Sunday, August 28, 2011

Margaret Gardner Smith: Photo

Below is a photo of Margaret Gardner Smith, daughter of Archibald and Margaret Livingston Gardner.

Neil Gardner: Photo

Here is another photo of Neil Gardner.

Neil and Regine Evensen Gardner: Family photo

The photo below is of the Neil and Regine Evensen Gardner family. It's a little hard to tell from a digital image, but the original photo has been changed. The photo of Regine on the wall behind the family was not there when this picture was taken. If you look closely, you can see that a photo has been glued over whatever picture was hanging in that frame. It's a nice touch, but it is not historically accurate.

The information I received with this photo contained the following identification:
Back row (left to right): Neil Livingston Gardner, Margaret Gardner, Henry Albert Gardner, and Brigham Evensen Gardner.
Front row (left to right): Ida Regina Gardner, Effie Estella Gardner, Neil Gardner, Sarah Edna Gardner, and Annie Serena Gardner.

The female standing on the right side of the photo cannot be Henry Albert (who died as an infant), so I am assuming this is Delila Rebecca Gardner. Please let me know if you can confirm or disprove this.

Margaret Livingston Gardner: Photo

This second picture is also a photocopy. Again, I appreciate seeing Margaret as a younger woman, and I will continue looking for a better quality copy of this photo.

Archibald Gardner: Photo

I have been asked to share some of the pictures that I have for the Gardner family, and I'm happy to do so. I'm going to begin with two photos that I have photocopies of, but I don't have a photo quality image. If any of you know who has these pictures and how I could obtain a quality digital copy, I would be happy to hear from you. In the meantime, I will see what I can find.

Below is a picture of Archibald taken when he was younger, and it is the only standing picture that I'm aware of. Even at low quality, it's a fun one to see him as a young man.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sydenham River

Here are a couple of photos of the Sydenham River. Again, thanks to Cheryl Wood for sharing these.

The Nauvoo Road

Following are some pictures of the Nauvoo Road and the monument located there. To see the location of this road, see my Google map for this area.

The plaque on this monument reads:
No. 108
Erected August 16, 1946
Nauvoo Road

In 1846 a group of converts to the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints enroute from Gardner's
Mills to Nauvoo, Ill., chopped a road through the forest
to reach the London Road. Among them was Archibald
Gardner the first settler of Alvinston who built the
first grist mill in Brooke Township. The Nauvoo Road
sanctioned as a Brooke Township highway Nov. 22, 1851,
comprises that portion of Highway 79 from road allow-
ance between concessions 8 & 9 to the northern town-
ship line. This stone from Gardner's Mill was contributed
by the Brooke and Alvinston Agricultural Society to whom
it was presented by Duncan J. McEachern who provided
for its removal from the original mill site on the east
bank of the Sydenham River.

Ontario members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Descendants and relatives of Archibald Gardner, & the Utah Pioneer Trails &
Landmarks Association

Alvinston, Ontario

Following are some photos of the town of Alvinston, Ontario, taken by Cheryl Wood. Archibald Gardner was one of the first settlers in this area of Canada, if not the first. He arrived in the mid-1830s. For more information on his time in this area, see my earlier post about the Western District.


To those who have been following my blog, a sincere apology for not posting during a very busy summer. With school starting this week, I thought a new start for the blog would be appropriate. During the summer, I had a visit from Cheryl Wood, a Gardner family member, who shared with me some photos she took of Alvinston, Ontario, Canada. The next several posts contain her photos. Thanks, Cheryl!