Garrett, Thomas

Garrett, Thomas,

1789–1871, American abolitionist, b. Upper Darby, Pa. A Quaker, he joined the Pennsylvania Abolition Society in 1818. At Wilmington, Del., where he became a hardware merchant and toolmaker, he made his home a station on the Underground RailroadUnderground Railroad,
in U.S. history, loosely organized system for helping fugitive slaves escape to Canada or to areas of safety in free states. It was run by local groups of Northern abolitionists, both white and free blacks.
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, helping numerous slaves to freedom. He was convicted in 1848 and used up all of his resources to pay a fine imposed on him. Friends helped him rebuild his position, and he continued to aid slaves.
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Heston U14: Bobby Kerr League, Oscar Robertson Memorial Trophy and Alex Whiteside Trophy: Euan Brown, Kieran Brown, James Cameron, Lewis Downie, Glenn Fraser, Lewis Fraser, Scott Garrett, Thomas Gourlay, Lewis Howat, Josh Kelly, Danny McCallie, Jake McNally, Matthew Mitra, Matthew O'Hagan, Ben Tullius, Joshua Watt.
Oliver Garrett, Thomas Naqvi and Sanjeev Patel-Smith
from left, Oliver Garrett, Thomas Naqvi and Sanjeev Patel-Smith with witch Anna Lehr.
STOKE: Ryan, Mullan, Hazley, Curley, Shotton, Robinson, Grocott, Garrett, Thomas (sub McDonald 78), Wedderburn (sub Watson 90), Pires (sub Phillips 48).
Lynwood Arnold, Jr., Phillip Baumann, Robert Cochran, Robert Fraser, Howard Garrett, Thomas Gill, Jr., Theodore Hamilton, Peter Kelly, Harvey Schonbrun, and Jessica Tien were among the honorees.