John Dennis Gardner1,2

b. 23 October 1867, d. 16 December 1931
     John Dennis Gardner was born on October 23, 1867 in Spalding County, Georgia.1 He was the son of William Zedrick Gardner and Caroline Myrtice Cauthen.3 John D's middle name is often shown as Davis by some researchers, and Davis is used for one of his children. However his obituary has it as Dennis. Also, Dennis is used many times as a given name in his mother's Cauthen family, leading us to believe Dennis is more likely correct.4
     John married Emma Jean Slade, daughter of William Harrison Slade and Prudence Emily Brooks, in Georgia.1 He died on December 16, 1931 in 224 Fourth Street, Albany, Georgia, at age 64.1,2 He was buried in Oakview Cemetery, Albany, Dougherty County, GeorgiaG.2

Census & City Directory Records

CensusLocationHead of Household
1870Atkins District, Spalding County, GeorgiaWilliam Zedrick Gardner5
1900Akins District, Spalding County, GeorgiaJohn Dennis Gardner6
1910Dougherty County, GeorgiaJohn Dennis Gardner7
1920Dougherty County, GeorgiaJohn Dennis Gardner8
1930Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia, at 702 Washington StreetJohn Dennis Gardner9

Children of John Dennis Gardner and Emma Jean Slade

  • William Jesse Gardner 6 b. December, 1890, d. February 6, 1912
  • Alice Gardner 6 b. November 15, 1892, d. January 9, 1983
  • Lewis Zedrick Gardner 6 b. April 4, 1893, d. October 31, 1966
  • George W. Gardner 6 b. March 15, 1894, d. February 2, 1982
  • Ora Gardner 6 b. February 15, 1896, d. July 2, 1985
  • John Colbert Gardner 6 b. December, 1898, d. March 6, 1985
  • Blakely D. Gardner 8 b. May 15, 1900, d. April 22, 1925
  • Clara Belle Gardner 8 b. September 15, 1902, d. November 2, 1993
  • William Thomas Gardner 7 b. June 2, 1905, d. May 10, 1984
  • Joseph Davis Gardner 8 b. October 23, 1907, d. March 13, 1953
  • Riley Reeves Gardner 10 b. June 15, 1910, d. August 13, 1911
  • Lillian Francis Gardner 8

Citations

  1. [S295] Leroy W. Gardner, Gardner/Ballard and Allied Families by Leroy W. Gardner, 108 Cotton Creek Drive, McDonough, GA 30252-9000 108 Cotton Creek Drive, McDonough, GA 30252-9000: Leroy W. Gardner, , email 2 Jan 2002 from Leroy W. Gardner.
  2. [S96] Obituary, John Dennis Gardner published Albany, GA, Dec 17, 1931.
  3. [S295] Leroy W. Gardner, Gardner/Ballard and Allied Families by Leroy W. Gardner, 108 Cotton Creek Drive, McDonough, GA 30252-9000 108 Cotton Creek Drive, McDonough, GA 30252-9000: Leroy W. Gardner,.
  4. [S790] Maryline Cauthen Westenhaver, Cauthen Family of Pike Co, Georgia 1981).
  5. [S792] 1870 US Census of Spalding County, Georgia, page 29, lines 13-19, hh 227, fam 228.
  6. [S447] 1900 US Census of Spalding County, Georgia, Atkins District, ED 92, Sheet 10-A, lines 32-39, hh 174, fam 179.
  7. [S787] 1910 US Census of Dougherty County, Georgia, ED 73, sheet 64, lines 20-30, hh 752.
  8. [S786] 1920 US Census of Dougherty County, Georgia, Militia Dist 1087, ED 63, sheet 11-A, lines 29-35, hh 165, fam 107.
  9. [S578] 1930 US Census of Dougherty County, Georgia, ED 48-7, sheet 15-A, lines 14-16, hh 354, fam 366.
  10. [S788] John Myrick research,.