Alma Ailus Gardner

8 December 1894–13 November 1960 (Age 65)
Purdon, Navarro, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Alma Ailus

When Alma Ailus Gardner was born on 8 December 1894, in Purdon, Navarro, Texas, United States, his father, Robert Warren Gardner, was 42 and his mother, Julia Smith Yarbrough, was 34. He married Emma Catherine Atkinson on 18 September 1910. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Commissioner's Precinct 3, Throckmorton, Texas, United States in 1940 and Woodson, Throckmorton, Texas, United States in 1954. He died on 13 November 1960, in Odessa, Ector, Texas, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Woodson, Throckmorton, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alma Ailus Gardner
Emma Catherine Atkinson
Marriage: 18 September 1910
Alma Nita Gardner
Albert James Or Jim Gardner
Douglas Audine Gardner

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 September 1910
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 2
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered
    Age 7
    Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful "oil boom".
    1912 · The Girl Scouts
    Age 18
    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Twin Boys Cared for by Older Sisters Lou and Nettie

    Billie (Hurford) Reedy recorded that her grandfather, Alma Alius Gardner, son of Julia Yarbrough and Robert Warren Gardner, said that when he and his twin brother, Albert, were born, their sisters, Lo …

    Sources (23)

    • A A Gardner in entry for Gardner, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
    • Almer Farmer in household of Robt B Farmer, "United States Census, 1910"
    • A A Gardner in entry for Albert James Gardner, "Texas, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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