Friday, December 10, 2010

Sarah Jane Hamilton Gardner Howard: Obituary

The following was published in the Deseret News on 17 March 1924, p. 7:

Riverton Octogenarian Answers Call of Death

RIVERTON, March 17. -- Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Jane Hamilton Howard, 81, who died Sunday at the family residence will be held in the Riverton ward chapel March 19 at 1 p.m. Interment will be in the South Jordan cemetery.

Mrs. Howard was born in Goodrich, Canada, June 11, 1842, and came to Utah in 1852. She married Archibald Gardner in 1857, by whom she had one son, James H. Gardner of Lehi, and in 1865 married Samuel L. Howard, who died in 1906. Three sons survive by this union: Samuel H. Riverton; Robert L. Howard, Blackfoot, Ida.; J. Reuben Howard, Gunnison; Mrs. Samuel H. Beckstead, South Jordan; Mrs. Joseph S. H. Bodell, Wellsville; Mrs. Emanuel M. Olson, West Jordan; Mrs. W. A. Crane, Herriman; also 50 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.

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