Violet Garvin

1865 -1876

Records indicate that William Garvin owned the plot, where Violet Garvinís grave is located.  Therefore, it is believed that Violet Garvin were a daughter of William and Sarah (nee Anderson) Garvin, early pioneers of Clark County who came to York Township in 1875.  The 1880 federal census for Clark County shows a William (52) and Sarah (45) Garvin living in York Township with eight children; William (23), Edward (21), Albert (19), Hannah (17), John (13), Arthur (11), Sidney (9) and Joshua (7).  Violet Garvinís grave stone indicates she was born in 1865 and died in 1876.  Had she lived she would have been 15 years of age in 1880.  Therefore, it is very probable that she was one of William Garvinís children, born between Hannah and John.  Since the York Center Cemetery was not established at the time of her death, Violet Garvin was most likely buried at the family farm and then later relocated to the cemetery.  An 1880 plat map shows William Garvin owning land in Section 15.  One of William Garvinís sons, Thomas, married the former Mary Turner, a daughter of York Township pioneers, Abel and Arvilla Turner who also interred at York Center Cemetery.  In addition, Mary Turner was also a half sister to Melvin Turner and a sister to Abie, Ben, and William ďPintĒ Turner, all whom are also buried at York Center Cemetery.



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