J. W. Garuhart biography

Farmer and stock dealer, section 34, post-office Blue Springs, was born in Jefferson County, Virginia, September 12, 1841, and in the spring of 1850 his parents moved to Jackson County, Missouri, and the year following went to Lafayette County. In the fall of 1865 Mr. Garuhart took a trip to Saline County, and located in Waverly. In 1876 he came to Jackson County. His farm consists of 100 acres and is well stocked. He was married February 2, 1864, to Miss Rushia F. Tally, born in Jackson County, January 28, 1846. They have eight children two of whom are now living: Edward E., born November 8, 1865, and Mary E., born March 5, 1868.

Source: [Anonymous], The History of Jackson County, Missouri (Kansas City: Union Historical Co., 1881), p. 916.