Frank A. Gardner, M.D. was born in 1861 to Stephen Wilson Gardner (descendant of Thomas Gardner, planter of Cape Ann/Salem) and Marion Woods. Dr. Gardner grew up in Salem, MA and attended public schools in the area. He graduated from Peabody High School in 1878.
Dr. Gardner matriculated at Boston University and then obtained his medical degree from its School of Medicine. His residency work was done at Harvard Medical School.
Throughout his life, Dr. Gardner was involved with many activities related to New England and its history. He supported and participated in the 300th celebration of the founding of Salem, MA. He published books and articles; too, he saw to the publication of a topical magazine for a decade.
Dr. Gardner died in 1938, and his ashes were buried in Harmony Grove Cemetery in Salem, MA.
Dr. Gardner married twice. 1) Caroline L. Read of Salem in 1887. Caroline died in 1902. 2) Marion R. Fuller of Salem in 1906.
Pauline Gardner was born in 1888 to the first marriage. She graduated from Smiths College in 1912. Pauline married Philip Stone Donnell of Wilmington, DE, in June 1917. Pauline died in 1965 and was buried in Whitefield, ME.
Dorothy Gardner was born in 1910 to the second marriage. Dorothy married Nathan E. Warman. She died in 1994; her ashes are in the Gardner plot in Harmony Grove Cemetery in Salem, MA.
His sister, Lucie M. Gardner, was born in 1875. She graduated from Tufts College in 1897. She was Alpha Xi Delta for two years. Lucie was one of the Collaborators of the class of '97 who prepared the "History of Tufts College." She was a member of the Boston Tea Party Chapter of D.A.R. Dr. Gardner and Lucie collaborated on several projects that left behind research results that support the work of the Thomas Gardner Society, Inc. She was secretary of the Old Planters Society and genealogical editor for The Massachusetts Magazine.
Dr. Gardner began practice in Peabody in 1883 and established an office in Salem in 1884. He was a Major and Surgeon in the Salem Light Infantry Battalion of Veterans. He was President of the Massachusetts Surgical and Gynecological Society in 1901. As well, Dr. Gardner headed the Massachusetts Homeopathic Medicine Society. 
Dr. Gardner had an interest in horticulture and agriculture as recreations and published many articles on related subjects, such as cultivating mushrooms. Too, the research performed by Dr. Gardner and his sister, Lucie M., resulted in publications related to history and genealogy.
Dr. Gardner had a large number of New England families in his pedigree. In an early work, he identified many of these which work has been verified recently by Gardner Research and will be the basis for future studies.
Dr. Gardner performed historical and genealogical research throughout his life. He published two books on Thomas Gardner. He, along with his sister, worked with Sidney Perley the noted Salem antiquarian and published in Sidney's periodical. He helped form The Old Planters Society whose members were descendants of non-Mayflower migrants into early New England.
Dr. Gardner chaired the Gardner Family Association. Honorable Augustus Peabody Gardner was vice-chair. With friends, he published a quarterly, The Massachusetts Magazine, from 1908 to 1918. There had been an earlier attempt at this publication after the Revolutionary War.
Over the life of the TMM, Dr. Gardner published detailed articles about the regiments that had been at the Siege of Boston.  At the same time, he authored a series titled "Department of the American Revolution" for the TMM>
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Source: The Essex Genealogist Vol 35, No 1
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