Sep 222011

Notes and Transcriptions of Letters

This is all my notes and transcriptions of the letters as it stands at the moment. I have read all the letters through 1918, except for a few in 1917, and a few from 1919, and the summary was based on that. I have taken notes on all the letters through Sept., 1915 and a fair number from 1917 and 1918. I will fill in the gaps as I get a chance.

This is a very long post, but I wanted to make it available to anyone who is impatient. It will help to read the summary posted earlier before you read this. I am marking recently added letters with an *, so if you just want to see recently added stuff, do a Find command in your browser for *.

Sep 012011

This is an updated summary of Verne G.’s and Dorothy Logan’s relationship from V.’s letters to D. from 1913-1919. Recently added material is marked with *s.

Aug 202011

This is all my notes and transcriptions of the letters as it stands at the moment. I have read all the letters through March, 1917, quite a few from later in 1917 and a few from 1918 and 1919, and the summary was based on that. I have taken notes on all the letters through July, 1915 and a fair number from 1917. I will fill in the gaps as I get a chance.

This is a very long post (20,000 characters), but I wanted to make it available to anyone who is impatient. It will help to read the summary posted earlier before you read this.

I have had the impression from both my father and Howard that my great grandfather W.O. Garrison was kind of a quiet man, overshadowed by the strong personality of his wife. He may have been, but this letter gives a different perpective.

This is a summary of what I have read so far, which is 1913-1916, plus parts of 1917 and bits of 1918-1919

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?
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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
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