John Gardner Lile

b. 6 July 1866, d. 1 September 1951

John Gardner Lile, 1866-1951
  • John Gardner Lile was born on 6 July 1866 in Arkansas.
  • He married Mary Christian Wood, daughter of Uriah Griffin Wood and Catherine Farrington, on 26 June 1894 in Columbia County, Arkansas, by license issued the 15th.
  • John Gardner Lile and Mary Christian Wood appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas, at Central Baptist College (for girls), where both John and Christian were teachers at Central Baptist College. Other members of the household included Hugh Lile and Ruth Lile.
  • He was president of Central Baptist College, according to the 1900 census.
  • John Gardner Lile became a widower at the 1 November 1902 death of his wife Mary Christian Wood.
  • He married Sarah Emma McLure circa 1904.
  • John Gardner Lile and Sarah Emma McLure appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Magnolia Township, Columbia County, Arkansas. Other members of the household included Hugh Lile, Ruth Lile and Ocie Lile.
  • He was self-employed as a lawyer, according to the 1910 census.
  • A photographic portrait was made of the children of John Gardner Lile and wives Mary Christian Wood and Emma McLure, about 1911.
  • John Gardner Lile and Sarah Emma McLure appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Arkadelphia, Clark County, Arkansas, at 526 Ouachita Street. Other members of the household included John Gardner Lile Jr., Hazel Lile and Robert Alfred Lile.
  • He was employed by a college [Ouachita Baptist University] as endowment secretary, according to the 1920 census.
  • John Gardner Lile and Sarah Emma McLure appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Stephens, Ouachita, Arkansas. Other members of the household included Hazel Lile.
  • He was superintendent of public schools, according to the 1930 census.
  • John Gardner Lile and Sarah Emma McLure appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Caddo Township, Clark County, Arkansas.
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1940 census.
  • John Gardner Lile died on 1 September 1951 at age 85 in Pulaski County, Arkansas.
  • His wife Sarah Emma McLure became a widow at his death.
  • He was buried at Roselawn Memorial Park in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas.
  • Last Edited: 23 Sep 2014

Family 1: Mary Christian Wood b. 1 July 1869, d. 1 November 1902

  • Hugh Lile b. 7 July 1895, d. 1 March 1944
  • Ruth Lile b. 24 February 1898, d. 12 March 1929
  • Ocie Lile+ b. 26 May 1901, d. 13 March 1976

Family 2: Sarah Emma McLure b. 4 September 1878, d. 2 August 1952