George L. Lord Jr.

George L. Lord Jr.

Birth
San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, USA
Death 15 Dec 1891 (aged 38)
San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, USA
Burial San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, USA
Memorial ID 26673444 · View Source
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George's parents were:
George Lord, b. Jun. 27, 1800 in New York, New York County (Manhattan), NY. and d. Feb. 8, 1898 at the age of 97 in San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, CA. &
Arabella Singleton, b. Mar. 11, 1831 in Lancashire, England and d. Jul. 10, 1902 in San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, CA.

George Lord and Harriet "Lucina" Hancock were marr. on Jun. 8, 1876 in San Bernardino,CA.

George and Lucina Lord's children were:
1. Gusta Belle Lord(-1877)
2. Joseph Hancock Lord(1879-1932)
3. Josephine "Josie" Lord(1879-1882)
4. Rosalind Lord Oldaker Miller(1882-1956)
5. Harry George Lord(1886-1971)
6. Ernest Clifford Lord(1888-1970)
7. Fred Ward Lord(1891-1971)

George was the city's first mailman.

The Daily Courier (San Bernardino, CA.), P. 3, Col. 2
Wed., Dec. 16, 1891
Excerpt from: LORD’S DEATH
Mrs. George Ward Is Held Responsible
BY THE CORONER’S JURY.
He Was Left to Die Without Proper Care - Result of the Post Mortem
As was stated in The Courier of Tuesday morning, something very sensational is liable to develop from the death of George Lord Jr. The coroner’s jury has held Mrs. Geo. Ward responsible for the death of George Lord Jr., she being a Christian Scientist, and caring for Lord at the time of his death. A. B. (Alvin) Hancock, a brother-in-law of the deceased, testified that one week ago last Saturday he saw George Lord in health, and that on Sunday he was confined to his room and complained of pains in his head; the next day he saw him and his forehead over the left eye was swollen, and his left eye was inflamed and closed; he was then in his right mind; he did not have a physician at that time; on Thursday he dropped in again and found two other gentlemen there, who, with himself, had all they could do to hold George in bed, he was so delirious. I called to see him again yesterday and they had him up in a chair while they were making the bed, and I felt very much alarmed and thought that he would die, as he had a rattle in his throat and he appeared to be choking. When he was put in bed he said that he would catch cold, and then mumbled something unintelligible; I felt for forty-eight hours before his death that he was sinking rapidly; three days before Mr. Lord died, Alvin Hancock asked his sister to have a physician, but Mrs. Ward assured her that Mr. Lord was then well and guaranteed that she would bring him out all right. Mrs. Ward was placed on the stand and testified that she went to the house as a nurse and not as a scientist and that she then took the case and gave treatment; she never studied and did not know anything about medicine; she did not allow the deceased to have any medicine; did not believe that deceased would die until ten minutes before his death; would not allow his mother in the room to see him because on the Wednesday before she had talked too much to him and made him delirious; kept others out for the same reason, as under her treatment it needed perfect quiet in order to cure; was not a professor of Christian Science; refused to state what her treatment consisted of; said the coroner and jury would not understand it if she did.
This witness contradicted herself all the way through her testimony and it is very evident that she was the cause of Mr. Lord’s death. (Coroner’s report follows.)


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  • Maintained by: Chloé
  • Originally Created by: Barbara LeClaire
  • Added: 7 May 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 26673444
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George L. Lord Jr. (11 Dec 1853–15 Dec 1891), Find a Grave Memorial no. 26673444, citing Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, USA ; Maintained by Chloé (contributor 47159257) .