Mabel Gardner1

#23005, (c 1865 - 1933)
ChartsHector McLean & Mary McGillivray's children & grandchildren
Hector McLean & Mary McGillivray - 5 generations of descendants

Children of Mabel Gardner and John Allen McLean

Life Events

BirthMabel Gardner was born circa 1865 in Illinois.2
 
Research Note Her father was Augustus D Gardner born in 1821 in Steuben County, New York. He married first Julia Baxter with whom he had 3 children: Alice, Susan and Evander Donley. After the death of Julia, Augustus married Mary Russell and moved to Onarga, Illinois where he built a building that he used as a home and a store. Augustus and Mary had 2 children: George and Mabel. George worked for the Pinkerton Detective Agency. Augustus is listed in the draft of the Civil War. He died in March 1864. He and Mary were buried in the Onarga cemetery and there is a probate record for Augustus in Onarga.3 
1870 CensusMaybll [sic] Gardner appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Onarga, Iroquois County, Illinois, enumerated 22 Jul 1870. She was 6 years old, born in Illinois, and attended school. The head of the household was Amelia Gardner (42, birthplace NY, $800 real estate, $150 personal estate). Also there was George (9, IL, attended school).4 
1880 CensusThe Gardner family appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Onarga, enumerated 7 Jun 1880. Mary was 54, widowed, born in NY, parents born in Mass and Maine. George W was 19, worked on the farm, birthplace Illinois. Mabel was 16, a student, birthplace Illinois.5 
MarriageShe married John Allen McLean, son of Martin McLean and Mary McGilvray, on 10 Dec 1890 in Iroquois County, Illinois.6
 
1900 CensusJohn A and Mabel McLean appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Harvey, Cook County, Illinois, at 14834 Center Avenue, enumerated 1 Jun 1900. With them were their daughters Hazel M (7), Helen (2), and Mabel's widowed mother Mary Gardner. John was age 46, born in Canada in March 1854, immigrated in 1866, naturalized, parents born in Scotland, and was a traveling tea and coffee merchant. Mable was 36, born in Illinois in September 1863, and was the mother of two children. They had been married 10 years and owned their home with a mortgage.7 
1910 CensusJohn and Mable McLean appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Harvey, Cook County, Illinois, at 14840 Centre Avenue, enumerated 20 Apr 1910. John was 55, born in Canada, parents born in Scotland, and he worked on his own account as a tea & coffee merchant. He immigrated in 1867 and was naturalized. Mable was 45, born in Illinois, parents born in New York, and she was employed as a dress maker. They had been married 20 years (first marriage for both) and owned their home free. Mabel was the mother of two children, both still living. Their daughters were Hazel (17) and Helen (11).2 
(Widowed) DeathHer husband John died on 31 Jan 1915.8 
1920 CensusMabel McLean and her daughter Hazel appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, at 6104 Dorchester, enumerated 10 Jan 1920. Mabel was a widow, age 56, born in Illinois, parents born in New York, and she worked as a saleslady for a dry goods company. Hazel was 24, born in Illinois, father born in Canada, mother in Illinois, and she worked as a stenographer at a packing company. They had one roomer (Arthur Squire, 26, railroad clerk).9 
1930 CensusMabel G McLane [sic] appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, at 638 West 69th Street which was an apartment house. Mabel was 66, a widow, born in Illinois, parents born in New York, no occupation. With her was her single brother, George W Gardner, aged 69. Their rent was $65 and they did not have a radio.1 
DeathMabel died on 31 Aug 1933 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
Information from the transcribed index: Mabel G Mclean, age 70, born 5 Sep 1862 in Onarga, Illinois, parents R [sic], no birthplace recorded, & Mary Russell, born Rochester NY, spouse John A, burial 2 Sep 1933 in Worth, Cook County.10 
Last Edited16 Mar 2014

Citations

  1. 1930 Federal Census for United States, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago, ED 638, Page 16A. Image viewed at Ancestry.com.
  2. 1910 Federal Census for United States, Illinois, Cook County, Harvey Ward 5, ED 122, Page 5B. Digital image viewed at Ancestry.com.
  3. E-mails from Teresa Gardner to J Kolthammer.
  4. 1870 Federal Census for United States, Illinois, Iroquois County, Onarga, Roll M593_231, Page 413A. Digital image viewed at Ancestry.com.
  5. 1880 Federal Census for United States, Illinois, Iroquois County, Onarga, Roll 214, ED 138, Page 296B. Digital image viewed at Ancestry.com.
  6. Index to Illinois Marriages, text index online, 1763-1900, compiled by Illinois State Archives. John McLean & Mabel Gardner, 1890-12-10, vol 6 page 56, license #5963.
  7. 1900 Federal Census for United States, Illinois, Cook County, Thornton Township, Harvey City, ED 1193, Page 1B. Digital image viewed at Ancestry.com.
  8. Death Certificates of Cook County, Illinois, 1878-1922, viewed at Family Search Historic Records & Images Online, John Allen Mclean, 1915, #4011.
  9. 1920 Federal Census for United States, Illinois, Cook County, Chicago Ward 7, ED 385, Page 11A. Digital image viewed at Ancestry.com.
  10. FamilySearch Historical Records Indexes to Illinois Deaths, 1916-1947, database compiled from Illinois Department of Health certificates of death. Viewed online at familysearch.org, Mabel G McLean, #22896.