra Mumah

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