Born April 14, 1894 Mariposa Gazette
LORD- Near Quartzburg, Mariposa county, April 8, 1894, to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph LORD, a son.
Death Of A Infant
Little Donald, the infant son of Mr.
and Mrs. D. O. PATTERSON, died at the home of his grandfather, John J.
LORD, on the morning of January 3rd. Spinal Meningitis was the cause of
death, and although everything that medical skill and proper nursing
do to save the boy was done, he passed away and the remains were
in the John J. LORD cemetery the following Friday.
LORD, Miss Della April 25, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
The sudden, sad death of Miss Della
the sixteen year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph LORD of
on the 19th inst., came as a severe blow to the parents and the other
of the young lady, as well as to her many friends and acquaintances.
Sunday of her death she had visited a base ball game at Hornitos,
home in apparent good health, with the minor exception of a slight
and retired to her room that night without the slightest manifestation
of an sign that would induce alarm as to her physical condition. The
discovery was made next morning that she had died during the night and
the theory that death was sudden is supported by the fact that she was
lying on the bed fully dressed, evidently having laid down for a few
rest before preparing for her nightly retirement, and thus died.
An inquest was held by Coroner JOHNSON, who had been summoned for that purpose, and a verdict that deceased came to her death by the "rupture of a blood vessel of the heart," was returned.
Dr. LILLEY of Merced, who was present at the inquest, diagnosed this as the cause of death.
The funeral of the young lady who was highly esteemed, was held in Quartzburg last Tuesday afternoon and was largely attended. The parents of the dead girl are entitled to the sympathy of all in their great bereavement.
LORD, Della April 25, 1908 Mariposa Gazette
Death of Della May LORD.
The angel of death visited the home
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph LORD, near Hornitos, sometime Sunday night, and
from our midst a sweet young girl whose life was scarcely begun, and
presence will be sadly missed by a heartbroken family and sorrowing
Della May LORD was born at the old homestead July 25, 1892, and was therefore not yet sixteen years old. Her life was spent in this place and her sweet and gentle disposition had endeared her to everyone who knew her, and her sudden taking off came as a shock to the entire community.
On going to call her early Monday morning, she was found to have passed from this life at some hour of the previous night. A coroner's jury, after due investigation of evidence returned a verdict of death from a bursted blood vessel.
The funeral services were held at the family residence at 1 o'clock Tuesday, and were conducted by the Rev. C. W. LONG of Mariposa. The internment was made at the Quartzburg cemetery and a large concourse of friends followed her to her last resting place in the family plot. The sympathy of all is extended to the bereaved family.
Hornitos, April 22, 1908.