Franklin Augustine “Frank” Gardner


Franklin Augustine “Frank” Gardner

Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 18 Oct 1938 (aged 77)
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Chestnut Ave. Lot LO384, Grave 3A
Memorial ID 154535930 View Source

Frank A. Gardner was son of Stephen Gardner and Marion Wallace Woods. Marion was daughter of Aaron Woods and Lydia (Wallace) Rogers.

Frank worked as M.D. (surgeon) and author.

Frank authored two major books: 1) Thomas Gardner, Planter (Cape Ann, Salem) and some of his descendants (1907); 2) Gardner Memorial: a biographical and genealogical record of the descendants of Thomas Gardner, planter, Cape Ann, 1624, Salem (Naumkeag), 1626-1674, through his son Lieut. George Gardner (1933).

He was a Major and Surgeon in the Salem Light Infantry Battalion of Veterans. He wrote a series of monographs on the Siege of Boston for the Massachusetts Magazine for which he was also a publisher. In this series, he detailed all of the regiments and their officers, providing information about their colonial history.

His first marriage was to Caroline L. Read of Salem in 1887. Caroline died in 1902. They had a daughter, Pauline, in 1888 who graduated from Smiths College in 1912.

His second marriage was to Marion R Fuller of Salem in 1906. They had a daughter, Dorothy, in 1910.

See his profile: Research notes, sources, etc.

The plot where Frank's remains are interned had its first burial in 1880. Burials are of members of the Gardner / Dennett families.

Acknowledgement: Mark Stevens, Salem, MA


Salem, MA birth record, 1861, vol: 141 ; page: 317, #34, Jan. 7, Franklin A, male, birth place - Salem, Stephen W. & M. Gardner, residence of parents - Salem, occupation of father - Currier, birth place of father - Salem, birth place of mother - Salem

Salem, MA marriage record, 1887, vol: 379 ; page: 372, #130, June 15, Salem, Frank A. Gardner, residence - Salem, age - 26, occupation - Physician, birth place - Salem, parents - Stephen W. & Marion W. Gardner, first marriage, and Caroline L. Reed, residence - Salem, age - 26, occupation - At home, birth place - Salem, parents - John F. & Caroline L. Reed, first marriage, married by - Frederick M. Gardner, Lawrence, Clergyman

Salem, MA marriage record, 1906, vol: 562 ; page: 660, #422, Oct. 31, Salem, Frank Augustine Gardner, age - 45, second marriage, widowed, residence, Salem, occupation - Physician, birth place - Salem, parents - Stephen Wilson Gardner & Marion W. Woods, and Marion Ruth Fuller, age - 25, residence - Salem, occupation - At home, birth place - Salem, parents - George Washington Fuller & Harriet A. M. Fuller, married by Milton F. Negus, Salem, Minister

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