photo submittedy by Lois Lord Jackson- granddaughter

Margaret Catherine Hart
wife of John Johnson Lord

Daughter of David Hart and Nancy Bruce Hart  of Mariposa, Califronia.

Born April 14, 1894 Mariposa Gazette

     LORD- Near Quartzburg, Mariposa county, April 8, 1894, to Mr. and  Mrs. Joseph LORD, a son.

PATTERSON January 12, 1907 Mariposa Gazette

  Death Of A Infant

      Little Donald, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. D. O. PATTERSON, died at the home of his grandfather, John J. LORD, on the morning of January 3rd. Spinal Meningitis was the cause of death, and although everything that medical skill and proper nursing could do to save the boy was done, he passed away and the remains were interred in the John J. LORD cemetery the following Friday.

LORD, Miss Della April 25, 1908 Mariposa Gazette

                                           Sad Death.

      The sudden, sad death of Miss Della LORD, the sixteen year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph LORD of Quartzburg, on the 19th inst., came as a severe blow to the parents and the other relatives of the young lady, as well as to her many friends and acquaintances. The Sunday of her death she had visited a base ball game at Hornitos, returning home in apparent good health, with the minor exception of a slight headache and retired to her room that night without the slightest manifestation of an sign that would induce alarm as to her physical condition. The shocking discovery was made next morning that she had died during the night and the theory that death was sudden is supported by the fact that she was lying on the bed fully dressed, evidently having laid down for a few minutes rest before preparing for her nightly retirement, and thus died.
       An inquest was held by Coroner JOHNSON, who had been summoned for that purpose, and a verdict that deceased came to her death by the "rupture of a blood vessel of the heart," was returned.
      Dr. LILLEY of Merced, who was present at the inquest, diagnosed this as the cause of death.
      The funeral of the young lady who was highly esteemed, was held in Quartzburg last Tuesday afternoon and was largely attended. The parents of the dead girl are entitled to the sympathy of all in their great bereavement.

LORD, Della April 25, 1908 Mariposa Gazette

                                    Death of Della May LORD.

      The angel of death visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph LORD, near Hornitos, sometime Sunday night, and took from our midst a sweet young girl whose life was scarcely begun, and whose presence will be sadly missed by a heartbroken family and sorrowing relatives and friends.
      Della May LORD was born at the old homestead July 25, 1892, and was therefore not yet sixteen years old. Her life was spent in this place and her sweet and gentle disposition had endeared her to everyone who knew her, and her sudden taking off came as a shock to the entire community.
      On going to call her early Monday morning, she was found to have passed from this life at some hour of the previous night. A coroner's jury, after due investigation of evidence returned a verdict of death from a bursted blood vessel.
      The funeral services were held at the family residence at 1 o'clock Tuesday, and were conducted by the Rev. C. W. LONG of Mariposa. The internment was made at the Quartzburg cemetery and a large concourse of friends followed her to her last resting place in the family plot. The sympathy of all is extended to the bereaved family.
     A. Friend.
     Hornitos, April 22, 1908.