Frank Hess Gardner

Brief Life History of Frank Hess

When Frank Hess Gardner was born on 7 February 1877, in Warren Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States, his father, Levi L. Gardner, was 31 and his mother, Catharine Jane Hess, was 27. He married Laura A Kinney on 13 November 1897, in Warren Township, Somerset, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Pohatcong Township, Warren, New Jersey, United States in 1920 and White Township, Warren, New Jersey, United States in 1930. He died on 17 March 1934, at the age of 57, and was buried in Greenwich Township, Warren, New Jersey, United States.

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Frank Hess Gardner
Laura A Kinney
Marriage: 13 November 1897
William Levi Gardner
Anne Bell Gardner
Harry F Gardner
Frank H Gardner Jr.

Sources (14)

  • Frank Gardner, "New Jersey, State Census, 1905"
  • Frank H. Gardner, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"
  • Frank Hess Gardner, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.


In March 24, 1881, what was left of Greenwich was divided into two parts called Greenwich and Pohatcong.


Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.

Name Meaning

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 .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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