Mary Gordon

6 May 1878–18 August 1962 (Age 84)
Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Gordon was born on 6 May 1878, in Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, James Gordon Jr, was 28 and her mother, Elizabeth Park, was 23. She lived in Election Precinct 3, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920. She died on 18 August 1962, at the age of 84, and was buried in Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Gordon Jr
1850–1913
Elizabeth Park
1855–1943
James Peter Gordon
1875–1947
Mary Gordon
1878–1962
William E. Gordon
1880–1926
Lawrence Gordon
1884–1917
Lilly Gordon
1887–1942
Ada Gordon
1890–1974

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1896 · Utah Becomes a State

Age 18

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 22

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Mary Gordon in household of James Gordon, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Gordon in household of James Gordon, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Gordan in household of Elizabeth Gordan, "United States Census, 1920"

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