GARRISON, NORA PEARL  - Barry County, Missouri | NORA PEARL  GARRISON - Missouri Gravestone Photos


Clark aka New Hope Cemetery
Barry County,

Nov. 30, 1881 Barry Co., MO
Jan. 19, 1957 Neosho, Newton Co., MO
Daughter of J. Alec Howerton and Mary Stevens

May 7, 1887 Corsicana, Barry Co., MO
Apr. 29, 1939 Purdy, Barry Co., MO
Son of John R. Garrison and Sarah Jane Davidson
Knox served as Justice of the Peace in Barry County.

Wheaton Journal, May 4, 1939
J. K Garrison Takes Own Life
The people of this territory were shocked Saturday afternoon to learn of the death of J. K. Garrison, highly respected and well known farmer, residing east of Wheaton, who committed suicide shortly after noon by shooting himself with a shot gun. Mrs. Garrison and daughter Naydene, got ready to come to Wheaton directly after noon Saturday and Mr. Garrison intended to come with them but as they were about ready to get in the car Mr. Garrison said he believed he would stay around home and asked them to go on without him. Mrs. Garrison and daughter returned home about four o'clock and started to put some feed in the crib at the barn and discovered the body of Mr. Garrison lying on the crib floor. He had been dead for some time and it is thought he ended his life shortly after his wife and daughter left home. He placed the muzzle of the gun at his stomach and the charge ranged upward to his heart. Death was instantaneous. Mr. Garrison suffered a stroke of paralysis some time ago and had not been getting along very well, although he was able to be up and around. He had been despondent for some time and had intimated that he might end his life. He had hid the gun that he ended his life with and the family was unable to locate it. It is thought that he had the gun hid under the crib. Mr. Garrison would have been 62 years old, had believed the 7th of May, and spent his entire life within a quarter of a mile of his birth place. The place where he died was a part of his father’s 500 acre farm which he inherited. His father was the late John R. Garrison, who passed away over 51 years ago when Knox was 10 years old. John R. was the father of eight children; the eldest being 14 years old and the youngest unborn when he passed away. His wife reared the eight children and Knox was the first one to pass away. Mr. Garrison had many friends over Barry County, having been Judge of County Court of Barry County for the Western District two terms. He is survived by his widow, five children, Mrs. Effie Graber of Oregon, Ina of California, Mrs. Veva Hopkins of Washburn, Hubert of Purdy route and Naydene, at home, his aged mother, Mrs. Sarah Overton, who makes her home with a daughter, Mrs. O. E. Foster, of Wheaton, four brothers, Elmer, of Salem, Oregon, Chart of Purdy route, Ira of Monett, Lon of Exeter, and three sisters, Mrs. Cora Brattin, east of Wheaton, Mrs. Lizzie Foster of Wheaton and Mrs. Zula Higgs east of Wheaton, in addition to many other relatives and friends.

Contributed on 5/28/19

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Submitted: 5/28/19 • Approved: 5/29/19 • Last Updated: 6/1/19 • R819511-G819511-S3

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