Samuel Pierce Garrigues (1828 - 1908)

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Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Death: Died
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About Samuel Pierce Garrigues

Samuel P. Garrigues, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was descended from French stock which was transplanted to the American colonies in very early times. A brother of Samuel P., William Garrigues, spent his last years in Parke County, Indiana, and there were sisters who remained residents of Philadelphia.

Samuel P. Garrigues served for three years in the Union Army as a sergeant with the 43rd Regiment, Company K, Indiana Infantry, and saw his chief service in the campaigns of Arkansas and Tennessee. He escaped wounds or capture, and in after life he seldom spoke about his army experiences except when among his old comrades.

On bringing his family to Kansas in 1879, he settled in Osage County, and afterwards moved to Lane County, where he homesteaded a claim. Most of his work was done as a carpenter, and he helped to build the Town of Dighton. He was an influential and useful citizen, served two terms as probate judge, and was an active republican. He was a member of the Methodist Church, and in early life had affiliated with the Masonic Order.

Samuel P. Garrigues married Ellen B. Pine, whose parents were Pennsylvanians. She died in Lane County, Kansas, in 1900, at the age of seventy-two, while Samual P. Garrigues died in 1908, aged eighty-one. A brief record of their children is as follows: William, of Manhattan, Kansas; Dollie, of Mulvane, Kansas, wife of George Kimball; Louis, of Imperial, California; Samuel H.; Minnie, wife of J. D. Wheatcroft, of Lane County; Ellen, wife of Henry Heath, of Lahoma, Oklahoma; and Sadie, who is married and lives at Briggsdale, Colorado.


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December 16, 1828
Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 17, 1861
Age 32
Rockville, Parke, Indiana, United States
November 1, 1862
Age 33
October 18, 1864
Age 35
August 27, 1865
Age 36
Age 50
Osage, KS, United States
Age 79