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John Martin Gardner
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Birth: May 2, 1888
Purdon
Navarro County
Texas, USA
Death: Mar. 19, 1965
Deming
Luna County
New Mexico, USA

John was the son of Robert Warren Gardner and Julia Smith [Yarbrough] Gardner; he married [1] Nora Ellen Ellis 8 May 1911 in Throckmorton Co., Texas by Judge T.J. Wright. They had four children, Charles Gilbert, Johnnie Ophelia, Dolly born/died 1913 and a baby boy that died. John was Lighthouse Guard at Point Bolivar lighthouse during WWI. His wife, Nora Ellen, died in the flu epidemic of 1918, along with the baby boy she had just given birth to. They were buried together at Point Bolivar near the lighthouse.

John married [2] Lela Lee Whitmire (whose husband had died in the same flu epidemic) 16 Oct 1920 Navarro Co., Tx. She had three sons with her first husband, Jesse J. Whitmire, and her and John had eight more children together. All together he had 12 children of his own (two died) and they raised 13 together. John worked as a laborer and farmer most of his life. In 1937 he worked for the soil conservation. In 1941 he worked for the Deming Airport. John Martin played the harmonica and sang in a quartet at Church. He taught his sons to play instruments.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Julia Ann Yarbrough Farmer (1860 - 1920)
 
 Spouses:
  Nora Ellen Ellis Gardner (1886 - 1918)
  Lela Bell Lee Gardner (1893 - 1965)*
 
 Children:
  Charles Gilbert Gardner (1912 - 2006)*
  Dolly Gardner (1913 - 1913)*
  Baby Boy Gardner (1918 - 1918)*
 
 Siblings:
  Nannie E Gardner McAllister (1877 - 1902)*
  Ida Mary Gardner Ellis (1879 - 1903)*
  Tommie Gardner (1881 - 1901)*
  Louisa Rebecca Gardner Reamy (1883 - 1954)*
  Jim Gardner (1885 - 1885)*
  Nettie Mae Gardner Reamy (1886 - 1946)*
  John Martin Gardner (1888 - 1965)
  Carrie Gardner Atkinson (1891 - 1909)*
  Alma Alius Gardner (1894 - 1960)*
  Albert Ellius Gardner (1894 - 1976)*
  Nona B. Gardner Morris (1896 - 1936)*
  Julia Bell Gardner Robertson Woods (1898 - 1973)*
  Tincy Valentine Gardner Stone (1901 - 1970)*
  Robert Harris "Jake" Gardner (1903 - 1929)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mountain View Cemetery
Deming
Luna County
New Mexico, USA
Plot: Mor F 11
 
Created by: Kat
Record added: Jul 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28609420
John Martin Gardner
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John Martin Gardner
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Rest in Peace
- txgirl
 Added: May. 20, 2014
Always remembered, never forgotten...
- Kat
 Added: Jul. 29, 2008
 
 
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