Elizabeth Esther Gordon

Female18 November 1870–11 November 1932

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Esther

When Elizabeth Esther Gordon was born on 18 November 1870, in Oshawa, Ontario, Ontario, Canada, her father, David Gordon, was 41 and her mother, Catherine Knox, was 35. She married Howard Nathaniel William Allen about 1888. She lived in Ontario, Ontario, Canada in 1871 and Detroit Ward 4, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died on 11 November 1932, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Grand Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

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Howard Nathaniel William Allen
Elizabeth Esther Gordon
Marriage: about 1888

Sources (8)

  • Elizabeth Allen in household of Howard W Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elizabeth Esther Gordon, "Ontario Births, 1869-1911"
  • Elizabeth E Mc Gordon, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1888
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 2

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    1872 · The Soldiers and Sailors Monument

    Age 2

    The Michigan Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument is a monument located in Downtown Detroit that was built in honor of those who lost their lives during the Civil War. The lowest sections of the monument have eagles with raised wings that guide the eye upward. The next section up has four male figures representing the Navy, Infantry, Cavalry, and Artillery branches of the United States Army. Above them are four female figures that represent Victory, History, Emancipation, and Union. Capping the monument, an Amazon figure brandishes a sword in her right hand and a shield in her other. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

    1889 · The first Skyscraper in Detroit

    Age 19

    The Hammond Building was a high-rise building completed in 1889 and was 151 feet tall. It's considered the first skyscraper in the city and was the tallest in Michigan after it was built. The Hammond Building was demolished in 1956 to make way for the National Bank of Detroit Building.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from Gordon in Berwickshire, named with Welsh gor ‘spacious’ + din ‘fort’.

    English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Gourdon in Saône-et-Loire, so called from the Gallo-Roman personal name Gordus + the locative suffix -o, -ōnis.

    English (of Norman origin): alternatively, said to be a nickname from a diminutive of Old French gourd ‘heavy, dull, sluggish’ (compare 8 below).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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