The Newberg Graphic
Newberg, OR
May 18, 1916

Mary E. Hardwick Deceased

Mary Elizabeth Major was born in Patrick County, Virginia August 22,
1832.  Departed this life, May 12, 1916, 8:3o A.M.
While still a child she moved with her parents to Missouri.  In 1863
she was united in marriage to George W. Hardwick who was a widower
with five children, all under twelve years of age.  Two children were
born of this union, George T. Hardwick and Mrs. C. J. Leavitt.  In
1875 the family came to Oregon and located in the Upper Chehalem
Valley.  In 1888 they moved to Newberg and she has resided here
continously since that time.  She is survived by her two children and
two stepchildren, John and Jethro Hardwick of Salem.  Her husband and
three step-daughters have preceded her in death.  She is also mourned
by three grandchildren and fourteen step grandchildren.

Mrs. Hardwick was active and energetic in business life until the
time of her final illness, which extended over two years.

The deceased became a christian when twelve years of age uniting with
the M. E. church where she continued until she was forty-eight, when
she identified herself with the Christian church of Carlton.  She was
truly one of the mothers of men, for in addition to her own and step-
children, several orphan children received her care and guidance
during their childhood.  During her last long illness, her patience
and enduring faithfulness were a benediction to all who came into her

The funeral services were held at the Christian church Sunday
afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. B. L. Hicks.

Submitted by:
Debra Branigan
Saint Inigoes, MD