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.
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).