BY · 04/06/16


 Rosanna Eliza Williams (Gardner)


Today is the 151st birthday of Rosanna Eliza Williams Gardner [1865-1922], daughter of Robert Newell Williams and Sarah Priscilla Loghry and Bob’s great paternal Grandmother.  Shown here with her boys and their wives in a family portrait taken probably around 1920 or so.

Front row (left to right): Charles Leroy Gardner, Lyle William “Buck” Gardner, Rosanna, Ivyl Vernon Gardner.
Back row (left to right): Floyd Harold Gardner (Bob’s grandfather), Mina Sarah Gardner, Clyde James Gardner, Rose Marie Gardner, Guy Robert Gardner, Edna Grace Gardner and Frederick Walter Gardner.

Rosanna and Augustus William Gardner had 11 children in 23 years, undoubtedly helping to hasten Rose’s death at only 57 years old.