Henry S Gardner

M, #14937, b. June 1829
Father*William Gardner
Mother*Aurelia Gardner
ChartsBoone (paternal side) - John David "Jack" Boone
Association* Henry S Gardner was associated; was a Mason for more than 50 years
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Historical Society of Fulton N.Y.
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Fulton, NY
Phone: 315-598-4616

Fulton Historical Society Revives Display For Anniversary Event

Submitted by Friends of History in Fulton

Both celebrating anniversary years, the Fulton historical society and the Numismatic Society will mark milestones together Sunday at the Fulton Municipal Building.

Friends of History in Fulton will revive historical displays that were introduced during the July 2002 Fulton Canal Days celebration during the Numismatic Society’s annual coin show. The joint event will be held at the Community Room at the municipal building from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

According to a Friends of History spokesperson, the historical displays represent the culmination of 1-1/2 years of research by Kathy Mihalek and Jeanette Peacock and focus on "the men who established and built the historical businesses and majestic homes that lined the streets of Fulton around 1900 and which ones are still here."

The exhibit reportedly includes photographs and biographies of the first nine mayors of the city, as well as, "the men who literally built this city, with information and photographs of where they lived and even their tombstones in the local cemeteries," an event organizer said.

Two families featured in the display are the DeWitt Gardner and Henry S. Gardner blood lines in Fulton's history and how they were genealogically connected several generations prior to the men who built the famous Gardner & Seymour Flour Mill on North First Street in the flour district.

DeWitt Gardner, who was also a contractor, built his luxurious home fashioned after a Spanish villa on South First Street, which later became the Knights of Columbus building.

Henry S. Gardner, a tanner, actually moved his home from South First Street to East Broadway rolling it on logs down South First Street (that home is now the Tropical Fish Store) and then built his other home on Oneida Street (which is the main building of the Assembly of God Church).

Other families and homes featured in the exhibit include Hiram Lester Paddock; J.R. Sullivan; George Johnston; the Van Buren family with photographs of the inside of David Van Buren’s noted home facing the river called The Pillars; Carlon Church; Pattersons; and Drs. Charles and Charles Bacon, noted father and son physicians whose offices and home is now the Ludington Law office.

De Witt Gardner was born in Cazenovia, Madison county, March 28, 1819, son of Benjamin and Polly (Allen) Gardner. He lived on his father’s farm until sixteen, when he came to Fulton where two of his sisters were then living, Mrs. Frederick Seymour, and Amanda, a teacher in the Fulton schools. His first wife was Elizabeth Simmons, by whom he had two children: Frances, wife of Henry Silkman, and Abbot. His second wife was Jane Townsend, and they had one child, Charles, who died in 1891 aged forty years. Mr. Gardner married third Sarah Smith, by whom he has one daughter, Alice May. 
Birth*June 1829 He was born in June 1829 at Tully, Onondaga Co., New York; date per 1900 census, place per Fulton's Friends of History. 
Marriage*1863 He married Frances (__________) in 1863; married 37 years per 1900 census. 
Census1870*1870 Henry S Gardner appeared on the 1870 census as the head of household, pg 50 #418-434, Volney (PO is Fulton), Oswego Co., New York, Gardner, Henry 39 b.NY fur trader $7000. 
Census1900*1900 He appeared on the 1900 census as the head of household, ED 151 sht 10a pg 178 #220-255 815 Oneida, Volney (PO is Fulton), Oswego Co., New York, Gardner, Henry S 70 b.NY Jun 1829, parents b.NY, oversee poor, owns home free of mtg, marr 37 years. 
Census1910*1910 He appeared on the 1910 census as the head of household, ED 115 pg 237 #6-5 Oneida St, Fulton 6th Ward, Oswego Co., New York, Gardner, Henry S 69 (actually 81) b.NY, rents home. 


Frances (__________) b. Jul 1839
Marriage*1863 He married Frances (__________) in 1863; married 37 years per 1900 census. 
Last Edited21 Oct 2005