Osmon Baker Gordon Jr

16 December 1885–9 January 1974 (Age 88)
Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States

The Life of Osmon Baker

When Osmon Baker Gordon Jr was born on 16 December 1885, in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States, his father, Osmon Baker Gordon, was 40 and his mother, Harriet E Adams, was 32. He married Gertrude D Duncan in 1907, in Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Adams, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died on 9 January 1974, in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Quincy Township, Adams, Illinois, United States.

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Osmon Baker Gordon Jr
Gertrude D Duncan
Marriage: 1907
Virginia Gordon
James H Gordon
Loren Duncan Gordon

Spouse and Children

Adams, Illinois, United States


    Virginia Gordon



    James H Gordon


Parents and Siblings

    Osmon Baker Gordon


    Harriet E Adams




World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 7

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 24

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.

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)

  • O B G Gordon Jr. in household of O B Gordon, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Osmon B Gordon, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Osmon B Gordon, "United States Census, 1940"

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