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Gardner, Massachusetts, USA

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Where is Gardner, Massachusetts, USA? 

Gardner, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Named in honor of Col. Thomas Gardner, the community was first settled in 1764 and officially incorporated as a town in 1785 after receiving land grants from the surrounding towns of Ashburnham, Westminster, Templeton and Winchendon. Dating from about 1805, it became a center for lumber and furniture industries. Gardner is known as the "Chair City" and "The Furniture Capital of New England", due to its long history in furniture production.wikipedia


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Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - The Windsor House. Gardner, Mass.
Gardner, Massachusetts, USA

The Windsor House. Gardner, Mass.

"The Windsor House was located on the corner of Green and Pearl Streets. This 100-room hotel was said to be the... Read MORE...

Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - The New Pet of the Household
The Most Perfect Oil Stove Made

Automatic Blue Flame Cooker
Central Oil and gas Stove Company
210 School St., Gardner, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
April 1898
Gardner, Massachusetts, USA

The New Pet of the Household
The Most Perfect Oil Stove Made

Automatic Blue Flame Cooker
Central Oil and gas Stove Company
210 School St.,... Read MORE...
Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - Elm Street Fire Station, Gardner, Mass.
Gardner, Massachusetts, USA

Elm Street Fire Station, Gardner, Mass.
Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - Greenwood Memorial Bath House and Pool, Gardner, Mass.
Gardner, Massachusetts, USA

Greenwood Memorial Bath House and Pool, Gardner, Mass.

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42. GARDNER. [Pop. 1,260. Inc. 1785.]
Gardner was made up of four corners cut from the neighboring towns of Westminster, Templeton,...Read MORE...

1848 - Gardner
This town was taken from Westminster, Templeton, Winchendon, and Ashburnham, a corner from each. It ...Read MORE...

1859
GARDNER, a township in Worcester, co., in the state of Massachusetts, U.S., 58 m. NNW of Boston....Read MORE...

News  1862 - Anti-Slavery Meeting
GARDNER, MASS. - An Anti-Slavery Meeting will be held in Gardner and South Gardner, on Sunday, Jun...Read MORE...

Gardner Massachusetts, 1890
Gardner is a brisk and enterprising town in the northerly part of Worcester County, 65 miles from...Read MORE...

News  1893 - Train Wreck
GARDNER, Mass., Feb. 23. - A train on the Central Massachusetts Railroad, eastbound, left the track ...Read MORE...

1916
Gardner, a banking post- village of Worcester co., Mass., in Gardner township (town), on the...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Charest
flag  Joseph Ernest CHAREST (11 November 1897, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - 18 May 1898, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Cheevers
flag  Susan CHEEVERS (1822, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - 28 February 1865, Ware, Massachusetts, USA)

Conant
flag  Farwell CONANT (12 April 1793, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - 28 August 1866, Shelburne, Massachusetts, USA (Shelburne Falls)) gravestone

Dube
flag  James Hermidas DUBE (abt. 1933, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - , )

Montville
World War II Soldier flag  Charles Leo MONTVILLE (December 23, 1917, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - August 13, 1985, Dunedin, Florida, USA) gravestone

O'Brien
flag  Florence O'BRIEN (1878, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - 13 January 1905, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

Payne
flag  Clifford A PAYNE (28 January 1922, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - 21 November 1998, Prescott, Arizona, USA) gravestone

Prescott
flag  Bushrod Washington PRESCOTT (1800, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - 22 October 1884, Medford, Massachusetts, USA)

Scerra
World War II Soldier flag  Rocci SCERRA (8/16/1925, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - 29 April 1989, Walpole, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Simonds
flag  Sylvanus SIMONDS (1812, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - 13 December 1874, Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Towle
flag  Mary Francis TOWLE (11 November 1922, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - 4 January 1967, Conway, New Hampshire, USA) gravestone

Tremblay
flag  Orise (Aurise) TREMBLAY (15 June 1891, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - 1968, , Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Turner
flag  Eliza A. TURNER (1828, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - 4 March 1876, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))

Vincent
flag  Eleanor VINCENT (10/5/1925, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - 1/1/1996, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
flag  George Alfred VINCENT (8 April 1900, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - 7 September 1974, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  Henry Ernest VINCENT (17 February 1897, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - 15 May 1908, Westminster, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  Joseph VINCENT (7 April 1896, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - 1 May 1960, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  Joseph H VINCENT (27 November 1901, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - 6 September 2000, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA)
 flag  Louis Frederick VINCENT (25 April 1907, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - 22 January 1993, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  Louis M VINCENT (11 January 1895, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - 15 March 1898, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
 flag  Marion Laura VINCENT (16 October 1910, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - 17 April 2001, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
flag  Mary Delia VINCENT (14 February 1899, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - 30 November 1901, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  Richard VINCENT (19 November 1931, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - 23 February 1996, Winterhaven, Florida, USA)
 flag  Rose Elizabeth VINCENT (15 March 1912, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - 7 April 1980, Westminster, Massachusetts, USA)

Wheelan
flag  Katrine Elizabeth WHEELAN (abt. 1885, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - , )
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Auger
immigrant - Canada to US   Laurette Marie AUGER (24 January 1928, Sainte-Eulalie, Québec, Canada - 16 December 2009, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Brideau
immigrant - Canada to US   Nazaire Joseph BRIDEAU (19 December 1873, Tracadie, New Brunswick, Canada (Tracadie-Sheila) - 23 July 1946, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

CHAREST
flag  Joseph Ernest CHAREST (11 November 1897, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - 18 May 1898, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Collette
immigrant - Canada to US   Delphine (Josephine) COLLETTE (June 1858, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) - 9 April 1917, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
 World War II Soldier flag  Paul Hector COLLETTE (5 October 1919, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA - 25 July 2008, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Dube
flag  Jeffrey J DUBE (4 September 1903, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - 22 April 1971, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Moulton "Popple"
 flag  Gerald "David Ignatius" MOULTON "POPPLE" (16 February 1911, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - 4 August 1988, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Nimms (Nims)
flag  Lemuel C NIMMS (NIMS) (October 1808, Rowe, Massachusetts, USA - 5 March 1898, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Paquette
flag  Adelie Mary PAQUETTE (19 July 1872, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - 25 December 1925, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA)

Shuster
flag  Majorie Alice SHUSTER (23 December 1934, Topeka, Kansas, USA - 8 May 2008, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA)

Thomas
immigrant - Canada to US   Marguerite THOMAS (29 December 1879, Saint-Isidore, New Brunswick, Canada - 1944, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Vincent
immigrant - Canada to US   Antoine Michel (Mitchel) VINCENT (23 May 1869, Saint-Joachim-de-Shefford, Québec, Canada (Shefford) - 21 June 1909, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
immigrant - Canada to US   Ferdinand (Fred) VINCENT (23 September 1870, , Canada - 18 November 1961, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
immigrant - Canada to US   Jean-Evariste (John Evangeliste) VINCENT (10 June 1841, Saint-Dominique, Québec, Canada - 5 March 1911, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
immigrant - Canada to US   Joachim Joseph VINCENT (25 January 1873, Saint-Joachim-de-Shefford, Québec, Canada (Shefford) - 17 August 1898, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
immigrant - Canada to US   Marie Elizabeth Izaline VINCENT (28 April 1875, Saint-Joachim-de-Shefford, Québec, Canada (Shefford) - 13 May 1898, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
 immigrant - Canada to US   Philibert Hermidas (Hormisdas) VINCENT (31 January 1877, Saint-Joachim-de-Shefford, Québec, Canada (Shefford) - 2 October 1925, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA)

VINCENT
flag  George Alfred VINCENT (8 April 1900, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - 7 September 1974, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  Joseph VINCENT (7 April 1896, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - 1 May 1960, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA)
 flag  Louis Frederick VINCENT (25 April 1907, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - 22 January 1993, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA)
flag  Louis M VINCENT (11 January 1895, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - 15 March 1898, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
 flag  Marion Laura VINCENT (16 October 1910, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - 17 April 2001, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
flag  Mary Delia VINCENT (14 February 1899, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA - 30 November 1901, Gardner, Massachusetts, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1892
Ferdinand (Fred) VINCENT (23 September 1870 - 18 November 1961) & Adelie Mary PAQUETTE (19 July 1872 - 25 December 1925)
married 25 July 1892

1896
Philippe CHAREST (13 January 1873 - ) & Marie Elizabeth Izaline VINCENT (28 April 1875 - 13 May 1898)
married 24 November 1896

1898
Philibert Hermidas (Hormisdas) VINCENT (31 January 1877 - 2 October 1925) & Emma (Emily) Victoria LAFARIER (28 June 1880 - 9 October 1959)
married 16 May 1898
Martin Walter ROLLINS (November 1864 - 1954?) & Millie Lizzie JESSE (February 1866 - aft. 1920)
married 30 March 1898

1899
Antoine Michel (Mitchel) VINCENT (23 May 1869 - 21 June 1909) & Alice RICHARDS (abt. 1874 - 1933)
married 28 June 1899

1907
David Frederick LAFARIER (11 October 1885 - November 1965) & Katrine Elizabeth WHEELAN (abt. 1885 - )
married 25 June 1907

1909
Fred N TETRAULT (abt. 1887 - ) & Rose Emma (Rosanna) LAFARIER (March 1892 - )
married 7 January 1909

1928
Jeffrey J DUBE (4 September 1903 - 22 April 1971) & Rose Elizabeth VINCENT (15 March 1912 - 7 April 1980)
married 26 November 1928
 

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