|Birth: ||Jun. 16, 1875|
Fanny was born 16 Jun 1875 in Monroe County Indiana. Her mother was Sarah THRASHER and her father was James Harvey GENTRY. Her parents were never married. Fanny was raised by her mother and grandmother.
When she was 11, Fanny's mother married George DECKARD. AT that point Fanny took her step-father's surname.
When Fanny was sixteen she married her second cousin, Edgar Erasmus GARDNER. Edgar was 20. Together they had two children:
Gretta M Gardner SLINKARD 1892 – 1980
Olivia I Gardner 1901 – 1963
Edgar died in 1909 at the age of 37.
The following year Fanny remarried. Her second husband was William M. Butcher. He was 47 at the time of the marriage, she was 35. William Butcher was a rural mail carrier. Together they had one daughter:
Mae O Butcher (Theodore PHILLIPS?) 1911 – 1996
Fannie was an active member of the Baptist Church and the Ladies Aid Society. She was affiliated with the Order of the Eastern Star.
She died at the age of 71 of complications resulting from pneumonia.
Harvey Gentry (1854 - 1941)
Sarah Thrasher Deckard (1858 - 1943)
William M Butcher (1862 - 1936)
Edgar Erasmus Gardner (1871 - 1909)*
Ollie Gardner Ritchie (1901 - 1963)*
Plot: First Row, South End
Created by: Beth
Record added: Jun 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53340533
Fannie's parents, James Gentry and Sarah Thrasher never married. James was Sarah's nephew. When Sarah married George Deckard Fannie took the surname Deckard. Fannie married her second cousin Edgar Gardner and had 2 daughters Gretta and Olivia. After Edgar...(Read more)|
Added: Dec. 7, 2010