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Gardner, W. H., was born in Richville, St. Lawrence county, N.Y., May 17, 1870, a son of Daniel and Lucy (Doane) Gardner, natives of St. Lawrence county, where he died June 30, 1879, and his widow lives in Richville. W. H. Gardner was educated in Richville Union School and began his business life as a clerk in a grocery store at Richville at the age of fifteen, and after two years clerked in Gouverneur in a clothing store for one year. He then engaged with Barnes, Hengerer & Co. of Buffalo, in a dry goods store, and after two years returned to Gouverneur, where he learned custom tailoring and then went to the cutting school of the John J. Mitchell Company, New York city, to complete his trade. After spending one year in Machias, Me., as a cutter, he came to Philadelphia andengaged in the merchant tailoring business and also carries a stock of gents' furnishing goods and readymade clothing. Mr. Gardner is a Republican in politics; a member of Antwerp Lodge No. 226, F. & A. M.; member of Lodge of Perfection at Watertown and also a member of Ben Hur Lodge No. 77, K. of P., Machias, Me. March 4, 1890, he married Violet Southwell of Wilson, Niagara county, N. Y.

Our County and it's people
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Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898