May Gardner

23 May 1915–1 July 2010 (Age 95)
Provo, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of May

When May Gardner was born on 23 May 1915, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, her father, Archie Ozro Gardner, was 27 and her mother, Maline Glazier, was 25. She married Ladd R. Cropper on 24 March 1939, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Delta, Millard, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 1 July 2010, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Evergreen Memorial Park, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ladd R. Cropper
May Gardner
Marriage: 24 March 1939
Camille Sebrina Cropper

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 March 1939Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 1
    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.
    1916 · No-Ni-Shee Arch
    Age 1
    The No-Ni-Shee Arch was a temporary archway near the intersection of Main Street and South Temple in downtown Salt Lake City. The archway was built in 1916 for the Wizard of the Wasatch festival. The name No-Ni-Shee was derived from a mythical American Indian Salt Princess. Her tears caused the Great Salt Lake to be salty. The arch was dedicated to her and sprayed with salt water so that salt eventually crystallized on Main Street. The Wizard’s carnivals enlivened Utah’s summers for several years. The last Wizard of the Wasatch carnival was held in 1916, on the eve of World War I.
    Age 26
    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    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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    Sources (22)

    • May Gardner in household of Archibald Ozro Gardner, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • May Gardner, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • May Gardner Cropper in entry for Ladd R Cropper, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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