Person:Gardner Wardwell (1)

Gardner Barker Wardwell
b.21 SEP 1891 Marblehead, Essex, MA
m. 7 SEP 1880
  1. Gilbert Barker Wardwell1881 - 1881
  2. Mary Abbie Wardwell1884 - 1962
  3. Anna Lois Wardwell1888 -
  4. Arthur Edwin Wardwell1889 - 1981
  5. Gardner Barker Wardwell1891 - 1963
  6. Clarence Hay Wardwell1894 - 1896
  7. Edwin Reynolds Wardwell, Jr.1897 - 1976
m. 18 MAY 1917
  1. David Sargent Wardwell1922 - 1997
  2. Jean Howard Wardwell1927 - 1948
Facts and Events
Name Gardner Barker Wardwell
Gender Male
Birth[1] 21 SEP 1891 Marblehead, Essex, MA
Marriage 18 MAY 1917 Melrose, Middlesex, MAto Ruth Sargent Quimby
Death[2] 4 OCT 1963 Melrose, Middlesex, MA
Occupation? Helper in Candy Factory in 1910, Accountant in 1930
Burial[3] Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose, MA

Birth recorded in Salem does not have his name.

Born in Marblehead and attended school in Melrose. He graduated from Northeastern receiving a B.C.S. degree and in 1920 passed the examination for CPA. During World War I, he served in France, with Battery B 101st Field Artillery. He was attending Officers' Training School at the close of war and was discharged with the rank of Sergeant. In World War II, he served as Captain promoted to Colonel in the Massachusetts State Guard. During 1941-1960, he was a member of the Melrose Selective Service Board. In June 1960, while a delegate to the Republican State Convention, he was nominated candidate for State Auditor. Gardner campaigned vigorously with Leverett Saltonstall for Senator, John Volpe for Governor, Edward Brooke for Secretary of State. As this was a Presidential year, he had the privilege of campaigning on the same platform with Richard Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge. Neither he nor Mr. Brooke succeeded in their first bid for statewide office. " -The Antecedants of Gilbert Barker Wardwell (1829-1895) and his Descendants David Sargent Wardwell

In 1910 & 1912, the Danvers Business Directory lists him as a clerk working in his father's store. Listed in U.S. Military Records, 1912 Salem Directory lists him working as a clerk at 118 Washington Street, living in Danvers.

Working as an Office Manager on 05 June 1917 when he was drafted. Registration card says he was of medium height and build with brown eyes and light hair.

1925: Official National Guard Register,, as a 1st Lt. in 182 Inf. in Melrose.

Living on Batchelder Street in Melrose at 1930 census, owns home valued at $13,000.

Nominated to Massachusetts Emergency Finance Board in 1963, but the nomination was later withdrawn by Governor John Volpe.

  1. Salem, Massachusetts Vital Records 1891, Volume 412, Page 490.

    Salem, Massachusetts Vital Records 1891, Volume 412, Page 490

  2. Social Security Death Index.
  3. The Antecedants of Gilbert Barker Wardwell (1829-1895) and his Descendants David Sargent Wardwell.