William Gardner (1874 - 1964)

William Gardner
1874 - 1964
updated February 06, 2019
William Gardner was born on November 28, 1874. He died in May 1964 at 89 years of age. We know that William Gardner had been residing in Washington.
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William Gardner passed away in May 1964 at 89 years old. He was born on November 28, 1874. There is no information about William's family or relationships. We know that William Gardner had been residing in Washington.
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In 1874, in the year that William Gardner was born, on September 14th, the Battle of Liberty Place occurred in New Orleans - the capital of Louisiana. Some members of the previous Confederate Army assembled for the purpose of "driving the usurpers from power" and the Republican Governor - William P. Kellogg - was physically driven from his office. The former Confederates temporarily replaced him with (the former) Democratic Governor John McEnery. Federal forces arrived, put down the insurrection, and five days later the legally elected government was restored.

In 1884, when he was merely 10 years old, on May 1st, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions - a US association - first resolved that "eight hours shall constitute a legal day's labour from and after May 1, 1886, and that we recommend to labour organisations throughout this jurisdiction that they so direct their laws as to conform to this resolution by the time named." Previously, workdays would consist of 10 to 16 hours a day - 6 days a week. It would take years before the 8 hour workday became common practice - and longer before it became a law.

In 1924, he was 50 years old when Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

In 1937, at the age of 63 years old, William was alive when on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1964, in the year of William Gardner's passing, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

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Other William Gardners

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c. 1895 - Sep 20, 1917
c. 1892 - Jun 15, 1918
c. 1918 - Apr 7, 1943
Unknown - Oct 4, 1917
c. 1887 - Oct 26, 1914
c. 1928 - Feb 18, 1946
c. 1898 - Mar 6, 1917
c. 1898 - Apr 25, 1916
Unknown - May 3, 1917
Unknown - Aug 8, 1915
c. 1911 - Oct 5, 1940
Unknown - Sep 27, 1915
Unknown - Apr 25, 1918
Unknown - May 9, 1917
c. 1897 - May 7, 1941
c. 1885 - Apr 11, 1918
c. 1882 - Aug 7, 1916
Unknown - Jun 25, 1942
c. 1890 - Dec 2, 1942

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Jul 15, 1891 - October 1976
Aug 26, 1943 - August 1970
Nov 21, 1941 - Oct 12, 2008
Sep 13, 1946 - Sep 29, 1998
Sep 30, 1881 - Feb 15, 1968
Apr 19, 1946 - Nov 22, 2002
Jul 20, 1946 - Mar 2, 2008
Apr 7, 1927 - Feb 16, 2002
Aug 20, 1954 - Sep 3, 1995
Jan 2, 1919 - Aug 2, 2011
Oct 15, 1959 - November 1984
Aug 17, 1959 - Mar 23, 1993
Mar 31, 1979 - Aug 16, 2006
Jun 26, 1912 - May 15, 1997
Feb 19, 1918 - Apr 12, 1991
Jun 1, 1904 - November 1971
Mar 11, 1890 - May 1985
Feb 9, 1909 - October 1965
May 28, 1893 - January 1982
Jun 14, 1911 - Aug 15, 1987

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Apr 20, 1905 - January 1987
Jun 18, 1900 - January 1969
Apr 26, 1894 - Nov 26, 1987
Dec 14, 1894 - September 1973
Oct 5, 1938 - Feb 13, 2010
Nov 21, 1920 - Oct 27, 1994
Aug 13, 1909 - August 1981
Feb 24, 1886 - January 1977
Aug 15, 1900 - August 1976
Jul 4, 1895 - Apr 13, 1989
Mar 5, 1903 - January 1970
Apr 16, 1906 - January 1972
Feb 10, 1906 - Mar 19, 2004
Feb 7, 1910 - February 1985
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