Herbert Lewis Gordon

Brief Life History of Herbert Lewis

When Herbert Lewis Gordon was born on 23 April 1902, in South Solon, Madison, Ohio, United States, his father, Charles Francis Gordon, was 21 and his mother, Ethel Ellen Delgarn, was 16. He lived in Springfield Township, Clark, Ohio, United States in 1920 and Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States in 1930. He died on 31 March 1960, in Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Oakridge Cemetery, Pattonsburg, Daviess, Missouri, United States.

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Herbert Lewis Gordon
Bertha May Warner
Carl William Gordon
Louise Gordon

Sources (11)

  • Herbert Gordon, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Herbert Louis Gordon, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • Herbert Louis Gordon, "Kansas, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.


St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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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