Iradell V. Gordon

1852–Male
Illinois, United States

The Life of Iradell V.

When Iradell V. Gordon was born in 1852, in Illinois, United States, his father, Iredell Gordon, was 41 and his mother, Sarah A. Kinney, was 32. He married Arthelia Coombs on 6 October 1870, in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Radnor Township, Peoria, Illinois, United States for about 5 years and Gore Township, Sumner, Kansas, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Iradell V. Gordon
1852–
Arthelia Coombs
1852–
Marriage: 6 October 1870
Eva E Gorden
1871–
Ira V Gorden
1873–
Samuel A Gorden
1877–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 October 1870
Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States
children

(3)

    Eva E Gorden

    Female1871–Female

    Ira V Gorden

    Male1873–Male

    Samuel A Gorden

    Male1877–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 4

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
1863

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 33

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

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.

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Sources (2)

  • I V Gorden, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Iradell V Gordon in household of Jardell Gordon, "United States Census, 1860"

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