Doctor F. H. Gardner, a physician residing at 507 Fifteenth Street. Moline, Illinois, is a native of the state, having been born at Sublette March 16, 1839. After acquiring a common and high school education he entered the Chicago College of Pharmacy and Medical Department Union of Illinois, from which he graduated. He served briefly as a military man as a member of the Chicago Zouaves, this service extending from the year of 1886 to 1887. Politically he was every hair a Republican, and in 1897 he received the appointment of United States pension examiner, which position he holds to date.
Fraternally he is affiliated with Doric Lodge, No. 319, of Moline, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.
In 1897, the same year in which he was appointed United States pension examiner, he married Miss Anna Van Horn, of LaFayette, Indiana.
As a physician he ranks high and as a citizen his pleasing personality and characteristics have stamped him among the most agreeable and respected of Moline.