Allen Francis Gardiner
b. 1794 – d. 1851 • Missionary • Religious group founder
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Gardiner, Allen Francis
Gardiner, Allen Francis (1794–1851)Missionary pioneer in South AmericaBorn into a godly English home, Gardiner became a naval officer, reaching the rank of captain. After his wife’s death in 1834, he determined to become a missionary pioneer; as a sailor he had seen the plight of Indians in South America.