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Garrett, Amanda E. (Sprayberry)

Died, Wednesday night, June 22, at the family residence near Osage, Mrs. Amanda E. Garrett, the beloved wife of Mr. S. M. Garrett. Mrs. Garrett had been sick a long time, and all that medical skill could accomplish was done, all to no avail, Mrs. Garrett was Miss Sprayberry before marriage. She was born Oct. 23 1843, at Sommerville, Ga., Joined the Methodist church at the age of 18 years, and ever afterward lived a consistent, christian life. She was happily married to Mr. Garrett in the year 1870, moved to Texas in the fall of '78, and had resided in the Osage community ever since. Her kindness of heart and amiable disposition won for her a large circle of friends, and her death has caused deep and lasting sorrow to pervade their hearts. She leaves a devoted husband, one daughter and two sons to mourn her death. Her remains were laid to rest in the Masonic cemetery Thursday afternoon, Rev. W. F. Brinson, her late pastor, performing the funeral obsequies. Our sincere sympathy Is extended the grief stricken family.

Weimar Mercury, June 25, 1898, page 8

Garrett, Arthur

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Garrett’s little 10-year-old son Arthur died last Saturday after a brief illness, of inflammation of the bowels, and his body was consigned to Mother Earth last Sunday afternoon at the Weimar [Masonic] cemetery, a large crowd of sympathizing relatives and friends witnessing the impressive burial ceremony performed by Rev. T. O. Sallee. Little Arthur was just budding into young manhood, a bright industrious boy, the pride of his fond parents, and his death to them is a terrible blow. THE MERCURY extends its heartfelt condolence to them in their sad bereavement.

Weimar Mercury, May 4, 1895

Garrett, Ben H.

Ben Garrett Killed at Holman

About 9 o'clock Saturday night news reached town that Ben Garrett has been shot and killed at Holman, which is about 8 miles north of Weimar. from what we can learn from parties who went out from this city, in reference to the tragedy, is that Constable Smith and Garrett became involved in a row, and the result was that young Garrett was killed, being shot three or four times. The body was conveyed to Weimar the same night and taken to the residence of E. H. Shaw, from which place the funeral took place Sunday afternoon, interment in the Masonic cemetery, Rev. gibbons conducting the services. The Mercury Joins many friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved relatives.

Weimar Mercury, September 1, 1911, page 1

Garrett, Clara Palmyra (Hubbard)

Mrs. Clara Hubbard Garrett

Funeral services were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jno. C. Hubbard, Monday, for Mrs. Clara Hubbard Garrett,whose death occurred in a San Antonio hospital on Sunday, Aug. 23, 1937.

Mrs. Garrett was born in Fayette county, Texas, near Weimar. She was the daughter of Thos P. Hubbard and wife, Palmyra Hunt Oliver-Hubbard. In the year of 1918 she was happily married to Mr. J. O. Garrett of Weimar, Texas. Mr. Garret died in 1923.

She lived her entire life in this community, with the exception of the years she spent in San Antonio, preparing herself for a musical career, during which time she was a pupil of John M. Steinfeldt.

Mrs. Garrett is survived by one brother, Jno. C. Hubbard of Weimar, besides numerous other relatives.

Interment took place at the Masonic Cemetery, with the Rev. J. H. E. Willmann, pastor of the First Methodist Church, South, of Weimar, of which she was a member, conducting the service, assisted by Rev. W. L. Hightower of Weimar.

The following friends of Mrs. Garrett acted as pallbearers: Hy Brasher, Jr., G. W Shaver, J. F. Bartosh, E. Lauterstein, Geo. Herder, Jr., Chas. Herder, Jr., R. H. Yoder, Emil Fahrenthold.....

Weimar Mercury, August 27, 1937

Garrett, Glenn E.

August 4, 1905- July 2, 1984

Major Glenn E. Garrett was born in Weimar. He graduated from Texas A & M before he entered military service in 1942. He trained in England just prior to June 4, 1944.

After the invasion he was assigned to Wiesbaden, Germany, to set up a military government for that area. He and his wife Lillian Garrett remained in Wiesbaden for approximately eight years.

