Biography of Frank D. Gardiner
Madison County, NY Biographies





Gardiner, Frank D., is a general merchant and postmaster at Sheds, in the town of De Ruyter, Madison county, N. Y., where he was born May 9, 1865, the only son of D. Foster and Clarissa A. (Smith) Gardiner. His grandfather was Dwight Gardiner, who was born May 18, 1797, and died July 21, 1876: he married Cynthia White, who was born July 25, 1803, and died June 18, 1881. His great grandfather came from Ireland to this country in 1810 and settled in De Ruyter. Frank D. spent his boyhood on the farm and in the public schools of De Ruyter and Cazenovia Seminary. He then engaged in general merchandising on his own account at Delphi for one year, when he removed to Sheds Corners and succeeded his brother-in-law, F. J. Wescott, in that place, where he has since conducted a large and growing business. Mr. Gardiner is postmaster at Sheds, being appointed June 25, 1892, and has held the position continuously since. In politics he is a Republican, and has served five years as a town committeeman and has held the office of tax collector. On April 9, 1887, he married Inez I., daughter of Albert and Harriet (Hopkins) Dewey. To them was born one daughter, Doris, November 10, 1890. Fraternally Mr. Gardiner is a member of De Ruyter Lodge, No. 692, F. & A. M.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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