Le Grand Advocate, July 19, 1929


Dr. L. S. Cardwell, 79, died at his home in Le Grand, Thursday night, July 11. He had been ailing for the past eight months, having contracted a severe case of flu last winter. He has been critically ill during the past three months.

He was born near Fayetteville, Arkansas where he was a practicing physician. His health failing he gave up the practice of medicine and with his wife and young son, Guy, came to California and settled in Le Grand in 1902 where he had made his home ever since. He joined the M. E. Church in his early years and remained a faithful member to the time of his death. He was respected by all who knew him and probably did not have an enemy in the world. He served as Justice of the Peace for four years. Guy Cardwell enlisted in the World War and died in Seattle in 1918.

Besides his widow he leaves one brother, W. C. Cardwell of Le Grand and two half brothers in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Funeral services were conducted at the Welch and Griffin Parlors in Merced, Saturday at 2:30 P.M., Rev. A. S. Cecil officiating. Burial was in the family plot in Plainsburg.

Contributed by: Thomas Hilk