First Marriage of Joseph Hamilton Garrison
Husbands Full Name Joseph Hamilton Garrison
His Data Date City,Town,Place County,Province State,Country
Birh Oct.5-1821 Spencer Co. Indiana
Marriage May-29-1840
Death Mar.30-1905
Burial Garrison Cemetery Tennyson Warrick Co. Indiana
Military Co D 42nd Ind Vol Inf Co D 120th Ind Vol Inf Home Guards
His Father David Isaac Garrison His Mother Nancy Garrison

Wifes Full Name Elizabeth M Spradling
Her Data Date City,Town,Place County,Province State,County
Birth Jan.2-1823
Death Oct.10-1884
Burial Garrison Cemetery Tennyson Warrick Indiana
Her Father Rev.Jessie Spradling Her Mother Elizabeth Taylor

Their Children
Nancy A Garrison
William T Garrison
Harvey G Garrison
Sarah Ellen Garrison
Mary J Garrison
George B Garrison
Samuel Garrison
James N Garrison
John Garrison
Jessie R Garrison
Martha Garrison
Matilda Garrison
Louisa A Garrison

Second Wife
Wifes Full Name Dorothy K Basham
Her Data Date City,Town,Place County,Province State,Country
Birth May 3-1867
Death Sep.18-1965
Burial Garrison Cemetery Tennyson Warrick Co. Indiana
Her Father Elijah Basham Her Mother unknown

Their Children
Henry Garrison
Lilly Bell Garrison
Charles H Garrison
Clarence Winfield Garrison
Lota May Garrison

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Husbands Full Name Caleb Lindsey
His Data Date City,Town,Place County,Province State,Country
Birth 1820 Butler Co. Kentucky
Marriage Dec.16-1840 Spencer Co. Indiana
Death July 18-1890 Killed by Train near Tennyson
Burial Garrison Cemetery Tennyson Warrick Co. Indiana
His Father John Lindsey His Mother Therisa ?

Wifes Full Name Lydia Garrison
Her Data Date City,Town,Place County,Province State,Country
Birth 1822 Spencer Co. Indiana
Death 1887 Indiana
Burial Garrison Cemetery Tennyson Warrick Co. Indiana
Her Father David Isaac Garrison Her Mother Nancy Tennicon

Their Children
Thomas Jefferson Lindsey
Mary J Lindsey
Joh N Lindsey
Lydia Louise Garrison
Sarah Jane Elizabeth Lindsey
Caleb J Lindsey

Lydia Garrison received a medal for bravery on July 24,1923.When fire broke out in several building she climbed out on a rooftop and summoned help.Several lives were saved as a result of her efforts.

Updated March 18,2000
I could find no reference to Lydia receiving a medal as stated above. However the followig article was recently sent to me from the original newspaper clipping.

One would think I would have noticed the Date of Lydia's death before now and wonder why it took since 1887 to get around to rewarding Lydia.
OOPS! I am only human.
Tennyson In Ashes -July 23 1926 Friday Fire almost totally destroyed the business section of Tennyson, 10 miles east of Boonville, shortly after noon Monday,with a loss estimated at $60,000, with only a Small part covered by insurance. The conflagration started from an unknown cause in the Josiah McClary produce house and spread rapidly over the Entire business section of the town,destroying thirteen Frame business houses and six residences with their contents. Only three buildings, those of J C Polk, the Tennyson National Bank and W.J. Wright & Son remained standing after the fire had been brought under control. But for the heroism of Mrs Iva Spradley, telephone operator, the entire town would have been wiped out and several residents might have lost their lives, fireman said. Mrs Spradley stayed at her post spreading the alarm among her townspeople until one side of the building in which the exchange is located had been burned away. When the heat became so intense that she could no longer remain at the switchboard, she seized a portable telephone set and ran from the building. She immediately reestablished communication with the outside world by connecting the telephone to a long distance wire two blocks away. It was she who summoned fireman from Evansville and Huntingburg. In answer to calls for help an Evansville fire truck arrived at 2:29 o'clock and the Huntingburg department five minutes later. Lines of hose from wells and ponds soon played on the fire and the town was saved. Losses Itemized The buildings burned were: Scott Hesson -Grocery loss $ 7,000 Odd Fellows Building occupied by Hoskinson & Sparks Grocery loss $5,000 Andrew Shoptaugh residence loss $700 Rufus McClary -General Store loss $ 8,000 Livery Stable owned by Norman Hoskinson loss $1,000 Josiah McClary -Produce house loss $1,000 Randall Eastham -Barber Shop loss $800 Wm Kimbrough -Grocery with Post Office loss $3,500 Galen White -Jewlery Store loss $1,000 Lester Brown-residence loss $400 Frank Phillips-Hardware Store loss $6,000 Wm Kimbrough residence loss $3,500 Wm Broshears -Produce House loss $500 Wm Hunt -Bakery loss $4,000 Charles Spradley-Restaurant loss $2,000 Walter Hull -Barber Shop loss $400 Tobe Hoskins-dwelling loss $1,000 Mrs Mary Perigo-dwelling loss $1,000 S L Hesson -residence loss $3,000

I found the next artical while searching old newspapers at the library.

Boonville Enquirer July 30,1926 Mrs Spradley Heroine Of The Late Tennison Fire (Special Correspondence In Evansville Sunday Courier and Journal) Tennyson,July 24 The heroism of Mrs Iva Spradley, local telephone opperator, in risking her life to save the town during the disastrous fire of several days ago, aside from being a story that will go down into the town"s history, may become also the turning point in the life of the heroine. A widow since the accidental death of her husband, Carl Spradley has supported her two children, Lorene, 15., and Norman Carl Spradley, 13, and kept them in school. Today Mrs Spradley was presented with a tidy purse of money gathered as a token of appreciation by telephone operators at Bonville. Only a day or two ago, school trustees of Skelton township offered her a position as teacher in a rural school. Both of these augur easier times ahead for Mrs Spradley. She has been a telephone operator since her husbands death. "I'm going to use the purse for an educational fund for my children and I certainly want to express my thanks to the Boonville operators for their gift." she said today. Mrs Spradley is proud of her two children. Her daughter is a high school senior and her son is entering his third year in high school this fall. Mrs Spradley's fighting blood is inherited from a proud ancestry, her family tree reveals. Her mother was a Hardin from Hancock county, Kentucky, and her father a Lindsey from Butler county, Kentucky. Judge Caleb J Lindsey of the Warrick county circuit court is her brother. Sherriff Earl Spradley of Warrick county is her brother-in-law. Mrs Spradley's action in summoning the fire departments of Evansville and Huntingburg during the recent fire, was not the only distinguished service in her career. Two years ago, when the Tennyson school caught fire, she summoned a bucket brigade that put out the fire, with the result that very little damage was done, when there might easily have been a loss of life, as well as destruction of the building.

Marriage of Eunice Garrison
Husbands Full Name Evan Cissna
His Data Date City,Town,Place County,Province State,Country
Birth abt 1820 Ohio
Marriage Aug 3-1848 Spencer Indana
His Father unknown His Mother unknown

Wifes Full Name Eunice Garrison
Her Data
Date City,Town,Place County,Province State,Country
Birth Nov.6-1823
Death Nov.15-1905
Burial Garrison Cemetery Tennyson Warrick Co. Indiana
Her Father David Isaac Garrison Her Mother Nancy Tennison

Their Children
Isaac Garrison Cissna
William Calvin Cissna
Mary Elizabeth Cissna

Eunice later married George Forston,1885 (no info)
Evan Cissna #1 married Margaret Tennison 26 Feb 1844
Margaret Cissna
Samuel Cissna
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