William and Mary had at least 9 known children:
1)Washington Frank Gardner
b 6 Jan 1851 Belmont Co Ohio (married Emma Lenk) and lived in Meade Co. South Dakota then moved to Los Angeles Co. California where he died 24 Sept 1944 at the age of 93 yrs 3 mos and 18 days. Frank and Emma had 3 children: 1) Mabel B Gardner b Feb 1884 Meade South Dakota married Mr. Cooper; 2) Harry Harrison Gardner b 4 Mar 1891 Mead Co South Dakota died Oct 1979 Farmington, Saint Francois Co. Missouri; and 3) Fern V Gardner b abt 1904 Meade Co South Dakota married Mr. Hurlbert. Washington and Emma are both buried Forest Lawn Cemetery, Graceland Section, Lot 1822, sp 3 & 4, Glendale, Los Angeles Co. California.
California Death Index
GARDNER WASHINGTON FRANK born 06/06/1851 mother maiden name FRANKS father last nameGARDNER M born OHIO LOS ANGELES(19) died 09/24/1944 93 yrs
I was able to obtain the obituary of Washington Frank Gardner.
Los Angeles, California Times on Sep 26, 1944 on page A9
W. Frank Gardner, beloved husband of Emma L. Gardner, father of Ferne V. Hurlbert, Mabel B. Cooper and Harry H. Gardner
brother of Minnie B Hastings
Services Thursday at 3 p.m. in the Little Church of the Flowers. (is in Glendale, California)
Forest Lawn Mortuary in charge.
The Little Church of the Flowers is an exact replica of Stokes Pages Church in England. It is located in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale, California and is the scene of many weddings, including those of movie stars and celebrities
Forest Lawn Glendale,
1712 S. Glendale Avenue,
Glendale, CA 91205,
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 7 days a week
shows location of Little Church of the Flowers in the cemetery.
Mortuary staff on-call 24 hours a day at 1-800-204-3131
2)Amanda b abt 1856 Illinois
3)Mary E. b abt 1859 Illinois
4)George L born abt 1860 Illinois died 15 May 1888 Kansas City, Missouri
5) Charles William (my
great grandfather) b 7 Oct 1862 Illinois died 29 Apr 1940 in Iola, Ks
6) James E. or A b abt 1864 Illinois
7)Ida Mae b 18 Nov 1866 Illinois d 15 Sept 1942 Los Angeles Co California married William Thomas Deane abt 1890 Kansas City, Missouri
1880 Emporia, Lyon, Kansas
Source: FHL Film 1254387 National Archives Film T9-0387 Page 197D
J. GARDNER Self M M W 47 OHOcc: Baker Fa: VA Mo
Ida M. GARDNER Niece F S W 13 IL
Kansas City Missouri City Directory 1889 - 1891
Name: David H. Deane Location 2: r 2210 Kansas avenue Occupation: carpenter State: MO
Name: David H. Deane Location 2: r 1730 Euclid Occupation: carpenter State: MO
Name: Thomas W. Deane Location 2: r 1730 Euclid Occupation: laborer State: MO
Name: T. W. Dean Location 2: b 2100 Agnes Occupation: carpenter State: MO
David H Deane is the father of Thomas William Deane who married Ida May Gardner
1920 Los Angeles Co California Los Angeles West 11th Street household 72 pg 211a ED 457, 2 January
Tom William Dean 56 Kentucky parents Ky house carpenter
Ida May 52 ILL parents ILL
Hazel May dtr 18 SD
Ralph A son 15 SD
Rex E son 10 California
living next door is their son John L Deane b 22 Jul 1895 MINNESOTA
1920 Los Angeles Co California Los Angeles West 11th Street household 71
John L Dean 24 Minnesota chauffeur private family
Golda 25 Ks
John Jr son 1 yr 11 mos California
Katheryn 11 mos California
Frank brother 20 South Dakota
Iva Brannon sister in law 23 single Ks
***********THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT*****************
Now I know why my 2nd great grandmother Mary Ellen Franks Gardner had the above photo taken in Brainerd, Minnesota. She was probably living up there with them in the late 1890's after she left Kansas City, Missouri.
