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Lost Garratt family of Galveston, 1900
Posted by: Steven Douglas Garratt (ID *****7271) Date: January 04, 2004 at 16:04:42
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Searhing for information to an on-going mystery! The family of E.D.Garratt, (45), his wife Elizebeth, (38), Sara, (10), & Edward Jr., (4), were believed to have perished during the night of September 8, 1900, as the great Galveston flood carried 12,000 souls to their doom. However, recently discovered records show an E.D.Garratt Jr., as having passed away in 1983, in California, at the age of 87, with a birth-date & place given as, Galveston, TX., 1896, suggesting that one, (and maybe both) of the children SURVIVED the hurricane?? Furthermore, their father, E.D.Garratt, (who was lost with wife, Elizabeth, & kids, but never found), may have also? E.D.'s nephew was my Great-Grandfather, George Henry Garratt, from England, (1875) who did survive the flood, with his wife Rosalia (Balliman), & three kids, including my then 9-year-old grand-father, Roy Gerald Garratt. They lived on "M" Street, and their house did not turn over, but destroyed the entire first floor. When a second flood ruined their home in 1911, the surviving family moved to Portland, Oregon. Isn't it possible, that given the facts of the largest disaster in U.S. history, both Garratt families believed the other lost forever, OR possibly only 4 year-old E.D.Jr. lived, but was too young to remember much but his name and age, unable tell others where the living George Henry Garratt Family were, and died not knowing in California, 80 years later?? If YOU are interested in this story, help me find old archives, and records of things like; Fellman's Drygoods Store, where both George Henry Garratt & his uncle, E.D.Garratt Sr. worked together from 1890 until the flood 10 years later? Please post both, message & an e-mail to my home, here in Portland, Oregon. Respectfully,
There is a shorter verion of this on the Garratt forum. God guide your research, & bless your hard work. Now who in Galveston will help me??

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