Well Known Astoria Lady Died Saturday

Mrs. Margaret Benton Garton, well known and highly respected resident died at her home in the northwest part of town, Saturday, following a stroke of paralysis, aged 77 years, 5 months and 8 days.

Susan Margaret Bair was born in York County, Pa., April 9, 1856. She came to Illinois with her parents in 1865 and has since made her home in Fulton county. She was united in marriage to Henry Benton on Dec. 24, 1874, who preceded her in death Dec. 21, 1922. To this union was born five children, four of whom survive, namely, Charles Benton, George Benton, Mrs. Annie Camp and Edward Benton, and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Stambaugh, all of Astoria; also ten grandchildren, and her husband, Lincoln Garton, to whom she was married July 18, 1932, together with two step-children, Mrs. Grace Humphrey and Clem Garton.

Mrs. Garton's children were all at her bedside at the time of her death. All that loving hands could do was done to comfort her in her last hours. She gave her life to Christ at an early age and has since lived a devout Christian life.

Funeral services were held at the U. B. church Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. B. Lee Towsley and assisted by Rev. Fred Thompson. Burial in the Salem cemetery.


Published in the Argus-Searchlight on 10/11/1933

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