Obituary of Mrs. L. M. Swafford
p. 1 of the July 25, 1918 edition of the Stafford Courier.
DEATH OF MRS. L.M. SWAFFORD
Mrs. L.M. Swafford, who came in from California last Friday with her husband and sons, and who underwent an operation for gall stones Sunday morning at the hospital here, passed away at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning.
Gertie Belle Marsh was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Seth Marsh. She was born in Livingston county [sic], Mo. on Nov. 16, 1872 and died at Stafford, Kansas July 23, 1918, age 45 years, 8 months and 7 days. She was converted and joined the Christian church. She ws [sic] united in marriage to L.M. Swafford on Nov. 25, 1887 and to this union eight children were born; four girls and four boys.
She is survived by her devoted husband and children who are Mrs. Alean Blood of Raymond, Wash.; C.B. Swafford of Siam, Calif.; Mrs. Mary Hatfield of Huntington Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Flarie Masinter of San Pedro, Calif.; Landon M. Swafford of San Francisco, Calif.; Mrs. Jessie Weddle of Kansas City, Mo. and Carson, Howard and Omada Swafford all of Stafford, Kansas. Besides these she leaves other relatives and a host of friends to mourn her death.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Christian church and will be conducted by Rev. F.D. Macy, the pastor. interment will be made in the Stafford cemetery.
The Courier joins the many Stafford friends in extending heart felt sympathy to the bereaved husband and children in their hour of sorrow.