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Gardiner, Maine, USA

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Gardiner, Kennebec, Maine, USA
The story of modern-day Gardiner begins in the mid-18th century when Dr. Sylvester Gardiner — a highly respected Boston surgeon – acquired the rights to develop the land at the confluence of the Kennebec River and Cobbosseeconte Stream.

Along with his considerable medical skills, Dr. Gardner had a quick mind and a strong entrepreneurial streak. He quickly set about harnessing the tremendous energy generated by the 130’ drop at the last mile of the Cobbossee, and used it to power two saw mills, a felting mill, a potash factory and a grist mill – the latter being the only such facility within a 50-mile radius at which settlers could grind their corn. And so in 1754, “Gardinerston Plantation” was established.www.gardinermainstreet.org/ heritage-tourism/ gardiner-maine-a-history/


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Gardiner, Maine, USA - The
Gardiner, Maine, USA

The "Castle", One of the Oldest Buildings
Leading Business Men of LEWISTON, AUGUSTA and VICINITY, BOSTON, MERCANTILE PUBLISHING COMPANY
1889
Gardiner, Maine, USA - Water St., Looking East
Gardiner, Maine, USA

Water St., Looking East
Gardiner, Maine, USA - Gardiner Paper Mills, Gardiner, Me.
Gardiner, Maine, USA

Gardiner Paper Mills, Gardiner, Me.
  
Gardiner, Maine, USA - First Baptist Church and Parsonage, Gardiner, Me.
Gardiner, Maine, USA

First Baptist Church and Parsonage, Gardiner, Me.
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News  1865 - Fire at Gardiner, Maine
Gardiner, Thursday, July 6.

The extensive Jarvis Steam Tannery, with all its stock of bark, &c., ...Read MORE...

News  1869 - Schoolhouse Fire
AUGUSTA, Me., Nov. 8.
The Lyccum building, at Gardiner, used as the schoolhouse for the...Read MORE...

News  1882 - A GREAT FIRE IN GARDINER, ME
SIXTY DWELLINGS AND MANY MILLS DESTROYED - THE LOSS VERY HEAVY.

GARDINER, Me., Aug. 7. - The...Read MORE...

1886 - Gardiner
Gardiner, in the southern part of Kennebec County, is situated on the western bank of the Kenneec...Read MORE...

News  1886 - A BIG FIRE IN MAINE
ICEHOUSES AND OTHER BUILDINGS BURNED - LOSS $250,000.

GARDINER, Me., June 7. - A most disastrous ...Read MORE...

1889 - Gardiner
In this State of magnificent rivers, the Kennebec has been widely regarded as unsurpassed for its...Read MORE...

News  1912 - FIRE DESTROYS MILL
Gardiner, Me., June 18 - Fire today destroyed the mill of the Oakland Manufacturing Co. Woodworkers ...Read MORE...

1916
Gardiner, a city of Kennebec co., Me., on the W. bank of the Kennebec River, at the mouth of the...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Barker
flag  Mabel E BARKER (10 April 1903, Gardiner, Maine, USA - 23 May 1986, Augusta, Maine, USA) gravestone
flag  Raymond Wilton BARKER (17 April 1901, Gardiner, Maine, USA - 28 January 1964, Augusta, Maine, USA)

Chavarry
flag  Mary Ellen CHAVARRY (14 April 1937, Gardiner, Maine, USA - 4 January 2004, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Connors
flag  John E CONNORS (3 September 1874, Gardiner, Maine, USA - 22 March 1958, Gardiner, Maine, USA) gravestone

Ford
flag  Annie C. FORD (1843, Gardiner, Maine, USA - 22 November 1868, Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA)

French
flag  David Albion FRENCH (February 1857, Gardiner, Maine, USA - aft. 1929, , Maine, USA)
flag  Samuel William FRENCH (30 August 1850, Gardiner, Maine, USA - 25 June 1916, Augusta, Maine, USA)

Kirk
flag  Sarah Lucy KIRK (5 August 1882, Gardiner, Maine, USA - 22 February 1963, West Gardiner, Maine, USA) gravestone

Nutting
flag  James G. NUTTING (1830, Gardiner, Maine, USA - 8 February 1848, Brimfield, Massachusetts, USA)

Page
flag  Basil Gardiner PAGE (10 July 1910, Gardiner, Maine, USA - , )
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Barker
flag  Alberton Bradford BARKER (2 October 1873, Crystal, Maine, USA - 28 January 1957, Gardiner, Maine, USA) gravestone

Berry
flag  Frank S BERRY (10 September 1840, Norway, Maine, USA - 28 January 1903, Gardiner, Maine, USA)

Cinq-Mars
World War II Soldier flag  Adelaide CINQ-MARS (27 October 1922, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - 6 January 2013 , Gardiner, Maine, USA) gravestone

CONNORS
flag  John E CONNORS (3 September 1874, Gardiner, Maine, USA - 22 March 1958, Gardiner, Maine, USA) gravestone

Gary
flag  Elbridge GARY (, Taunton, Massachusetts, USA (East Taunton) - , Gardiner, Maine, USA)

Robinson
flag  Jasper ROBINSON (26 September 1846, Richmond, Maine, USA - 16 May 1906, Gardiner, Maine, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1871
Jasper ROBINSON (26 September 1846 - 16 May 1906) & Zenobia WILLIAMS (abt. 1847 - )
married 7 September 1871

1895
Charles W DAVIS (October 1861 - 10 March 1923) & Frances M PERKINS (July 1851 - 29 September 1917)
married 12 October 1895

1896
Harry W BARKER (October 1873 - 1936) & Gertrude M SEDGLEY (May 1879 - 1952)
married 30 July 1896

1897
Alberton Bradford BARKER (2 October 1873 - 28 January 1957) & Sarah Lucy KIRK (5 August 1882 - 22 February 1963)
married 22 March 1897
 

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