Gardner, George Park
Email from Judy Lock
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Son of Capt. George Washington Gardner and Mary Rebecca Peck. Grandson of James Fones Gardner and Anne Ireland. Husband of Jane L. McMaster
Born: 01 NOV 1840
Died: 10 MAR 1917
Buried: Lone Oak Cemetery, Point Pleasant, Mason County, West Virginia
CAPTAIN GARDNER TAKEN SUDDENLY
WELL KNOWN RIVER MAN DIED AT POINT PLEASANT
Capt. Flesher and Capt. George Smith Go To Attend Funeral Today.
Capt. B. T. Flesher and Capt. George Smith and probably other Huntingtonians will go to Point Pleasant this morning to attend the funeral of the late Capt. George Park Gardner who died suddenly at his home there Saturday night.
Capt. Gardner was a well-known river man. He owned the Point Pleasant docks, the packets Helen E. and C. C. Bowyer and the ferryboat Relief. He also owned the wharf boat at Point Pleasant.
Capt. Gardner was about seventy-five years old. He was a soldier in the federal armies during the Civil War. He took a prominent part in politics and was at one time sheriff of Mason County.
He was a man of high character and spotless reputation, enjoying the esteem of the men in the river trade who took their boats to his docks for repairs.
Source: Huntington Herald-Dispatch, Tuesday Morning, March 13, 1917
Last Update: October 19, 2005