Jul. 27, 1888 McMillan Marshall County Oklahoma, USA
Mar. 12, 1962 Madill Marshall County Oklahoma, USA
John was a son of Benjamin Shannon Gardner and Annie McGee Gardner. He was a farmer. He married Lila Nome "Lee" Bailey 22 Dec 1907, and they had four children: Melvin Gardner; John Gardner, who died a few days old; Modene Gardner, who died at 18 of diabetes; and Lucille Gardner Tate.