Beth Gordon

23 January 1913–14 November 1978 (Age 65)
Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Beth

When Beth Gordon was born on 23 January 1913, in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States, her father, Foster John Gordon, was 38 and her mother, Isabelle Merrion Meikle, was 41. She married Clair Russell Lawrence Sr on 2 March 1940, in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in World for about 10 years. She died on 14 November 1978, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Washington Heights Memorial Park, South Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Clair Russell Lawrence Sr
Beth Gordon
Marriage: 2 March 1940
Judith Ann Lawrence
Clair Russell Lawrence Jr
Lynn Lawrence

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World Events (8)

1914 · The American Can Company of Utah Building Complex
Age 1
The American Can Company of Utah Building Complex was built downtown Ogden on 20th and Lincoln Ave. It employed over 450 people and produced millions of cans of food from crops of local farmers. It was closed in 1979 but was added as a Historic Place in 2005 to the National Register. It has also become a headquarters for Amer Sports.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 3
Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
Age 18
The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

(1997: 57047;2007: 118501; 2010: 161833)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.

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

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Autobiography of Foster John Gordon

(Written January 17, 1948) I was born January 28, 1874 on a small ranch at the east or lower end of Clover Creek, Tooele County, Utah. My Parents, Foster Gordon and Mary Jane Park were married in t …

Sources (22)

  • Beth Gordon, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
  • Beth Gordon in household of Foster  John Gordon, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Beth Gordon, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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