Matilda Ann Hoover

30 March 1870–25 August 1905 (Age 35)
Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana, United States

The Life of Matilda Ann

When Matilda Ann Hoover was born on 30 March 1870, in Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana, United States, her father, Tillman Hoover, was 32 and her mother, Eliza Ann Grimes, was 34. She married Charles Richard Gordon in 1894, in Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Cowley, Kansas, United States in 1895 and Liberty Township, Cowley, Kansas, United States in 1900. She died on 25 August 1905, in Winfield, Cowley, Kansas, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Rose Valley Cemetery, Winfield, Cowley, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Richard Gordon
Matilda Ann Hoover
Marriage: 1894
Blanche Irene Gordon
John Alfred (Jack) Gordon
Floyd Leroy Gordon
Ralph Ule Gordon

Spouse and Children

    Charles Richard Gordon



Kansas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Tillman Hoover


    Eliza Ann Grimes




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 7

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 11

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.

Name Meaning

Dutch: from Middle Dutch huve, a measure of land area ( compare German Huber ) + -er, suffix of agent nouns; a status name for a landowner or a prosperous small farmer.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • M M Gordon in household of C Gordon, "Kansas State Census, 1895"
  • Fithe M Gordon in household of Charles Gordon, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Matilda Hoover in household of Tillman Hoover, "United States Census, 1880"

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