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Three GARWOOD brothers came to America from Evesham, England in 1690. Their names were Richard, Thomas and Samuel. They settled in Garwood, New Jersey a town named after them. Roger's grandfather, George
(1895-1980) married Mary Edith BURKETT (1898-1950) and they settled in
Pyrmont, OH. In later years they lived on Garland Rd. in West Milton. They had six children: Edward, Everett Eugene, Maryella, Rozanne, E. Dwain and Myron. E. Eugene "Red" Garwood, Roger's father, was born on Dec. 4, 1917. He served in the Navy in W W II and returned home. Over the years he worked many jobs including running a bread truck in Union, selling Fuller Brush products and also working at Aero Products and later Wright Patterson AFB where he retired in 1980. Roger was born in Union, OH in 1939 on Martindale Rd. Roger has a brother Tom. The family lived for several years in the first brick schoolhouse in Union that had been remodeled into a residence. Roger graduated from Randolph and Tom graduated from Northmont.
Red's wife was Bertha Elsie MAGGERT (1918-1954). Her parents were
Forrest Independence (born on 4th of July) Maggert (1894-1944) and Alice
HOOVER (1895-1981). Alice's parents were Marion Samuel Hoover (1870-1964) and Amanda HOKE (1869-1944) and her grandparents were
Jeremiah S. Hoke (1834-1907) and Mary E. Dohner (1834-1925).
Forrest's parents were Pierce Riley Maggert and Rosetta Amelia FUNDERBURG. The Hokes, Hoovers and Maggerts all had large families so
many descendants still live in the Union area. Ancestors are buried in many local cemeteries.
What makes genealogy lines most interesting is when facts about their
everyday lives have been recorded. Some of the stories from the Garwood
family include the following:
The complete Garwood genealogy is on file in the archives room. We
welcome the donation of all family genealogies.