Garnet Alma Gordon

5 December 1897–23 July 1982 (Age 84)
Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States

The Life of Garnet Alma

When Garnet Alma Gordon was born on 5 December 1897, in Colchester, McDonough, Illinois, United States, her father, Harvey Allen Gordon, was 28 and her mother, Fannie Edith Wiley, was 26. She married Dallas Erwood Ward on 3 January 1915, in Macomb, McDonough, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Chalmers Township, McDonough, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Macomb, McDonough, Illinois, United States in 1930. She died on 23 July 1982, in Farmington, Fulton, Illinois, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Silvis, Rock Island, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dallas Erwood Ward
Garnet Alma Gordon
Marriage: 3 January 1915
Harold Franklin Ward
Louise Marguerite Ward
Oliver Dean "Bud" Ward
Eleanor Ann Ward
Loretta Mae "Butch" Ward
Stanley Alfred Ward
Lois Maxine Ward

Spouse and Children

3 January 1915
Macomb, McDonough, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 13

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 23

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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)

  • Garnet A Gordon in household of Albert A Gordon, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Garnett A Gordon in household of H A Gordon, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Garnet Ward in household of Dallas Ward, "United States Census, 1940"

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