Arthur Francis Gordon

MaleMarch 1891–24 May 1951

Brief Life History of Arthur Francis

When Arthur Francis Gordon was born in March 1891, in Iowa, United States, his father, Joseph Edward Gordon, was 39 and his mother, Margaret Maggie O'Day, was 32. He married Hazel Veneta Morgan on 11 October 1923, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States for about 40 years and Keokuk, Iowa, United States in 1950. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 24 May 1951, in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States.

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Arthur Francis Gordon
Hazel Veneta Morgan
Marriage: 11 October 1923
Mary Louise Gordon
Arthur Francis Gordon
Clarisse Elizabeth Gordon

Sources (28)

  • Arthur F Gordon, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Arthur Francis Gordon, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • Arthur F Gordon, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    11 October 1923Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 5

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 7

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    1907 · Not for profit elections

    Age 16

    The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

    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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