Gardner. Lillian Zeller 1857-1946
Oldest Resident Of Garrattsville Dies at Age of 88
New Lisbon---Mrs. Lillian Gardner, the oldest resident of Garrattsville, died at her home there Friday at 5 a. m. Funeral will be held at her home Monday at 2 p. m. Rev. Samuel Little, Morris, will officiate. Burial will be in Union cemetery, Edmeston.
Mr. Gardner was born May 27, 1857, in New Lisbon, daughter of Donald and Margaret (Keller) Zeller. She was married to LaSelle Gardner, New Lisbon, on Oct. 27, 1881. Mr. Gardner died in September, 1926.
With the exception of a few years in St. Johnsville, her entire life had been spent in New Lisbon.
Mrs. Gardner was the oldest member of the Methodist church, Garrattsville.
Her only daughter, Mrs. Ida Harrington, with whom she had lived for several years, died in September, 1945. Since her death, she had been cared for by her granddaughter, Mrs. Dorothy Chase.
Besides the one granddaughter, she leaves a grandson, Kenneth Harrington, New Lisbon, and six great-grandchildren.
Addendum: 1857 plus 88 equals 1945, but her headstone reads 1857-1946. So, she may have been 89 years old.