Mary Elizabeth “Mollie” <I>Baker</I> Gardner

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Mary Elizabeth “Mollie” Baker Gardner

  • Birth 22 Nov 1883 Brogden, Johnston County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 21 May 1943 Rock Ridge, Wilson County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Smithfield, Johnston County, North Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 6789593

One of nineteen children, Molly Baker Gardner was the mother of actress Ava Gardner, who was the youngest of her seven children. Sadly, Mrs. Gardner died of uterine cancer on the very day Ava's divorce from her first husband, actor Mickey Rooney, was granted.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Terry C
  • Added: 20 Sep 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6789593
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Elizabeth “Mollie” Baker Gardner (22 Nov 1883–21 May 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6789593, citing Sunset Memorial Park, Smithfield, Johnston County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .