HIRAM J. GARDNER               GRAVESTONE PHOTO                      

Biographical Sketch


  Hiram J. Gardner was born in Chautauqua county, New York, August 4, 1840 and died in Chanute, Kansas, November 14, 1925. 

  Mr. Gardner answered the call of his country in 1861, serving three years in Company F, Third regiment Wisconsin cavalry.  After his discharge in 1865 he was married to Theodocia Nichols at Deerfield, Mo., where they spent their early married life on a farm.  They moved to Fort Scott in 1870 and later to Neosho, Mo., where Mrs. Gardner was killed in a runaway in 1886, leaving five children.

  In 1902 Mr. Gardner and Lucy V. Stone were married and moved to Chanute, where he lived until his death.

  The following family members survived him at the time of his death, his wife; Lucy V. Gardner; one son, R. E. Gardner of Nappa, Cal.; three daughters;  Mrs. Loyal C. Cowen of Fort Scott, Kan.; Mrs. S. O.  Putnam of La Jolla, Cal., and Mrs. Fred Van Derschmidt of Leavenworth, Kan.; two sisters Miss Arie Gardner of Los Angeles, Cal., and Mrs. S. A. Berage of Fort Scott, Kan., eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild.