Person:William Gardner (71)

William Jennings Gardner
m. abt 1874
  1. Charles GardnerAbt 1875 -
  2. Emma GardnerAbt 1877 -
  3. Rachel Gardner Rolette1880 -
  4. Lucy I Gardner Rolette1882 -
  5. William Jennings Gardner1884 - 1965
  6. George P Gardner Rolette1887 -
  7. Emily Gardner RoletteAbt 1889 -
m. 8 Jul 1919
  1. Frank GardnerAbt 1920 -
  2. Jacqueline GardnerAbt 1922 - 2009
  3. Alene Gardner1926 - 2008
m. est 1946
Facts and Events
Name[9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20] William Jennings Gardner
Alt Name[9][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30][10][31][32][33][34][11][35][36][37][38][39][40][41][42][12][43][44][45][46][47][48][49][13][50][51][52][53][14][54][55][15][56][16][17][57][18][58][59] William Jenning Gardner Rolette
Gender Male
Birth[2][3][7] 23 Jan 1884 Towner, North Dakota, United States
Residence[11] Jul 1892
Residence[11] Jul 1892 Devil's Lake, Turtle Mountain Reservation, Rolette, North Dakotacensus of the Chippewa
Residence[17] 30 Jun 1893 Turtle Mountain, North Dakota
Residence[27] Jul 1894 North Dakota
Residence[34] Jul 1895 North Dakota
Residence[42] Jul 1896 North Dakota
Residence[30] Jul 1897 North Dakota
Residence[22] 1898 Turtle MT Resn, North Dakota
Residence[58] 1900 Fort Tatten School Reservation, Benson, North DakotaF: New York, M: Minnesota
Residence[18] 1900 Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation, Rolette, North Dakota
Residence[32] Jul 1900 North Dakota
Residence[44] 01 Jul 1902 North Dakota
Residence[36] Jul 1904 North Dakota
Residence[16] 06 Oct 1904 Mixed Bloods, North Dakota
Residence[16] 06 Oct 1904 Mixed Bloods, North DakotaIndian Census Rolls. Note: Enrolled at White Earth, Minn.
Residence[47] 30 Jun 1905 North Dakota
Residence[39] 30 Jun 1906 North Dakota
Residence[51] 30 Jun 1907 North Dakota
Residence[23] 30 Jun 1908 North Dakota
Residence[37] 30 Jun 1909 North Dakota
Residence[13] 1910 Louisville Ward 5, Jefferson, KentuckyBoarderInstructor, athletics
Residence[25] 30 Jun 1910 North Dakota
Residence[52] 30 Jun 1911 North Dakota
Residence[29] 30 Jun 1912 North Dakota
Residence[38] 1913 Turtle Mountain, North Dakota
Residence[50] 1914 Belcourt North Dakota
Residence[31] 10 Jun 1915 North Dakota
Residence[56] 30 Jun 1916 North Dakota
Military[3] 15 May 1917 enlistment WW1
Residence[59] 30 Jun 1917 North Dakota
Residence[26] 30 Jun 1918 North Dakota
Residence[54] 30 Jun 1919 North Dakota
Residence[20] 6 Jul 1919 Camp Taylor, Kentucky
Marriage 8 Jul 1919 Niles, Berrien, Michigan, USAto Alene Crawford French
Residence[14] 1920 Devils Lake, Ramsey, North Dakota
Residence[33] 30 Jun 1920 North Dakota
Residence[55] 30 Jun 1921 North Dakota
Residence[46] 30 Jun 1922 North Dakota
Residence[40] 30 Jun 1923 North Dakotasingle
Residence[49] 30 Jun 1924 North Dakotasingle
Residence[35] 30 Jun 1926 North Dakotasingle
Residence[48] 30 Jun 1927 North Dakota
Residence[21] 30 Jun 1928 North Dakota
Residence[43] 30 Jun 1929 Turtle Mountain
Residence[28] 01 Apr 1930 Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Residence[53] 01 Apr 1931 Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Residence[45] 01 Apr 1932 Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Residence[24] 01 Apr 1933 Detroit, Michigan
Unknown[10] 1934 Dade, Florida
Divorce 1934 Dade, Florida, USAfrom Alene Crawford French
Residence[57] 01 Apr 1934 Detroit, Michigan
Residence[15] 1935 Dade, Florida
Reference Number? Q2903218?
Divorce 20 Sep 1943 Californiaper Orleans Marriage lic issued 22 Nov 1948
from Alene Crawford French
Marriage est 1946 Ardoyne, Terrebonne, Louisiana, United Statesto Mary Frances Shaffer
Death[2][3] 15 Jun 1965 Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona, United States
Alt Death[9][41][19] 15 Jun 1965 Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona, USAFind A Grave
Alt Burial[19] Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
Burial[3] 17 Jun 1965 Prescott National Cemetery, Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona, United States

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References
  1.   William Jennings Gardner, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.

