Genetic testing on yours truly

Posted by Preston G. on April 24, 2014 at 12:42 pm
Apr 242014

Well, the Garrison DNA (mine) has been analyzed. I described my testing as it went along at the Garrisons of Georgia site, but there’s very little activity there these days. Since this is the “newspaper of record” for our branch of Garrisons, I thought I should give a summary here.

Picture of Verne Garrison, ca. 1914

Posted by Preston G. on August 2, 2011 at 1:26 pm
Aug 022011
Picture of Verne Garrison, ca. 1914

I found this picture in a letter that Verne sent to Dorothy in Feb. 1915. Verne and his father had moved to San Simon, N.M. in Jan. that year to homestead land from the government.

This picture looks to have been taken in Dallas before they left, so I deduce it to be around Christmas of 1914, and Verne sent it to Dorothy after his friend Hartwell made the print in Dallas. She was at UT Austin in the school years of ’14-’15 and ’15-’16.

Verne Garrison’s ocean front property in Arizona

Posted by Preston G. on March 13, 2009 at 10:35 pm
Mar 132009

Did you know that Verne Garrison I owned 400 acres in San Simon, AZ, (now on I-10) for over 40 years, beginning several months before my dad was born in 1923?
When I wrote this note I did not know that W.O. and Verne had both worked homesteads in San Simon beginning in Jan. 1915. This was an attempt to establish Verne’s claim to his original homestead. I don’t know what the result was of this claim in 1923 or what happened to W.O.’s homestead, although eventually he and Bealle lived in Carrizozo, N.M. As I get further into the letters, I may get more details on the sequence of events. PNG 9-1-11