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Della and Mary A. Gardner

Della and Mary A. Gardner

Sisters Della Gardner, left, and Mary A. Gardner, right.

Mary Angeline Gardner was born 4 Jan 1885 in Fairfield Twp, Butler County, PA.

She married Bernard "Barney" Collins 5 Sept 1906 and died 29 Oct 1971 in Barberton, Ohio. Mary and "Barney" were the parents of seven children:

* Hazel E.
* Mary F. "Frances"
* Sarah J. "Jane"
* James B. "Bernard"
* John F.
* Cecilia P. "Dolly"
* Charles J. "Joe"

Mary and Della's parents were William "Billy" Byron Gardner, born 1 Aug 1852 in Nickleville, Venango County, PA and died 20 Jun 1917 in Butler county, PA; and Mariah Jane Reep, born May 1856 in Parker Twp, Butler County, PA and died 1 Jun 1940 in Butler County. They were married on 23 Dec 1880 in Petrolia, Fairview Twp, PA.

Their grandparents were George Adam Gardner III born 9 Aug 1808 in Kishacoquillas Valley, Mifflin County, PA and died 17 Jan 1882 in Nickleville, Venango County, PA; and Elizabeth O'Neil born 27 Feb 1816 in Penna. and died 5 Sept 1892 in Nickleville, Venango Co, PA. They were married on 7 Nov 1833 in Rockland Twp, Venango Co., PA.

Photo taken in Fairfield Twp, Butler County in the early 1900s.

Submitted by Lynn Raftovich, great granddaughter of Mary A. Gardner-Collins

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