11 January 2010

Obituary of Marilla Garrett of Little Rock, Arkansas

From the Arkansas Gazette (and Democrat):

Died--On the morning of the 8th inst., Marilla Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Frederick S. and Margaret C. Garritt, aged 1 year, 3 months and 21 days. [8 April 1857]

I sent for this Garrett obituary years ago (probably to the Arkansas Archives after finding her name listed in an index) hoping it was for one of my relatives (it wasn't).

The Frederick Garrett family was still living in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas, when the 1860 census was taken (per Footnote.com).

1860 AR Pulaski Co.
Garrett, Frederick S., 40, b. CT, printer
", Margaret C., 34, b. MO
", William R., 13, b. AR
", Sophia, 11, b. AR
", Frederic A., 7, b. AR
Peek, Thos, 30, Editor of __, b. VA
et al

F. S. Garrett and family in Little Rock, Arkansas in the 1850 census.

Little Marilla Garrett was too young to be included in the 1850 census, having been born in September of 1855, and had already died when the 1860 census was taken.

For those looking for additional Arkansas obituaries there is a blog devoted to them here.

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