Friday, July 30, 2010

Margaret Gardner Smith: Death notice

The following was published in the Deseret News, 27 March 1884, p. 2:

GARDNER--At West Jordan, March 20th, 1884, of consumption, Margaret, eldest daughter of Bishop Archibald and Margaret Gardner, born October 6th, 1847, being the second white child born in the Territory of Utah. She lived and died a faithful Latter-day Saint.

The funeral services over the remains of Sister Margaret Gardner were held in the West Jordan Ward House, Saturday, March 22nd 1884, at 9 a. m. Conducted by Counselor James Turner. There was a very large number of people present.

The speakers were Counselor Joseph E. Taylor and President Angus M. Cannon, whose discourses were very instructive and consoling. The Ward choir led by Brother Hyrum Goff, furnished the music.

The remains were taken to Salt Lake City and interred in the cemetery.

[This same article was also published in the Deseret News, 2 April 1884, p. 16.]

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