JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
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Ruis Hughes Garrison
Ruis Garrison Dies at IAA Convention
Sadness struck at the annual meeting, particularly for Jefferson County 
Farm Bureau folks. The county secretary of organization, Ruis Garrison, 
Mt. Vernon, died suddenly on Monday at the Sherman hotel.
Mt. Garrison,62, succumbed to an apparent heart attack shortly after 
arising. With his wife, he was attending his 16th consecutive annual 
meeting. 
He had been a general and special agent for IAA Insurance Services and 
county organization director for 14 years. He was appointed full-time 
secretary of organization in 1957.
Born on a farm near Mt. Vernon, he attended rural schools there. He 
lived on the family farm near Mt. Vernon until one month ago, when he and 
Mrs. Garrison moved into a new home in Mt. Vernon.
While actively farming in 1941 and 1942, Mr. Garrison served on the 
Jefferson County Farm Bureau board.
Mr. Garrison is survived by the widow; a son, LeBen, of Mt. Vernon; a 
daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Bridgers. of Mt. Vernon, and six granddaughters.



Nov. 24, 1958 Mt. Vernon Register News 
Submitted by: Jane Garrison Ward
Relationship: Granddaughter
 

 
 
 

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