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Biography of Hon. W.W. Gordon

Hon. W. W. Gordon was born in Winchester, Tennessee, May 20, 1848. His father, Dr. Amzi B. Gordon, was a native of the county of Bedford, moving to Franklin County in about the year 1841, where he began the practice of medicine, soon building up a large and lucrative practice. He was a zealous member of the Baptist Church and one of the founders of the celebrated Mary Sharp College, at Winchester. He died in 1855. His mother is a daughter of John March, a highly respected farmer of the county, and a sister of Hon. Hayden March, who represented Franklin County several times in the Legislature. Mr. Gordon received only the rudiments of an English education at Carrick Academy, in his native town, the suspension of the schools during the five years of war depriving him, as it did thousands of the youth of the south, of the means of obtaining an education. He entered a printing office during the war, partly for the educational advantages thus offered, but principally for the meager salary thereby obtained for the support of his widowed mother and sister. He moved to Nashville soon after the war, working in the various departments of the newspaper offices of that city. He spent several years in visiting the principal cities of the Union. In 1870 he was married to Miss Mary E. Fletcher, daughter of G. G. and Ann Fletcher, of Shelbyville, Tennessee. He has but one child, Russell W., born in 1871. In 1874 he moved to Lynchburg, Moore County, and in April of that year established the Sentinel, continuing its publication for...

Johnson County, Tennessee Cemetery Transcriptions

Tennessee Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the Tennessee county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Following Cemeteries (hosted at Johnson County, Tennessee Tombstone Transcription Project) Campbell Cemetery Deloach Family Cemetery Rock Springs Church of Christ Cemetery Thomas J. Stout Family Cemetery...

Cundiff, Elva G. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Elva G. Cundiff, 89, a longtime Baker City resident, died Dec. 16, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Norman Baxter of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will officiate. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be until 6 o’clock tonight at Gray’s West & Co. Elva G. Cundiff was born on Oct. 8, 1912, at Butler, Tenn., to Marion Monroe Grogan of Zionville, N.C., and Rauza Ader Dugger, also of Butler, Tenn. Several years later the family moved West following Marion’s brother and sister. The family settled at Durkee where Elva’s parents had a farm and operated a boarding house for railroad employees. Elva was affectionately known as ‘Tootie” to family and friends. She attended school at Durkee. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now Elva was first married to Harley Parker. Their daughter, Alice Arlene, was born at Eugene. Elva lived in the Portland area for a number of years and was employed by Jantzen clothing manufacturers. She subsequently returned to Baker City and had lived here for about 40 years. Elva was married to Walt Cundiff of the...

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