I was born in Bloomington, Indiana. I was the first of my maternal grandparent's grandchildren to be born in a hospital, Bloomington Hospital. My family lived at 1417 S. Madison when I was born. My paternal grandmother, Mary Alice "Molly" (Tate) Gardner lived just down the street at 403 W. Hillside Dr. My maternal grandparents, William Henry and Altona "Toni" (Pearson) Love, still lived at the old home place near Tulip, Greene County, IN. I am not sure, but I think my family moved to Mount Carmel, IL in 1946 and lived there one year. This was 326 W. 4th St. We moved to Indianapolis in the summer of 1947 living in a "double", and on the other side my Aunt Bea and Uncle Estel Haywood lived. Our two families bought the house. My parents divorced in late summer 1952. Aunt Bea and Uncle Estel divorced before that, but I can't remember just when. (Dec 1, 2006)
My brother, Donald Jay Floyd, moved to Pasadena, California The first week of November, 1962. I remember that as it was election day. Then my mother and I moved to Pasadena During January, 1963.
While living in Southern California I also lived in Altadena, Arcadia, Monrovia and Canoga Park. I also lived a few weeks in San Gabriel. I lived in Southern California 25 years.
My father, Roy T. Gardner, died January 20, 1987. I inherited his little cabin on Lake Hart (near Monrovia, Indiana). I moved there April 5, 1988. I lived at Lake Hart for 16 years. I pulled up stakes again and moved to Tularosa, New Mexico in October, 2004. I lived in Tularosa 3 years, moved to Alamogordo, New Mexico 4 years.
I returned to Indiana again, moving to Greenwood on August 23, 2011.
Paternal relationship is confirmed by a 116cM Family Finder match between Larry Gardner and his 3rd cousin Alan Tate.
Maternal relationship is confirmed with a 23andMe test match between Larry Gardner and Sandi Davis first cousins. Predicted relationship by 23andMe: 1st cousins based on 10.3% DNA sharred across 40 segments.
WikiTree profile Gardner-2416 created through the import of Wiki 12-2012.GED on Dec 14, 2012 by Larry Gardner. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Larry and others.
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Larry Gardner's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Larry or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Larry:
it is so very nice to "meet" another cousin. I want to thank you for checking and working on the merges so quickly. It makes it so much easier to get them settled. i appreciate that you are right on top of it.
It appears we have 117 common ancestors in the 25 generations it checks for.
Larry, So that you know what's going on, the Mayflower Project is adding a method of tracking changes on the first few generations of Mayflower Descendants. You will see "WikiTree-9" in the trusted list of these profiles. Please contact me if you wish to be part of the Mayflower Project.
I hope you don't mind me adding a brief bio for James Dean. I did it out of respect for his legend & to include him in the Notables project. If you don't like anything added please feel free to change as desired.
Welcome to the Global Family Reunion Project! Be sure to check out the project page to see our list of suggested guidelines, the Category page for profiles to pick up research on, and add the Global_Reunion tag to your G2G feed. We also have a fun Google+ Community to share fun finds and chat in. Thanks for joining us!
Hi Larry, I noticed you uploaded a GEDCOM. Our process here is a little different than what you might find on other sites because of our goal of growing one worldwide tree with a single profile for each individual. Here's a link to a great step-by-step of the process including screenshots that you might find helpful. You might also want to check out our Before You Import a GEDCOM help page. Feel free to message me if you have any questions!