Ida Mae Gardner and William Thomas Deane had 5 known children: John L Deane; Frank Willard Deane; Hazel May Deane; Ralph A Deane; and Rex Edward Deane b Nov 5 1909 died 15 April 1961 North Hollywood, California buried Oakwood Memorial Cemetery, Chatsworth, Los Angeles Co. California. I think Rex probably had a son who submitted some of this information on the LDS ancestral file:
Microfilm: 1394130 Submission: AF83-027361
RONALD LEON DEANE,
EUGENE OR USA 97401
Ronald also knew the maiden name of William Gardner's wife as Mary Elizabeth Franks. And he's the one that put the birth dates for William and Mary on LDS
8) Edwin A. b abt 1869 Illinois
9) Minnie Bell Gardner b 10 Jan 1871 Kansas died 29 Jul 1951 Los Angeles Co. California. Minnie married George G. Hastings b 7 June 1872 Michigan died 1 Oct 1962 Los Angeles Co. California
I have been trying to find these children and to date have only found
Washington Frank; Ida Mae; and of course my great grandfather and Minnie.
I haven't been able to establish death dates for William and Mary yet,
but I do know that Mary was living in Kansas City, Jackson Co. Missouri in
1889 and listed in the City Directory as a widow of William. She was living
just a few households from my Powell family and probably the reason that
Charles met my great grandmother Luella Powell prior to their marriage in
1889 in Kansas City. It is suspected that she MAY have died in California
based on divorce court records of Charles & Luella in 1916, there was
mention that he went to visit his mother in California.
Below is a link to my database at rootsweb on what I have now been able
to document on my Gardner family. If anyone has information as to the parents
of Washington Gardner and Mary Moore, please contact me.
Database at Rootsweb
These are my great grandparents, Charles William Gardner and Luella Powell.
Very little is known about my great grandfather, Charles William Gardner, born 7 October 1862 in Illinois died 29 April 1940 Iola, Allen Co. Kansas buried Iola Cemetery, just west of Iola in an unmarked grave.
He was quite an elusive man, never staying in one place for very long until he was much older. Luella Powell was born 2 Dec 1867 Columbia, Boone Co. Missouri and died 28 Oct 1954 Kansas City, Wyandotte Co. Kansas. She is buried in the Highland Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas. She is the daughter of William H. Powell and Tillitha Ann Turner, who were from Audrain Co. Missouri and died in Meade Co. South Dakota. William and Luella were married in Kansas City, Jackson Co. MO 12 Nov 1889.
According to information I have obtained from a cousin, shortly after their marriage they headed west to Deadwood, Lawrence Co. South Dakota. I have now been able to determine that he may have gone with his brother Washington and his sister Ida Mae, as they were both living in Meade Co. South Dakota and Luella's family also had gone there in abt 1893.
The 1900 AND 1910 Census states his parents were born in Ohio and they're first two children were born in South Dakota. They must have spent about 4 or 5 years there, by March 1895 they had moved to Iola, Allen Co. Kansas.They resided for a number of years thereafter. It is not known why they ended up in Kansas.
After they moved to Iola, Kansas, great grandpa would take off and ramble
around through Kansas, Nebraska, and evidently California. He would come
home from time to time, have marital difficulties, and be off again.
They farmed on Butler's farm around Iola and then in 1910 resided at 428 S. 3rd. In 1912 were living on North 4th Street in Iola. Great grandma Luella virtually raised their 4 living children alone. She would take in laundry and boarders to support her family.
On the 18th October 1915 great grandpa filed a divorce petition in Iola,
Allen Co., Kansas against grandma Luella. She had left town for a few days to visit her sister in Kansas City, Missouri and some other relatives. My grandmother, Flossie notified her that it had appeared in the local newspaper while she was away. Luella immediately returned to Iola to answer the complaint. Their divorce was final 30 March 1916.
