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Cove, Union County, Oregon
After a long illness, Grant Gardner passed away at his home in Cove Wednesday, Dec. 21.
The family came to Cove in 1911 coming form Burnt Fork, Wyo. The deceased was born in San Francisco, Ca., 64 years ago.
He was married to Miss Lucy Hayes at Cedar, Colo. Five children were born to this union, two of whom died from diphtheria while they were living in Wyoming. The disease was particularly severe, the boy, Merrit, 13 and his sister of 11 years, died within a few days of each other. After their death Mr. Gardner contracted the disease and his life was dispared of. At this time he has been ill since July.
He leaves besides his wife, one son, J.R. Gardner, two (?) wife, one son, two daughters and three grandchildren.
Oregon Trail Weekly
North Powder News
Saturday, December 31, 1927