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Howard Myers Gardner
(1873 - 1951)

     "A useful and popular official under 'Uncle Sam's' management, was born July 11, 1873, in York Springs, Adams County, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Frank Gardner, a merchant at York Springs, and a native of that place. The latter's wife, Sarah O. Tudor, was born at Hampton, Pennsylvania. They reared the son under refining influences and encouraged his ambition for learning, and a useful life. The son enjoyed the advantages of the public schools and a select school in his native place, and for a period of twenty-one years engaged in teaching school, serving in Straban Township, Latimore, and Mt. Pleasant. In 1922 he entered the post office at York Springs, as acting postmaster, and was apponited to that office February 6, 1923. Here his executive capacity has been further proven, and he is still able to give his fellow men service of a valuable nature. A lifelong Republican, he has ever taken an active interest in the promotion of public welfare through good government. He served as assessor of Latimore Township, Adams County, as Justice of the Peace in Straban Township, and Clerk of Latimore Township Mr. Gardner is a member of the Patriotic Order Sons of America, of the Hampton Lodge, Junior Order of American Mechanics, and of the York Springs lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He is President of the York Springs Trust Company, a public spirited citizen and the friend of all progress." Scrap Book 1927-1933 Mary G. Miller


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