CARDWELL, John Thomas
Le Grand Advocate, April 15, 1938


Funeral services were conducted for John Thomas Cardwell, 60 years, 11 months, at the Le Grand Methodist Church on Tuesday afternoon. He was drowned near his home at Kerman on April 8th.

He was born April 21, 1877 in Springdale, Arkansas to Richard and Mary Cardwell. On September 30, 1900 he was married to Rebekah Ballau of Lafayette, Ark. She with five daughters survive. They moved to Kerman several years ago from Arkansas. He visited here the past summer with Walter Cardwell.

Reverend T. E. Woods of Biola conducted the services at the church. The I. O. O. F. of which he was a member, conducted rites at the graveside in Plainsburg cemetery.  Mrs. Ethel Taylor and Mrs. Alice Miller sang.

Surviving are his widow Rebekah Cardwell, daughters, Mrs. Ramsey of Lafayette, Ark., Mrs. Carl Logan, Concord, Calif., Mrs. Frank Vouflue and Mrs. Virgil Wall of Kerman, Mrs. E. N. Allen of Visalia; a brother Wilson Cardwell of Springdale, Ark., and a half-brother Walter Cardwell of Le Grand. Also twelve grandchildren.

Contributed by: Thomas Hilk