Upon his return he was appointed Director of the Good Neighbor Commission of Texas, an agency set up to promote good will between Texas and Mexico, for a number of years until the commission was abolished by the Sunset Commission of Texas.

Glenn’s grandfather, Grandpa Garrett, was an original settler in the Osage area of Colorado County.

Glenn Garrett is buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Weimar.

The Weimar Mercury, August 3, 1995
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Garrett, Holland


The subject of this sketch was born July 1, 1822, in Laurens county, South Carolina: died at he residence of his son. S. A. (Dick) Garrett, in Weimar, at 1:35 Monday afternoon, Nov. 16, 1914, being 92 years and over at the time of his death. Mr. Garrett was a son of Stephen and Elizabeth Garrett, of Scotch-Irish ancestry. His parents owned a large plantation in Laurens county, and Mr. Garrett followed agricultural pursuits during the early part of his life. After the death of his father, he purchased a saw and grist mill on Raccoon creek, in Chattooga county, Ga., and operated same for several years. Selling out his possessions in 1850 he moved to the vicinity of Holly Springs, Miss. where he purchased a tract of land and resided there for five year. Disposing of his land in 1855 with his family, moved to Texas, coming by the overland route with his two wagons and carryall, on the long journey of six weeks, during which trip they cooked and camped along the trail. Locating in Fayette county he purchased a tract of land in what was then comparatively a wilderness, and engaged in farming and stock raising until the breaking out of the civil war. Selling out his Fayette county interests, he moved to the vicinity of what is now known as Weimar, where he purchased a large tract of land on the open prairie adjoining the present site of Weimar, a part of which he retained up to the time of his death. The nearest railway at that time was at Eagle Lake, which until the extension of the railroad westward was the most convenient market place. Clearing and improving this tract of land, he engaged in active agricultural pursuits for a number of years.

Mr. Garrett was married in 1842 to Lucinda Moore, who was born in South Carolina. a daughter of James and Elizabeth Moore. She died on the home farm near Weimar in 1890. Eight children were born to this union, as follows: James R., Stephen P., Silas A., John H., Mary, Anna, Julia and Elsie. Of these five are still living--S. A. Garrett of this city, Perry Garrett of Burnett, Ms. Eliza Garrett of Hempstead, Mrs. Julia Alexander of Marble Falls, and John H. Garrett of Hempstead.

A man of the highest character, Mr. Garrett was always held in the greatest esteem by his fellow-man. Honest to a fault, upright of character and habits, as true as steel to his friends, a better neighbor and friend no man ever possessed. Even in his old age, his greatest pleasure was in greeting his friends of olden times asking after their welfare, rejoicing with them in their prosperity, of sympathizing with them in their adversities. His faculties almost to the last were remarkably acute for a man of his age. He loved to talk of the older times, yet was well posted as to current events. A grander, truer citizen no community ever possessed, and his death is deeply and sincerely deplored by all. During his last illness, he was
surrounded by every comfort and convenience, and family and friends vied with one another in their ministrations to his every want, leaving nothing undone for his welfare and comfort.

Mr. Garrett was a member of Baptist church for many years, and his pocketbook was ever ready to assist in any and every good enterprise inaugurated by the church. He was charter member of Weimar lodge No. 423. A. F. & A. M., and had been a staunch member of the order for fifty-five years. At all times, even up to the last, he took the liveliest interest in Masonry, and up to a few years ago, when his health failed, it was no uncommon thing for "Uncle Holland" to meet with "the boys," as he lovingly termed the Masons. One of his last requests was that after services were held at the Baptist church, “the boys" should have charge of the funeral.

Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock, and at his request made some time ago, his late pastor, Rev. J, E. Stack of Waco, was present, and conducted same in a most impressive, touching manner, being ably assisted by a lifelong friend of decendent[sic], Rev. I. Sellers, in connection with several beautiful hymns sung by the choir, after which the local lodge of Masons, assisted by visiting Masons of neighboring lodges took charge of the remains and same were transported to the Masonic cemetery for interment, which were conducted in the usual beautiful and impressive Masonic style.

