M: Eliza unknown
Came from Prince Edward Island, Canada in 1880 to homestead in the Red River Valley.
Children of Bowden Gardiner and Eliza unknown:
A few years after Bowden Gardiner came to the Red River Valley, his nephews, Spurgeon Gardiner and Alfred Ramsay from PEI came to visit and decided to stay.
Alfred and Waldo married sisters, Adeline and Evelyn Franks of Humboldt and homesteaded in Richardville Township.
Spurgeon staked his claim along the Canadian border, built a log house, planted his crop, and then returned to PEI to marry Mary Isabelle MacLeod.
D: 1926, heart attack
M: 14 Jul 1896, Mary Isabelle MacLeod d. 1944
Children of Spurgeon Gardiner and Mary Isabelle MacLeod:
D: 1909, Scarlet fever
John M. Gardiner
B: 23 Sep 1900
M: 23 Sep 1937, Elsie Gaetz of Emerson, Manitoba, Canada, dau of John Gaetz.
M: Stanley Erickson
M: Robert Ash
Spurgeon's brothers Fred and Isabell's sister Sadie came from PEI to visit. They were married and homesteaded on the quarter of land next to Spurgeons.
Then cousin Harriet MacFarlane came and married Onswald.
Youngest brother, Douglas, soon followed who married a local girl, Christina Uppman. Soon there were six Gardiiner families living along the trail from the Canadian border to what was referred to as State Aid Road No. 8.