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W. T. Garratt


Date Party Office Votes Result
09-06-1871 Republican SD-08 0 Win
09-02-1873 Republican SD-08 0 Win

Candidate Biography:

William Thompson Garratt
Born: October 4, 1829 in Waterbury, Connecticut
Married: Mary Donohue (m. 1854, d. 1877), Anna Pool Gibbons (m. 1882)
Children: Mary, Alice M., Clara P., Julia, Amazili, and Mary Alice
Died: January 14, 1890 in San Francisco, CA

  • In 1873, Garratt listed his occupation as "brass founder and bell manufacturer"
  • Be Fruitful and Multiply: Garratt had six children.
  • Yes, he really did have daughters named Mary, Alice, and Mary Alice.

Source: California Legislative Directory, 1873-4 by John F. Uhlhorn (Sacramento; H.S. Crocker & Co., 1873)
Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
Source: Legislative Guide... of all the State Officers and Members of the Legislature... by Kean & Dudley (H.S. Crocker and Co.; 1871)