The following is a list of the pall bearers: Active--R. H. McCormick, E. F. Shortt, R. H. Yoder, John H. Brooks, E. B. Geisendorff, H. Brasher. Honorary--T. A. Hill, J. M. Cummins of Seymour, P. H. Hargon of Llano, Chas. Reichardt, (charter members of Weimar lodge of Masons), Rev. Isaac Sellers, W. A. L. Smith, F. D. Moore, J. C. Kindred, J. W. Holt, Henry Schawe, A. F. Rose.

A grand, good citizen has gone from among us, one whose merit and usefulness was far above the average, one who was both patriotic, enterprising and sincere, and his demise has caused a vacancy in our community which can never be filled.

Our deepest and most sincere sympathy is extended the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, November 20, 1914, page 1

Garrett, John Harris


Another good citizen has gone to his reward. Harris Garrett, well and favorably known in this community, died at his home near Osage, last Saturday night, of congestive chills, in the sixtieth year of his age, and was buried Sunday the 12th, in the Masonic cemetery near here. Mr. Garrett has been a member of the Missionary Baptist Church for 45 years. He leaves a widow and a large family of children to mourn his loss. He was a devoted husband, an affectionate father and a kind and obliging neighbor. May our kind heavenly Father heal the wounds of the afflicted family. [Interment in Weimar Masonic Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen, July 16, 1885

Garrett, Joseph Otway



J. O. Garrett, a well known and popular citizen of this community, died at the family residence Wednesday of last week, after a several weeks’ illness, and the remains were laid to rest in the Masonic Cemetery, a large assemblage of mourning relatives and friends witnessing the last said rites. Mr. Garrett’s illness from the first was known to be critical, and but little hopes were ever held out for his recovery, but every thing possible was done to stay the hand of Death. However, the will of the Father prevailed and poor “Ottle,” as he was familiarly known to his many friends, was called to his eternal home.

Mr. Garrett was born Sept. 12, 1880. He grew up to young manhood in this city and section; graduated from the Weimar High School under Prof. G. A. Moore. On account of bad health he then moved to West Texas, where he resided for several years. He returned to Weimar in 1911. In March, 1919, he was married to Miss Clara Hubbard of this city, and had since made Weimar his home. The widow, his mother, Mrs. M. E. Garrett, two sisters, Mrs. Leon F Baar of Plum and Mrs. R. G. Buck of San Antonio, and three brothers, Taylor, Dick and Glenn Garrett, survive.

Mr. Garrett was for many years engaged in the road contracting business. He was a man of good business judgment, an indefatigable worker, honest, upright and honorable, and highly thought of where he was known. He had a large circle of friends throughout this section who join us in expressions of deepest sympathy for his bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury June 22, 1923


Garrett, Lillian H.

Garrett Funeral Held Feb 10 In Weimar

Lillian H. Garrett passed away Feb. 6, in Weimar.

Lillian H. Garrett, wife of Glenn E. Garrett, was born in Port Hood, Nova Scotia, Aug. 11, 1904.

While a young lady attending a secretarial school in Boston, she volunteered to go to Cuba and work for the American Fruit Company.

There she met Glenn E. Garrett, who was at the time, a superintendent of farms for American Fruit Company in Cuba, having finished Texas A & M a few months earlier.

They had many adventures in Cuba including having to take refuge in the American Embassy during one uprising in Cuba.

Glenn and Lillian returned to Weimar in 1932, in the heart of the depression.

“Lil” decided the old homestead needed painting. Shortly there after, many citizens of Weimar were surprised to see a young woman on top of a ladder painting the Garrett homestead.

“Gee” as Mrs. Garrett was known, was a person totally without racial prejudice. She made many friends in Mexico, while her husband was chairman of the Good Neighbor Commission, and to her it never mad any difference the color of your skin. If you were honest, had a sense of humor and were willing to work, she would be your friend.

She was loyal to Weimar, and always contributed to worthwhile causes in the city, such as the hospital, the museum, the school, etc. Her many friends will miss her.

Her husband preceded her in death in 1984.

