Talking about Gerald was always hard for my Grandparents. But he was never far from their thoughts. At the time Gerald was born my Grandparents were living in Granite, OR. Gerald was born in Portland though where my Grandma's family lived. And he was buried in Portland, OR. You can see a picture of his tombstone at find a grave. Poor little guy didn't really have a chance, he was born premature and weighed only 4lbs 4 1/2 oz. His death certificate listed he died from Bronchopneumonia and that the contributing factor was his premature birth. Gerald was born on Mar 11, 1939 and passed on April 14, 1939. Just one short month they had him. But it's comforting to know that they are in Heaven with him now.
|Oregonian 15 Apr 1939|