Sometime in the 1920's or 1930's Charles "Bill" married HAZEL E. MARVIN and lived in Olathe, Kansas. My cousin can remember making visits there as a child. Grandpa "Bill" would play the fiddle for the grandchildren on their visits.
By 1936, he and Hazel were residing at 332 S. Ohio Street, Iola, Kansas.
He was living at 402 N. 4th Street, Iola at the time of his death.
Charles William Gardner & Hazel E. Marvin
When my father was put up for adoption in 1919, great grandma Luella was residing in Iola. Sometime between 1919 and 1923 she moved to 3123 N. 23rd Street, Kansas City, Kansas in a house owned by her son, Chester Clarence. At the time of her death in 1954, she was residing at 738 Broadview, Kansas City, Kansas.
CHILDREN OF WILLIAM AND LUELLA
Born Abt 1890 Deadwood (?), Lawrence Co. South Dakota Died: 22 Aug 1899 Iola, Allen Co. Kansas Buried: Iola Cemetery, Iola, Allen Co. Kansas (unmarked grave) Block 18 ELMER drowned in the gravel pits North of Iola at age 9.
ETHEL MAE GARDNER
Born July 1892 South Dakota Died 30 Sept 1950 Kansas City, Wyandotte Co. Ks Buried Highland Park Cemetery, KC in unmarked grave Spouse: They were divorced Charles WARMAN
CHILDREN: Donald, Valores; Melvin; Kathleen; Elizabeth; Robert D; Marian L. female; Martha E; Richard E; Marjorie; Elmer
(L to R) Allen Aldridge, Marian Warman, Nona Warman, Elmer Warman, Robert Warman, kneeling Lloyd Gardner, Jr. Taken 1970's
CHESTER CLARENCE GARDNER
Born: 29 Mar 1895 Iola, Allen Co. Kansas Died 15 Feb 1967 Springfield, Greene Co. Missouri Buried Seminole & Glenstone National Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri Spouse: DOLLIE___________ (Divorced)
CHILD: HELEN GARDNER
Chester Clarence Gardner - Taken in Kansas City (My father is his namesake)
FLOSSIE BERNICE GARDNER
My Grandmother, Flossie
Born 7 Jan 1897 Iola, Allen Co. Kansas Died 9 Oct 1976 Kansas City, Kansas Buried Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas
1) H. FLOYD MARPLE 28 April 1915 Garnett, Anderson Co. Kansas (divorced) 20 December 1916 Iola, Allen Co. KS CHILD: BABY MARPLE Born & Died: 23 Aug 1915 Iola, Kansas
2) UGENE E.
WHITAKER (Visit this site for their children) (MY GRANDFATHER) 8 Jan 1917 Ft. Smith, Sebastian Co. Arkansas
3) FRANK L. PARKS 3 March 1920 Kansas City, Jackson Co. MO NO CHILDREN
WILLIAM LLOYD GARDNER, SR
Born 8 Sept 1900 Iola, Allen Co. Kansas Died: 23 Feb 1979 Bassett, Allen Co. Kansas Buried: Highland Cemetery, Iola, Allen Co. Kansas Spouse: 1st) INEZ ISABELLE RANSOM Married: 22 Dec 1920 Iola, Allen Co. Kansas
1) WILLIAM LLOYD GARDNER, JR.
Born: 25 Jan 1924 Iola, Allen Co. KS Died: 13 Mar 1986 Springfield, Greene Co. MO CREMATED Spouse: BETTY JO (PRIVATE STILL LIVING) Married: 12 Feb 1950 Wichita, Sedgwick Co. Kansas
2) PRIVATE STILL LIVING
Spouse: JAMES AUBREY LESLIE (DECEASED) Married: 17 Oct 1937
My grandmother, Flossie Bernice Gardner & her brother, William Lloyd Gardner, SR - fishing at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri where they had a cabin.
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