Elizabeth Esther Gordon

18 November 1870–11 November 1932 (Age 61)
Oshawa, Durham, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of Elizabeth Esther

When Elizabeth Esther Gordon was born on 18 November 1870, in Oshawa, Durham, 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 Territory, United States.

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Howard Nathaniel William Allen
1868–
Elizabeth Esther Gordon
1870–1932
Marriage: about 1888

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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

1 Scottish: habitational name from a place in Berwickshire (Borders), named with Welsh gor ‘spacious’ + din ‘fort’.2 English (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from Gourdon in Saône-et-Loire, so called from the Gallo-Roman personal name Gordus + the locative suffix -o, -ōnis.3 Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Mag Mhuirneacháin, a patronymic from the personal name Muirneachán, a diminutive of muirneach ‘beloved’.

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

Possible Related Names

Gordillo
Gardon
Gerdon
Gordan
Gorden
Gordin

Sources (8)

  • Elizabeth Allen in household of Howard W Allen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elizabeth E Allen in household of William H Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elizabeth E Mc Gordon, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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