- I added this note just for information of their father's death.
The following information was found in The Corpus Christi Times newspaper article about his death. I could not copy the article, so I wrote it out.
Corpus Christi Times, Monday, September 20, 1954.
George Washington Garrett Death.
Headline read: Carpenter Found Dead by Milkman.
George Washington Garrett, 60 of 465 Eldon Drive was found dead about 8:00 A.M., when a milkman came to Garrett's home to make a delivery.
Johnny Roberts, Justice of the Peace, Precinct 8, returned an inquest verdict, death due to natural causes.
Roberts identified the milkman as M. M. Anderson, of 4201 Lowman.
The Justice of the Peace, said Garrett's body was found on the dining room floor, Robert's said, that Garrett suffered from asthma.
Garrett a carpenter had lived here since 1923.
R. B. Garrett (Richard Brooks, his son), of 4410 Dinn, said he had last seen his father, about noon yesterday. He said he tried to telephone him at 5:00 P.M., but got no answer.
A neighbor, said he saw Garrett's car parked at home about 6:30 P.M., but no lights were on.
Roberts said, Garrett is believed to have died early Sunday afternoon.
City Detectives Tom Goates and C. L. Hamel, conducted an investigation, after Police were notified.
Aside from one son here, Garrett is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ethel Garrett, one other son, George Wendell Garrett, of Shreveport, Louisiana; two daughters, Mrs. E. A. Petersen (Wynona), of Clearfield, Utah and Mrs. C. B. Petersen (Yvonne), of Newton, Utah and 12 grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are to be announced by Cage-Mill Funeral Home.