Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Dr. James. W. Gardner

The East Liverpool Tribune


Death Comes Suddenly to Aged Citizen

He Had Been Ill Less Than a Day

Native of Pednsylvania <sic> He Had Made His Home in This City Since 1867

Dr. James W. Gardner, one of East Liverpool's best known citizens, died suddenly at 10:45 last night (Apr. 13, 1906) at his home "Wyndhurst," North Side.

On Thursday night he assisted in entertaining a few friends and when he retired he was in jovial spirits and seemed apparently in the best of health. The first indication of his illness was noticed yesterday morning. He remained in bed and though he said he was not feeling well, his condition was not thought to be serious.

Sinking spells followed, however, and the patient failed rapidly, the end coming a few hours later. On account of the grief of the family, none but the closest relatives and intimate friends were informed of the sad affair last night. To all his many friends the news of his death wall be learned with sincere regret.

Dr. Gardner was born in Clarion county, Pa., February 2, 1826, and was 80 years old his last birthday. He was a graduate of Allegheny college, Meadville, Pa., and took a course in medicine in Philadelphia. He began his first practice of medicine in Clarion county and later removed to Beaver County.

Dr. Gardner came to East Liverpool in 1867, and this place has been his home ever since. He retired from active practice ten years ago. For a number of years he resided in Washington street in the frame home two doors below the postoffice. Two years ago he erected a fine residence adjoining the upper reservoir, which he occupied at the time of his death.

He was married in 1851 to Salina Margaret Fulton, and from this union were born nine children, of whom six survive as follows: Anna B. Gardner, Mrs. D. B. Martin, Mrs. T. Y. Milligan and Mrs. D. C. Simmers, of this city; Mrs. Jason Manley, of Orewell and Elmer E. Gardner, of Cleveland. Mrs. Gardner, wife of Dr. Gardner, also survives.

Dr. Gardner had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church for over half a century, and was a man of integrity and strong character. He was held in the highest esteem by everyone.

The funeral arrangements had not been made last night.

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