41. Leroy Douglas GARNER
was born on
17 Oct 1886 in Denmark Township, Tuscola County, Vassar, Michigan/USA. He died
on 19 Feb 1957 in West Branch, Ogemaw County, Michigan/USA. He has Ancestral
File number 1PKJ-TNV. When "Lee" was sixteen his Mother died and his
Father Moses asked him to take over operation of the farm while he "looked"
for a new wife. Lee ran the farm until after he married Bertha Graves. His
father-in-law, Marcellus Graves, suggested he buy the jewelry business his brother-in-law
Cassius owned in West Branch. With money borrowed from Moses and Marcellus,
he and Bertha bought the store in West Branch and started a long and successful
business shared initially, with his sister-in-law, Lena. Lena was an Optometrist
and was instrumental in Bertha going to Michigan State to become one also.
He was married to Bertha Alida GRAVES (daughter
of Marcellus Chase GRAVES and Mary Alida
NORTON) on 14 Apr 1908. Bertha Alida GRAVES
was born on
28 Jan 1887 in Arbela, Thetford Township, Tuscola County, Michigan/USA. She
died on 7 Nov 1963 in West Branch, Ogemaw County, Michigan/USA. She has Ancestral
File number 1PKJ-RL4. Attended Michigan State College at East Lansing, Michigan.
Was an Optometrist sharing the same store with her husband Lee. Leroy Douglas
GARNER and Bertha Alida GRAVES had the following children: