Donald J. Gardner

9 April 1928–7 March 1999 (Age 70)
Kankakee, Kankakee, Illinois, United States

The Life of Donald J.

When Donald J. Gardner was born on 9 April 1928, in Kankakee, Kankakee, Illinois, United States, his father, Charles Philip Alex Gardner, was 34 and his mother, Irene E Studtman, was 26. He married Betty Jean Schultz on 10 July 1953, in Manteno, Kankakee, Illinois, United States. He lived in Limestone Township, Kankakee, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 7 March 1999, in Kankakee, Kankakee, Illinois, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Saint James Cemetery, Irwin, Kankakee, Illinois, United States.

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Donald J. Gardner
Betty Jean Schultz
Marriage: 10 July 1953

Spouse and Children

10 July 1953
Manteno, Kankakee, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Philip Alex Gardner


    Irene E Studtman




World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1932 · The Miners Union

Age 4

After a contract proposal reducing wages by $1.10 a day, employees of the United Mine Workers came together and created the Progressive Miners of America in southern Illinois. After discontent arose over the 67 years of operation, the union was dissolved.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 19

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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 (3)

  • Donald Gardner in household of Alec Gardner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Donald J Gardner in household of Alex Gardner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Donald J Gardner, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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