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Gardner, Marie 1910 – 1916


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 6/10/2021 at 14:56:02

Cresco Plain Dealer Oct. 27, 1916 P-1 C-6

Little Girl Killed by Auto Near Elma.
Last Wednesday evening while Marie Gardner, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gardner, living northeast of town, was returning home from school in company with several companions she was hit by an automob{i}le and instantly killed. It seems that two automobiles were passing each other and the children had separated, into two groups, one on either side of the road, to let the autos have the right of way. After one car had passed Marie, who was only six years old, - darted across the road to join a girl companion on the other side and in doing so ran directly in front of the on coming car which was not traveling at a high rate of speed. The accident is a most deplorable one and the grief of the parents must be profound. No blame is attached to the driver of the car and he of course feels deeply shocked at the unfortunate circumstance that made him a participant in the tragic affair.
Marie was a bright, lovable little girl, the pride and joy of contented parents whom fate has led to the brink of despair, but we have confidence, the courage and faith of these good people will enable them to bear their cross of sorrow with Christian fortitude and that their hours of reflection may be enriched by the memory of the little one whose soul in its childish innocence and purity has joined the annointed ones of heaven.—Elma New Era.

Transcriber’s Note: Her gravestone in Calvary Elma Cemetery shows she was born in 1910.

Calvary Elma Cemetery

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