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William Melvin Gardner
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Birth: Aug. 3, 1877
Mercer County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 13, 1937
Shawnee County
Kansas, USA

William M Gardner committed suicide by drinking Carbolic Acid. He was the son of Archibald and Eliza Gough Gardner and the husband of Mary Etta Jernigan.

Obituary dated April 1937 from Topeka Capital

Drinks carbolic Acid
William M Gardner, 59, died Tuesday morning from the effects of drinking carbolic acid at his home, 312 Monroe St, Topeka. He was a former salesman of the used car department of the Mott Motor Car Co. His wife called a physician and an ambulance but he died on his way to a hospital.
Gardner was born in Sharon PA and came to Kansas with his parents when he was a year old and settled in Osage City. He had made his home in Topeka for 20 years.
He is survived by his wife, a son; Earl Gardner; four daughters. Mrs Helen Herzog of Topeka, Mrs Alta Chapman of Oklahoma City, Wilma Anna and Freda May Gardner both of the home address. His father Archie Gardner of Lyndon, 6 brothers and 3 sisters. The body will be taken to Osage City for burial. Topeka Capital 
Family links: 
  Archibald Gardner (1852 - 1940)
  Eliza Gough Gardner (1857 - 1921)
  Etta Mary Jernigan Rogers (1878 - 1947)*
  Edna May Gardner (1898 - 1905)*
  John William Gardner (1899 - 1920)*
  Earl Kenneth Gardner (1906 - 1938)*
  John Elmer Gardner (1875 - 1949)*
  James Wilfred Gardner (1876 - 1961)*
  William Melvin Gardner (1877 - 1937)
  Alfred George Gardner (1880 - 1973)*
  Anna Mary Gardner (1882 - 1882)*
  Archibald Edwin Gardner (1883 - 1965)*
  Alice Margaret Gardner Martin (1885 - 1964)*
  Charles Benton Gardner (1888 - 1957)*
  Jennie Nickol Gardner (1889 - 1896)*
  Ethel Irene Gardner Smith (1891 - 1981)*
  Nettie Eliza Gardner Kersten (1893 - 1988)*
*Calculated relationship
Osage City Cemetery
Osage City
Osage County
Kansas, USA
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Record added: Dec 25, 2010
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William Melvin Gardner
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William Melvin Gardner
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