When Garrett Denny Spruhan was born on February 10, 1891, in Terre Haute, Indiana, his father, Henry Joseph Spruhan, was 33 and his mother, Caroline “Carrie” Baur, was 27. Garrett was 2nd in the birth order. Our direct ancestor (and my grandmother), Henrietta Spruhan, was 3rd in the birth order making her Garrett’s younger sister.
Garrett went to prep school at Stevens Industrial Tech in New Jersey. He lived in Hoboken on campus. He graduated from Rose Polytechnic. Married Marion (Parks) Spruhan on August 16, 1916, in Indiana. They had one child during their marriage, a girl named Martha Ellen Spruhan.
Garrett died on October 14, 1918, in Jefferson, Kentucky where he was stationed at Camp Taylor, at the age of 27, and was buried in Terre Haute, Indiana. He died from the flu during the great flu pandemic of 1918. His daughter was a toddler when he died.