Annie Gordon

20 May 1877–1 February 1953 (Age 75)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Annie

Annie Gordon was born on 20 May 1877, in Georgia, United States. She married Thomas Homer Shirling on 10 December 1893, in Stewart, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in District 1124, Worth, Georgia, United States in 1910. She died on 1 February 1953, in Florida, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Fruitville, Sarasota, Florida, United States.

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Thomas Homer Shirling
Annie Gordon
Marriage: 10 December 1893
Leonard Gordon SHIRLING
John Thomas Shirling
Lora G. Shirling
Annie L Sherlin
Crofford Homer Shirling
Leta Shirling
Oscar Upton Shirling
Lewis N. Shirling

Spouse and Children

    Thomas Homer Shirling



10 December 1893
Stewart, Georgia, United States


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World Events (8)

1878 · St. Mary's Episcopal Church is Built

Age 1

The Episcopal Diocese of Florida organized a mission church in 1878 to provide a location that could serve seasonal guests. Visitors and residents from Green Cove Springs raised over $1000 to build the church. On March 10, 1879, the Church held its first service. This location is notable because it would eventually be added to U.S. National Register of Historic Places (February 17, 1978).
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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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  • Annie G Sherlin in household of Thomas H Sherlin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Annie G Shirling in household of Homer Shirling, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Annie Shirling in household of Head Thomas H Shirling, "United States Census, 1920"

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