Esmerald Josephine Gardner

3 January 1913–25 March 2003 (Age 90)
Eldridge Township, Stutsman, Dakota Territory, United States

The Life of Esmerald Josephine

When Esmerald Josephine Gardner was born on 3 January 1913, in Eldridge Township, Stutsman, Dakota Territory, United States, her father, Theodore Arthur Gardner, was 34 and her mother, Esmerald Josephine Marple, was 23. She married Stanley Percival Christen in 1933, in North Dakota, United States. She lived in Jamestown, Stutsman, North Dakota, United States for about 10 years. She died on 25 March 2003, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 90.

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Stanley Percival Christen
Esmerald Josephine Gardner
Marriage: 1933

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North Dakota, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · The U.S. Army Spruce Production Division

Age 4

Thousands of soldiers were assigned to the U.S. Army Spruce Production Division to provide wood for airplanes and ships during World War I. Poor working conditions in 1917 caused the men to strike which slowed the logging production in the area. The demands of the strikers were rejected by the lumber companies. As the need was ever-present for lumber during the war, the government stationed soldiers to do the work. Over 230 spruce soldier camps were built and occupied throughout the Pacific Northwest at this time. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 24

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: reduced form of Gardener .2 Probably a translated form of German Gärtner ( see Gartner ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Esmerald Garden in household of Theodore Garden, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Esmerald J Gardner in household of Theordore A Gardner, "United States Census, 1930"

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