The Lardner Family


Ring Lardner, Jr.
Writing Lardners
Family History I
Family Bible

  One of Lardner's greatest contributions to American letters is his offspring.  His sons were all writers, and many of  their offspring (as well as nieces, nephews, etc.) have become writers themselves.  I will use these pages to briefly introduce you to the many writing Lardners and to the family in general. 
  • The Ring Lardner, Junior Page
    Ring Lardner, Jr., son of Ring Lardner, Academy Award winning screenwriter, and member of the Hollywood Ten.  This page includes a short biographical timeline and filmography.
  • Writing Lardners
    A very incomplete listing of some of the published work of various members of the Lardner clan.  Writing is the Lardner family business.
  • NEW Lardner Family History I:  England to Michigan
    A brief sketch of the Lardners from the time they arrived in America in the early 1700s until some of them moved to Michigan a hundred years later.  The very distinguished family includes war heroes, governors, and businessmen.  Ring Lardner's famous name also has its roots in this era. 
  • The Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles, Michigan
    Photos of the Lardner family gravestones in Niles.  Ring's parents, grandparents, and several other relatives are buried there.
  • A Lardner Family Bible
    Belonging to the family of William Lardner (cousin of Ring's grandfather), the bible contains many family records and other interesting ephemera. 


Coming Soon (in the editing stage):

  • Niles Lardners
    Ring Lardner often wrote about Niles, Michigan, his birthplace, and the surrounding Michiana area.  His family was an important part of Niles life.  This page includes a brief family history in Niles and some information about individual family members. 

Please send any ideas or questions to me,  Thank you. 



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