Ernest James Gardner Funeral Rites Here
Funeral rites were held at the Farnam Baptist church at 4:30 Sunday afternoon for Ernest Gardner of Gothenburg, who passed away last Thursday at North Platte. Burial was made in the Farnam cemetery. The service was conducted by Rev. Fred H. Johnson of Farnam. A male quartet: C. E. Pollard, David Banks, and H. R. and Dan McNickle, furnished the music, accompanied by Miss Josie Messersmith. Pall bearers were Chas. And Ernest Haynes, Joe Wallace, Lester and Albert Patterson, and Ed Loutzenheiser, all of Gothenburg.
Ernest James Gardner was born in Huron, Indiana, January 18, 1882, and passed away August 24, 1939, at the age of 57 years, 7 months and 6 days.
He came to Nebraska with his parents when a small boy and resided at the family home south of Farnam, in Frontier county, until he reached manhood. For a number of years he was engaged as a machinist in Gothenburg, and later years was a gravel contractor at which he worked until his death.
His father, John M. Gardner passed away May 3, 1905 and his mother, Ellen Gardner preceeded [sic] him in death March 9, 1929.
In 1905 he was married to Daisy Richards, to this union was born five children: Clyde Gardner, North Platte; Lawrance Gardner, Dodge City, Kans.; Eva Lenz, Woodinville, Wash.; Roy Gardner, Cloverdale, Calif.; and Kenneth Gardner, who died in infancy in 1908. He also leaves to mourn his death three brothers and four sisters. Floyd Gardner, Eustis; Edward C. Gardner, Jerome, Ida.; Walter L. Gardner, Twin Falls, Ida.; Mrs. Alice Patterson, Filer, Idaho; Mrs. Hattie Dedmore, North Platte; Mrs. Mazie Brown, Filer, Idaho; Mrs. Mae Hicks, Farnam. Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren, and his wife, Edith Osborn Gardner of Cozad, to whom he was married in 1930. Mr. Gardner was a kind and loving father, and his friends were numerous in this and adjoining counties and all regret his passing.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank the many friends for their many kindnesses and expressions of sympathy in our time of sorrow, and for the wonderful floral tributes to the memory of our loved one.
The Gardner family.
Among the relatives attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Wingert, Mr. and Mrs. Elzie Snyder and Mrs. Mattie Gardner of Lexington; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Luderman and Mrs. Hubert Marquardt and children, Eustis; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrance Gardner and children, Dodge City, Kans.; and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Gardner and children, North Platte.
The Farnam Echo 55(52):1, Thursday, 31 August 1939
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