Re: GARRABRANTS, Paterson, NJ
Jesse Robert Garrabrant was born 2 June 1879 to John J. and Selina Garrabrant. He married Mary Emma Condon about 1897; their only child to live to adulthood was Dorothy Margaret Garrabrant, who married William Edward Marsh.
Mary Emma died 14 August 1923 in Gowanda State Hospital, Collins, NY.
The Marsh family knew Jesse’s second wife as Lenore. The couple had a daughter named Florence. My late husband, a grandson of Jesse and Mary Emma, didn’t know if Jesse and Lenore (Lena Martha?) were actually married, but they were apparently living together before Mary Emma died.
Jesse Garrabrant was employed by the Erie Railroad for more than 39 years. He died 8 March 1931 in (then) Booth Memorial Hospital, New York City and was buried without a monument in Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Paterson, New Jersey.
I have some photographs of Jesse I could scan and send to you, Kimberly. Let me know.