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 Robert Gardner Erickson

Robert Gardner Erickson

Birth
Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 3 Nov 1939
Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Springville, Utah County, Utah, USA
Plot Blk. 80 Lot 1 Pos. 6
Memorial ID 62263 · View Source
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"Robert was born on November 3, 1939 in Murray, and he died the same day. Here is my diary record of the event:

'Mom went to the hospital last night about 2:30 and had a baby boy, but it died about 6:00 today. Gramma (Erickson) came down with Aunt Nell and Lee, Joe and Amy. He lived only about 12 hours. What's the reason we're put on the earth? Trials are, I guess. This is one of them. I didn't go to school. All of mom's sisters came to see her, then we went to the mortuary. The baby looked like he was alive but so still.'

At that time, we had the coffin in our house overnight, like they used to do in the old days. I remember that I stared at baby Robert's body. My eyes played tricks on me, and I imagined that the baby was breathing. It was a terrible memory. Family members visited Mom frequently after Robert's death."

Taken from the autobiography of Barbara Jean Erickson Andersen, "The Story of My Life", a sister.



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  • Maintained by: Diane Finlinson Miller
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62263
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Gardner Erickson (3 Nov 1939–3 Nov 1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62263, citing Historic Springville Cemetery, Springville, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Diane Finlinson Miller (contributor 47733186) .