The Gold Mine in the Closet: Mary Garrard

You know about Mary Garrard.  We’ve all been to see her before at Laurel Grove Cemetery.

Billy on the left, with wife Alice, and Mary on the right.

Billy on the left, with wife Alice, and Mary on the right.

Here’s Mary as a small child.  She was the daughter of the oldest Lawton daughter, Margaret, who married a Garrard.  The youngest Lawton daughter was Sugar’s mother, so the two girls were only about 4 years apart, even though they were aunt and niece.

The Garrards lived in a house in Gordonston, an early subdivision of Savannah.

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This next photo looks like later in the same day as the previous photo.  Genette has removed her coat, but Mary looks like she’s wearing the same clothes and expression.

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Now this next photo makes me wonder what’s going on here.  Is this a family member, or perhaps a nurse, holding a baby?  Is this baby Mary’s little brother, Billy?

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"Billy, William & Mary". This is Mary, her little brother Billy, and their father William.

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This is Mary, her little brother Billy, and their father William.

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 “MISS ANNE WARING, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Antonio J. Waring, and MISS MARY GARRARD, daughter of Mrs. M. L. Garrard (Mrs. Margaret Lawton Garrard), at the debut dance given in honor by Dr. and Mrs. Waring Thursday evening at the Hotel De Soto.”

An unidentified woman and Mary in the military during World War II.

An unidentified woman and Mary in the military during World War II.

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Somebody, somewhere, knows the answers.  It’s just not me.

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One Response to “The Gold Mine in the Closet: Mary Garrard”

  1. Mom Says:

    The photos are all priceless, but my fav is the one with the kitty. So sweet.

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