Sunday, July 13, 2014

Obituary - Elizabeth DIETZ GARDNER

Great Grandmother Elizabeth DIETZ GARDNER
on my father's side
looks like I found all of Elizabeth's Obituary and Funeral Notices

OBITUARY - May 2 1951 Alliance Ohio, Review  "Deaths"
Elizabeth D GARDNER........  Mrs Elizabeth Dietz Gardner, 86, widow of H B Gardner and a former Alliance resident died at 9am Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs Margaret Schultz in Wooster after an illness of one year. Her husband died in 1936.
A native of Baltimore, MD, Mrs Gardner was a resident in Wooster 15 years. She was a charter member of the Eastern Star Chapter here and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in this city.
She is survived by another daughter, Mrs Caroline Boyd of Wooster; two sons, John T [P] Gardner of Alliance; and Harry B Gardner of Ravenna; a brother Cris Dietz of Pittsburgh and 11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs Nettie Hartzell and a son George a Gardner preceded her in death.
The body is at the Cassaday and Turkle Funeral Home pending arrangements.

May 3 1951 Thursday The Alliance Review page 6
Funeral Services for Mrs Elizabeth Dietz Gardner of Wooster, former Alliance resident, will be held at 1:30pm Friday at the Cassaday and Turkle Funeral Home.In charge of Dr J V Stephens Jr., pastor of the First Presbyterian Church Friends may call from 7 to 9pm Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be made in the City Cemetery.

May 3 1951 Thursday, The Alliance Review page 6 - 
Cassaday & Turkle funeral service information  phone 6143
GARDNER, Mrs H. B.  1:30 pm Friday funeral home. Friends call at funeral home Thursday 7-9pm Eastern Star service tonight at 6:45.

NOTE: I have tried locating a birth certificate for Elizabeth in Baltimore Maryland but the year for beginning to collect them was several years after she was born. Have tried newspapers but no luck yet. I have been trying to locate port of immigration for her parents and wondering if it was through Baltimore Maryland since Elizabeth seems to be the first born child after her parents arrived in the USA. No luck yet.

I didn't realize she lived in Wooster so long. So doing the math, she moved in with her daughter Margaret after her husband passed on in 1936........

I would like to see if I can find out anything about her time in the Eastern Star. I can't decide if the obituary is referring to her being a charter member of the Eastern Star chapter in Alliance not Wooster. But I wonder if she transferred her membership to Canton and then Wooster? Not sure where to go or who to contact for this.
Other items I want to check out...........

  • brother Cris Dietz in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 
  • any more information at the Cassaday & Turkle Funeral Home- may have info about Eastern Star Service.
  • contacted the First Presbyterian Church in Alliance Ohio about a possible marriage for them but have not heard back yet.

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