Frederick Samuel Gardiner and Mary Anne Whalen (and Clayton Loucks)

When Mary Anne Whelan was born on August 18, 1889, in Hungerford, Ontario, Canada, father, Daniel (1863-1938), was 26, and her mother, Bridget (nee Phillips) (1872-1901), was 17. Mary Anne was an only child. (**note re spelling of last name: appears that Mary Anne's father, although born Daniel Whalen, took to spelling it "Whelan", as did Mary Anne).

Mary Anne married Clayton Loucks on January 12, 1914. Clayton Loucks was born on June 9, 1886, when his father, William, was 43 and his mother, Victoria (nee Wagar), was 33.


Mary Anne and Clayton had two children:
  • Clayton William Loucks (July 8, 1914-April 1987)
  • Donald Loucks (February 23, 1917-1985)
In 1921, the couple are living at 673 Brock Avenue in Toronto. 
673 Brock Avenue, Toronto (image via Google Maps)

Shortly after the census, on July 18, 1921, Mary Anne was widowed. Clayton, who was an electrician, was electrocuted.  

Death Record, Clayton Loucks

St. Anthony's Church, Toronto
Mary Anne, widowed with two young children, remarried within the next year on September 26, 1922 to Frederick Samuel Gardiner at St. Anthony's Church in Toronto.  Frederick was born on December 31, 1886, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, his father, Samuel Gardiner (1859-1914), was 27 and his mother, Teresa (nee Stevens) (1861-1921), was 25. He had one brother and seven sisters.

Marriage Certificate, Frederick and Mary Gardiner
The family lived at 446 Herkimer Street, Frederick's home at the time of the marriage. (Mary Anne's address is listed at 42 Smith Avenue.)
446 Herkimer Street, Hamilton (image via Google Maps)

The couple lived in Hamilton, Ontario, where Mary Anne had four more children:
  • Frederick Douglas (Doug) Gardiner (1924-2005) married Sylvia Gwendolyn Bridgehouse (1923-2015)
  • Mary Pauline Gardiner (1929-1976)
  • Charles (Charlie) Gardiner (1931- bef. 1985)
  • Unnamed daughter (still living)
A border crossing record dated December 13, 1940, shows that Frederick, his brother Charles and his mother's sister Winnifred crossed into Niagara Falls, New York to visit his sister Amy Gardiner in the hospital.

Border Crossing, Frederick Gardiner, December 1940

Mary Anne died in 1957 at the age of 68. Frederick died of heart failure in 1964 at the age of 78. The couple are buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Section 3. The stone reads "GARDINER / Mary Anne / WHALEN 1889-1957 / wife of / Frederick S. / GARDINER / 1886-1964."

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