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La Grande, Union County, Oregon
Grider Laid To Rest
Vetern Buried Yesterday With Family and Friends Attending
Funeral services were said yesterday over the remains of Waitsville Grider who died early in the week. Three generations, descendents of the deceased, were in attendance at the funeral. Death resulted from cancer.
Waitsville Grider was married to Minerva S. Beard August 1st, 1851, in Adair county, KY. He was born and raised in that section and their home was made there for a time, later moving with his family to Watson, MO., in September, 1878. Then he went to Caldwell, Kansas, from where he came west to La Grande in April, 1908. Mr. Grider enrolled in the army September, 1861, in the 19th regiment Kentucky volunteers, and was discharged in 1865. he was the father of 12 children and was survived by seven of them, all of whom were by his bedside during his illness, except one is in Alaska and could not be communicated with. His children included: Fannie Stepp of Boise, Lizzie Brown of Portland, Mollie Buck, R. B. Grider and W. T. Grider of la Grande He had 21 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, and five of his grandchildren attended the funeral. Mrs. Mollie Buck’s two daughters and three children of C. L. Grider making these five.
La Grande Evening Observer, December 20, 1912, Front Page
Contributed by:Sue Wells