Online records reveal that Arthur, born April 23, 1900, was the son of Elmer and Mary Gardner. When he was 18, he left the family farm to fight in the Great War. (His draft card shows his middle name: Raymond.) On April 27, 1929, Arthur married Nora Eberhard.
Just months after the wedding, Arthur died. He was buried at Flint Cemetery in Franklin County, Ohio on October 19, 1929.
|Draft card, Ancestry.com|
|Indexes of marriage and death records, FamilySearch.org|
What about Nora, Arthur’s young widow? With some help from Ancestry.com, I found an image of her obituary. She remarried and lived to be 96. Nora and her husband, Lloyd Ballenger, owned and operated Reeb’s Restaurant in Columbus, Ohio for more than 50 years.
Flint Cemetery, Franklin County, Ohio