Lewis Waterman Gordon

18 December 1879–5 November 1956 (Age 76)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of Lewis Waterman

When Lewis Waterman Gordon was born on 18 December 1879, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States, his father, John Henry Gordon, was 24 and his mother, Mary Rebecca Bolton, was 22. He married Jeannette Rebecca Carter on 7 August 1901, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Bramwell, Gem, Idaho, United States in 1920 and Bramwell Election Precinct, Gem, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 5 November 1956, in Emmett, Gem, Idaho, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Emmett, Gem, Idaho, United States.

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Lewis Waterman Gordon
Jeannette Rebecca Carter
Marriage: 7 August 1901
Dorris L Gordon
Genevieve Gordon
Daisy Dell Gordon
Mamie Ray Gordon
Lewis Dean Gordon
Robert Vern Gordon
Ruby Fern Gordon
Marvin Enos Gordon

Spouse and Children

7 August 1901
Provo, Utah, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

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.

Age 11

Idaho is the 43rd state.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 21

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)

  • Lewis Gordon in household of John Gordon, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Levis W Gordon, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lewis W Gordon, "United States Census, 1940"

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