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Vital Records of Gardner, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850





Worcester, Massachusetts:Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund. 1907. Stanhope PressF. H. Gilson CompanyBoston, U.S.A. Publisher's Note.THE list of Gardner Births, Marriages and Deaths comprised in this volume includes all that were found in the Town Books covering the period from the earliest date there recorded to the end of the year 1849. Some additions have been made from other sources, and these are indicated in each instance by proper reference.All of the records are condensed in print as much as is consistent with intelligibility, accuracy, and completeness of information. Differences in duplicates, and explanatory or other matter which seemed necessary or desirable, appear in brackets.Marriages and intentions of marriage are printed under the names of both parties, but the full information concerning each person is given only under his or her name. An asterisk after a marriage indicates that the intention was not found recorded, and in many cases this is accounted for by the fact that neither party belonged in Gardner, and consequently publishment was made elsewhere.When places other than Gardner and Massachusetts are named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy. ABBREVIATIONS.a. - ageb. - bornch. - childchn. - childrenCo. - countyC.R. - church recordd. - daughter; day ; diedDea. - deacondup. - duplicate entryf. - femaleG.S.1.- gravestone record, Center Burial GroundG.S.2.- gravestone record, Crystal Lake Cemeteryh. - husbandinf. - infantint. - publishment of intention of marriageJr. - juniorm. - male ; married ; monthP.R. - private recordrec. - recordeds. - sonSr. - seniorw.- wifewid. - widowwidr. -widowery. - year2d. - second

The age given in the Deaths is in years unless otherwise indicated.

GARDNER, Worcester County.
ESTABLISHED June 27, 1785, from parts of Ashburnham, Templeton, Westminster and Winchendon. Part annexed to Winchendon in 1787, and part of Winchendon annexed in 1794. Part annexed to Ashburnham in 1815.

Population at different periods: 1790, 531; 1800,
667; 1810, 815; 1820, 911; 1830, 1,023; 1840,
1,260; 1850, 1,533. Population in 1905, 12,012.

           Number of Births printed .  . .  . 2,322
           Marriages  . . . . . . . .. . .  520 = 1,040 names
           Deaths .  .  .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   744
                                                               4,106 total

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