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Dudley Johnston Gordon b. 19 November 1861 d. 13 March 1939

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Lineage Gordon
Sex Male
Full name (at birth) Dudley Johnston Gordon
Parents

Daniel Kelley Gordon [Gordon] b. 1838 d. 1915

Rose Ann Irvin [Irvin]

Events

19 November 1861 birth: State of Maine, United States

marriage: Emma Sophia Spangler [Spangler] b. 1872 bur. 1942

5 March 1892 child birth: New Amsterdam (Wisconsin), Wisconsin, United States, Daniel Jacob Gordon [Gordon] b. 5 March 1892 d. 1 January 1961

11 January 1897 child birth: Galesville (Wisconsin), Trempealeau County (Wisconsin), USA, Walter William Gordon [Gordon] b. 11 January 1897 d. 16 September 1963

1898 child birth: New Amsterdam (Wisconsin), Wisconsin, United States, Anna Gordon [Gordon] b. 1898

18 July 1899 child birth: New Amsterdam (Wisconsin), Wisconsin, United States, Margaret Ellen Gordon [Gordon] b. 18 July 1899

20 December 1902 child birth: Galesville (Wisconsin), Trempealeau County (Wisconsin), USA, Polly Effie Gordon [Gordon] b. 20 December 1902

12 February 1904 child birth: Galesville (Wisconsin), Trempealeau County (Wisconsin), USA, Robert Lincoln Gordon [Gordon] b. 12 February 1904

25 August 1906 child birth: Galesville (Wisconsin), Trempealeau County (Wisconsin), USA, Sylvia Emma Gordon [Gordon] b. 25 August 1906

about 1908 child birth: Galesville (Wisconsin), Trempealeau County (Wisconsin), USA, Richard Gordon [Gordon] b. about 1908 d. about 1980

11 January 1913 child birth: Galesville (Wisconsin), Trempealeau County (Wisconsin), USA, Family moved to Dagget Brook, Minnesota that year, so Lester could have been born there., Lester Honhart Gordon [Gordon] b. 11 January 1913 d. 11 February 1979

25 January 1916 child birth: Daggett Brook Township (Crow Wing County Minnesota), United States, Emogene F. Gordon (Jelacic, Gideon) [Gordon] b. 25 January 1916 d. 19 August 2007

13 March 1939 death: Daggett Brook Township (Crow Wing County Minnesota), United States

Notes

Newspaper: Brainerd Tribune, March 16, 1939 page 4 column 2 Dudley J. Gordon Passed Away The picturesque old gentleman Dudley J. Gordon died on March 13 at the home of his son, Dan Gordon, in Daggett Brook township at the age of 78 years. Dudley J. Gordon was born in Maine on November 19, 1861, ""of a generation of lumber-jacks" he would laughingly declare. Mr. Gordon, like all his family, has been a lumber-man from the time he was eighteen years old. He became one of the best known river drivers on the Eau Claire, the St. Croix and Chippewa and the Black rivers. Last year he wrote for the county historical society a nine-page monograph, "Reminiscences of a Wisconsin Woodsman", giving a graphic and comlete description of the method and customs of the camps of his day in that locality. The winter of 1937 to 1938 he made a model-in-miniature logging camp of five log buildings--completely equipped, which is the chief attraction of our county's history museum. For this gift he was made an honorary life member of the historical society. He married Emma Spangler of La Crosse, Wis., and she bore him ten children: Daniel, Jacob, Anna Mary, Walter William, Margaret, Paul, Robert, Sylvia, Richard, Lester and Emma Jean, all now married but one son, Lester. Walter Gordon lives in Brainerd near the Lowell school; Dan is chairman of the Crow Wing county agricultural conservation committee and operates a farm at Daggett Brook. Emma Jean is Mrs. Jacob Jesloskey, her husband being employed at the Hanson Feed Company; Margaret married George Edward Wolhart of South Long Lake. There are also many grandchildren. He was a genial, kindly man, very well liked and highly respected, a natural leader in whatever group he was in. He came to Brainerd in the spring of 1897, and spent the season in looking about the wooded area. The lumbering business was about finished so he decided to buy a farm. He bought 80 acres about 14 miles southeast of Brainerd, near Daggett Brook, and built a large house. His wife and family joined him in the fall and he has been farming there ever since. His wife preceeded him in death. Funeral arrangements have not been made on account of the severe stormy weather and deep snow. The body was brought to Brainerd today by D. E. Whitney as the roads had been partly plowed out.

