Author Topic: Lizzie Gardner- Canada, Colorado, California  (Read 1214 times)

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Lizzie Gardner- Canada, Colorado, California
« on: Tuesday 30 January 18 20:41 GMT (UK) »
Thought I was getting branch of my family tidied up until I kept finding marriages which seem to be the same person  :-\

Elizabeth Bruce "Lizzie" Gardner born 23 June 1890 Shelburne Co., Nova Scotia
   parents- Judson Gardner & Elizabeth McK. Bruce
▪ 1891 census- Shelburne, Shelburne Co., N.S.: Lissy Gardner (1)
▪ 1901 census- Shelburne, Shelburne Co., N.S.: Lizzie Gardner (23 June 1890)
▪ cJuly 1907- travelled from N.S. to Pueblo, Colorado to stay with sister Lucy Cammack
▪ Jan.1908- working as 'typewriter' in office of brother-in-law
▪ 1920 census- House of the officials and teachers in Industrial School, Montana, Jefferson, Colorado: Elizabeth B. Gardner, 28, Can., single, parole officer SIS (State Industrial School)
▪ Marriage: 12 Sept.1924 Los Angeles Ca., Albert Nathan Sears, 42, native of Colorado, son of Nathan A. Sears & Elizabeth Collins, to Elizabeth Bruce Gardner, 34, native of Canada,  dau. of Judson Gardner & Elizabeth Bruce. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8NH-FT1
▪ Divorce: 23 Mar.1927 Jefferson Colorado, Albert Nathan Sears & Elizabeth B. Sears
Marriage: 26 Aug.1927 Colorado Springs El Paso Colorado, Albert K. Driscol, 52, to Elizabeth B. Gardner, 37
? 1930 Census- Denver, Colorado: Elizabeth Fenry, 39, divorced, b.N.S.
▪ 1942 married Alpheus Russell Nees according to online tree
▪ 1945 Denver directory: Nees Alpheus R (Eliz G) emp GWSCo h2017 Holly
▪ 1961 Denver directory: Nees Elizabeth G (wid Alpheus R) social wkr State Children’s Home h1575 Fillmore apt 11
▪ Delayed N.S. birth reg. (1963): address 1575 Fillmore St., Denver, Colorado
▪ Naturalization record, 15 Nov.1963 Denver Colorado, Elizabeth Nees [Gardner] born 23 June 1890 Canada, arrived US 15 June 1907 Boston Mass., parents- Judson & Elizabeth
Died 12 Sept.1967

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Re: Lizzie Gardner- Canada, Colorado, California
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 30 January 18 21:02 GMT (UK) »
Haven't found Lizzie in 1901 U.S. census or 1911 Canadian census yet., not sure if 1930 census is her, also haven't found her in 1940 census yet.

Have plenty of articles about sister Lucy murdered in 1908 by husband Sherman Cammack from U.S. and N.S. papers but hoping there might be other articles about Lizzie somewhere. Tried Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection without any luck but haven't used the site before so I could have missed something there.

Any help in filling in the blanks appreciated.

Added- Judson Gardner and family moved back and forth between Nova Scotia and Boston, Massachusetts.
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Re: Lizzie Gardner- Canada, Colorado, California
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 31 January 18 00:45 GMT (UK) »

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Re: Lizzie Gardner- Canada, Colorado, California
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 31 January 18 07:33 GMT (UK) »
Denver Directories 1928/1929/1930/1933/1935/1936
More info on the Gardner/Driscol
Elizabeth Gardner Driscol
Albert K Driscol
2390 Dexter, Denver Colorado

1930 census Denver Colorado
Albert K Driscol 55 born Ohio, father Ohio mother Ohio, Adjuster Fire Insurance Company first married age 26
Elizabeth G 39 born Massachusetts parents born Canada, first married age 34
Albert K Driscol Jr. 17 born Colorado, father Ohio mother Nebraska

This would make the son a stepson to Elizabeth.

The age she states she was first married tallies with the 1924 Sears/Gardner

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Re: Lizzie Gardner- Canada, Colorado, California
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 31 January 18 07:56 GMT (UK) »
Albert K Driscol died  10 February 1940
perhaps an obituary can be found for him

This must be a burial date re post by shellyesq.

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Re: Lizzie Gardner- Canada, Colorado, California
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 31 January 18 11:23 GMT (UK) »
The Denver obituary index has an entry for Albert Driscol from 8 Feb. 1940 (slightly before the date listed above) in the Denver Post, and entries for Elizabeth Nees in the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News.  https://history.denverlibrary.org/research-tool/denver-obituary-project

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Re: Lizzie Gardner- Canada, Colorado, California
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 31 January 18 14:54 GMT (UK) »
Journal and Courier
Lafayette, Indiana
Tuesday, September 10, 1957 - Page 4

ALPHEUS R. NEES
FRANKFORT - Alpheus R. Nees, 74, died in his home at Denver, Colo., relatives here have been informed. He resided in Frankfort for many years and  graduated from Frankfort high school in 1905. He was a retired chemist. Surviving with the widow are a son Laurel Nees, Frankfort and a brother, Chalmer Nees of Atlanta.

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Journal and Courier
Lafayette, Indiana
Thursday, September 14, 1967 - Page 9

MRS. ELIZABETH NEES
FRANKFORT - Mrs. Elizabeth Nees, 77, of Denver, Colo., widow of the late Russell Nees, Frankfort native, died Tuesday in Denver. She was a sister-in-law of Laurel Nees of Rt. 5

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Re: Lizzie Gardner- Canada, Colorado, California
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 01 February 18 09:30 GMT (UK) »
What a lovely surprise to log in today and find all this new information. Thank you all for your help which not only gives me more details of Lizzie's life but some more leads to follow.  :)
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Re: Lizzie Gardner- Canada, Colorado, California
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 01 February 18 17:15 GMT (UK) »
I think this is Elizabeth in 1940 at the same address as 1930 - https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VRDG-T47