James Gardner

1864–1943 (Age 78)
Selma, Van Buren, Iowa, United States

The Life of James

When James Gardner was born on 25 May 1864, in Selma, Van Buren, Iowa, United States, his father, Robert Thomas Gardner Jr., was 43 and his mother, Rachel Kimpson, was 34. He married Lulu B. Rodgers on 24 June 1903, in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Village Township, Van Buren, Iowa, United States for about 5 years. He died in 1943, in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States.

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James Gardner
Lulu B. Rodgers
Marriage: 24 June 1903
Dr. Wray R. Gardner

Spouse & Children

24 June 1903
Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States


  • Dr. Wray R. Gardner


Parents & Siblings

  • Robert Thomas Gardner Jr.


  • Female1830–1914Female



  • John Gardner


  • Hugh Gardner


  • Thomas Gardner


  • Elizabeth J. Gardner


  • Joseph Gardner


+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 3

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.

Age 22

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 English: reduced form of Gardener .2 Probably a translated form of German Gärtner ( see Gartner ).

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • James Gardner in household of Thomas Gardner, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James Gardner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James G Gardner, "United States Census, 1930"

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