GORDON, DUDLEY (of Daggett Brook) Given by Himself, Recorded by Rose Parker, Dec. 1937 The Museum has two notably fine pieces of handwork,- a miniature logging-sleigh and load of logs, and a miniature logging camp. Both the work and free-will gift of Mr. Dudley Gordon of Daggett Brook. This Gordon family's native hearth is the old state of Maine,-"three generations of lumber-jacks, as they proudly proclaim". The father's name was Daniel Johnston Gordon. He had five children, but only two of them are related to our county history. Daniel Kelly Gordon, the eldest of the five, was born in the state of Maine, and not long after, in the neighboring province of Nova Scoti was born Rosanne Irvin. The two met and were married. Four children were born to them, Daniel, the 34d, Anna Mary, Margaret Burr, and Eliphalet. The two daughters are deceased, one son lives in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and one in this county. Daniel came to the county in 1897, looked about for awhile and located on a farm near Daggett Brook. Dudley Gordon was also born in Main, November 19, 1861, the year after Daniel 2nd had married. Daniel had enlisted to fight for the North in the Civil War. They had been lving in La Crosse, but he took his family back to Maine, so he could enlist from there,-would not be drafted. He served two years under the command of General Sherman, and marched with him to the sea. "He used to paint it pretty black--the way in which Sherman destroyed the South. "We whipped 'em,-and then destroyed their lands'". The older Daniel was wounded, and carried a 'game knee' for the remainder of his days. "We've always been good, staunch democrats", his son declares, "Although I never was a radical. I think I could put up quite a political argument along those lines whenever the question was presented. And we've always been Presbyterians, too". (By which, it is easy to see these are dyed-in-the-wool Scotch Gordons, if we go far enough back.) Daniel Johnston Gordon died in 1914, and his wife followed, the same year. Both are buried at La Crosse. Dudley, like all his family, became a lumber-jack, following that work from the time he was nineteen. He came out to La Crosse and bossed a crew of seven or eight men, for nine years. He married Emma Spangler in La Crosse. She was born in Burlington, Iowa, in 1888, In the spring of 1897 Dudley came to Brainerd, and spent the season looking about. The lumbering-business was about over with, so he decided to buy a farm. He bought eighty acres about fourteen miles south-east of Brainerd, near Daggett Brook. On the SE quarter of Section two he built a seven room house, Emma joined him in the fall, and they've farmed there ever since. They have plenty of stock,-cows, pigs, chickens, and a pet dog, black "Curly". Their still unmarried son, Lester, cares for everything. There were ten children born to this couple,-Daniel Jacob, Anna Mary and Walter William were born in La Crosse. Margaret, Pauly, Robert (who died three yrs. ago.), Sylvia, Richard, Lester and Emmajean, were all born on the Daggett Brook farm, and all are now married and in homes of their own, but Lester, who looks after the old folks. Walter lives in Brainerd near the Lowell School. He is married, works in the N>P> shops and has three children. Emmajean, the youngest married Jacob Gegloskey, a Bohemian, and also lives in Brainerd. He is employed at the Hanson Feed Companyt.*see note [*note This should be Stephen Jelacic, lives in Wrights Park. Dudley Gordon died at his Daggett Brook farm March 15, 1939. Buried at Daggett Brook.] "My boyhood home lay alongside 'Council Bay', so called because several important councils between the U.S. Gov't and the Winnebago Indians were held in that neighborhood. There was a Winnebago reservation near by. They were known as 'Decorah's Band', as that was the name of their old chief." "Decorah was gone before my time, however. Their chief, at the time I lived there was a great, handsome, intelligent fellow called 'Doctor John' Thunder. I used to play with his son, Tom Thunder." "Tom's mother was also a fine-looking woman--very tall and stately, full of dignity." "'Doctor John' knew a good bit of medical lore. I once asked him to tell me how he used all the herbs he had been gathering, and which so often proved efficacious in treating the ills of the neighborhood. He laughed and said, "If me tell White Boy, then White Boy know as much as Injun.'" "In all that region were many small grist-mills. Each mill had to have its own little pond which soon became stagnant water. Because of these, it was claimed, there were many sever cases of diphtheria. 'BLACK DIPTHERIA', we called it then. Many deaths resulted, especially among children. But 'Doctor John' lost not one if HIS cases, which raised his standing as a healer, considerably. Of course, he was not a licensed physician, and would be in trouble with the authorities, these days, but the laws governing those things were not as strict when I was a boy." "The Winnebagos are a peaceful tribe--a very fine people. The Ojibwas or Chippewas were more aggressive, and drove them out of their hunting grounds near the bay. But the government interfered, and re-instated them there. Nowadays they are on the increase. The do nice bead-work, and make beautiful baskets of all kinds.


