The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 755, Tippecanoe Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"WILLIAM W. GARNER was born in Grant County, Indiana, October 30, 1847; is the son of HENRY and ESTHER (POTTER) GARNER, and is one of a family of seven boys and six girls, the names of the living being as follows: FRANCES, JOSEPH, WILLIAM, ALBERT and HENRY. The father has been a farmer, carpenter and miller, but for the past thirty years has practiced medicine, and now resides in Starke County, Indiana. WILLIAM W. resided in Starke County from 1861 to January, 1882, when he came to Monterey and entered into mercantile business. In 1863, he enlisted in the Twenty-ninth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, being than less than sixteen years of age. He took part in the engagement at Decatur, Alabama, and was discharged in July, 1865. After quitting school, he attended what was then known as Plymouth College, Plymouth, (Marshall County), Indiana, two years. In 1876, MR. GARNER started the "STARKE COUNTY ENTERPRISE", at Knox, Indiana, the publication of which he relinquished on coming to Monterey. In the session of 1880-1881, he was appointed Clerk to the General Assembly of Indiana. He was married, January 1, 1871, to ANNA MOORE, in Starke County. To this union was born one boy - WALLACE."