She is survived by her nephew, James Gaffney and his wife, Donna of Calgary, Alberta, several nieces and nephews, and many friends in Texas and throughout Mexico and the United States.

Funeral services were held at Hubbard Funeral Home, Weimar, on Feb. 10, with Rev. Judith Sellers officiating. [Interment in Weimar Masonic Cemetery]

Pallbearers were Monique Gaffney-Flynn, Kathy Crain, Neil Crain, Robert Keen, Dan Keen and Bryon Duckworth. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Keen and Charlie Mazoch.

The Weimar Mercury, February 15, 1996
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Garrett, Lucinda (Moore)

THE MERCURY is pained to record the death of Mrs. Lucy Garrett, the wife of Holland Garrett, which occurred at their home near Weimar Friday morning, the 7th inst. She had been in bad health for several years, and her death was not unexpected by the numerous friends of the family. Many friends followed her remains to the Masonic graveyard last Saturday morning where she was then buried Rev. Q. T. Simpson officiating in the funeral services. Mr. Garrett and family moved from Mississippi to Fayette county in 1855. For the last 24 years they have lived at their home near Weimar. Consequently they rank among the oldest settlers in this community They are also held among the first in general esteem. Mrs. Garrett, the subject of this notice, was 67 years of age. She was distinguished for many good qualities and christian graces. She leaves a husband and several children to mourn her loss. The children are all grown and the most of them married. THE MERCURY is with numerous friends in sympathy for the bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, November 15, 1890

Garrett, Margaret


Mrs. Margaret Garrett, consort of Mr. Wm. Garrett, who has for some time been afflicted with that terrible disease known as consumption, departed this life on last Sunday night, at 10 o’clock, was buried Monday evening in the Masonic Graveyard, Rev. Mr. Hensley officiating. Our deepest sympathys are with the bereaved husband and children.

Colorado Citizen, March 5, 1885

Garrett, Mary Eleanor (Taylor)

A Sainted Mother Passes to Her Reward

Tuesday of last week there passed from among us one of the most consecrated, christian women the writer has ever known. Mrs. Mollie E. Garrett, born on a river farm a short distance north of Weimar, lived practically all her life in this community, known and beloved by all our people, passed unto her reward when the finger of God touched her on that day and she was wafted Heavenward, there to be reunited with her loved ones gone on before.

Mrs. Garrett's health had been poor for a number of years, and doubtless the poor, tired spirit was glad to give up the struggle. The longing to be with her loved ones in Heaven was frequently mentioned to her friends and we know there was a joyful, happy reunion up there.

The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock and was attended by a very large crowd of sympathizing relatives and friends of the family. Services were held both at the First Baptist Church, of which she had been a life-long member, and at the grave [Masonic Cemetery]. Conducting the service was Rev. J. Herrick Hall, the pastor assisted by Rev. J. E. Buck of Austin, Rev. J. E. Poth of LaGrange and Rev J. H. E. Willmann of this city.

The floral offerings were many and profuse, attesting the high esteem in which this beloved woman was held by all.

Mrs. Garrett was 71 years of age. She was born June 2, 1863, on the Taylor farm north of Weimar, and practically all her life was spent in and near Weimar. She was married to S. A. ("Dick") Garrett Nov. 24, 1879. Mr. Garrett died May 28, 1916. To this union seven children were born--five boys and two girls. These were J. O. Garrett, Mrs. L. F. Baar, I. A. Garrett, Mrs. B. G, Buck, H. Taylor Garrett, R. L. and G. E. Garrett. Of these three are dead--J. O., I. A. and H. T. Garrett. Other surviving relatives are a sister, Mrs. Roxie Jones of Fort Worth, one brother, J. D. Taylor of Farmington, N. M., and two half-. brothers, C. R. Taylor and H. L. Taylor, both of Hamilton, Texas.

