Published as it appeared on July 25, 1928, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Page 6, Columns 4-5.
MRS. GANT IS DEAD
Aged Resident of Western Ben-
ton County Died at Home of Brother
Mrs. Elizabeth Gant, widow of the late Reuben Gant, died at 4:30 yesterday afternoon at the home of her brother, Peter Speedie, 1-½ miles west of Philomath, where she had made her home for a year or more. The funeral will be from the college chapel at Philomath Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock and will be in charge of A.L. Keeney. Rev. W.A. Nicols will officiate and interment will be in Newton cemetery.
Mrs. Gant was born in Parthshire, Scotland, March 16, 1846. She came to America in her girlhood and for 40 years had been a resident of Oregon, spending much of that time in Philomath. She was aged 82 years, four months and eight days.
Mrs. Gant was a member of the United Brethren church at Philomath and had been active in that denomination for many years.
Of the family but one brother, Peter Speedie, survives. There are two cousins, James F. Powell of Albany and Mrs. Fred Blumberg, of Pasadena, Cal.