Born: 1820 in Rochester, New York
Military Service: ARMY (Mexican War), US Volunteers (Civil War)
Died: December 31, 1867 in San Francisco, CA
- HIGH RANK: A brevetted Brigadier General of United States Volunteers, his military assignments included "Commander of the District of California" in 1865.
- SUICIDE: McGarry killed himself by cutting his throat with a knife in his room at the Occidental Hotel in San Francisco.
Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)