Mrs. Garrett was a zealous worker in the Baptist Church, and had had charge of a Sunday School class for many years, specializing in work with young people. Those who knew Mrs. Garrett never doubted the sincerity of her religion. She lived it from day to day, and her mission in life was always to spread good cheer among her friends and associates. She was ever ready to answer the call of the distressed, to help all those about her. Well does the writer remember some years ago when every member of his family was down with a virulent form of the "flu", and friends and neighbors were afraid to enter the home. People were dying on every hand from the disease, and it was believed to be in such bad form that anyone coming in contact was in danger of taking it. Yet that saintly woman, Mrs. Garrett, dared to come and offer aid to the sick and afflicted ones, offering any help in her power to render. Thought of danger to herself never entered her mind. She was here on earth to help those who needed help, and there never was a time when she failed to live up to that muchly-to-be-admired trait that so endeared her to a large circle of friends and admirers wherever she was known. Her affections for friends and kindred were tender and abiding. Among all she ranked as a woman of refinement, culture, abiding sympathy, a kind neighbor, a sweet and devoted mother, a true friend, and withal a lady of heroic mould, in bravely meeting the stern requirements and often the disappointments of this life.

In the passing of this truly grand woman and christian character, we offer to the bereaved ones our heartfelt sympathy. May God comfort them In their deep bereavement!

Weimar Mercury, May 3, 1935, page 1

Garrett, Nick Powell


Our people were both shocked and saddened Monday night when news of the death of little Nick Powell Garrett was received from Houston. This bright, beautiful baby was taken to that city recently for treatment at the hands of a baby specialist, and although every effort was put forth to save him,there was but little change for the better in his condition from first to last. The little form was tenderly prepared for burial, and on Tuesday was transported to Queen City, Cass county, there to be laid beside the body of his mother, who preceded him in death by several months. This baby, left motherless almost from birth, was taken in charge by his grandmother, Mrs. M. E. Garrett, and every attention was lavished upon him. He was a bright, beautiful baby boy, of such lovely disposition that he won the hearts of all who saw him. It is doubtful if any baby in Weimar won for himself such a circle of friends and admirers as little Nick possessed, and many indeed were the hearts that were saddened by news of his death. To the doubly bereft husband and father, “Dell” Garrett, the grandmother, Mrs. M. E. Garrett, and other relatives and friends, the Mercury extends its heartfelt sympathy.

Weimar Mercury, October 4, 1918

Garrett, Richard L. "Dick"

Dick Garrett Dies in Florida

Richard L. “Dick” Garrett, son of S. A. “Dick” and Molly Garrett, died Friday, Nov. 10, in West Palm Beach, Florida.

He was a Weimar High School graduate and after graduation from Texas A&M in 1924 became an engineer with Western Electric in New York. He resided there until retirement.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Worley Garrett, a son and a daughter, and a brother, Glenn Garrett of Weimar.

Weimar Mercury, November 16, 1978

Garrett, S. M. “Mack”

S. M. Garrett Dead

S. M. ("Mack") Garrett, an oldtime resident of this section, dIed Saturday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert Shaw, near Osage. Mr. Garrett had been in ill health for some time past, and his death was not unexpected, although sincerely regretted by numerous friends throughout this section. He was a quiet, unobtrusive citizen, a farmer by occupation, respected and liked by many friends wherever known, and our sincere sympathy is extended the bereaved ones. Besides his daughter Mrs. Shaw, he has two sons, Silas and Charles Garrett, who live in Waller county, and who were present at the time of his death. [Interment in Weimar Masonic Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, March 31, 1916, page 1

Garrett, Silas

Letter from Weimar

. . .
Mr. Silas Garrett, an old and highly respected citizen, was buried here today. The community have lost a faithful [illegible], the family a devoted member. His remains were followed by a long procession of sympathizing friends.
Respectfully, OBSERVER
Weimar, Texas, June 30, 1876
[Interred in Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery?]

