Anabel Campbell Patterson (Gordon)

16 February 1893–April 1981 (Age 88)
Iona Station, Southwold, Elgin, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Anabel Campbell

Anabel Campbell Patterson (Gordon) was born on 16 February 1893, in Iona Station, Southwold, Elgin, Ontario, Canada as the daughter of Ducan Patterson and Sarah A Campbell. She married Maj. Dr. Thomas Dewitt Talmadge Gordon on 15 March 1922, in Michigan, United States. She lived in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died in April 1981, in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida, United States, at the age of 88.

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Maj. Dr. Thomas Dewitt Talmadge Gordon
Anabel Campbell Patterson (Gordon)
Marriage: 15 March 1922

Spouse and Children

15 March 1922
Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Ducan Patterson


    Sarah A Campbell




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War

Age 5

Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: patronymic from a pet form of Pate , a short form of Patrick .2 Irish: in Ulster of English or Scottish origin; in County Galway, a surname taken by bearers of Gaelic Ó Caisín ‘descendant of the little curly-headed one’ (from Gaelic casán), which is usually Anglicized as Cussane.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Anabel Campbell Gordon, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Anabell in entry for Dr Thomas Dewitt Gordon, "Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006"
  • Anabel Paterson, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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