James Gordon (1844-1933)
Born in Ohio, Civil War vet., farmer.
1933 obituary. - Contributed by James Petrimoulx (Dec., 2007).
Bay City Daily Tribune - Saturday, March 4, 1933 (Page 2)
G. A. R. WILL CONDUCT GORDON FUNERAL RITES -----
Civil War Veteran Succumbs Friday After Several Months’ Illness. -----
Funeral services for James Gordon, 89, G. A. R. veteran, who died at 1:30 p.m. yesterday at his home, 1501 North Grant street, following several months’ illness, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hyatt’s Mortuary chapel, with the Rev. Henry Kreulen officiating. Burial will be in Pine Ridge cemetery, with services at the grave under the auspices of the G. A. R.
Mr. Gordon was honored by the Bay County Historical society for having lived longer in the county of any of his fellow veterans – 65 years. He was born Nov. 4, 1843, in Lansing.
Surviving, besides the widow, Luella, whom he married here 37 years ago, are three sons, Harry, Tawas City; Levi, at home, and Harvey, this city; one daughter, Mrs. George LaFond, this city; 17 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
1896 - Michigan Marriages: Bay City, Mich.)
Date: Dec. 14, 1896.
Groom: James Gordon, age 49, b. Ohio, son of Richard Gordon & Jasiah.
Bride: Ophelia Morse, age 42, b. Canada, daughter of Jospeh Morse & Mary Burrow.
Offial: John Allen, Justice of the Peace.
Witnesses: Albert Meisel and Mary Dunn.
1900 - Census, Bay City, Mich. (1210 N. Sherman):
Gordon, James - head, b. Nov. 1844, Mich., farmer
Gordon, Sophelia - wife, b. Aug. 1854, Canada
Gordon, Bessie P. - daughter, b. Jun. 1897, Mich.
Morse, Clarence - son-in-law, b. Jul. 1885, Mich.
Grave marker of James Gordon at Pine Ridge Cemetery.
James Gordon served with Co. D, 8th Michigan Infantry. -- According to a descendent, James also served as military guard to President Lincoln.
Burrow, Mary (m-inlaw)
Gordon, Bessie P. (dau)
Gordon, Harry (son)
Gordon, Harvey (son)
Gordon, James (subject)
Gordon, Levi (son)
Gordon, Richard (father)
Gordon, Jasiah (mother)
Kreulen, Henry Rev.
La Fond, Henry Mrs. (dau.)
Morse, Clarence (s-inlaw)
Morse, Joseph (f-inlaw)
Morse, Ophelia (wife)
-- aka. Luella, Sophelia
Bay City, MI
Bay Co. Historical Soc.
Pine Ridge Cemetery