Ava Lavinia Gardner

Brief Life History of Ava Lavinia

When Ava Lavinia Gardner was born on 24 December 1922, in Johnston, North Carolina, United States, her father, Jonas Bailey Gardner, was 44 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Baker, was 39. She married Ninnian Joseph Yule Jr on 10 January 1942, in Ballard, Santa Barbara, California, United States. She lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1950 and London, England, United Kingdom in 1990. She died on 25 January 1990, in Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 67, and was buried in Sunset Memorial Park, Smithfield, Johnston, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Albert Sinatra
1915–1998
Ava Lavinia Gardner
1922–1990
Marriage: 7 November 1951

Sources (69)

  • Ava Gardner, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Ana Lavinia Gardner, "North Carolina, Center for Health Statistics, Vital Records Unit, County Birth Records, 1913-1922"
  • Gardner, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951"

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

1925 · Woman's World's Fair

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women

1940 · The Blitz Begins

During WWII a blitz took place in London. It was a German campaign against Britain,  the Germans would do night time bomb raids on the British cities.

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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