My research into the Garlock family took a real turn when I subscribed to Newpapers.com. This site is a repository of millions of newspaper pages from around the country. These pages record history in the making.
The branch of the Garlock family I am currently writing about left New York State in the 1880's when my great-grandfather Rev. Charles William Garlock moved west to become an evangelist in the Dakota Territory. He and his family eventually settled in the Sioux City, Iowa area. Fortunately for sleuths like me, the Sioux City Journal was being published as early as 1865 and have uploaded over a million pages of their newspapers to the Newspapers.com site. A veritable treasure trove.
It took a lot of time searching the pages of the Journal, but it was well worth it. I found over 100 stories about Rev. Charles Garlock and many more about other members of the family. What I am presenting here today is the news stories themselves, retyped so as to be legible (a considerable effort I'm telling you!). These stories primarily focus on Rev. Charles himself. For those that are interested, I have also included in a separate document, scans of the original articles (or relevant portions of the originals).
You will find the Rev. Charles William Garlock a most interesting and controversial character!
Find these documents below or on the Stories page. (File 7A is a very large file!)
Enjoy your family history.