Chester Arthur Gordon

15 June 1887–29 April 1966 (Age 78)
Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States

The Life of Chester Arthur

When Chester Arthur Gordon was born on 15 June 1887, in Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States, his father, Robert Reed Gordon, was 39 and his mother, Harriet Bagley, was 36. He married Alice Eleanor Brooks on 30 August 1913, in Yakima, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Sunnyside, Yakima, Washington, United States in 1935 and Riverton Heights Election Precinct, King, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 29 April 1966, in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Chester Arthur Gordon
Alice Eleanor Brooks
Marriage: 30 August 1913
Donald Brooks Gordon
Donald Brooks Gordon
Harriett Alberta Gordon

Spouse and Children

30 August 1913
Yakima, Washington, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Robert Reed Gordon


    Harriet Bagley




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World Events (8)

1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 2

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 21

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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)

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

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