    This article should be used with caution as it contains misleading statements and is poorly written. [Last accessed 20 Apr 2011]

  2. 2.0 2.1 William J Gardner, in Find A Grave.

    Birth: Jan. 23, 1884
    Death: Jun. 15, 1965
    Burial: Prescott National Cemetery, Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA; Plot: 2, 86/E
    Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs, Record added: Mar 04, 2000
    Find A Grave Memorial# 3989852 Includes picture of stone.

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Nationwide Gravesite Locator.

    National Cemetery Administration. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
    Original data: National Cemetery Administration. Nationwide Gravesite Locator
    Name: William J Gardner
    Service Info.: PFC US ARMY
    Birth Date: 23 Jan 1884
    Death Date: 15 Jun 1965
    Service Start Date: 15 May 1917
    Interment Date: 17 Jun 1965
    Cemetery: Prescott National Cemetery
    Cemetery Address: VA Medical Center 500 Highway 89 N. Prescott, AZ 86313
    Buried At: Section 2 Row E Site 86
    Ancestry Link

  4.   Sally Jenkins. The Real All Americans (New York: Doubleday, 2007), pg 390, 306.

    [This book tells the story of Col. Richard Henry Pratt and how his army career led him to found the Carlisle School. It continues with the history of the school and its legendary Carlisle Indians football team.]
    pg 233 [Discussing passers 1907] "For targets, they had two tall, fleet veteran ends in Exedine and William Gardner, a Chippewa from Turtle Mountain, North Dakota. Both had recently graduated, but remained on campus while they took courses at Dickinson Law."
    ----
    pg 306 William Gardner
    Graduated from Dickinson Law School, played minor-league baseball and was admitted to the Bar in Kentucky. Worked as a coach and athletic director at University of the South in Sewanee. In 1917 received captain's commission and served with the 388th Infantry. Moved to Chicago where there is evidence he was an agent for Eliot Ness in the 1930s.
    GoogleBooks

  5.   Interview with Wayne S Woody by Judith Lanoux Smith, 2011..
  6.   Eliot Ness. The Untouchables (1957;New York: Barnes & Noble, 1996 reprint).
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    Name: William Jenning Gardner
    Army #: none
    Registrant: no, over age
    Birth Place: Towner, D. T.
    Birth Date: 25 Jan 1885
    Parent's Origin: of American parents
    Occupation: lawyer
    Comment: enrolled in the First Officers Training Camp, Fort Sheridan, Ill., on May 12, 1917; commissioned and called into active service as a Captain, on Aug. 15, 1917; assigned to 338th Infantry, to discharge. Principal stations: Fort Sheridan, Ill.; Camp Custer, Mich.; France; Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky.; overseas from July 13, 1918, to March 28, 1919. Discharged at Fort Sheridan, Ill., on Oct. 11, 1919, as a Captain, Surgeon's Certificate of Disability, 10%.
    Ancestry Link

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    Birth date: 01/23/1884 Birth place: Death date: 06/15/1965 Death place: AZ _APID: 1,8750::1142658

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    Divorce date: 1934 Divorce place: Dade, Florida _APID: 1,8837::727696

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    Birth date: abt 1883 Birth place: Residence date: Jul 1892 Residence place: John H Waugh _APID: 1,1059::1067132

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    Birth date: abt 1886 Birth place: North Dakota Residence date: 1920 Residence place: Devils Lake, Ramsey, North Dakota _APID: 1,6061::79239487

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    Birth date: abt 1885 Birth place: North Dakota Residence date: 1935 Residence place: Dade, Florida _APID: 1,1506::2687844

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    Birth date: abt 1918 Birth place: Louisiana Residence date: 1920 Residence place: New Orleans Ward 17, Orleans, Louisiana _APID: 1,6061::50824758

  62.   Null at Fold3, Gardner.jpg - null.
  63.   The exact place of birth is uncertain. In his Army record, 1917, his birthplace is listed as Towner, D.T. [Dakota Territory] His marriage license issued in 1948 has a blank for "Birth place [City and State]". He stated "Towner, N.D." There is a city called Towner in McHenry County and there is a Towner County. The city of Towner was not founded until 1886, two years after William's birth. Since the county of Towner was founded in 1883 and geographically lies on the Canadian border adjacent to Rolette County, site of the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation where the family was later recorded, we will assume that the county is the correct interpretation.