James Gordon

Male8 August 1860–16 April 1944

Brief Life History of James

When James Gordon was born on 8 August 1860, in Tarves, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Gordon, was 21 and his mother, Barbara Scorgie, was 20. He married Mary K Moir in 1880, in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in York, Ontario, Canada in 1911. He died on 16 April 1944, in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

James Gordon
Mary K Moir
Marriage: 1880
James Gordon
Charles Gordon
about 1886–1967
Charles Gordon
Mary Margaret Gordon
Albert Gordon
Agnes Moir Gordon
Nellie Gordon
Helen Anderson Gordon
William Gordon
William John Gordon
Alan McKenzie Gordon

Sources (15)

  • James Gordon, "Scotland Census, 1891"
  • James Gordon, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • James Gordon in entry for Ernest John O'Neil and Mary Margaret Gordon, "Canada, Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1880Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1867 · Ontario Founded

    Age 7

    On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

    1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

    Age 8

    The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.

    1883 · Mining Boom

    Age 23

    In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

    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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