Amos H. Gardner


Amos H. Gardner

Sussex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 7 Sep 1906 (aged 64)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Saugatuck, Allegan County, Michigan, USA
Plot 3-14-8-1
Memorial ID 22712598 View Source
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Early Memories of Saugatuck, Michigan : 1830-1930
Author: Heath, May Francis
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company; Grand Rapids, Mich: 1930


At the close of the Civil War, and receiving his final discharge in June of 1865, having served his country faith¬fully throughout the war, Amos Gardner was called here by the activity of the saw mills and ship yards, in which he was employed for more than twenty-five years. He was married to Miss Lydia Wells in 1872 and to this marriage came one daughter Josephine, wife of Ralph Clapp, (residents of Saugatuck). The Wells family was the eighth to settle in South Haven, coming from Chicago on a sailing vessel. Mrs. Gardner was a sister of Mrs. James G. Williams.

Mr. Gardner was interested in the civic progress of Saugatuck, was the marshal and tax collector for ten years. He was first in the organization of a fire company, when in 1871 the village purchased a hook-and-ladder apparatus and the same year purchased two hundred pails and formed a bucket brigade. In 1873 he was first assistant and in 1879 the fire company numbered 32 members of which he was chief.

Mr. Gardner was born in Sussex county, New Jersey in 1842 and died in 1907.
*Civil War Veteran
Amos served as a Sergeant with the 4 United States Federal Calvary Company-A. He enlisted on April 16, 1860 and was discharged on April 11, 1864. He reenlisted as a substitute on September 30, 1864 with the 9 New Jersey Infantry Company-G. He was promoted on November 1, 1864 to Corporal and again on March 1, 1865 to Sergeant. He was later discharged on June 14, 1865. During his enlistment he also served as a flag holder for the GRAND ARMY of the REPUBLIC.
Amos was married to Lydia Wells.

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64, surgery from a fall 2 yrs earlier, died Chicago

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