Elden Rex Gardner

14 March 1920–12 December 2012 (Age 92)
Hayden, Uintah, Utah, United States

The Life of Elden Rex

When Elden Rex Gardner was born on 14 March 1920, in Hayden, Uintah, Utah, United States, his father, Rex Lincoln Gardner, was 20 and his mother, Zella Maria Allred, was 18. He had at least 2 sons with Carol Lois Kelsey. He lived in Winslow, Navajo, Arizona, United States in 2001. He registered for military service in 1940. He died on 12 December 2012, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elden Rex Gardner
Carol Lois Kelsey
Thomas Blair (Pace) Gardner
Elden Layne Gardner

Spouse and Children


    Carol Lois Kelsey




Parents and Siblings




    Audrey Gardner



    Iliff Lorenzo Gardner


    Garth Dean Gardner


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1924 · World War I Monument dedicated

Age 4

The WWI monument is dedicated to the fallen soldiers who participated in the confrontation, in 1924.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Elden R Gardner in household of Rex Gardner, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Elden Rex Gardner, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Eldon Rex Gardner in household of Rex L Gardner, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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