Gardner, Lyman, 1845-1912
Rank : Corporal (January 1, 1865); Sergeant (February 19, 1865)
Regiment : 26th Ohio Infantry Regiment (1861-1865)
Service : 1864 February 27-1865 October 21
Lyman Gardner was born on June 21, 1845 to Jonathan T. and Delia Gardner in Liberty, Delaware County, Ohio. In 1864, he enlisted in Company C of the 26th Ohio Infantry Regiment. After the Civil War ended, he attended school and taught for three terms. He married Lillian Hall (b. 1853) on August 10, 1873 and by 1878, they had 3 children: Royal G., Stella, and Franklin. Mr. Gardner worked in the lumber industry until his family moved to Worthington in 1892. He was instrumental in establishing the Worthington Savings Bank and was its president until his death on June 23, 1912.