Mary Gardner

Female17 August 1882–6 June 1884

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Gardner was born on 17 August 1882, in Sidney, Fremont, Iowa, United States, her father, James Thomas Gardner, was 36 and her mother, Martha Jane "Mattie" McCurdy, was 29. She died on 6 June 1884, in her hometown, at the age of 1, and was buried in Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, Fremont, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Thomas Gardner
1846–1884
Martha Jane "Mattie" McCurdy
1853–1948
William A Gardner
1871–1944
James Thomas Gardner Jr
1872–1958
Russia Ella Gardner
1873–1944
Elrena " Rena" Gardner
1875–1913
Bessie "Bess" Gardner
1878–1959
Mary Gardner
1882–1884
Louise May "Lulu" Gardner
1884–1962

Sources (3)

  • Unknown, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
  • Mary Gardner, "Find A Grave Index"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (7)

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World Events (1)

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 2

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

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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