From grandparents to grandchildren

Grandparents
Eliphalet Jr. Gordon
marriage: Polly Nicholls Kelley
birth: 16 July 1801, United States
death: 1854, United States
Polly Nicholls Kelley
marriage: Eliphalet Jr. Gordon
death: 1900, Ettrick (Wisconsin), United States
Grandparents
Parents
Dudley Kelley Gordon
birth: 7 March 1828
death: 13 July 1877
Sarah Ann Gordon (Hoyt)
birth: 28 June 1835
marriage:
burial: after 24 December 1904, Galesville (Wisconsin), Trempealeau County (Wisconsin), USA, Decorah Prairie Cemetery
death: 24 December 1904, Galesville (Wisconsin), Trempealeau County (Wisconsin), USA
Daniel Kelley Gordon
birth: 1838, Maine, United States
marriage: Rose Ann Irvin
military service: 1863, Vermont, United States, Vermont Volunteers, Civil War
death: 1915, United States
Parents
 
== 3 ==
Margaret Burr Gordon (Hanson)
birth: 18 June 1866
burial: February 1934, Holmen (Wisconsin), La Crosse County (Wisconsin), USA, Green Mound Cemetery
death: 24 February 1934
Emma Sophia Spangler
birth: 1872
marriage: Dudley Johnston Gordon
burial: 1942, Evergreen Cemetary Superior WI
Dudley Johnston Gordon
birth: 19 November 1861, State of Maine, United States
marriage: Emma Sophia Spangler
death: 13 March 1939, Daggett Brook Township (Crow Wing County Minnesota), United States
== 3 ==
Children
Ruth Ester Gates (Baxter?)
birth: 26 September 1900, Wisconsin?, United States
marriage: Daniel Jacob Gordon
death: 24 July 1983, Wisconsin?, United States
Daniel Jacob Gordon
birth: 5 March 1892, New Amsterdam (Wisconsin), Wisconsin, United States
marriage: Ruth Ester Gates (Baxter?)
death: 1 January 1961, Brainerd, Minnesota, United States
Anna Gordon
birth: 1898, New Amsterdam (Wisconsin), Wisconsin, United States
marriage: Ralph Gates
George Edward Wolhart
birth: 10 February 1895, United States
marriage: Margaret Ellen Gordon
Margaret Ellen Gordon
birth: 18 July 1899, New Amsterdam (Wisconsin), Wisconsin, United States
marriage: George Edward Wolhart
Anne Eloise Knuth
birth: 26 July 1898, Cologne, Germany
marriage: Walter William Gordon
death: 3 December 1973, Nisswa, Minnesota, United States, Stroke
Walter William Gordon
birth: 11 January 1897, Galesville (Wisconsin), Trempealeau County (Wisconsin), USA
marriage: Anne Eloise Knuth
military service: 1911, United States, Private in U.S. Army Depot Brigade during World War I
death: 16 September 1963, Brainerd, Minnesota, United States, from Heart Disease
burial: Brainerd, Minnesota, United States, Evergreen Cemetary
Carl Oscar Nelson
birth: 5 July 1898, United States
marriage: Polly Effie Gordon
death: 8 August 1986, United States
Polly Effie Gordon
birth: 20 December 1902, Galesville (Wisconsin), Trempealeau County (Wisconsin), USA
marriage: Carl Oscar Nelson
Robert Lincoln Gordon
birth: 12 February 1904, Galesville (Wisconsin), Trempealeau County (Wisconsin), USA
Edward John Dooley
birth: 29 August 1906, United States
marriage: Sylvia Emma Gordon
death: 29 February 1980, United States
Sylvia Emma Gordon
birth: 25 August 1906, Galesville (Wisconsin), Trempealeau County (Wisconsin), USA
marriage: Edward John Dooley
Richard Gordon
birth: about 1908, Galesville (Wisconsin), Trempealeau County (Wisconsin), USA
death: about 1980, Vancouver (Washington)
Lester Honhart Gordon
birth: 11 January 1913, Galesville (Wisconsin), Trempealeau County (Wisconsin), USA, Family moved to Dagget Brook, Minnesota that year, so Lester could have been born there.
death: 11 February 1979, Breckenridge (Minnesota), Buried at St Marys Cemetary
Emogene F. Gordon (Jelacic, Gideon)
birth: 25 January 1916, Daggett Brook Township (Crow Wing County Minnesota), United States
marriage: Steven (Sr.) Jelacic
death: 19 August 2007, Lakewood (Colorado),
burial: 27 September 2007, Daggett Brook Township (Crow Wing County Minnesota), United States, Pinetree Cemetery
Children
Grandchildren
Avis Elaine Gordon
birth: 5 September 1923, Brainerd, Minnesota, United States
death: November 1933, Brainerd, Minnesota, United States, Cancer
burial: Evergreen Cemetary, Brainerd, Minnesota, United States
Deloris Jane Gordon (Wiemers)
birth: 5 September 1923, Brainerd, Minnesota, United States
marriage: Eugene Herman Wiemers
Elizabeth Joyce Gordon
birth: 7 June 1928, Brainerd, Minnesota, United States
marriage: Ray Barton
Calvin John Markey
birth: 23 February 1930, Omaha (Nebraska), United States
marriage: Barbara Ann Gordon
Barbara Ann Gordon
birth: 2 September 1930, Brainerd, Minnesota, United States
marriage: Calvin John Markey
Malcolm James Gordon
military service: United States, Aviation Radioman 1c, USN., World War II
Grandchildren

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