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The GARDNER Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.

This column's focus is on GARDNER. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

Two books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deal with the Gardner family. They are: Anita Wallace's Bailey and Gardner and Anita Wallace's Bailey History.

There are 25 different first-name entries for Gardner in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are many references to the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).

And, now, your ancestors' GARDNER neighbors in 1890:

In BELLEFONTE Borough:

Mitchell I., 32, bookkeeper--112 N. Spring
	Clara

In CURTIN Township:

John D., 63, farmer--Romola
	Esther A.
	Clara C.
	Bertha M.
	Claton D. 11
	Henry 9
	Percy 5

In FERGUSON Township:

Frank M., 43, farmer--Penna Furnace
	Ellie M.
	John G. 6
Robert M., 65, farmer--Rock Springs
	Martha
	Mabel
	Mary A.
Wilson, 49, farmer--Rock Springs
	Sarah
	William 24
	Mary M.
	Robert B. 18
	George F. 28

In HALF-MOON Towsnhip:

Maud--Loveville

In HOWARD Borough:

A.J., 68, carpenter
	Catharine P.
`	W.R. 29
A.W., 62, carpenter
	Elizabeth

In HOWARD Township:

Alice--Howard
	Tamson
	Kate
Clement, 38, laborer--Howard
	Margaret
	Frank 7
	Samuel 5
	Clarence 6 mos.
Erwin F., 40, laborer--Howard
	Lillie
	Florence E.
James, 65, farmer--Howard
	Elizabeth
	Harriet B.
James E., 30, laborer--Howard
	Aralona
	Laura
	Ellen J.
John, 40, farmer--Howard
	Eliza
	Edith
	Carrie
	Cora
	Bertha
	Foster 5
	Lawrence 5 mos.
John, 64, laborer--Howard
	Charles M. 24
Joseph L., 30, school teacher--Howard
	Amanda
	Elliott 7
	Lula B.
	Milton B. 1
Thomas, 23, laborer--Howard
	Katie
	Maudie

In LIBERTY Township:

Edward N., 26, laborer--Blanchard
	Mary E.
	Harry 6
	George T. 4
	Ruby M.
Ephraim, 25, laborer--Blanchard
	Lena E.
Eva L.--Blanchard
	Mamie E.
	Orvis M. 20
	Minnie E.
James, 32, laborer--Blanchard
	Sarah M.
	Lloyd N. 5
	Raymond
McLalen 27, laborer--Blanchard
William H., 34, farmer--Blanchard
	Harriet A.
	Gertie M.
	Harry C. 7
	Clyde 2
William H., 53, farmer--Blanchard
	Emily P.
	Mary C.
	Bessie L.
	George W. 13
	Mabel A.
	Willard F. 9
	David C. 6

In PHILIPSBURG Borough:

Napoleon B., 31, liveryman--Laurel St.
	Terissa
	Harry L. 9
	Daniel 7
	George W. 5
	Leon 3

In RUSH Township:

Samuel, 30, laborer--Philipsburg
	Jennie