Cecil Theodore Gordon

29 November 1908–3 November 1985 (Age 76)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Cecil Theodore

When Cecil Theodore Gordon was born on 29 November 1908, in Indiana, United States, his father, John Wesley Gordon Jr., was 27 and his mother, Julia Lilly Locke, was 18. He lived in Otsego, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Hanford Judicial Township, Kings, California, United States in 1940. He died on 3 November 1985, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 76.

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    Robert Basil Gordon


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    Harvey Russell Gordon


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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1910 · Angel Island Serves Immigrants

Age 2

Angel Island served as a western entry point for hundreds of thousands of U.S. immigrants, mainly from China, from 1910 to 1940.

Age 21

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Cecile Gorden in household of John Gorden, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Cecil Gordon, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Cecil Theodore Gordon, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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