Colorado Citizen, July 6, 1876, page 2
Transcribed by Dorothy Albrecht

Garrett, Silas Alexander "Dick"

Death of "Dick" Garrett

For a number of days during the past few months the condition of our townsman and friend, S. A. ("Dick") Garrett, has been most precarious, and all realized that the end was not far off, yet when early Sunday morning the news of his death was flashed about the city, not one but what was shocked and saddened by the tidings. Mr. Garrett suffered from a complication of troubles, and doubtless, at times his sufferings were most intense, yet when able to get to town he never failed to meet every one with a cheery greeting and at all times was interested in the affairs of the community, state and nation. His death occasioned much sadness in every home of our community, for he was well and favorably known to all, and no man stood higher in the regard of our people. "Dick" Garrett was a fair, square man, one whose word, in truth was regarded by everyone as good as his bond. He was a man never given to the petty vices of our day and time; he spoke ill of no one; he was honest to a fault; was a man of unswerving convictions, but who always tolerated and respected the rights of others; a man who, as a friend, was sincere and true as steel; as a neighbor, he had few equals, never failing to extend the hand of encouragement and help to anyone who needed it; as a citizen, no man ever had aught to say against him; as a husband and father, he was loving, kind and thoughtful, one who ever sought to do his full duty. In his death, our community has lost one of its most valued and respected citizens, one whose place will be hard to fill, for there are not many men in this world as straight, good and true as "Dick" Garrett.

S. A. Garrett was a son of the late "Uncle Holland" Garrett and wife. He was born in Georgia in 1850 and came to Texas in 1855, traveling with his parents by the overland route in their long journey to the Lone Star State. The family first located in Fayette County, but afterward moved to Colorado County, and practically the remainder of his life was spent in and near Weimar. He engaged in farming and was quite successful until failing health forced him to give up that occupation. For a number of years he has resided in Weimar. Mr. Garrett was married to Miss Mary Eleanor Taylor Nov. 26, 1879, and of this union there survive the bereaved widow, two daughters and five sons, as follows: Miss Roxie Garrett, Mrs. B. G. Buck, I. A. Garrett, Ottie Garrett, Taylor, Glenn and Dick Garrett. Two brothers and two sisters are also living, namely: S. P. Garrett of Burnett and J. H. Garrett of Hempstead, Mrs. Julia Alexander of Marble Falls and Mrs. Ben Garrett of Hempstead. Mr. Garrett joined the Center Grove Baptist Church, near Weimar, in July 1879, and lived a consistent, Christian life up to the time of his decease.

The funeral took place at the Masonic Cemetery Monday afternoon, in the presence of a large circle of mourning relatives and friends. The tribute of his old-time pastor, Rev. Isaac Sellers, was a most touching one. Rev. Stack, pastor of the Baptist Church, and Rev. Rader, pastor of the Methodist Church, also assisted in the funeral obsequies.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved family, who thus has lost a kind and loving husband and father. May the Heavenly Father comfort and console them is or sincere wish.

The Weimar Mercury, June 2, 1916
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Garrett, Stephen

We regret to chronicle the death of Mr. Stephen Garrett, nineteen years old, a son of the late Uncle Billy Garrett, which occurred Monday, January 31st. His remains were interred in the Masonic graveyard, by the side of his father, on Tuesday, February 1, 1887. “Steve” was an exemplary young man, and his untimely death will be sadly mourned by all who knew him.

Colorado Citizen, February 3, 1887

Garrett, Taylor

Death of a Model Young Man Last Wednesday

Former Employee of The Mercury Passes Away After About Ten Days of Intense Suffering. Remains Buried Here Last Friday

A few lines in the last issue of the Mercury told of the death of a prominent and popular young man of Weimar, who at the time was residing in Galveston, and whose death occurred in a Galveston hospital on last Wednesday night, after ten days of intense suffering from blood poisoning. We refer to Mr. Taylor Garrett, a former valued employee of the Mercury.

The remains of poor Taylor were brought back home Thursday night for interment, being met at the station here by a large delegation of Masonic brethren and numbers of sympathizing friends. The remains were laid to rest in the Masonic Cemetery Friday afternoon, Rev. C. E. Dearman, local Baptist pastor, conducting a touching service at the family residence, being assisted by Rev. J. C. Wilson, Methodist pastor of this city. At the conclusion of these services the local Masonic lodge took charge of the service and the body was laid to rest with full Masonic honors. Large numbers of sympathizing relatives and friends were present to pay the last tribute of respect to one of Weimar's dearest and most beloved young men. As the grave was closed the mound was literally buried from sight by the profusion of beautiful floral emblems sent in by loving friends from many points as a testimonial of the high esteem in which poor Taylor was held by all. Notable among those floral offerings were two large wreaths sent from the bank where he was employed, one from the officers of said bank and the other from the employees of that institution.

