Gardiner Family

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Moak/Gardiner house. This is one of the Moak houses on Airport road outside of Westerlo. The date is around 1902 – looks like they had a fairly respectable snowfall that winter! Back then, the Moak families had several houses around what is now the airport. Standing on the porch is Adelbert with his mom Maggie Haines Moak. Adelbert’s father, Manley, owned the place at the time. Manley Moak and family moved into town some years later and the house was used for storage. This changed in 1926 when the Russell Gardiner family, from White Earth North Dakota, purchased the place and moved in. To date, the Gardiner family has lived here for nearly 90 years. Martha Gardiner Slingerland, spent most of her childhood here.