The Later Years

Lucy Coleman Garrett never remarried, but lived with her Coleman relatives. It is reported that her parents gave her forty acres of land.

Undate photo, possibly about 1870 L-R: Emma (Mamie) Jane and Lucy Coleman Garrett

Undate photo, possibly about 1870
L-R: Emma (Mamie) Jane and Lucy Coleman Garrett

It is presumed that Lucy and Emma J. Garrett resided in Cass Co., Nebraska at the time of the 1870 US Federal Census, although I have not been able to find them listed in that census.

Daughter Emma (Mamie) Jane Garrett married William Kimberley on 20 November 1878 in Cass Co., Nebraska. William was the son of John and Martha (Mattie) Randles Kimberley. Mamie and William had 6 children. Emma’s obituary appeared in the Greenwood Gazette on Wednesday, December 6, 1933, and is quoted as follows:

“Emma Jane Garrett, only child of Greer (sic) and Lucy Garrett, was born September 2, 1861 at Mount Pleasant, Iowa, and died at her home in Greenwood, November 25, 1933, aged 72 years, 2 months and 25 days. When still a very small child she came with her parents
to Nebraska, where she has since resided. At an early an age she united with the Christian church and was always a faithful worker when her health permitted. She was united in marriage to William Kimberley, November 20, 1878. To this union six children were born, five of whom survive. They are Mrs. J. E. (Lucy/Lutie Lenora) Wiedeman and Mrs. M. L. (Ina Maude) Blair, both of Lincoln, Mrs. L. C. (Elsie Dot) Marvin of Greenwood and A. R. (Arthur Raymond) and J. G. (John Green) both of Long Beach Calif. Her husband and one son William Roscoe, proceeded her in death. She also leaves to mourn her loss ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Christian church with Rev W. E. Colags in charge.  Burial was in the family lot in the Greenwood cemetery in charge of Castle, Roper, and Matthews.”


Beginning with the 1880 US Federal Census and continuing through the census of 1910, Lucy is found to be living with her daughter, her son-in-law and grand children.

Undated photo, probably after 1910. Location unknown. L-R: Lucy Coleman Garrett and Emma (Mamie) Garrett Kimberley

Undated photo, probably after 1910. Location unknown.
L-R: Lucy Coleman Garrett and Emma (Mamie) Garrett Kimberley

Lucy outlasted the demise of the use of the Oregon Trail by some 20 years. She died on November 16, 1916 and was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery, at Greenwood, Cass Co., Nebraska. Her marked grave at Greenwood, Nebraska, is separated from the grave of her daughter Mamie Kimberley by a limestone obelisk marking the burial site of Mamie’s 10-year-old son William Roscoe Kimberley. Three generations, together.

Lucy Coleman Garrett Cemetery Marker

Lucy Coleman Garrett Cemetery Marker

Emma (Mamie) Jane Garrett Kimberley Cemetery Marker

Emma (Mamie) Jane Garrett Kimberley Cemetery Marker

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