When Levi Addison Gardner was born on 23 April 1860, in Solon Mills, McHenry, Illinois, United States, his father, Alexander Gardner, was 48 and his mother, Sarah Miller, was 41. He married Adele Augusta Ayer on 21 October 1884, in Harvard, McHenry, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Harvard, McHenry, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died on 9 May 1916, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Harvard, McHenry, Illinois, United States.
English and Scottish: occupational name from Middle English gardener ‘gardener’, Old French gardinier, jardinier.
Americanized form (translation into English) of German Gärtner or Gartner and French Desjardins .