Joseph Smith Gardner

15 March 1847–19 March 1935 (Age 88)
Vernon, Van Buren, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Smith

When Joseph Smith Gardner was born on 15 March 1847, in Vernon, Van Buren, Iowa, United States, his father, Benjamin Gardner, was 46 and his mother, Electa Lamport, was 47. He married Mary Elizabeth Williams on 15 March 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1930. He died on 19 March 1935, in Liberty, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Liberty, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Smith Gardner
Mary Elizabeth Williams
Marriage: 15 March 1869
Joseph Nathaniel Gardner
Lucinda Elizabeth Gardner
Hyrum Chauncey Gardner
Emma Rebecca Gardner
Ezra Benjamin Gardner
Electa Henrietta Gardner
William Fredrick Gardner
Isaac Moroni Gardner
Francis Adna Gardner
Andrew Gardner

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 March 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Historical Boundaries: 1852: Van Buren, Iowa, United States
    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 10
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 23
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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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    Joseph Smith Gardner

    Joseph Smith Gardner Joseph Smith Gardner (15 Mar 1847 - 20 Mar 1935) Father: Benjamin Gardner 1800 - 1875 Mother: Electa Lamport 1800 – 1890 Married: 15 Mar 1869 Mary Elizab …

    Sources (43)

    • Joseph Smith Gardner, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Joseph A Gardner in entry for Hyrum C Gardner and Mary E Marshall, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1941"
    • Joseph S. Gardner in entry for Electa Henrietta Southwick, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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