Garnett, Christopher Colombus (1843-1933)


Christopher was born on 24 December 1843 at Tillenburg, Ontario to parents John Garnett and Alice P. (nee Jackson). John was a clerk and then an accountant. The family were identified in the Census as Wesleyan Methodists

He married Caroline Amelia Forbes (1849-1934) on 25 December 1865 at Elgin, Ontario, in a Wesleyan Methodist ceremony. Census returns identify six children.

  • John Robert (1866-1947)
  • Sarah Eleanor (1868-1952) 
  • Mary Eliza (1872-1951) 
  • Caroline Ann (1877-1956)
  • Alice Maud (1879-1956)
  • Sherman Wesley Forbes (1885-1952)

Christopher emigrated to the United States, obtaining citizenship on 19 November 1881. He continued to be a minister, living in Michigan. He died on 1 March 1933 at Durand, Michigan and is buried in Lovejoy Cemetery.


  • 1878 Wolsingham
  • 1879 Artemesia, Canada
  • 1881 Gravenhurst
  • 1882 disappears


Primitive Methodist Church in Canada Minutes 1881/36

W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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