Hedrick Cleveland Gordon

3 June 1884–18 March 1968 (Age 83)
Rockbridge, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Hedrick Cleveland

When Hedrick Cleveland Gordon was born on 3 June 1884, in Rockbridge, Virginia, United States, his father, Samuel F. Gordon, was 36 and his mother, Mary Catherine Balser, was 37. He married Maudy Viola Garber in 1914. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Riverhead District, Augusta, Virginia, United States in 1910 and Riverheads District, Augusta, Virginia, United States for about 20 years. He died on 18 March 1968, at the age of 83, and was buried in London, England, United Kingdom.

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Hedrick Cleveland Gordon
Maudy Viola Garber
Marriage: 1914
Mary Lee Gordon
Juanita Garber Gordon
Samuel Clifton Gordon
Lenna B Gordon
Clyde W Gordon

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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
    1888 · The Whitehall Mystery
    Age 4
    The Whitehall Mystery has some ties to Jack the Ripper, the victim was female and had been dismembered. The arms were found first; the headless torso to which they belonged was found a month later. The rest of the body was never discovered and the mystery was never solved.
    1906 · Saving Food Labels
    Age 22
    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    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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    Sources (11)

    • Hedrick G Gordon, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Hedrick G Gordon in entry for Thomas William Cash and Juanita Garber Gordon, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
    • Hedrick Gordon in entry for Maudy Viola Gordon, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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