Though the Garner family was a relatively uninfluential family, the traces left of their lives are an interesting commentary on how Fairfax County was during their lifetimes.
William L Garner was probably the longest living resident in the Garner house. While many of his siblings moved away from home as they got married, William did not get married and stayed on the land his whole life. In 1929 he was indicted and plead guilty to minor liquor law violations. Though there is not much information on this part of his life, the conclusion that could be drawn is that the hold Prohibition laws and the temperance movement had on Fairfax County was slipping. Unfortunately, William died in 1966 in the Garner house fire. The remains of his life can be seen in the debris left behind. The stubby bottles, though likely not from the Prohibition era, are an interesting trace and insight into his life.