John Arthur Garrett was born on the either the 18th or 20th of May 1876 at Oso, Frontenac, Bedford Township, Ontario. His parents: Mathew Garrett, and Elizabeth Knox
Married divorcee, Etta Jane Wilder ( 1888 - 1944 ) in December 1911; her parents Willard Benjamin Wilder ( 1841-1927 ) and Dora Bell Warner ( 1868 - 1932 )
John had at least two brothers: William Garrett ( 1862 - 1947 ) and, George Garrett ( 1858 - 1931 )
John A. Garrett spent the last eleven days of his life at Essondale, and died on the 15th of December 1953, at the age of 77. He is buried in the Woodlands cemetery, in New Westminster, B.C.
Home was at 1115 Pacific Highway, Surrey, B.C. ; he worked as a shingle mill operator. John’s cause of death was attributed to: cerebral thrombosis; generalized arteriosclerosis; and an, old cerebral vascular accident.