Gardner Girdler

13 June 1872–21 June 1953 (Age 81)
Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Gardner

When Gardner Girdler was born on 13 June 1872, in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Richard Girdler, was 29 and his mother, Emily Reynolds, was 25. He married Martha May "Mabel" Calcut on 20 December 1895, in Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Washington, Oregon, United States in 1935 and West Garibaldi Election Precinct, Tillamook, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 21 June 1953, in Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gardner Girdler
Martha May "Mabel" Calcut
Marriage: 20 December 1895
Eugene Edward Girdler
Richard William Girdler
Eleanor Martha Girdler

Spouse and Children


    Martha May "Mabel" Calcut


20 December 1895
Cook, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Richard Girdler


    Emily Reynolds




    Dexter Belknap Girdler



    Emily Girdler



    Reynolds Girdler


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · Euclid Avenue Opera House

Age 3

The Euclid Avenue Opera House was the most popular theater in Cleveland at the time. It was home to a 1,638-seat auditorium and was constantly filled. In 1922 the building was demolished to make room for a Kresge store. The original chandelier hangs in the shop that now occupies the site.
1894 · May Day Riots of 1894

Age 22

The May Day Riots were a series of violent demonstrations that occurred throughout the city on May 1. The riots were caused after Cleveland's unemployment rate increased dramatically during the Panic of 1893, causing panic among the unemployed against the city leaders. The most rioters at one time was recorded as a crowd of 5,000 men.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a girdle maker, from an agent derivative of Middle English gurdel ‘girdle’ (Old English gyrdel).2 Probably also an Americanized spelling of North German Gördeler, a variant of Gürtler ( see Gurtler ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gardner Girdler in household of Richard W Girdler, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gardiner Girdler in household of Richard W Girdler, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gardner Girdler in household of Richard Girdler, "United States Census, 1880"

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