Rick Gardiner

Rick Gardiner

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1st Lt Rick R. Gardiner
Born 1940s.
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Brother of [private brother (1940s - unknown)]
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Account confirmed 2 Jun 2015 | Rick's 17494 contributions | 798 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 2 Jun 2015 | Last significant change: 2 Mar 2019
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Entered U. S. Army, March 8, 1969. Graduated Artillery O. C. S. and commissioned in Signal Corp., February 20, 1970. Battalion Communications Officer, 2/56 ADA Battalion, Pirmasens, Germany, September 1970 to March 1972. Discharged March 20, 1972 as 1st Lieutenant.

B. S, Structural Engineering, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, 1976.

Construction manager and regional director of industrial and communications infrastructure construction throughout the southeastern U. S. 1976 to 2004.

Cruised Eastern Caribbean as captain of 46' staysail ketch Flying Cloud 2004 to 2011.


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On 2 Mar 2019 at 16:57 GMT Mona Young wrote:

James Gardiner thank you for your research on the Snodgrass family. They are in my family line.

On 18 Feb 2019 at 22:03 GMT Morris McKee Jr wrote:

Thanks for your interest in the McKees in Virginia before 1800.

On 20 Nov 2018 at 18:03 GMT Darien (Stadden) Anonymous wrote:

Hi James,

Thank you for suggesting the merge between Heefner-4 and Huffner-23. I am all for it but feel it is important to maintain the German spelling of the name for research purposes. My source for the proper spelling of last and middle names is: International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Thank you for looking into this before we complete the merge! D.

On 20 Nov 2018 at 14:36 GMT K (Hunter) Sullivan wrote:

Good morning! Thank you for your updated information on the Walkers. I think I approved your merges correctly, but I am new to this process so I might have left something undone. Let me know if I need to do more.

On 15 Oct 2018 at 14:05 GMT Leigh (Snodgrass) Sirvent wrote:

Thanks for your help on finding Robert Snodgrass.

On 13 Oct 2018 at 20:23 GMT Victoria VanAllen wrote:

Thank you for proposing the McConnell merges. If you are related to this family, we are probably "cousins".

On 12 Apr 2018 at 05:11 GMT Trudy Roach wrote:

James I will put the info I find on Mary's profile as research notes for you to review. I have epilepsy among other things. I can't seem to be able to add sources. There are records of his wife Alice Sheppard being his 3rd wife and Mary Dunstan and Mary Sheppard being the same person , I don't think they are. You know how that goes. The thing that happens with the name Mary Alice in any of these women makes me nuts. Sometimes they are Mary sometimes the are Alice.

On 12 Apr 2018 at 04:06 GMT Trudy Roach wrote:

Hi James. Robert Sheppard's marriage to Elisabeth Spencer produce 4 children. Of the 4 of Elizabeth's children only Anne produced children. The marriage of Robert and Prisilla produced children who did have children. Based on marriage dates of Mary Sheppard and James , she would have been James' second wife after the death of Mary Dunstan. The year before James died. I will try to add the sources to Mary Sheppard. I am ill but I will get to it this weekend.

On 12 Apr 2018 at 02:14 GMT Trudy Roach wrote:

Hi James , can you tell me why you removed James Riddick as spouse for Mary Sheppard. I have them as being married on April 20, 1689 in Nasamond, Virginia. Thanks.

On 9 Apr 2018 at 01:46 GMT Trudy Roach wrote:

Hi James. Regarding Sheppard-384 Thank You for contacting me. Since you have the location info would you mind changing the location. I adopted that profile and have not been able to do it justice. I am figthing with some seizure issues at this time and have not been working any profiles for a while. Thanks again for contacting me James I appreciate it.

On 18 Feb 2018 at 18:39 GMT Angela (Avants) Minyard wrote:

Thank you for your help with the Waters tree! I appreciate it so much

On 2 Jan 2018 at 02:51 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:


Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.

Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As we always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.

Thank you for being a Wikitreer,

Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader

On 19 Nov 2017 at 19:13 GMT Barbara MacDougall wrote:

James, you changed the birth name of Harper-6928 with no source or explanation. I have changed it back and added the Scotland's People and Family Search sources.

On 2 Nov 2016 at 11:41 GMT Barry Brooks wrote:

James ..according to all my mom's records and the oregon death index Frank Mason Herron died in 1946. My mom was Dora Glennetta Herron granddaughter of Franks. His wife was Amanda Stroup

On 28 Oct 2016 at 20:32 GMT Sue Howard wrote:

Thanks for merging Bernett and Barnett Arnett. I didn't know which was correct.

On 28 Oct 2016 at 19:58 GMT Brad Foley wrote:

Thanks for merging all those Bugden (and other) profiles!

On 24 Oct 2016 at 23:15 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:

Hi James,

I added those profiles sometime ago and since then information had been added and changed. I cannot really vouch for much of it, but with dates like those, I'd say more research is needed. I am out of town right now, but I'll look into it when I am back.

Thanks! Abby

On 10 Oct 2016 at 01:48 GMT David Selman wrote:

Hello James,

Thanks for merging the profiles Sir Thomas Reade aka Reed Reade-132 and Reade-559. When you are ready, do you know how to clean up the biography section?


On 18 May 2016 at 22:26 GMT Rick Gardiner wrote:

Sorry about that. I had requested a merge of the William Snodgrass duplicate and in the merge two of the five sons were duplicated. I was trying to take the two duplicate sons out. I believe everything is straight now. Thanks for pointing it out.

On 18 May 2016 at 20:33 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:

Hi James,

It tends to be best practice that when you start changing families-adding or removing people-you make sure to post a comment and some sort of source about what you're doing so other profile managers can keep up with what's going on.

Thanks! Abby

On 16 Jun 2015 at 18:58 GMT Carole Partridge wrote:

Hi James,

Now that you have had a little time to try WikiTree, here are a few more features you may find useful:

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If you have questions or problems with WikiTree, including with your GEDCOM, feel free to post a comment on my profile page or send me a private message.

Carole Partridge, WikiTree Mentor

On 5 Jun 2015 at 12:30 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:

Hello James,

I hope you're enjoying WikiTree.

Our vision is to build a collaborative tree. Be sure to look for Duplicates before adding a profile, and always include Sources for your information.

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On 2 Jun 2015 at 21:16 GMT Rick Gardiner wrote:

My name is James Richard (Rick) Gardiner and I firmly believe in free access to history for all people. I promise to honor the goals and rules of WikiTree.

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