Hedrick Cleveland Gordon

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

The Life 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 Magisterial 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children



    Mary Lee Gordon


    Juanita G Gordon



    Lenna B Gordon


    Clyde W Gordon


Parents and Siblings

    Samuel F. Gordon


    Mary Catherine Balser




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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

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)

  • Hedrick G Gordon, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Hedrick C Gorden, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Hedrick C Gordon, "United States Census, 1930"

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