Alvin Dewey Gordon

5 March 1898–30 September 1958 (Age 60)
Lilly, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Alvin Dewey

When Alvin Dewey Gordon was born on 5 March 1898, in Lilly, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Thomas Miles Gordon, was 22 and his mother, Emily Verna Burket, was 20. He married Ethel " Pearl" Stombaugh on 16 August 1922, in East Freedom, Freedom Township, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Gallitzin Township, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Portage, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. He died on 30 September 1958, in Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Alvin Dewey Gordon
Ethel " Pearl" Stombaugh
Marriage: 16 August 1922
Milford Gordon

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16 August 1922
East Freedom, Freedom Township, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States


    Milford Gordon


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 7

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 18

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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 (3)

  • Albin D. Gordon in household of Thomas W Gordon, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Alvin Gordon, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alvin Gordon, "United States Census, 1940"

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