Robert Henry Gardner

26 August 1894–9 March 1953 (Age 58)
Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Robert Henry

When Robert Henry Gardner was born on 26 August 1894, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Matthew McClung Gardner, was 42 and his mother, Sadie Polk Fall, was 23. He married Marion Ord Mears on 31 December 1920, in Davidson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 9 March 1953, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 58.

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Robert Henry Gardner
Marion Ord Mears
Marriage: 31 December 1920
Robert Henry Gardner Jr
Henry S Gardner

Spouse and Children

31 December 1920
Davidson, Tennessee, United States


    Robert Henry Gardner Jr


    Henry S Gardner


Parents and Siblings

    Matthew McClung Gardner


    Sadie Polk Fall





    George William Fall Gardner


    Matthew McClung Gardner


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 11

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 16

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Gardner in household of Mrs. M M Gardner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Robert J Gardner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert H Gardner, "United States Census, 1930"

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