Susan C. Gordon

Female4 March 1861–6 March 1947

Brief Life History of Susan C.

When Susan C. Gordon was born on 4 March 1861, in Virginia, United States, her father, Thomas Jefferson Gordon, was 41 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Kendall, was 36. She married David Thomas Dove on 4 March 1878, in Warren, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Cedarville, Warren, Virginia, United States in 1880 and Greenway District, Clarke, Virginia, United States for about 50 years. She died on 6 March 1947, in Clarke, Virginia, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Meade Memorial Episcopal Church Cemetery, White Post, Clarke, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Thomas Dove
Susan C. Gordon
Marriage: 4 March 1878
Alice Daisy Dove
Crete William Dove

Sources (11)

  • Susie Dove in household of Crate W Dove, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Susie C Dove, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"
  • Susie C in entry for Crete W Dove, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 March 1878Warren, Virginia, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (8)

    1862 · The Battle of Fredericksburg

    Age 1

    The Battle of Fredericksburg involved 200,000 troops with General Ambrose Burnside of the army of the Potomac against General Lee’s Army of the North.


    Age 2

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 25

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    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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