The pall bearers at the funeral were Messrs. Walter J. Black, Elliott Hubbard, Henry Brasher, Jr., Ben B. Holt, E. L. Reinhardt and Emil Fahrenthold.

Taylor Garrett was born and raised near Weimar, and spent all of his life among our people with the exception of the past year, when he accepted employment at and moved to Galveston. As a young boy starting in business life, he accepted employment with the Mercury, and for several years while he was with this paper proved one of he most faithful, efficient and beloved employees ever possessed by any newspaper. He was faithful to every trust imposed upon him, no task was ever too heavy or onerous; and his greatest happiness was to please others. No one realizes this more than the Mercury proprietors, to whom poor Taylor was such a faithful employee and friend one who was never called upon but that he responded readily and willingly. In time of sickness in the past this faithful young man worked far past the midnight hour on more than on occasion, in an effort to help out those he served and loved, and he did it so willingly that it touched the hearts of those he served.

It was with extreme reluctance a little more than a year ago, our faithful friend and employee severed his connection with the Mercury to accept outside employment, due to failing health. He went with the Texas Company agency at this point, and the outdoor life built up his health to a wonderful degree. During this time he served the Texas Company as faithfully and efficiently as the Mercury office. Later the Texas Company, appreciating his faithful service, gave him a promotion which took him to the Galveston office at an increased salary. The business world is ever seeking such bright, faithful young men, and it was not long until a prominent Galveston bank sought him out and offered him a fine position at a handsome salary. Believing that he could better himself, he accepted the position offered with the Galveston bank, and from that time up to the day he was taken to the hospital, he served his employers as faithfully as any human being could. The bank, appreciative of his faithfulness and service, raised his salary on more than one occasion, and at the time the poor boy was in the hospital had voted him another increase. This bank, as well as the Texas Company sent beautiful floral emblems to be placed upon the grave of their former employee.

Decedent is survived by his mother, Mrs. M. E. Garrett; two sisters, Mrs. Leon F. Barr and Mrs. B. G. Buck of La Grange, and two brothers, R. L. Garrett of Toronto, Ohio, and Glenn E. Garrett of College Station. All of these were present at the funeral except R. L. (Dick), who on account of the great distance from home could not get to Weimar in time.

In the passing of our former employee, the Mercury proprietors feel the strongest bond of sympathy for the bereaved ones, for we, too, loved poor Taylor. He was more than an employee--he was a friend that could be relied upon under any and all circumstances, whose service to his employers was never measured by dollars and cents, and whose life was devoted to those whom he loved and served. We loved Taylor as a son, a brother, a friend tried and true, and in his passing we reecho the sympathetic words of Frederick G. Budlong: "Your dear one is out of your sight, but he has merely passed around a turn in the road. Follow faithfully the leadership of Him with Whom our beloved now walks in confidence and joy, and you shall see him again and forever. There are no partings in Paradise."

Our heartfelt sympathy is yours in the loss of your beloved son and brother!

Weimar Mercury, January 29, 1926

Garrett, unknown

Weimar Local Matters

A little daughter of Silas Garrett, near here, died of congestion Monday morning last. She was about three years old. We drop the tear of sympathy with the bereaved family [Place of interment unknown--probably Weimar Masonic]

Colorado Citizen, October 14, 1886

Garrett, William “Uncle Billie”

Weimar Local Matters

Mr. Wm. Garrett died near here the morning of the 16th inst., of consumption, after being confined to his bed about one year. “Uncle Billie,” as he was familiarly called, has been a great but uncomplaining sufferer. He was a brother of the late Harris Garrett and of Holland Garrett, of Burnet, Texas; was about 60 years of age; has been a consistent member of the Baptist Church for a number of years. HIs wife died of the same disease about two years ago. He leaves several children to mourn his loss. [Interment in Weimar Masonic Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen, September 23, 1886
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