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Charles H., son of Hanson A. Gardner, was born in the town of Nassau, Rensselaer county, New York, July 12, 1863, and was educated in the public schools of Phelps and Newark, graduating from the Newark high school. Since leaving school he has been engaged in farming in Phelps and he is among the most representative and progressive citizens of that town. He is a member of Newark Grange. Patrons of Husbandry. In politics he is Republican. His family attend the Universalist church.
Mr. Gardner married, December 23, 1885, Nettie E. Percey, born June 2, 1865, in Arcadia, Wayne county, New York, daughter of Henry and Amanda Louise (Harmon) Percey, of Arcadia, New York. Children: Percey, born January 4, 1895; Edith, December 29, 1899. Mrs. Gardner is a great-granddaughter of David Harmon, who lived in the town of Phelps. Simeon, son of David Harmon, and grandfather of Mrs. Gardner, lived in Phelps, married Sophia Crothers and had children: Almira, married Melzer Burgess; Amanda Louise, married, Ma y 5, 1863, Henry Percey, and they were the parents of Mrs. Gardner; Simeon, killed in civil war; William, married Alice Snyder and were the parents of seven children: Ella, Albert, Ada, Simeon, Percy. Hugh, Alice.