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La Grande, Union County, Oregon
Dies Here, Victim Of Long Illness
William T. Grider, 83, of 1908 Fourth street, retired farmer, died at 12:02 a.m., Sunday, February 20 after a long illness.
He was born march 15, 1860 in Anderson county, Kentucky and had lived in La Grande since his arrival here 54 years ago.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Allred of Oakland, California, Mrs. Betty Allen of Oakland, Mrs. Lillian Staley of Klamath Falls, and will of The Dalles, two sisters, Mrs. R. G. Brown of Portland and Mrs. Fannie Stepp of Hoquiam, Washington, one brother, Robert (Shorty) Grider of la Grande, three grandsons, Lt. W. T. Bruce, Marysville, California, G. L. Lovan, Oakland and Lewis Clark of Portland and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 22, at Snodgrass Funeral Home, at which time a farewell sermon prepared and written by William Grider to his friends will be read. The funeral will be under the auspices of the I. O. O. F. with burial in the I. O. O. F. cemetery.
He had been a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge for 52 years and was presented with a 50 year jewel two years ago.
La Grande Evening Observer, February 21, 1944, Page 5
Contributed by:Sue Wells