Rosetta Gordon

23 May 1880–
Racavan, County Antrim, Ireland

The Life of Rosetta

When Rosetta Gordon was born on 23 May 1880, in Racavan, County Antrim, Ireland, her father, James Gordon, was 25 and her mother, Mary Crawford, was 23. She married Alexander Caruth McFetridge in 1908, in County Antrim, Ireland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Ireland in 1880.

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Alexander Caruth McFetridge
Rosetta Gordon
Marriage: 1908
Harold M. McFetridge
James Gordon McFetridge

Spouse and Children

    Alexander Caruth McFetridge



County Antrim, Ireland


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World Events (6)


Age 39

Irish War of Independence against Britain ending in the Anglo Irish Treaty.

Age 40

In the Government of Ireland Act 1920, Ireland was partitioned, with the unionist-dominated north east becoming Northern Ireland.

Age 69

On Easter Monday, the anniversary of the 1916 uprising, Eire becomes the Republic of Ireland. Ireland leaves the British Commonwealth.

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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  • Rosetta Gordon, "Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881"
  • Rosetta Gordon, "Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881"

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